Bylaw & Licensing

Learn more about dog licences, business licences and parking permits. Bylaw & Licensing Services provides education and enforcement for municipal bylaws, rules and regulations designed to keep citizens safe.

dogs & backyard chickens

If you have dogs or backyard chickens, it's important to licence them, follow some simple rules, and help keep West Vancouver a great place for all of its inhabitants, animal or human.

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parking permits: residential

Permit parking is available for residents in select areas.

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signs: permit and bylaw

If you plan to put up a sign to advertise your business or alter an existing sign, you’ll need a permit. You need a business licence before you can apply for a sign permit.

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heavy vehicle routes

Trucks, trailers and truck tractor/tractor-trailer combinations in excess of 10,000 kg GVW are prohibited from travelling downhill on most streets below the Upper Levels Highway and certain other streets.

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Election sign regulations

There are rules and regulations for displaying election signs in West Vancouver.

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Info for Businesses

Looking for a business licence application?

If you operate a business in West Vancouver, we’ve made it easy for you to get any necessary permits and licensing so you can focus on what matters: a successful business.

Information for businesses

Looking for a Bylaw?

Browse the online library which features many of our bylaws.

Bylaws, Strategies & Reports

Construction noise

As per the Noise Control Bylaw, there are permitted times for specific noises.


  • Weekdays | 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday | 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sundays & holidays | at no time

Power tools and equipment:

  • Mon.–Sat. | 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Sundays & holidays | at no time


  • Mon.–Sat. | 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Sundays & holidays | 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Loading/unloading of goods, machines, equipment or waste:

  • Mon.–Sat. | 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Sundays & holidays | at no time