Lawn Sprinkling Permit

During Stage 1 and Stage 2 water restrictions, a Lawn Sprinkling Permit is required to water newly sodded and seeded lawns.

Lawn sprinkling permits are normally available for purchase at Courtenay City Hall.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, City Hall is temporarily closed. If you need a lawn sprinkling permit, please contact Courtenay City Hall at 250-334-4441 or finance@courtenay.ca . You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • your name, phone number and address (must reside within the City of Courtenay)
  • the date of seed/sod

City staff will provide you with instructions on how to make an electronic fund transfer (EFT) payment through your financial institution.

The Lawn Sprinkling Permit is valid within the City of Courtenay for the following:

  • Seed: 49 day permit
  • Sod: 21 day permit

During the term of the permit, the permit holder may sprinkle new sod or newly seeded lawn at the following times:

  • 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • any time, if watering is done by a hand held hose equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle

Lawn Sprinkling Permit Fee: $30

Lawn sprinkling permits are cancelled during Stage 3 and Stage 4 water restrictions.

Current Water Restrictions - via Comox Valley Regional District