Why is it important to register your secondary suite?

  • In the event of fire or other emergency, it's important that emergency service professionals are aware that a home has a secondary suite where people may need help. 
  • Ensuring that secondary suites meet BC Building Codes protects the safety of Colwood residents, minimizes public health risks and protects the property owner's investment. 
  • Registration of secondary suites helps the City plan for population growth and maintain quality of life for all Colwood citizens.

For more details, read the Secondary Suite Fact Sheet as well as important new regulatory information in  Bylaw 1145 and Bylaw 1164.

Complete this Application for Secondary Suite.

If you require further information regarding a Secondary Suite, please call 250-478-5999 or email planning@colwood.ca.