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
Note Access to the Services Centre is by appointment only. Walk-in service and drop-in appointments are not available.
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