Mechanical Permits

Important notices

The new BC Building and Plumbing Code became effective December 10, 2018, and applies to building permits applied for on or after the effective date.

Free online access to BC CodesThe province is now offering the BC Building, Plumbing and Fire Codes online at no charge. This aligns with the Federal Government of Canada's recently announced changes to the National Model Codes. Visit the link below to get free online access.

Mechanical permits include plumbing, drainage, hot water heating and fire sprinklers. The District of West Vancouver does not issue gas permits.

All plumbing permits must be taken out on your behalf by a provincially-qualified contractor unless you can satisfy the plumbing inspector that you have the knowledge and skills appropriate to do the work.

Applications for commercial, multi-family and tenant improvements require two sets of drawings.

Schedule an Inspection

Mechanical Permit

Mechanical Permit Application

Mechanical Permit Fees

More Information

West Vancouver does not issue or inspect gas installations. For details, please visit:

Technical Safety BC


Permits & Inspections Department



Apply & pay for mechanical permit online

You must have a MyDistrict profile and a valid West Vancouver or North Shore Inter-Municipal Business Licence prior to applying for a permit. Call 604-925-7152 to obtain a business licence.

Mechanical Permit: Plumbing Permit

Mechanical Permit: Drainage Permit

Mechanical Permit: Hot Water Heating Permits (including Geothermal)