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Inspections

COVID-19 update

December 18, 2020: The Services Centre is open for scheduled appointments and payments only. All other enquires are available online, by phone, or email.

We continue to process and review applications to help ensure buildings and development can continue to operate, generate employment, and meet urgent housing needs. Inspections continue daily with enhanced safety precautions.

Wearing a mask is required if you need to visit City, Park Board, and library facilities.

  • General enquiries: Phone 604-873-7611
  • Building and development and application enquiries: Email permitquestions@vancouver.ca 
    ​​​​​​​ You may still need to submit physical drawings and plans for your project.

Inspections ensure that construction and trades work:

  • Matches the work described under the permit
  • Complies with the relevant bylaws
  • Meets safety, accessibility, and green building goals

Because of the complexity of modern buildings and technologies, several inspections at different stages of construction are often required.

Building a new house or doing a renovation? Find out when to request an inspection  (246 KB)

Have you been told or recommended that you need a special inspection? Review the steps to getting a special inspection

Looking for your construction or sidewalk damage deposit? Search unclaimed damage deposits

Types of inspections

Contact the Development and Building Services Centre

Phone: 604-873-7611

permitquestions@vancouver.ca

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

Free 2-hour parking
West 10th Ave parking lot, 
between Cambie and Yukon

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