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Demolition permit

In order to take down a building in Vancouver, you need a demolition permit.

Requirements to reuse and recycle demolition materials depend on the type of building you are taking down.

The City is here to help

Using the tools and information below, you can find out what the requirements are for your situation.

However, if you're still not sure what is required for your project, you can contact us directly. Our staff can help you determine what permits you need, and help navigate you through the process.

Contact the Development and Building Services Centre about building and zoning

Phone
604-873-7611

Location and mailing address
Development and Building Services Centre
Ground floor
515 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4A8

Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday
8:30am to 4:00pm

Free 2-hour parking
West 10th Ave parking lot,
between Cambie and Yukon

Demolition permit with recycling requirementsDemolition permit with no recycling requirementsDemolition permit for multi-family and commercial / industrial buildings