Room under renovation

Renovate a house

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?

Register for our Permitting Info Session - Home Renovations

Green home renovation rebates

Clean BC Better Homes

Find available energy efficiency improvement rebates and top-ups for Vancouver residents.

Home energy navigator

Need help navigating a home upgrade or renovation? Use our Home Energy Navigator  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.

Submit application package 

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

We do not administer heat pump rebate applications.

Contact a Clean BC Better Homes Energy Coach through their online form or by phone 1-844-881-9790.

Find out more about heat pumps

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?

We want to hear from you.

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