Water and sewer connection permits

A water service permit allows you to connect a new building with the City's water and sewer system.

A water and sewer connection permit allows you to connect your new property with the City of Vancouver's water, sanitary, and stormwater sewer services.

This permit is needed when you are building a new home or any other type of building, or renovating an existing building. 

Following are links to the two different types of water and sewer connection permits.

When you may need a water and sewer connection permit

Build a new house or laneway house

Review the steps you need to take and the permits and inspections required to build a new house or laneway house.

All other building types

Find out about water and sewer connection permits for all buildings except houses, as well as general water servicing requirements.

Contact the Development and Building Services Centre about building and zoning

 The Services Centre and Phone Centre will close for the Christmas holidays at 3pm on Monday, December 24 and will reopen at 8:30am on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.


Location and mailing address
Development and Building Services Centre
Ground floor
515 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4A8

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday
8:30am to 4:00pm

Free 2-hour parking
West 10th Ave parking lot,
between Cambie and Yukon