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.
A noise by-law exception permit allows construction projects (or the set-up of special events) to proceed outside of normal working days or hours under certain circumstances.
Hearing construction noise outside of permitted hours and days? Report it.
When construction-related noise is permitted
Construction-related noise is permitted during the following hours:
|Day||On private property||On city streets, lanes, and boulevards|
|Monday to Friday||7:30am - 8pm||7am - 8pm|
|Saturday||10am - 8pm||7am - 8pm|
|Sunday or holiday (day of)||No construction-related noise permitted||10am - 8pm|
Outside of these hours, construction noise is only allowed with a noise by-law exception permit.
Steps to getting a noise by-law exception permit
We recommend that you apply for your permit as early as possible and at least three weeks in advance of your requested exemption date.
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