We want demolition materials to be dealt with in a responsible manner:
- Reusing as much as possible
- Recycling as much as possible
- Disposing of hazardous materials properly
Important note We strongly encourage all projects to consider full house relocation where possible.
We’ve partnered with The Rebuild Hub External website, opens in new tab to make it as easy as possible for you to deconstruct and salvage materials, which can reduce disposal costs significantly.
A minimum salvage (deconstruction) requirement applies when you demolish a heritage-listed house or a house built before 1910.
Reuse and recycling
Minimum reuse and recycling requirements apply when you:
- Demolish a house built before 1950
- Voluntarily choose to meet minimum reuse and recycling requirements if your house was built in or after 1950
Steps to getting a permit
Step 1: Review requirements
Step 2: Prepare and submit documents
Step 3: Receive salvage and abatement permit and complete hazardous material report
Step 4: Pay all deposits and fees
Step 5: Receive your demolition permit(s) and begin demolition
Step 6: Submit recycling and reuse compliance report for review and receive refund
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