COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update
May 20, 2020: While our Services Centre is currently closed except for those with an appointment or providing payment, our staff continue to process and review applications to help ensure buildings and development can continue to operate, generate employment, and meet urgent housing needs. Inspections continue daily with enhanced safety precautions.
Applications may be submitted online during this time - please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will help you get started on your project. You may still need to submit physical drawings and plans for your project.
We maintain permit related records for most commercial buildings, multiple-family dwellings (for example apartment buildings, condos, etc.) and one- and two-family dwellings.
Property research requests can be for:
- A formal letter that details specific information related to a property
- Copies of specific permitting related documents
Quality of documents
Permit submission requirements have evolved over time, and older application records are less comprehensive than modern-day submissions. Technology used to scan and store records has improved significantly, so older records may not be of the best quality.
While we will do our best to find the information you have requested, we cannot guarantee that the particular information/documentation you need is available.
Steps to requesting property research and copies of permits
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