Changes to online permits and licences

We’re working to make it easier for you to request and pay for permits and licences online.

While we’re still in the early stages of these improvements, some of the services that you currently access online have recently been changed or discontinued in order to facilitate the eventual transition to a new system.

This page will help you if you want to:

  • Apply for an electrical or gas permit
  • Look up an existing building or trades permit
  • Renew an existing business licence
  • Look up an existing business licence

If you can’t find the help you need on this page – or you have other questions – please call us at 604-990-2480 or email and someone will be happy to help you.

Help with trades permits

Applying for electrical and gas permits

Until our advanced permit system is available, you will apply for gas or electrical permits the same way as other trades permits:

  1. You complete and submit the PDF application form
  2. We email you a custom web link that you can use to submit your payment online

Get the electrical permit information and application form

Get the gas permit information and application form

Looking up existing permits

You can continue to look up trades and building permits online. You can search by:

  • Permit number
  • Street address of the site location

Look up a permit now

Help with business licences​

Renewing your business licence

If you have a business licence and would like to renew it now, please send your business licence number to or call us at 604-990-2480.

We will email you a custom link you can use to submit your renewal payment online.

(Not sure what your business licence number is? You can look it up online). 

Looking up a business licence

You can continue to look up business licences online. You can search by:

  • Company name
  • Company address
  • Licence number

Search for a licence now

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