Rainfall Warning for Metro Vancouver

Be Prepared for Pooling Water and Localized Flooding

Posted November 21, 2017

rainfall warning is in effect with prolonged periods of rain expected until Thursday. City crews are working to mitigate roadway flooding conditions by clearing leaves and debris from drains, placing road flooding signs and pre-positioning barricades for possible road closures.

Leaves left or put onto city streets can potentially result in localized flooding due to clogged catch basins. Help us by removing leaves and debris from catch basins on your street so the water can easily drain during heavy rainfall. Learn more »

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Permits & Licences

Permits and Licences are issued to homeowners and businesses for a variety of purposes. A list of permits, licences and links to source additional information about each type of permit or licence is consolidated below.

Permit Types

Use the links below to source additional information about the following permits:

Licence Types

Use the links below to source additional information about the following licences:

Use the links below to source information about licences issued by ICBC and the Province of BC: 



Online service for potential permits and licences

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Burnaby Bylaws


Source various bylaws

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