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Popular Permits & Licenses
Building permit

You will need to apply for a building permit if you want to build a new house, garage, or carport.

Temporary bus access permits

A permit is required if you want to bring a large bus (24 seats or more) to Deep Cove or Lynn Canyon's west parking lot.

Lawn sprinkling permits

If you are applying nematodes to your lawn or you are installing a new lawn, you may qualify for a lawn sprinkling permit.

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Sprinkler permit

You need a permit to install a sprinkler system in any commercial, industrial, institutional, or multi-family home. You also need one for new single-family homes within a fire limits area.

Streamside Protection Development Permit Area (DPA)

If your property is within Streamside Protection DPA, you may need a permit to build or develop the land. View the map for this DPA, and review the requirements.

Street use permit

You need a temporary street use permit if you are going to temporarily obstruct all or a portion of any lane of traffic, parking lane, alley, sidewalk, or boulevard. 

Tree permit

You need a tree permit if you want to remove any tree that is larger than 75cm (30") in diameter, when measured 1.3 metres (4.3 ') above ground level, or a tree that is protected. 

Water restrictions and lawn sprinkling permits

Metro Vancouver imposes lawn sprinkling regulations for everyone from May 1 to October 15. You can apply for a lawn sprinkling permit, which gives you a temporary exemption from the restrictions. Learn more and apply.

Wildfire Hazard Development Permit Area (DPA)

If your property is within a Wildfire Hazard Development DPA, you may need a permit to build or develop the land. View the map for this DPA, and review the requirements.

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