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Construction projects on airport lands must follow the facility permit process. This includes the alteration of existing structures. The permit process applies to construction by both third parties and YVR.

Development Permits

A party seeking to construct, change or demolish a structure on YVR lands may require a Development Permit. Please see the Development Permit Guidelines for more information. If it is required, the Development Permit Application must be submitted along with the required documents. This is generally done at concept design stage. The Land Development Manual has requirements and guidance for constructing on Airport Authority leased lands. 

Development Permit Application Form

Facility Permits

All construction projects that involve any changes to the facility are required to get a Facility Permit prior to the start of construction. This requires final design drawings to be submitted that demonstrate compliance with the Building Code and other Applicable Codes and Standards. A Facility Permit Application must be completed for construction that makes changes to airport facilities. This includes work within leased buildings. For more information, see Facility Permit Guidelines. In most cases, the review of the permit application is done in two to three weeks. However, it is recommended that at least four to six weeks is allowed in case re-submissions are required.

Cloudpermit Online Permit Submission

Please apply for your Facility Alteration Permits through our online portal Cloudpermit. This software allows applicants the ability to seamlessly apply online and view application status’ throughout YVR’s review process. Please ensure all documents are provided as noted on page two of the application form. You will be prompted to upload these documents into Cloudpermit. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]. We encourage you to discuss your application with a YVR permit specialist prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


Cloudpermit Portal


Facility Permit Application 297 KB
General Environment Checklist 114 KB
Exterior Environment Checklist 123 KB
Terminal Building Operations Checklist 138 KB
Airside Lands Operations Checklist 157 KB
Sea Island Lands Operations Checklist 162 KB
ICT Checklist 178 KB
Applicable Codes and Standards 48 KB
Electrical Infrastructure Change Request Form 69 KB

CDP Load List

MCC Load List

Panel Schedule (Excel)

Drawing List (Excel)

Airside Operations, Airport Zoning Assessment (MS Word) 

The Airport Authority Board of Directors established the permitting process through a by-law and by the Development Rules established by the Executive Committee of the Airport Authority.

Letters of Assurance

Letter of Assurance RP-A 48 KB
Letter of Assurance RP-B 59 KB
Letter of Assurance RP-CA 34 KB
Letter of Assurance RP-CB 36 KB
Letter of assurance MFP-B 34 KB
Letter of assurance MFP-C 34 KB

The MFP form is used for projects that do not require registered professional designers.

Safety Permits

Excavation and Trenching Permit 152 KB
Coring and Saw-cutting Permit 145 KB
Hot Work Permit 169 KB
Crane Permit 112 KB
Building Related Hazardous Materials 87 KB
Notice of Project 189 KB
Request for Lockout Form 376 KB
Contractor Site Specific Safety Plan Guidance 436 KB

Engineering Services Contact Information

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 604-276-6527

Location (courier address)

3011 Aylmer Road
Richmond, BC V7B 1A2

Mailing address

PO Box 44638
YVR Domestic Terminal RPO
Richmond, BC V7B 1W2

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