Southeast False Creek construction

Get a development permit

What you need to know

Development permits make sure neighbourhoods are livable and functional. They do this by regulating the built form and making sure land uses are appropriately located.

Submit your application

Steps to submitting an amendment to an issued development permit

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.

Review 2023 and 2024 fees (1.3 MB)

Reduce wait times: We are making changes to speed up permitting and reduce wait times. Learn about changes to development

Streamline building permits: To help improve permit processing times, new developments who require excavation and shoring may be eligible to receive their building permit in advance of their development permit. Learn more about the process

Don't follow the steps to getting a development permit if you are:

Steps to getting a development permit

Steps to submitting an amendment to an issued development permit

Permits, inspections, and forms

Apply for and manage permit

Review regulations and apply for the required permits for your construction or renovation project.


Book or cancel an electrical, plumbing, building, fire sprinkler, gas, or sidewalk inspection for your construction or renovation project.

Forms, checklists, and bulletins

View and download the building or development permit application forms and submission requirements.

Contact the Development and Building Services Centre

Contact us online

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