Demolition permit

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

September 9, 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, by phone, or 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.

  • General enquiries: Phone 604-873-7611
  • Building and development and application enquiries: Email permitquestions@vancouver.ca 
    ​​​​​​​ You may still need to submit physical drawings and plans for your project.

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

Phone: 604-873-7611

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