You might be curious how to do the permit submission since the cityhall is not open to the public. Here is the application process to apply for the building permit in the City of Burnaby.
How to access and obtain the old permit set from the city
You will need to fill the application to access and copy building record which can download from the Burnaby.ca site under the Applications and Forms. (https://www.burnaby.ca/Assets/city+services/building/Applications+$!26+Forms/General+Forms/Application+to+Access+and+Copy+Building+Records.pdf)
In case of commercial property, you will need Strata letter.
After all documents are filled, you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org
They will Email back all records they have on file for you to choose which one you need.
Once you know which one you need. They will provide you the price. (approximately 28 CAD for access + 2.25 CAD per page)
They will let you know how you could pay them. (Either drop of the cheque or online payment)
How to apply for building permit
You have to drop off the all applications those were required by them at the city hall entrance, they will have to drop off area sign. They will get back to you as soon as they finished review your application.
Once everything processed, they will contact you with the option of payments. (Either drop of the cheque or online payment)
They will take a look and book a digital pre-review with the full review and issuance roughly 3-4 weeks from intake. Similar process as usual just digital pre-review instead of face to face.
After that, they might need to do the field Review as usual.
Once your permit is ready, you will need to schedule the pick-up date. Note: All permit pick-up will be by appointment only. Appointments can be booked by calling 604-294-7130. Only one person (the authorized agent or owner) will be allowed to pick up the permit.