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Get commercial sewer and water connection permits

Building a house or laneway house?

​​​​​​​Houses or laneway houses go through a different application process than commercial sewer and water permits.​​​​​​​ Apply for a residential sewer and water line connection (Step 2D)​​​​​​​

Separate sewer and water connection permits are needed when you are building a:

  • New commercial building
  • Renovating an existing building

Steps to getting commercial sewer and water connection permits

You are required to apply for 2 permits: 1 for sewer and 1 for water.

After you get your permit

When your commercial sewer connection permit has been issued find out what happens next.

You will receive a Certification Form for Public Sewer Connections  (87 KB) for public sewer connection. It must be completed and submitted to the designer for acceptance before the offsite sewer service scheduling and installation.

When this form has been approved, you will receive the contact information for our sewer operations permit coordinator. They will assist you with scheduling your offsite sewer service connection installations.

Certification forms can also be submitted for review by emailing

Contact sewer and water permits

Sewer Design Branch:

Waterworks Design Branch:

Heat pump rebate and energy efficient enquiries

We do not administer heat pump rebate applications.

Contact a Clean BC Better Homes Energy Coach through their online form or by phone 1-844-881-9790.

Find out more about heat pumps