A number of activities in the municipality require a permit, many of which are listed below.
Please visit Construction & Renovating for building, electrical, and mechanical permits.
Please visit Business for business permits, liquor licences, commercial dogs walker permits, and more.
You need an Encroachment Permit to place the following items on your boulevard: Details
Everything you need to know to get your building permit. Details
If your dog is older than six months, it needs a licence and must wear its tag. Details
All electrical permits must be taken out on your behalf by a provincially-qualified contractor unless you can demonstrate to the electrical inspector that you have the knowledge and skills to do the work. Details
If you plan to use fireworks at Hallowe'en, or part of a private function, you need a permit. Details
Permit parking is available for residents in four areas of the District. Details
Mechanical permits include plumbing, drainage, hot water heating, sprinkling. The District of West Vancouver does not issue gas permits. Details
If you plan to put up a sign to advertise your business, or alter an existing sign, you’ll need a permit. Details
If you are hosting an event with vendors, and/or a for-profit event, you will also need a Special Events Business Licence as the organizer. Write “Special Event” under Business Description. Details
Seasonal lawn sprinkling regulations are in effect from May 15 to October 15, every year. To water lawns outside of permitted regular sprinkling hours, a special lawn sprinkling permit is required. Details
A street occupancy permit is required whenever any portion of municipal property (i.e. boulevard, sidewalk, roadway or public lane) is temporarily occupied. Details
Municipal Boulevard Tree Permits are required before any tree work can be done on public land, boulevards or parks, on private property near streams or in covenanted areas. Details
An Interim Tree Bylaw is in place to protect identified trees on private property, a permit may be required. Details
If you have an oil tank on your property, it is important to have it removed. It poses a significant potential for environmental contamination, for which you could be liable. It could complicate real estate transactions and restrict your insurance coverage. Details
West Vancouver's parks are desirable locations for weddings. There are two types of permits to choose from to hold a wedding in a park. Details
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