We are making changes to speed up permitting and reduce wait times. Learn more about the changes
Field reviews are part of an alternative permit-issuing process for small renovation projects that don't require major upgrading but do require a building permit.
Steps to getting a field review
Note We are accepting field review building permit applications online. Refer to step 3 for more details.
Review the latest permit processing times
Permit processing times will depend on the completeness of your application, how long it takes you to respond to our questions, and volume of instream applications to be processed.
|Type of permit||
We aim to issue 95% of permit applications in:
In the last three months, we achieved our target for the following percentage of applications:
|Minor commercial renovation||7 weeks||37%|
|Minor residential renovation||7 weeks||0%|
Permit processing workflow
Prepare and submit your application to us
We work with you to review your application
Book your field review inspection
We inspect your site and once the inspection is passed, we issue your permit
Note Access to the Services Centre is by appointment only. Walk-in service and drop-in appointments are not available.
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