To alter, convert, or demolish rooms in your SRA-designated building, or carry out work that will require tenant relocation, you must first apply for an SRA conversion or demolition permit. Other City permits may also be required.
Most permits are issued in four to six months, depending on:
Contact the SRA Bylaw coordinator to request a meeting and site visit to discuss your project.
For complex projects, we consult with staff from relevant City departments like Planning and Heritage to process your applications in parallel so your project can start promptly.
Complete and send the following items to the SRA Bylaw coordinator:
After all items are received, the SRA Bylaw coordinator will send you an invoice for the application fee. The fee is non-refundable.
Also, apply now for your building or development permit.
We review your application and evaluate it based on the following criteria and give you feedback:
We may consult with staff from relevant City departments to make sure your application meets their requirements and guidelines.
We recommend permit conditions and work with you on those recommendations to ensure your permit application:
The permit conditions may include one or more of the following:
City Council or the chief housing officer decides on your permit application based on five factors:
City Council decides on applications by private owners while the chief housing officer decides on applications by non-profit owners.
Based on their decision, your application may be:
For your application to be approved, its plans must be consistent with those in your building or development permit application.
After you meet the conditions of your SRA permit, apply for the other necessary building and development permits.
If you need legal agreements, like a housing agreement, complete and register it at the Land Title and Survey Authority of BC .
We issue your SRA permit and mail it to you after you meet all of its conditions.
Start your work to alter, convert, or demolish the rooms after your permits are issued and you provide us with your tenant relocation plan.