Delta's Secondary Suite Program

Read the letter regarding the changes to Delta's Secondary Suite Program

Secondary Suites

Delta's Secondary Suite Program

Legalizing a Secondary Suite

As of June 30, 2016, Secondary Suites built prior to July 2010 will no longer be eligible for an application under the existing Secondary Suite Program. All applications to install or legalize an existing Secondary Suite after June 30, 2016 will require a building permit issued through the Community Planning & Development Department. The Community Planning & Development Department can be reached at 604-946-3380 or

The requirements to legalize a secondary suite through the Community Planning & Development Department can be found here.

View the parking policy for Secondary Suites here.

Decommissioning an Existing Secondary Suite

To decommission a secondary suite that the Corporation of Delta has permitted, please fill out the Secondary Suite Decommissioning and Removal Form.

Secondary Suite Hotline

If you have a question or concern regarding a secondary suite, please call the Secondary Suite Hotline: 604-952-3159.

A secondary suite is defined in the Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977 as an accessory 'Dwelling Unit' that is located within a 'Dwelling, Single Family'.

Statutory Declarations

Statutory Declarations for secondary suites are no longer being accepted.

Water Meter Installation

Each property that contains a secondary suite is now required to have a water meter installed.
At this time, installation of a water meter will be at no cost to the property owner.

Secondary Suite with an Occupancy Permit

Effective January 1, 2017, the $300 reduction in flat rate utility fees for secondary suites with an occupancy permit will no longer be offered.

To contribute to the costs for increased usage of important municipal services and infrastructure, properties that have a secondary suite with an occupancy permit will be charged an annual fee of $300 starting in 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Is it considered a secondary suite if I do not have any tenants?
  • Do I have to legalize my suite?
  • What do I get charged for utilities?
  • Do I have to pay the full amount on my flat rate utility bill?

Secondary Suite Permit Search

Use the tool below to search for Delta properties with a valid Secondary Suite Occupancy Permit.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided by this inquiry is for general information and convenience purposes only. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, the Corporation of Delta makes no representations or warranties about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability of the information for your purposes.

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