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Water exemption permits

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

Although these permits do allow watering any day of the week, please note that watering is only allowed to take place from 4am to 9am.

When you can apply for an exemption

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

 Landscaping professionals seeking four or more permits for multiple clients should contact water@vancouver.ca directly, as these will need to be prepared in advance.

When exemptions will not be issued

Water exemption permits will not be issued in Stage 3 or Stage 4 of the Drinking Water Conservation By-law 12086. Existing permits issued in Stage 1 or 2 can continue to be used in Stage 3 or 4.

Apply for your permit online

Contact Client Services

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

Hours
Monday to Friday
(except holidays)
8:30am to 5:00pm

Phone: 604-871-6730

engineering.clientservices
@vancouver.ca