Secondary Suites

Secondary suites provide rental housing and contribute to the amount and diversity of housing available in Delta, while preserving the character of residential neighbourhoods. 

What You Need to Know

  • Secondary suites must meet the regulations of Delta's Zoning Bylaw and the BC Building Code, but are permitted in most single detached houses in Delta.
  • Only one secondary suite may be permitted per single detached dwelling.  Secondary suites cannot be strata-titled or sold, but can be used for family or as long term rental units.
  • Every secondary suite must be provided with an on-site parking space.
  • We no longer require or issue Secondary Suite Rental Permits - as of April 8, 2024.
  • If you have questions about a new secondary suite, contact the Application Centre at or 604-946-3380. 

Constructing a Secondary Suite

All applications to install a secondary suite will require a building permit issued through the Development Department.  

Unauthorized Secondary Suites

Secondary Suite Search

Use the tool below to search for Delta properties with a authorized Secondary Suite.

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 City of Delta makes no representations or warranties about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability of the information for your purposes.