Building and renovating forms, checklists, and bulletins

COVID-19 update: Development, Building, and Licensing 

September 3, 2021: Services Centre access is by appointment only. Walk-in service and drop-in appointments are not available. 

To help process your applications more quickly, we have moved to a digital approach for all applications, enquiries, and payments. 

Wearing a mask is required if you need to visit City, Park Board, and library facilities.

  • General enquiries: Phone 604-873-7611
  • Building, development, and application enquiries:
    • Use our online form and receive a tracking number, which you can use to get real-time status updates from 3-1-1.
    • We will respond to all enquiries within 10 business days.

You may still need to submit physical drawings and plans for your project through our online form or email.

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We are making changes to speed up permitting and reduce wait times. Learn more about the changes

Checklists and guides

Choose the checklists and guides that apply to your project, building type, and property's zoning.

Application forms

Vancouver Building By-law forms

Energy checklists and ASHRAE supporting documents

Bulletins

We issue bulletins and advisories to interpret building, electrical, and trades bylaws, and to explain building, technical, and administrative regulations and processes.

Some bulletins are under more than one section because they apply to multiple bylaws.