COVID-19

This COVID-19 website is your best source for updates, service interruptions, and other useful information, but you may also wish to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and subscribe to our eNewsletters. People may also call the Township COVID-19 Information Line at 604-532-7599 for recorded updates.

Site last updated: May 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm

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RECENT UPDATES

The Township of Langley is working to carefully implement changes stemming from the Provincial Government's four-phased BC’s Restart Plan. Thank you for your patience as we review and revise service models in each of the phases as we keep the health and safety of all community members and employees as priorities. Read more.

Expanded Patio Use and Food Truck Operations

  • View the temporary expanded patio use and food truck operation requirements specific to the Township of Langley on this webpage.

Civic, Recreation, Culture, and Park Facilities

Property Taxes

  • To provide relief to property owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Township Council has reduced the 2020 Property Tax increase by more than half and modified late payment penalty dates and rates. Visit the property tax page to learn more.

Public Health Order Compliance

The Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General is utilizing powers under the Emergency Program Act to keep British Columbians safe and support the Province’s ongoing response to COVID-19. On March 26, a ministerial order that enables bylaw officers to support enforcement of the provincial health officer’s orders was enacted.

Contact Fraser Heath at LangleyHP@fraserhealth.ca or 604-514-6121 to report any businesses in the following categories that are not adhering to current BC Government public health orders and Fraser Health Medical Officer orders:

  • Food and drink establishments offering dine in.
  • Personal service establishments, such as salons, spas, tattoo shops, and massage places, that are open to the public or otherwise offering services.
  • All indoor fitness facilities including weight training, gymnastics or martial arts facilities, yoga or dance studios, and other similar sport or exercise facilities. This includes fitness facilities in Strata complexes.

Contact bylaw@tol.ca or 604-532-7551 to report the secondary selling of essential goods (medical supplies, masks, cleaning supplies) or to report concerns related to other businesses within the Township of Langley.

Workers who have concerns regarding social distancing at their workplace should address them directly with their employer, visit this WorkSafe BC webpage, or call WorkSafe BC directly at 1-888-621-7233.

To report an event where there is a gathering larger than 50 people, or quarantine complaints, contact the RCMP at langleyrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca, or the Non-Emergency Line at 604-532-3200.

For other concerns not covered by the above processes, contact us at covid19info@tol.ca.

Burning Permits

  • Metro Vancouver, in collaboration with the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and BC Ministry of Health, is restricting open burning in all areas of Metro Vancouver, effective immediately through to Monday, June 15, 2020. These restrictions also apply to the Township of Langley.

Garbage, Green Cart, and Recycling

  • All waste collection services are proceeding on scheduled days. 
  • Please maintain physical distance and do not approach collection staff.
  • Gloves, masks, wipes, etc., MUST be bagged. If someone in your household is ill, double bag these items.  Garbage carts with loose debris of this nature will not be picked up.
  • Paper towels and napkins should be disposed as garbage until further notice. Other food soiled paper (ex. coffee filters and paper take out containers) can go in your Green Cart.
  • Residents are reminded households who produce extra garbage must purchase Extra Garbage stickers for $3 per bag or can. Call 604-534-3211 to arrange for purchase, with delivery by Canada Post.
  • Avoid ‘spring cleaning’ and only make essential trips to the region’s transfer stations and depots. Visit Metro Vancouver’s Transfer Stations and Landfills page for information on changes to their operations.
  • Minimize garbage by reviewing what is accepted in the Township’s unlimited recycling and Green Cart programs.
  • Sign up to receive service alerts by entering your address at tol.ca/calendar

Adopt-a-Program

Due to COVID-19, the Adopt-a-Program is temporarily suspended. 

  • The Township will no longer be picking up waste from cleanups or supplying refill equipment. Participants will be notified when regular operations resume.
  • One-time cleanup and new adoption applications are not being accepted at this time. Please check back in June.

Council Meetings

  • Council Meetings: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing measures, Township of Langley Council has moved to electronic Council meetings. Regular Council meetings and public hearings have been replaced with Special Council meetings which will be held as required, with Council members participating remotely. View the council calendar for upcoming Special Council meeting dates as they are scheduled.
  • Special Council Meetings: These meetings will only be available online and the public can view the proceedings from home.
  • Special Meetings for the Purpose of a Public Hearing: Written submissions are encouraged as attendance will be limited. Relevant background material may be viewed here and submitted by email.
  • All Council advisory committees are suspended until further notice.

Community Development and Engineering

  • Engineering and Community Development customer service counters at the Civic Facility are closed for in person transactions. Staff are available via phone or email.
  • The Operations Centre main entrance is closed to customers. Staff are available via phone or email. This does not impact deliveries to Stores.

Permits and Inspections

  • Staff continue to process applications and inspection requests, but are changing the way we deliver service. Staff will contact applicants regarding next steps related to fees, documentation, issuance and inspection delivery.
  • Continue to book required inspections, but be aware that some building inspections are currently suspended. This does not alleviate the requirement for inspections to occur.
  • All building inspections on occupied buildings are currently suspended. This includes single-family dwellings, secondary suite inspections, business license inspections and publicly occupied buildings.
  • Engineering related permits can be submitted via email to enginfo@tol.ca. Staff will follow up regarding application fee submission at a later date.
  • Permit processing and issuance timing may be delayed as we work to refine methods to provide service.
  • Small Community Development and Building Permit related applications can be deposited in the drop box outside the main first floor entrance at the Township Civic Facility. Larger applications may be submitted by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment, contact:
    • Building Permits - Permits Licence and Inspection Services at 604-533-6018
    • Rezoning, Subdivision, and Development Permits at 604-533-6034

Events

The Provincial Health Officer and Minister of Health have directed that all public gatherings larger than 50 people be cancelled or postponed to curb the spread of COVID-19. Due to this directive, Township events have been cancelled or postponed.

  • Canada Day Events in Fort Langley and Willoughby – Cancelled. But we are planning a virtual event. More info coming soon.

The Township is staying up-to-date on information from government and official health authorities. We will continue to take direction from them  and will communicate when there are further updates.

Staying Connected with the Township 

If citizens are feeling sick, health authorities suggest staying at home. For Township updates and convenient access to Township services, citizens can: