Water exemption permits

Water exemption permits are available for new lawns and natural pest control using Nematodes.

When you can apply for an exemption

You can apply for a water exemption permit if you are:

When exemptions will not be issued

Water Exemption Permits will not be issued in Stage 3 or Stage 4 of the Water Shortage Response Plan, By-law 8912. Existing permits issued in Stage 1 or 2 can continue to be used in Stage 3 or 4.

Apply for your permit in person

Bring your receipt for lawn seed, sod, or nematode treatment, in person to:

Engineering Client Services
5th floor, 507 West Broadway
(at Cambie Street)

We are open Monday to Friday, except holidays, from 8:30am – 5:00pm.

We accept credit, debit, cash, or cheque.

Permit fees

Taxes are extra.

Permit type  Cost 
New lawn  $35.31
Treatment for pest infestation $20