Permits & Inspections

Information about the types of permits required during construction and renovation.

Building Permits

Everything you need to know to get your building permit. More Information

Electrical Permits

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. More Information

Mechanical Permits

Mechanical permits include: plumbing, drainage, hot-water heating, sprinkling. More Information


Once your permit has been issued and work done, you will need an inspection. More Information

Other Permits & Licences

Permits and licences for the home owner, in alphabetical order. More Information


Permits & Inspections Department



Inspectors are in the office
8–9:30 a.m. 
4–4:30 p.m.

Apply and pay for permit online

You need a MyDistrict profile and a valid West Vancouver or North Shore Inter-Municipal Business Licence prior to applying for a permit. Call 604-925-7152 to obtain a Business Licence.

Apply and pay for Electrical and Mechanical permits online. You can also book your inspection online:

Online Service Directory

Important Notice

The minimum cost for each re-submission is $130 if you:

  • submit drawings that have insufficient information on them to process a permit
  • submit drawings do not comply with the relevant Bylaws,
  • submit new drawings because you wish to change the use