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We've modified some of the our permitting and inspection procedures.

Updates & Announcements

Construction Permits Now Accepted Electronically

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of North Vancouver is now accepting all construction permit applications electronically, through All permit application processes will remain the same other than receiving the physical document copies.

Applicants must submit all necessary documentation, similar to in-person permit application submissions; incomplete submissions will not be processed. Applications larger than 20 megabytes in size will be directed to use the City’s large file transfer tool. Once Planning & Development staff receive an emailed permit application, regular permit intake procedures will continue as usual.  Following intake processing, applicable fees may be paid online via CityServe or by cheque via the City’s drop box at the 14th Street East entrance.

  • Building Permits

    Building Permit application forms and checklists are available @ Applications for Building Permits are required to adhere to the following naming convention for each submission item:  Address – Document Title.

    Address – Document Title

    • 123 Cherry Lane – Building Permit Application Form
    • 123 Cherry Lane – Owner’s Authorization Form
    • 123 Cherry Lane – Acknowledgement of Responsibility Form
    • 123 Cherry Lane – Energy Documents
    • 123 Cherry Lane – Architectural Drawings A1-A14
    • 123 Cherry Lane –Registered Professional, Geotechnical – Schedule B


  • Trades Permits and Alternative Solutions:

    Electronic application processes for trades permits remain unchanged.  Newly available is the electronic submission of Alternative Solution applications.  Application forms for these types of applications are available online to Complete application submissions are to emailed to

Planning & Development has the right to request hardcopy permit application submissions when appropriate. While we intend on lessening in-person interactions and avoiding the need for you to visit City Hall, hardcopies may be necessary depending on the scope of work and project size. Should this be the case, we will let you know after you have attempted to submit your application by email.

Modified Inspection Procedure

City staff will continue to provide construction monitoring.  All required inspections must be requested at the appropriate times. To request an inspection, please call our 24-hr inspection request line at 604-990-4249. Requests will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Inspections may be completed using alternative inspections methods, including: 

  • Submission of site observations from qualified persons (Registered Professional, licensed contractor, etc.) 
  • Provision of documents, photos, or video walkthrough acceptable to the inspector
  • Remote videoconferencing
  • In-person physical inspection

Should in-person inspections be required, all Provincial health advisories and WorkSafeBC regulations are to be followed.  In addition:

  • Access is to be provided to the site with a minimum 2 m distance maintained at all times
  • The work area being inspected or entire site is to be cleared of personnel for the duration of the inspection
  • City staff reserve the right to limit or cancel inspections at their sole discretion
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