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.
Learn how to request copies of building plans, building and development permits, and property records (including outstanding bylaw orders, zoning, approved use, issued permits, and more). Fees apply.
The City typically has building plans for work done under permits for most commercial buildings, condos, and one- and two-family dwellings constructed since 1979.
You can access or get digital copies of your plans in PDF file format at our Development and Building Services Centre (contact on this page). Copies of plans are for reference only.
Copies of permits are available in person for a fee at the Development and Building Services Centre (contact on this page).
File research letters about property information and bylaw compliance
Need a detailed search of City records for a specific property? Ask for a file research letter.
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