The City of Vancouver's latest permitting improvements are anticipated to save up to 13,800 weeks of processing.
Addressing our development and building permitting process is a top priority for us.
Over the last 2 years, we have worked hard to improve permit processing times and are seeing positive impacts and shorter wait times. As a result:
All permit applications can be applied for online and processed electronically through ePlan – including development and building permits
Permits for simple renovations are issued in as little as 2 weeks
Plans for houses, duplexes, and laneways can now be checked by staff in as little as 2 1/2 weeks
Our updated review process significantly reduces the need to address previously-completed unpermitted work, unless it is a life-safety concern
Despite these improvements, we understand businesses and residents are still struggling through the permit process. To help permit applications be processed more quickly, we are shifting toward customer-focused transformational change using technology.
Simplify development permit conditions to speed up review
Launch online business licence application form
Reduce the number of steps in our review processes
Identifying clear application processes and anticipated processing timelines
Simplify the review process for renovation permits in line with the changes made to low-density applications
Take on an extensive review of the development permit process.
Conduct a comprehensive review of the Protection of Trees By-law.
Assess the implications of guaranteed permitting timelines.
This article is courtesy of Vancouver.ca
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