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Land Use & Development

Surrey is a growing city.

As it grows, we need to plan so Surrey continually becomes a greener, more complete, more compact and connected community. One that is resilient, safer, inclusive, healthier and more beautiful.

Applying to Develop Land

Quattro building.

Land Development Application Process

Get an overview of planning stage of the land development application process in Surrey.

A site under development in Surrey

Land Development & Building Online Services

Do more than 10 land development and building services online, and save a trip to City Hall.

Surrey enforcing the ESC Bylaw

Land Use Bylaws

Review development-related bylaws early in your development application process.

Land Use Plans

Aerial view of Surrey City Centre, facing the Fraser River.

Secondary Land Use Plans

Secondary plans provide detailed neighbourhood-level land use planning for localized areas throughout the city.

Coast Capital Building under construction

Development Statistics

Review City of Surrey's statistics related to building permits, rezoning, subdivision and development permits.

Planning for a Growing Surrey

Aerial view of a Surrey neighbourhood next to farmland and the ocean in the distance.

Surrey Official Community Plan

Learn about this document that guides decisions and strategies in the City of Surrey.

Thomas Joseph Brown House, part of Surrey's Heritage Register.

Heritage Conservation

Explore Surrey's heritage and find out how you can play a role in conservation.

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Environmental Protection

See how Surrey's policies and regulations work to protect natural areas and the environment from the harmful effects of development.

Cloverdale Town Centre Plan Map

Common Planning Terms Glossary

Get to know some of the common planning terms used in land use & development.

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COSMOS

Launch the newly released City Of Surrey Mapping Online System in beta and check out new features.

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Engineering Inspection Services

Learn about engineering inspections for site construction and land development inspections.

Development Permit Areas

There are 4 Development Permit Areas where special requirements for development may require a permit