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Wireless Telecommunication Tower or Antenna Permit

Building Permit to Install Wireless Telecommunication Tower or Antenna

You need a Wireless Telecommunication Tower or Antenna Permit in Surrey for:

  • installing a new wireless telecommunication tower, antenna, and/or related facility; or
  • modifying an existing wireless telecommunication tower, antenna, and/or related facility.

How to apply

Complete the Building Permit Application Form and submit the required documents, plans, and fees to the City of Surrey’s Building Division.

An appointment with a commercial plan reviewer is required to submit an application. To schedule an appointment contact:

Sherel Chand
Phone: 604-591-4812
Email: schand@surrey.ca

or

Cheryl Blakey
Phone: 604-591-4731
Email cdblakey@surrey.ca

Professionals you may need

A Registered Professional (RP) is required to provide a Schedule B to accompany signed and sealed drawings. A Coordinating Registered Professional is required to provide a Schedule A if there will be more than one RP.

Prerequisites

Prior to submitting an application for a Building Permit, the applicant should contact Area Planning to confirm that a proposed telecommunication tower or antenna will comply with all City bylaws, plans, and policies. This pre-application consultation with Area Planning will expedite and streamline the Building Permit process.

To consult with Area Planning contact:

North Surrey:   
John Koch-Schulte
Phone: 604-591-4745
Email: jkoch-schulte@surrey.ca

or

South Surrey:
Taryn Hayes
Phone: 604-591-4681
Email: thayes@surrey.ca 

Required documents

Include the following documents with your Wireless Telecommunication Tower or Antenna Permit application:

Required drawings

Include the following plans with your Wireless Telecommunication Tower or Antenna Permit application:

  • four (4) sets of plans:
    • all applicable site plan(s), floor plan(s);
    • all structural and electrical drawings; and
    • architectural floor plan and details when applicable (if equipment is located within an existing or proposed building or structure).

Refer to the Wireless Telecommunication Tower Bulletin for drawing specifics.

Cost/fees

The Building Permit fee is due at the time of application for your Wireless Telecommunication Tower or Antenna Permit.

After you apply

Installation

Every installation of a wireless telecommunication tower or antenna shall comply with the British Columbia Building Code, the City of Surrey Zoning Bylaw and any other by-law or regulation that may apply.

Every wireless telecommunication tower or antenna attached or mounted on an existing building or structure shall comply with the height limitation of the zone in which it will be located. A wireless telecommunication tower, including any ancillary equipment, shall meet the setback requirements of the applicable zone.

No sign or advertising message shall be affixed to a wireless telecommunication tower or antenna.

Other permit information