Popular Permits & Licenses
Lawn sprinkling permit

You can apply for a lawn sprinkling permit to water your lawn during summer restrictions if you meet certain conditions.

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.

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Dog licences

All dogs that live in the District must be licensed. Buy a new dog licence, renew an existing licence, cancel your licence, or get a replacement dog tag.

Drainage permit

You need a drainage permit to install or repair storms or sanitary sewers, sumps or seep away sumps (rock pits), catch basins, pump systems, interceptors

Electrical permit

You need an electrical permit to install or alter electrical equipment, including service panels, outlets, temporary power poles, signs, baseboard heaters, and more.

Energy, Water, and Greenhouse Gas Development Permit Area (DPA)

If your property is within an Energy, Water, and Greenhouse Gas DPA, you may need a permit to build or develop the land. Check the map to see if you're in this DPA, and review the requirements.

Film permit

Review the list of permits you need to film in the District of North Vancouver's parks and streets, and download the required application forms.

Fireworks permit

Due to the potential risks involved, both the purchase and sale of fireworks in the District are carefully regulated. Learn more and buy a permit.

Form and Character Development Permit Area (DPA)

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

Gas permit

You need a gas permit to install or repair gas appliances, piping, venting

Heating permit

You need a heating permit to install or alter a heating system, including hydronic heating

Highway construction and planting permit

You need a highway construction and planting permit to make a number of changes to your boulevard, including; building a new driveway, walkway or stairs; altering the natural grade; installing hard surfaces; building a fence or retaining wall.

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