You need a plumbing permit if you want to:
Using the tools and information below, you can find out if you need a permit for your specific situation, and then apply.
However, if you're still not sure whether a permit is required, you can contact us directly. Our staff can help you determine which permits you need, and help navigate you through the process.
You must be a certified plumbing contractor with a business license from the City of Vancouver to apply for a plumbing permit, unless you meet all of the following criteria:
If you meet all the above criteria, you may apply for a plumbing permit yourself.
Drawings are always required with applications relating to:
Drawings are often required with applications relating to:
Create your online permit account today. Apply and pay for your trades permit, monitor its status, and request an inspection – all from the convenience of your office. Online applications are normally processed within 48 hours.
Contact us for instructions to set up your online permit account for your business. Setup takes just 10 minutes.
Location and mailing address
Development and Building Services Centre
515 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4A8
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm
8:30am to 4:00pm
Free 2-hour parking
West 10th Ave parking lot,
between Cambie and Yukon