What's happeningWhat's new: January 1, 2024
Simplified rainwater management requirements are in effect for new Part 3 (complex) buildings in Vancouver. Review the requirements for new development applications
In-stream development applications may be eligible to transition to the simplified requirements. Review information on transitioning in-stream applications
Proposed roofing-related amendments
Provide your feedback by Monday, March 4, 2024, for roofing amendments proposed for the Building By-law and Standards of Maintenance By-law.
Proposed rainwater management requirements for multiplexes
Provide your feedback by Monday, March 18, 2024, for rainwater amendments proposed for the Building By-law. Review the proposals PDF file (320 KB)
In Vancouver, rainwater runs off into our sewer system and can cause:
- Sewer overflows
To help reduce flooding and overflows, we:
- Need to look at ways to manage rainwater
- Are working with Metro Vancouver to improve the public sewer system
Private properties also have a role to play in keeping rainwater out of our sewers.