Fireplace Installation

You will require a Fireplace Installation Permit if you are installing a gas or a solid fuel (wood stove or wood burning) fireplace. For gas fireplaces, you will also require a Gas Permit for connecting it to the natural gas source. Only a licensed contractor can obtain a gas permit.

Who can apply?

A licensed contractor can apply for a fireplace installation permit. Contact Licensing at 403-342-8182, licensing@reddeer.ca or visit us on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for business license information.

How do I apply?

You can apply for your fireplace installation permit online using MyPermits or fill out a paper application and submit it in person on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or email it to inspections@reddeer.ca. 

See the Gas Permits section for more information on applying for a gas fitting permit to connect a gas fireplace to the natural gas source.

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What inspections will I need?

For a gas fireplace installation, you will need one Safety Code inspection during the course of your fireplace installation:

  1. A final inspection prior to concealing; framing and venting must be installed

For a solid fuel fireplace installation, you will need two Safety Code inspections during the course of your fireplace installation:

  1. A rough-in inspection before prior to concealing
  2. A final inspection when installation is complete

You will be required to correct all deficiencies. Re-inspection fees or other penalties may apply.

How do I schedule an inspection?

For more information, call Inspections & Licensing at 403-342-8190 or visit us on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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