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Get a noise by-law exception permit

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

​​​​​​​Contact us online

Phone: 604-873-7611

Email: permitquestions@vancouver.ca (Email available only until May 30, 2021)

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

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