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Field review

We are making changes to speed up permitting and reduce wait times. Learn more about the changes

Review the steps to getting a field review before submitting an application.

Submit application package 

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

Review the latest permit processing times

Steps to submitting an amendment to an issued building permit

Permit processing times for June 2024

Elapsed time measures from the date that an application generates a permit number to when the permit is issued. Timelines are influenced by the volume of instream applications to be processed, completeness of the application, site/project specific requirements, customer response times, and more.

Type of permit
Number of issued permits
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Source: Open Data Portal

Permit processing workflow

  • 1

    Prepare and submit your application to us

  • 2

    We work with you to review your application

  • 3

    Book your field review inspection

  • 4

    We inspect your site and once the inspection is passed, we issue your permit

Contact the Development and Building Services Centre

Contact us online

The Development and Building Centre is open for in-person scheduled appointments or payments. 

Location and mailing address
Development and Building Centre
515 West 10th Avenue, Ground Floor
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4A8