Following guidance from the province's Restart BC Plan and new health and safety regulations from WorkSafeBC, we are taking all necessary steps to protect public health and maintain the safety of our employees.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- You complete and submit the PDF application form
- We email you a custom web link that you can use to submit your payment online
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
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 email@example.com 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