Building Permits & Inspections
Types of permits and services
Follow the links below to find the types of permits required for building or renovating a property and learn about the application process.
- Renovating? A Hazardous Material (Hazmat) Survey may be required. A Hazardous Material Survey and a Post-Abatement Clearance Letter is required prior to any inspections, and will soon form part of the building permit application and inspection process for houses constructed prior to 1990.
- The Certified Professional Program has been adopted. For further details, visit westvancouver.ca/certified-professional.
- BC Energy Step Code will be effective February 28, 2021, visit westvancouver.ca/step.
- 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.
- 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. All fees may be paid online.
The Certified Professional (CP) Program is an alternative building permit process in which a Certified Professional who is recognized as a CP by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and Engineers and Geoscientists BC performs the full building review and inspection role on behalf of the District.