Build a multiplex dwelling

New multiple dwellings (multiplexes) with up to 6 units can be built on most lots in R1-1 (previously RS) zoned areas. Learn more about multiplexes and other housing options in lower density areas.

Building a new multiplex requires separate development and building permits.

Contact the Development and Building Services Centre

Contact us online

The Development and Building Centre is open for in-person scheduled appointments or payments. 

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

Permits, inspections, and forms

Apply for and manage permit

Review regulations and apply for the required permits for your construction or renovation project.


Book or cancel an electrical, plumbing, building, fire sprinkler, gas, or sidewalk inspection for your construction or renovation project.

Forms, checklists, and bulletins

View and download the building or development permit application forms and submission requirements.