Temporary street use permit

You need a temporary street use permit if you're doing work that will temporarily obstruct all or a portion of any lane of traffic, parking lane, alley, sidewalk, or boulevard.

A street use permit is primarily for utility providers and sub-contractors doing work on infrastructure. Some activities include:

  • site access for demolition, new construction or renovations
  • public utility works, such as service maintenance for Telus, Shaw, BC Hydro, and Fortis BC
  • borehole and environmental drilling and testing
  • filming on District roads
  • construction works by private contractors
  • temporary obstruction, egress, or access to a work site, which may include parking restriction clearance, construction vehicle access, material deliveries
  • household moving trucks

How to apply

To apply for a temporary street use permit, complete the application form on this page, and upload any required documents. You must submit your application at least seven business days in advance, to allow enough time to process your permit.

Documents we require with your application

You need to include these documents with your application:

  • A valid District of North Vancouver or inter-municipal business license
  • Proof of comprehensive general liability insurance, including contractual liability and not-owned auto liability insurance in the amount of $5,000,000.00. The policy must name the District of North Vancouver as an additional insured insofar as the District’s legal liability arises out of the operations of the insured. The policy must be in full force and effect, and must not be cancelled, terminated, materially altered, or allowed to expire unless 30 days prior written notice has been given to the District.

Additional documents you can include

On your application, we'll ask for the proposed location for your work. In addition to providing a street address, you can upload a map or diagram showing the specific location.

Documents we could ask for later

Depending on the location of your work, we may ask you to provide a traffic management or control plan after you submit your application. We'll let you know if this is required after we review your application. 

After you submit your application

  1. We'll review your application form and contact you if we need additional information.
  2. Once your application review is complete, we'll email you a link to pay the permit fee online. If you prefer not to pay online, you can pay by credit, debit, cash, or cheque by coming to District Hall in person.
  3. After we process your payment, we'll email you your permit. You should expect to receive it within about one week of submitting your application.

Changing or extending your permit dates

If you need to change or extend your dates after you submit your application, email hup@dnv.org  To avoid additional application fees, please give us five days' notice.

Permit fees

  • $69 for activities on the road allowance
  • $125 for activities due to adjacent development

If needed, we can remove on-street parking to accommodate your work. This requires at least two no-parking signs, at an additional cost of $51 per sign. To be enforceable, signs must be in place 72 hours before your start time.

Complete this form to apply for your permit

Be sure you have any required documents available for upload before you begin. You won't be able to save a partially completed form and return to complete it later.

Information about you
Information about project
You can include an optional map or diagram at the end of this form.
If needed, we can remove on-street parking to accommodate your work. This requires at least two no-parking signs, at an additional cost of $51 per sign.
Enter a street address here, or upload a map or diagram at the end of this form
Your start date must be at least seven days from today, to allow time to process your permit.
Construction noise is permitted between 7am and 8pm Monday through Friday, and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays. If you need to work outside of these hours, you'll need to apply for a noise bylaw exemption. If applicable, we'll follow up later with more information.
Supporting documents
You must include these documents:
Files must be less than 5 MB.
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Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png html pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png html pdf doc docx.