Streets and Landscape Permits

Campus + Community Planning issues permits for street, excavation, landscape and infrastructure work within the public realm.


A Streets and Landscape Permit (SLP) is required for any project that involves change, excavation or construction in the public realm, such as sidewalks, landscapes, or for any related construction activity outside a development project boundary as defined by the Development Permit. Examples include excavation for new utilities or repairs, new street furniture or lighting, and landscape projects.

The SLP process ensures that any proposed changes comply with the Land Use PlanVancouver Campus PlanNeighbourhood Plans, and campus guidelines and standards. Where appropriate, the public and the academic community are consulted.

University boulevard SLP
University Boulevard and the Musqueam double-headed serpent post

Application Process

A complete application consists of the submission requirements listed in the UBC Development and Building Regulations. Depending on your project, you may also need to review the UBC Development Handbook.

Application steps:

  1. Identify the street/location for your proposed project, provide a scope of work, estimated cost of construction and review the Terms and Conditions in the application form.
  2. Complete the Streets and Landscape Permit Application Form and submit with all required materials to Campus + Community Planning at Please note that you must sign and return the Terms and Conditions with the application form.

Streets and Landscape Permit applications and any applicable fees must be submitted to the Development Services unit of Campus + Community Planning. In order for us to accept and process your application, you must submit all the required information. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Application Form

Download the Streets and Landscape Permit Application Form 


Note: Please allow a minimum of 10 working days for review of your submission. The application will be circulated to various departmental staff for review or comment. The permit is issued by the Director of Planning with conditions (see below).

Terms and Conditions

Campus + Community Planning provides Terms and Conditions that outline the responsibilities of applicants. From construction site safety, clean-up and traffic management to noise control and streetscape restoration, the document formalizes the agreement between UBC and the permit applicant.

Download Permit Terms & Conditions

Traffic Management Requirements for Events and Construction

Guidelines are available for what is required for requests to use space on campus for construction, including information and an application form for oversize/overweight trucks.