At the February 20, 2017 Regular Meeting, Council unanimously voted to make the following changes to Delta’s Secondary Suite Program, which take effect immediately:
View the news release on Delta’s Secondary Suite Program Update
- Secondary Suite Declarations will continue to be accepted in 2017.
- The $300 annual reduction in flat rate utility fees will continue to be offered to secondary suites with an Occupancy Permit.
- Elimination of an annual secondary suite fee of $300 that was scheduled to take effect this year.
- All properties that contain a secondary suite are now required to have a water meter installed. Existing unmetered suites will have a water meter installed at no cost to the property owner by the end of 2018, with priority given to those who have signed a Secondary Suite Declaration. By 2019, all properties with secondary suites will pay water and sewer charges based on consumption.
, dated February 22, 2017.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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'.
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 Permit Search
Use the tool below to search for Delta properties with a valid Secondary Suite Occupancy Permit.
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