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Demolition permit

What you need to know
What you need to know

COVID-19 update

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.

Construction and COVID-19 safety from WorkSafe BC 

In order to take down a building in Vancouver, you need a demolition permit.

Requirements to reuse and recycle demolition materials depend on the type of building you are taking down.

Using the tools and information below, you can find out what the requirements are for your situation.

If you're still not sure what is required for your project after using the 'Recycling requirements' tool, contact us directly.

Our staff can help you determine what permits you need, and help navigate you through the process.

 

Changes coming to Green Demolition Bylaw in 2019

Starting January 1, 2019, the scope of the Green Demolition Bylaw will expand to include pre-1950 one- and two-family homes. Pre-1910 and heritage-registered one- and two-family homes will require deconstruction.

If you have questions, email compliancereport@vancouver.ca.

Contact the Development and Building Services Centre

csg.enquirycentre@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