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Get a noise by-law exception permit

New permit fees in effect January 1, 2021

Applications submitted online by December 31 will be processed with 2020 fees.​​​​​​​ Review 2020 and 2021 fees (984 KB)

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.

Report construction noise

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

Phone: 604-873-7611

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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