Fire sprinkler on ceiling

Get a fire sprinkler permit

What you need to know

We’re changing the application process

Permits not required for minor repairs

Starting January 23, 2024, we will no longer require permits for:

  • Simple sprinkler repairs
  • Sprinkler head or valve replacements

 Any changes to sprinkler system piping will require a permit. Review the Council report on the sprinkler updates to the Building By-law  (50 KB)

Fast Track permits 

Depending on the type of work, certain sprinkler permits may be issued within 24 hours using our Fast Track process.

 Fast Track permits might still be selected for the regular review process to maintain program quality standards.

Review the information on this page before submitting an application.

Register and submit application

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