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.
A noise by-law exception permit allows construction projects (or the set-up of special events) to proceed outside of normal working days or hours under certain circumstances.
Hearing construction noise outside of permitted hours and days? Report it.
When construction-related noise is permitted
Construction-related noise is permitted during the following hours:
|Day||On private property||On city streets, lanes, and boulevards|
|Monday to Friday||7:30am - 8pm||7am - 8pm|
|Saturday||10am - 8pm||7am - 8pm|
|Sunday or holiday (day of)||No construction-related noise permitted||10am - 8pm|
Outside of these hours, construction noise is only allowed with a noise by-law exception permit.
Steps to getting a noise by-law exception permit
We recommend that you apply for your permit as early as possible and at least three weeks in advance of your requested exemption date.
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