Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for permits & licenses?

How do I apply for a Special Occasion Licence for an event where alcohol will be served?

For information about or to apply for a Special Occasion Licence for an event where alcohol will be served, please visit the the BC Liquor Distribution Branch Special Occasion Licence Online website.

How do I apply for a taxi permit?

Anyone operating a passenger vehicle for payment is required to have a valid chauffeur's permit. Processing of chauffeur's permit applications is done by the Coquitlam RCMP. For information on fees and how to access application forms visit our "front counter" page.

Chauffeur's permits can take up to 10 business days to process and the application form must be signed by the applicant and dropped off in person at the main detachment for processing.  Applicant's must present the following when dropping off the application:

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