Amendments and Extensions

After a Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Project Permit has been issued to an applicant, any proposed substantial changes to a project’s design or scope, including changes to construction methods and practices reviewed as part of the Project Permit application, must be detailed and submitted to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority for consideration.

For more information please consult the Project and Environmental Review guidelines.

Permit amendments

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will review the proposed Project Permit amendments and will confirm if the proposed changes require an amendment to the existing permit or a new permit. Some amendments may also require additional Indigenous, public and/or stakeholder consultation to address the changes to the project.

Generally, minor changes to approved plans that do not substantially alter the project footprint or result in changes to assessed environmental impacts will not require additional consultation. Changes to stamped and approved Building Permit drawings may require an amendment to an existing Building Permit.

Permit extensions

Approved Project Permits are valid for a fixed period. Substantial construction must begin and be completed within the period specified in the permit. Extension of this period may be requested by submitting a request for extension to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority at least 30 days prior to the expiry date.

Varying construction hours

Construction activities associated with a Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Project Permit generally will be restricted to proceeding between Monday and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Construction is generally not permitted on Sundays or statutory holidays. Varying these construction hours may be considered where an applicant submits a supporting rationale with their Project Permit application.

Construction schedule variances may also be considered where an applicant submits a request for amendment to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority at least 30 days before the contemplated works are to begin. As part of the approval for variance to construction hours, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority may require the applicant to provide additional documentation and/or amend the construction management plan (as applicable), as well as undertake notification to the adjacent community and stakeholders.

Request an amendment or extension

Please include the following information in your request:

  • main contact information (name, organization, telephone number and email address)
  • project permit number
  • location description or address of project
  • provide a brief description of proposed amendment and rationale for amendment
  • if requesting an extension, state the requested date or timeframe and rationale for extension
  • if requesting a variance to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority standard construction hours, state the requested date and hours and rationale for variance
  • include plans and drawings (optional)

To apply for an amendment or extension, please submit a Permit Amendment request on our online application portal.