The Development and Building Services Centre is currently closed except for those with an appointment or providing payment. Many services are available online, by phone, or by appointment. Our staff continue to process and review applications to help ensure businesses can continue to operate. Inspections continue daily with enhanced safety precautions.
There are many steps to building or renovating a house on your home's property.
Understand the process and review the steps involved. Get the required permits and inspections along the way.
Review the steps you need to take and the permits and inspections required to build a new house or laneway house.
If you are renovating your home, such as adding an addition, moving or installing interior walls, you will need a permit.
Learn the rules for creating a suite in your home, and get help with the approval process.
Contact the Development and Building Services Centre
Location and mailing address
Development and Building Services Centre
515 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4A8
- Broadway-City Hall SkyTrain Station
- 99 B-line, #15, and #9 buses
Free 2-hour parking
West 10th Ave parking lot,
between Cambie and Yukon
Build a sustainable home
Learn if your project meets all of the requirements of the Passive House standard.
Learn about the guidelines and eligibility requirements for retaining your character home.
Learn about the permit process to install solar photovoltaic panels on your home.
Learn about rebates offered to homeowners to lower energy bills, reduce environmental impact and access rebates to offset renovation costs.