A number of activities in the municipality require a permit, many of which are listed below.
Please visit Construction & Renovating for building, electrical and mechanical permits.
Please visit Information for Businesses for business permits, liquor licences, commercial dogs walker permits and more.
You need an Encroachment Permit to place the following items on your boulevard: More Information
If your dog is older than six months, it needs a licence and must wear a tag. More Information
All electrical permits must be taken out on your behalf by a provincially-qualified contractor unless you can demonstrate to the electrical inspector that you have the knowledge and skills to do the work. More Information
If you plan to use fireworks at Hallowe'en, or part of a private function, you need a permit. More Information
Permit parking is available for residents in four areas of the District. More Information
Mechanical permits include plumbing, drainage, hot water heating, sprinkling. The District of West Vancouver does not issue gas permits. More Information
If you plan to put up a sign to advertise your business, or alter an existing sign, you’ll need a permit. More Information
If you are hosting an event with vendors, and/or a for-profit event, you will also need a Special Events Business Licence as the organizer. Write “Special Event” under Business Description. More Information
Seasonal lawn sprinkling regulations are in effect from May 15 to October 15, every year. To water lawns outside of permitted regular sprinkling hours, a special lawn sprinkling permit is required. More Information
A street occupancy permit is required whenever any portion of municipal property (i.e. boulevard, sidewalk, roadway or public lane) is temporarily occupied. More Information
Municipal Boulevard Tree Permits are required before any tree work can be done on public land, boulevards or parks, on private property near streams or in covenanted areas. More Information
An Interim Tree Bylaw is in place to protect identified trees on private property, a permit may be required. More Information
If you have an oil tank on your property, it is important to have it removed. It poses a significant potential for environmental contamination, for which you could be liable. It could complicate real estate transactions and restrict your insurance coverage. More Information
West Vancouver's parks are desirable locations for weddings. There are two types of permits to choose from to hold a wedding in a park. More Information
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