Following guidance from the province's Restart BC Plan and new health and safety regulations from WorkSafeBC, we are taking all necessary steps to protect public health and maintain the safety of our employees.
Pesticide use permit
Due to the threat that many chemical pesticides pose to our health and the environment, many of the commonly used pesticides — including fungicides, most insecticides, and 'weed and feed' lawn fertilizers — are no longer permitted.
However, in some cases, you can receive a permit to use pesticides other than those on the approved list.
To qualify for a pesticide use permit, you must demonstrate that using the pesticide is necessary to control a weed or pest that poses a threat to human or animal health, or a danger to buildings or structures. You will also have to show you have made attempts to avoid needing the pesticide in the first place.
You will not qualify for a permit if you want to use a pesticide to control weeds in a lawn, or pests in a garden, on trees, or on shrubs.
Get more information
- Complete list of pesticides you can use without a permit
- Pesticide use FAQs
- Review the District's notification of pesticide use bylaw 6375
- Review the District's pesticide use bylaw 7686