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 contact the Development and Building Services Centre.
Note New permit fees in effect January 1, 2021
Applications submitted online by December 31 will be processed with 2020 fees. Review 2020 and 2021 fees PDF file (984 KB)
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.
Have you submitted an application online?
We want to hear from you.