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Building Envelope Remediation Permit

Building Permit for Envelope Remediation

You need a Building Envelope Remediation Permit in Surrey for all building envelope repairs.

How to apply

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

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 (CRP) is required to provide a Schedule A if there will be more than one RP.

Prerequisites

Planning Division approval will be required if the building envelope repairs include changes to the appearance of the building such as a change in material or colour.

The following will be required for review by the Area Planning Division:

  • samples of the proposed new material or colour; and
  • photographs of the existing elevations and elevation drawings incorporating the proposed changes.

Contact the Area Planning Division Front Counter at 604-591-4448 for more information on pre-approval.

Required documents

Include the following documents with your Building Envelope Remediation Permit application:

  • a Building Permit Application Form;
  • an Owner Authorization Form (if the Applicant is not the Owner);
  • a letter from the Owner acknowledging scope of the proposed work*;
  • a Schedule A*;
  • a Schedule B for the Architectural Discipline**;
  • a Schedule B for the Structural Discipline;
  • a Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) Building Envelope Renovation Schedule (if applicable).

* If the Owner is a strata corporation, the Owner information should reflect the strata name and information.

** A registered professional must accept responsibility for the following architectural items of Schedule B:

  • 1.5 and 1.6
  • 1.16 – at least "exterior finishes"
  • 1.17 – if any repairs occur below grade
  • 1.18 through 1.23.

Required drawings

Include the following plans with your Building Envelope Remediation Permit application:

  • two (2) sets of plans or details booklet, signed and sealed by a Registered Professional.

For further information please refer to the Building Envelope Remediation bulletin.

Cost/fees

The Building Permit fee will be calculated based on the value of construction. A non‐refundable plan processing fee, equal to 35% of the estimated building permit fee, shall be submitted at the time of building permit application.

Other permit information

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  • Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) Renovation Schedule expand
  • Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) Renovation Schedule

    The HPO Renovation Schedule is not applicable to all buildings. For more information, please refer to the Homeowner Protection Office website or by telephone toll free at 1-800-407-7757.

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  • Existing Building Records

    Copies of drawings of an existing building may be available from City Records. For more information, please contact our Building Records Section at 604-591-4369.