The Development and Building Services Centre is currently closed except for those with an appointment or providing payment. Many services are available online, by phone, or by appointment. Our staff continue to process and review applications to help ensure businesses can continue to operate. Inspections continue daily with enhanced safety precautions.
You will need a fire sprinkler permit to:
- Install a new fire sprinkler system
- Make changes to an existing fire sprinkler system
Not sure if you need a permit?
Please call the Development and Building Services Centre.
Steps to getting a fire sprinkler permit
You must be a licensed fire sprinkler contractor with a valid City of Vancouver or inter-municipal business licence to apply for a fire sprinkler permit. Get a business licence
Contact the Development and Building Services Centre
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
Free 2-hour parking
West 10th Ave parking lot,
between Cambie and Yukon
Resources and quick links
Online permit and licences portal
Register for an account, submit applications, view the status of applications, and book an inspection
Steps to getting an inspection
Review the steps required to getting a fire sprinkler inspection.
Bulletins and advisories
Read our bulletins and advisories that interpret building and electrical bylaws and explain building technical and administrative regulations and processes.