Here’s what you need to know about laneway houses – and the bylaws which govern them.

Laneway houses, coach houses, accessory suites, carriage houses, granny flats and garden suites, are just some of the names used to describe a secondary suite that is situated in a separate, detached building, and not in the principal building. Secondary suites, that is suites contained within the principal dwelling unit, are addressed in the Secondary Suites Bylaw Matrix. This laneway house matrix provides an overview and is for your reference only. Please refer to specific bylaws or policies for more information. If you have questions, please contact Harriet Permut, Manager, Government Relations at or 604.730.3029.

The laneway house matrixes are for the following regions: Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Delta, Gibsons, Maple Ridge, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Squamish, Sunshine Coast and Whistler.

For a PDF version of this news release, including data tables, follow this link.

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