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Engineering Customer Services

The Engineering Department offers many services to the residents of Surrey.    

Building a house with basement

To build a basement home, your designer or contractor must determine whether the service connections are deep enough and have adequate capacity to allow basement construction. Basements must have a gravity storm service connection.

Connecting your existing house to sanitary sewer

You will require a permit issued by the Engineering Department to work within the City road right of way as well as obtaining a contractor.

Finding a lot size

To find a lot size (area) go into COSMOS, Surrey's GIS mapping system, enter the address under "Address Search" and click the search button. Click the "Property Report" (house) icon at the top of the page for lot area and other information.  For lot dimensions, click on the "Layers" icon at the top and go into Property>Lot Dimensions and turn on all the layers in this folder to show the dimensions of the property.   

Contact information

Email us:
Phone: 604-591-4340
Fax: 604-591-8693

Report problems with your drinking water, sanitary sewer, drainage, or roads and other problems or requests.

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General Information Guides

Get overviews of Surrey Engineering Department requirements.

Engineering Bulletins

Review Surrey engineering bulletins, notices and announcements.

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Calendars, Stickers & Bags

Use your Surrey address to find your 2017 waste collection schedule.

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Ditch Enclosures

Learn the process to infill or enclose a ditch in Surrey.

Soil and erosion

Soil & Erosion

Learn about 3 soil issues and the permitting requirements involving erosion and sediment control or soil deposition.

Soil Deposit & Removal Permits

Learn Surrey's soil deposition and removal processes and permit requirements.

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Drinking Water Protection

Protect our drinking water through the City's Cross Connection Control Program.



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