Electronic permit applications

Benefits to submitting online

  • You will no longer need to visit the services centre with paperwork or print large drawings – more and more permit applications can now be submitted online.
  • Our staff will review and issue approved plans electronically.
  • Approved plans can be submitted online 24/7.  

We're working to enable you to:

  • Submit permit applications electronically
  • Perform other functions digitally

This is a part of our work to improve customer service and reduce building and development permit wait times.

 We're working on supporting existing permit types and other online services available to you. ​​​​​​​Find and review steps for specific permits 

Guide to submitting your permit application electronically

Review these guidelines before submitting your permit applications electronically.

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​​​​​​​Contact the Development and Building Services Centre

​​​​​​​Contact us online

Phone: 604-873-7611

Email: permitquestions@vancouver.ca (Email available only until May 30, 2021)

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