2019 Vancouver Building By-law

The 2019 Vancouver Building By-law came into effect on November 1st, 2019. At this time no timelines have been confirmed on the release of the new 2019 Vancouver Building By-law content in the final online or print format. To view temporary online previews select the links below:

• Vancouver Building By-law 2019
• Vancouver Plumbing By-law 2019

Fillable Letters of Assurance for 2019 Vancouver By-laws are available at here

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City of Vancouver Building By-law 2014

The Vancouver Building By-law (VBBL) 2014 is based on the British Columbia Building Code 2012 (based on the National Building Code) and includes the unique to Vancouver By-law provisions regulating the design and construction of buildings in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia.

The VBBL addresses the following six broad objectives:

City of Vancouver Building By-law Plumbing Systems

The Vancouver Building By-law Plumbing Systems 2014 is based on the British Columbia Plumbing Code 2012 (based on the National Building Code) and includes the unique to Vancouver By-law provisions regulating the construction of buildings in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Vancouver's ability to adopt its own Building By-law is unique in British Columbia. This ability has provided the City of Vancouver the opportunity to be a leader with respect to building regulations, in the areas of accessibility; alteration to existing buildings; artist live/work studios; energy efficiency; rain screen requirements and mandatory sprinklering of buildings.

Intent Statements is a feature that will enhance your understanding of the By-laws. The supplementary information they provide assists in the interpretation of the technical requirements. Due to the volume of Intent Statements, these are only available online.

For future Errata and Revisions of the 2014 Vancouver By-laws click here.

FREE ONLINE ACCESS

The Province of BC is now offering the Vancouver Bylaws 2014 online at no charge. This aligns with the Federal Government of Canada's recently announced changes to the National Model Codes.

ACCESS VANCOUVER BYLAWS ONLINE

If you wish to purchase a 2014 Vancouver Building By-law product in print format email: bccodes@gov.bc.ca

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