New permit and service fees in effect January 1, 2024
Due to service levels and holiday hours, applications received in December may be:
- Processed in the new year
- Subject to 2024 fees
Submit your completed application as soon as possible to be eligible for processing in 2023.
In order to take down a building in Vancouver, you need a demolition permit.
Requirements to reuse and recycle demolition materials depend on the type of building you are taking down.
Using the tools and information below, you can find out what the requirements are for your situation.
If you're still not sure what is required for your project after using the 'Recycling requirements' tool, contact us directly.
Our staff can help you determine what permits you need, and help navigate you through the process.
Changes to Green Demolition By-law
The scope of the Green Demolition By-law was expanded to include pre-1950 one- and two-family homes on January 1, 2019. Pre-1910 and heritage-registered one- and two-family homes will require deconstruction.
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The Development and Building Centre is open for in-person scheduled appointments or payments.
Location and mailing address
Development and Building Centre
515 West 10th Avenue, Ground Floor
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4A8