Public Consultations

  1. In accordance with the Public Notice Bylaw No. 5334, 2023, the City provides statutory notices electronically on the City’s website and through the City’s email subscription service (NotifyMe) in addition to posting notices at City Hall. To view current notices on the website, please visit, coquitlam.ca/PublicNotices. To subscribe to Council News NotifyMe emails, please visit coquitlam.ca/NotifyMe



Public Consultation Opportunities

If you would like to participate in a consultation process for an upcoming Public Hearing, Development Variance Permit or Temporary Use Permit application, please refer to the 'Public Consultation Engagement Options' information further down the page.

There are currently no Development Variance Permit or Temporary Use Permit Applications scheduled for Council's receipt. For more information on an upcoming Public Hearing, please see the Public Hearing webpage.

Public Consultation Engagement Options


Speakers Lists

The City Clerk's Office creates and maintains speakers list for all public consultation opportunities.  Everyone will be permitted to speak at the meeting for designated public consultations but those who have registered in advance will be given first opportunity.

If you wish to participate remotely, click on the meeting's Zoom registration link and select when signing up that you would like to be added to the speakers list. You may also register to attend the meeting remotely without signing up to speak to an item. 

If you wish to participate in person, you can either email the Clerk's Office or call at 604-927-3010. 

The City Clerk's Office will compile a speakers list for each item.

Decorum at the Meeting

Verbal comments should be limited to a 5-minute maximum. Please ensure that you limit your comments to the proposed application. The City's 'Coquitlam Timer' will be displayed on the screen, and will countdown the allocated speaking time. When your time has elapsed, the timer will change colours and a chime will sound to alert you that you need to conclude your remarks. 

Verbal comments are to be made to Council directly, please do not direct questions or comments to the applicants, members of the audience, or members of staff. 

For speaking tips for remote and in person participants, please consult the information provided further down on this page. 

Submissions to Council

Presentations or submissions must be received by Council before the consultation opportunity for that application is concluded as Council is not permitted to receive or consider any further submissions or information after conclusion of an item.

If you have a presentation to accompany your verbal comments it must be provided to the Clerk's Office via email prior to the meeting to ensure that we can display it. On-screen materials provided at the meeting cannot be guaranteed to be compatible with the City's systems. 

Public Hearings are held on Mondays at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers (City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way). They are immediately followed by a Regular Council Meeting at which Council will give consideration to items on the Public Hearing agenda, as well to any other items brought before Council at that time.

Temporary Use Permit and Development Variance Permit applications are brought forward for Council's consideration at a Regular Council Meeting held on Mondays at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers. Following the public input opportunity for the item, Council will give consideration to the application. 

Visit our Agenda and Minutes page to watch the live broadcast of these meetings.  You can also watch a previous meeting archived on the same page.

Please also note that there is a short delay between the broadcast of the meeting available at Agenda and Minutes page and the Zoom meeting. It is not advisable to use both methods to view the proceedings at the same time.

Members of the public can also watch meetings in person in Council Chambers located on the main floor of City Hall. The doors to Council Chambers will open 15-30 minutes before the meeting.