The Lands Office in the Public Works Department issues the following types of permits on TWN reserve lands:

Public Works also oversees land-related TWN Laws and Bylaws and civic infrastructure.

For more information or to request a permit, contact us directly at

Development Permit

A Development Permit is required for:
• New construction
• Major renovations or changes of use in existing structures
• Major public works and infrastructure

Visit our Development Permit page for application information.

Building Permits

Permits and Inspections for building and renovation

If you want to make changes to your property or building, you will need to apply for permits with Tsleil-Waututh Nation. This ensures that your project aligns with all municipal bylaws and regulations, as well as BC Building Code requirements.

Building Permits for Part 3 Projects

The Certified Professional (CP) Program is required by TWN’s Building Bylaw for all Part 3 projects on reserve. As part of this process the CP  provides their professional assurance to the AHJ that they will take all appropriate steps to ascertain that the design will substantially comply  and the construction of the project will substantially conform in all material respects with the fire and life safety, and accessibility aspects of  the building code, other applicable safety enactments, and the related development permit.

Trades Permits

Trades Permits include electrical, plumbing, and sprinkler permits.

Visit our Building Permits page for application information.

Other Permits

Other permits that may be required include:

  • Land Use Permit
  • Road Use Permit
  • Natural Resource Harvesting (Tree Removal) Permits

If you are uncertain if you require a permit, please contact the Lands Office at

Archaeology & Cultural Heritage Permit

An Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Permit is required for any work on TWN Reserve Lands that causes ground disturbance. Please contact the Lands Office at

Business Permit

Please contact the Lands Office at