Fire sprinkler

Get a fire sprinkler permit

Some online services will be unavailable on Friday, October 22, from 7pm to midnight, while we're doing maintenance.

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.

New electronic applications

Our new electronic applications allows you to submit permit applications electronically and perform other functions digitally. Currently, some permits can be submitted online and may include the payment of fees. We’re working on adding more permits online over time. Please refer to your specific permit's steps for more information.

Learn more about submitting your permit application electronically

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

Contact us online

Phone: 604-873-7611

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

Transit nearby

  • Broadway-City Hall SkyTrain Station
  • 99 B-line, #15, and #9 buses

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.

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