Municipal Updates: New Westminster
 Municipality: New Westminster  Date Reviewed: August 17, 2020

Process Changes:

Facilities and Staff

  • City Hall is open to the public by appointment only. Please call 604-521-3711 to book an appointment. Note that many services can also be completed online.
  • City staff will continue to work and will be accessible by phone 604.521.3711 or email


Meetings and Public Hearings

  • Virtual Council Meetings are being held, with participants attending remotely.

  • Public hearings and council meetings can be viewed here.                     


Development Applications

  • For questions about how this may affect  development applications, please contact the Planning Division at
  • Before submitting an application, applicants need to contact the Planning Division and make an intake appointment.  This ensures that the process is smooth and efficient.


Permits and Inspections


  • Permits and Inspections applications are being accepted online

  • All inquiries must be by phone at 604-527-4580, fax at 604-527-4564 or by email at
  • In person face-to-face meetings will be by prearranged appointment only. 
  • The City’s interim online system for permitting is now up and running live for the following types of applications:

    • Demolition – all types;

    • Landscaping and/or Hardscaping;

    • Oil Tank Removal;

    • Retaining Wall or Structure;

    • Trades Permits; and

    • Tree Permit.

  • Inspections will continue, subject to site safety.

More Details: 
New Westminster - COVID-19 Update


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