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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

June 3, 2020: While the doors of Services Centre are closed, we are still open for business. We have limited staff onsite to help people with scheduled appointments or to take payment – all other enquires are available online or via email. Our staff continue to process and review applications to help ensure buildings and development can continue to operate, generate employment, and meet urgent housing needs. Inspections continue daily with enhanced safety precautions.  

Questions or applications may be submitted online during this time - please contact us at permitquestions@vancouver.ca , and we will help you get started on your project. You may still need to submit physical drawings and plans for your project.

Construction projects and any change of land use or occupancy on private property will require a building permit.

It is important that your project complies with the Vancouver Building By-law to meet life safety, livability, accessibility, and sustainability requirements. A building permit is the tool we use to achieve these requirements. 

Not sure if you need a building permit? Review when you need a permit

Confirm if a building permit application has been received or permit issued

Find a permit or application by address, number, or date.

Search for a permit or application

Don’t follow the steps to getting a building permit if you:

Steps to getting a building permit

Contact the Development and Building Services Centre

permitquestions@vancouver.ca

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

Transit nearby

  • 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

Permits, inspections, and forms

Apply for and manage permit

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

Inspections

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.