Permits & Inspections

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There are a variety of permits that must be obtained before your business or residence undergoes any major construction or alteration. Permits are also required for projects that involve tree cutting or interior finishing. Inspections ensure the work on your construction or renovation project complies with your permit and the bylaw.

The BC Building Codes change regularly so we encourage contractors, builders and designers review the latest BC codes.

Permit Process

The following information gives an overview of the process of obtaining permits within the City of North Vancouver.

Types of Permits

All contractors applying for a permit must have a valid City of North Vancouver Business Licence.

**Please note: Trade permits will be processed within 2 business days.** 

Building Permit

Issued for the construction of all structures including new buildings, additions, interior finishing, signs, building moving and building demolition.

Electrical Permit

Issued to a licenced electrical contractor or homeowner for any electrical work undertaken. A permit can only be issued to the home owner of a single-family dwelling who is living on their own property.

Gas Permit

Issued to a gas contractor or home owner for all gas installations. A permit can only be issued to the homeowner of a single-family dwelling who is living on their own property.

Plumbing Permit

Issued to a plumbing contractor or homeowner for plumbing work in new houses, additions, commercial, public and industrial buildings. A permit can only be issued to the home owner of a single-family dwelling who is living on their own property.

Sign Permit

All exterior signs require a sign permit.

Sprinkler Permit

Issued to a sprinkler contractor or homeowner for the installation of sprinkler heads. A permit can only be issued to the homeowner of a single-family dwelling who is living on their own property.

Street Use Permit

Landscaping and maintaining boulevards, oversized vehicles and use of our streets may require a Street Use Permit.

 

Inspection Process

Visit the Inspections page for details on preparing for and booking Inspections, as well as links to relevant documents.

Gateway logoGateway is the City's single point of contact to ensure a faster response time to enquiries about licences, planning, and permits. Learn more at cnv.org/gateway.

Contact Info

Building Division
Tel: 604-982-WORK (9675)
Email: gateway@cnv.org

Inspections
Email: permitinspections@cnv.org

After-Hours Construction Complaints
Tel: 604-988-2212

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