Fire sprinkler on ceiling

Get a fire sprinkler permit

New permit and service fees in effect January 1, 2024

Due to service levels and holiday hours, applications received in December may be:

  • Processed in the new year
  • Subject to 2024 fees

Submit your completed application as soon as possible to be eligible for processing in 2023.

Review 2023 and 2024 fees (1.3 MB)

Permit processing time

All trades permit applications are processed in the order they are received.

We aim to process simple applications (that do not require a detailed review of plans) within five business days.  

Whether you're building new construction or updating an existing space, a sprinkler permit is required before any sprinkler equipment is:

  • Installed
  • Replaced
  • Modified

What you need to know before you apply

Steps to getting a fire sprinkler permit

Avoid a delay in getting your permit

Change or withdraw 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