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 to Green Demolition By-law
The scope of the Green Demolition By-law was expanded to include pre-1950 one- and two-family homes on January 1, 2019. Pre-1910 and heritage-registered one- and two-family homes will require deconstruction.
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Read the 2018 update and report to Council PDF file (730 KB)
Contact the Development and Building Services Centre
Note Access to the Services Centre is for those with scheduled appointments or looking to provide payment. Requests for appointments can be made online.
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