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Planning, Development & Building Temporary Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Call Centre: Planning & Development now has a call centre to replace the services normally provided at our 2W Service Counter at City Hall. Callers will be transferred to a staff member who will provide direction with respect to submitting applications, paying fees, requesting data, enquiring about land use, and booking appointments with specific staff. Call 604-591-4086 for assistance. Note that Requests for Inspections should be made through our regular systems not through this call centre. See the COVID-19 City Services, Closures & Cancellations page for more information.

Digital Permit Intakes: Planning & Development permits can be submitted by email to permitapplication@surrey.ca. Before submitting your application, please review the Digital Submission Guideline. You will be contacted once we have reviewed your submission. All permit application processes will remain the same, apart from receiving the physical document copies. Hard copies of permit application submissions may be necessary and requested depending on the scope of work and project size, upon completion of the digital submission. 

Pick ups and Drop offs: Note that Surrey City Hall has switched to appointment-only. Hard copies of plans, applications and other documents normally accepted at 2W, 3W and 4W counters are to be left in the drop box near the public entrance at Parking Level P1. Pick up of permits, plans and other documents normally from 2W, 3W and 4W is now at the Reception Desk at 1W.

Inspections: Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Trees and Landscape inspections are still being scheduled; however, until further notice, there will be no inspections of occupied homes, properties and spaces; and no inspections when City Officials, at their sole discretion, believe there is a health hazard. Inspections will be carried with only one person present to meet the inspector while maintaining appropriate social distancing.

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue to keep you informed of any other temporary service implementations and changes. We appreciate your patience and flexibility at this time. Please visit this site regularly to get the latest update. 

The City of Surrey performs 3 types of tree inspections: tree replacement inspections, tree barrier inspections, and tree bonding inspections.

Review the following to learn how to book your upcoming tree inspection.

Tree Replacement Inspections

Replacement trees are required as a condition of all tree cutting permits. Book your replacement tree inspection once your new trees have been planted.

To book your Replacement Tree Inspection, email TreeInspection@surrey.ca with the following:

  1. Address or Project Number (include in the subject line and body of the email)
  2. Contact Name, Phone Number and Email Address
  3. Number of replacement trees on the property
  4. One photo of each replacement tree

Tree Barrier Inspections

Tree protection barriers are required as a condition of all building permits, demolition permits, development permits, and development variance permits and subdivisions.

To book your Tree Barrier Inspection, email TreeInspection@surrey.ca with the following:

  1. Address or Project Number (include in the subject line and body of the email)
  2. Contact Name, Phone Number and Email Address
  3. Up to three photos of the tree barriers

Tree Bonding Inspections

Tree bonding is required as a condition of all building permits, development permits, development variance permits, and subdivisions.

To book your Tree Bonding Inspection, email TreeInspection@surrey.ca with the following:

  1. Address or Project Number (include in the subject line and body of the email)
  2. Contact Name, Phone Number and Email Address

Contact Us

You can also book any of type of tree inspection by phone. Call 604-591-4675 and leave a message to request a tree replacement inspection, tree barrier inspection, or tree bonding inspection.

For trees on City property, please contact the Parks Department at 604-501-5050.

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