Apply and pay for select plumbing permits online.

New, Addition, Renovation, Hydronic Heating (Alteration Re & Re only) and Sprinkler for:

  • Residential Units
  • Accessory Buildings
  • Commercial / Industrial / Multi-Family (CIM)
  • On-site Services 

Access the plumbing permit portal

The associated Building Permit number (e.g. 24-012345-00) is required when applying for a Plumbing Permit.

Any Hydronic Heating Drawings are to be uploaded and attached at time of application.

Note: Backflow Preventer and Lawn Irrigation applications will be available online in the future. In the meantime, permits can be emailed to for processing. You will be notified when payment is due.

Become a Registered User

To start using the online permit application system, you must first register by email at

The following contractors can sign up to become a Registered User:

  • Plumbing Contractor
  • On-site Service Contractor
  • Fire Sprinkler Contractor
  • Lawn Irrigation Contractor
  • General Contractor

To register, contractors must provide the following:

  • Plumbing, sprinkler certificate of Trade Qualification-Red Seal Card (TQ) Number, if applicable
  • Active City of Surrey Business Licence (or Inter-Municipal Business Licence)
  • Valid email address

As a Registered User, you will receive emails from the Plumbing Inspector for the following:

  • Inspection results (approved or not approved, with a deficiency list)
  • When the inspection is deferred to the next business day 

Personal Information is collected for the purpose of administering the City’s Plumbing permit program. The City of Surrey is collecting personal information in accordance with section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Should you have any questions or concerns about the collection of your personal information please contact the Planning and Development Customer Service Supervisor, 13450 104 Ave, Surrey, BC, V3T 1V8

Adding Fixtures or Radiant Heating to an Existing Permit

Adding additional fixtures cannot be requested through the online plumbing portal.

To add fixtures or add radiant heating to an existing permit, email Staff will and/or revise the permit and email you to pay additional fees.

Tips for Online Plumbing Permit Applications
  • Make sure the correct Building Permit number is stated on the application (e.g. 24-012345-00). The online plumbing portal will not allow incorrect or invalid building permit numbers.
  • For Alteration Permits, always state the Scope of Work. Alteration Permits are for removing and replacing existing fixtures in the same location or replacing piping only. Any Changes to existing approved City drawings cannot be done on Alteration Permits and may require a Building Permit.
  • Addition Plumbing Permits are only to be used when an issued building permit states “addition” (e.g. adding additional square footage to an existing structure). This permit type is not for adding additional fixtures or heating to an existing permit.