Permitting info session: May 11 at 6pm
Looking to renovate your home but are not sure where to start? Do you have questions about the permitting process?
Green home renovation rebates
Find available energy efficiency improvement rebates and top-ups External link icon for Vancouver residents.
Need help navigating a home upgrade or renovation? Use our Home Energy Navigator External link icon to get free climate-friendly home improvement supports like rebates, advice, and more.
If you are looking to do a minor renovation or major renovation, such as a creating new space in your home, approvals will likely be needed to ensure your project meets current bylaws and regulations and ensure building safety.
Adding a secondary suite in your renovation? Find out more
Review the steps to renovating a house before submitting an application.
Steps to renovating your home
Steps to submitting an amendment to an issued building permit
General permit enquiries
Contact the Development and Building Services Centre online
Heat pump rebate and energy efficient enquiries
Information icon We do not administer heat pump rebate applications.
Contact a Clean BC Better Homes Energy Coach through their online form External link icon or by phone 1-844-881-9790.
Permits, inspections, and forms
Apply for and manage permit
Review regulations and apply for the required permits for your construction or renovation project.
Book or cancel an electrical, plumbing, building, fire sprinkler, gas, or sidewalk inspection for your construction or renovation project.
Forms, checklists, and bulletins
View and download the building or development permit application forms and submission requirements.
Have you submitted an application online?
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