Fences, Decks, and Sheds

Depending on the scope of work, please keep in mind that the following items may be subject to review:

Are you building a fence, deck or shed?

If you are building a shed (120 sq. ft. or less), a deck (18″ or less above grade), or a fence (6’ or less in height) outside of an environmentally sensitive area, then a permit is not required, otherwise it may be subject to a Critical Area Review.

However, all construction must be in compliance with City building and zoning codes. If you have questions regarding code requirements, please email permitcenter@cityofvancouver.us.

Are you adding a detached building, including a shop, garage or shed over 120 sq. ft.?

You will need to submit the following items when applying for a residential building permit: