NEW - The District has adopted a Wildfire Hazard Development Permit Area. To determine whether this will impact your building permit application, visit westvancouver.ca/wildfire-dpa.
Now accepting electronic applications
In response to COVID-19, we are not accepting paper applications and paper documents at this time. We are still open for business and here to accept new applications and documents for existing applications electronically.
Applicants must submit all necessary documentation, similar to in-person permit application submissions; incomplete submissions will not be processed. All fees may be paid online.
All building permit applications, regardless of scope, must include the following items:
- Completed Building Permit Application Form
- Title Search (not more than 30 days old)
- Registered Owner's Authorization Letter (if applicant other than registered owner)
Plans and documents must be in PDF format.
Submit your building permit applications, with all necessary documentation and drawings in PDF format to:
Here is a breakdown of the fees for building permits:
An additional resource for commercial and multi-family developments:
Building: Single Family
Building: Commercial & Multi-Family
Note: Please book an appointment for Commercial & Multi-family submissions with Misa Lee at 604-925-7226.
Note: Effective January 1, 2018 the Fire Department fees will be changing.
The cost per plan review is the greater of $150 or 0.075 per cent of work associated with the building permit.
The fee will be due and payable at the time of the building permit issuance.
Demolition & Excavation
Insurance Declaration Form
Stormwater Management Plan Submission
Traffic Management Plan
Interface Fire Safety Guidelines
The BC Energy Step Code is a provincial standard that aims to create healthier, more energy-efficient and comfortable new buildings. It does so by establishing measurable performance-based energy-efficiency requirements for new construction.
We are still open for business and here to accept new applications and documents for existing applications electronically.
Permits & Inspections Department
Staff are here to assist you by phone, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For general inquiries:
Revised or requested submissions for permits and applications that are currently in-progress or active are being accepted electronically only.
Email your submissions in PDF format to:
Please include the following with your submission:
- permit number
- name of the plan checker
- scope of the revision/resubmission
Please review the links below to learn about additional updates: