Red fire hydrant

Get a fire hydrant use permit

A temporary hydrant use permit is required to operate and draw water from a City fire hydrant.

New fees in effect

We are committed to encouraging the responsible use of drinking water and maintaining the water system infrastructure in good working condition to support potable water demands and fire protection needs.

Effective September 4, 2018, we have adjusted the fee structure and administrative requirements for customers requesting temporary fire hydrant use permits.

The purpose of this change is to ensure full cost recovery for the issuance, inspection and maintenance costs associated with permitting fire hydrants for use. It also includes a fee to compensate for water consumption in lieu of metering. 

Steps to getting a fire hydrant use permit

Contact Client Services

5th floor, Crossroads
507 West Broadway
(at Cambie St)
Vancouver BC, V5Z 0B4

Monday to Friday
(except holidays)
8:30am to 5:00pm

Phone: 604-871-6730