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Get a commercial sewer and water connection permit

A sewer and water connection permit allows you to connect your new property with our water, sanitary, and stormwater sewer services.

Separate sewer and water connection permits are needed when you are building a new commercial building or renovating an existing building.

Building a house or laneway house?

​​​​​​​Houses or laneway houses go through a different application process than commercial sewer and water permits.​​​​​​​ Apply for a residential sewer and water line connection (Step 2D)​​​​​​​

Steps to getting a commercial sewer and water connection permit

After you get your permit

If you already have your permit and want to know when you'll get your connections, use our questionnaire to find out what happens next.

Contact the Development and Building Services Centre

Contact us online

Phone: 604-873-7611

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

Transit nearby

  • Broadway-City Hall SkyTrain Station
  • 99 B-line, #15, and #9 buses

Contact Engineering Client Services

5th floor, Crossroads
507 West Broadway (at Cambie St)
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 0B4

Monday to Friday (except holidays)
8:30am to 5pm, by appointment only

Phone: 604-871-6730


Have you submitted an application online?

We want to hear from you.

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