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, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
What inspections will I need?
For a gas fireplace installation, you will need one Safety Code inspection during the course of your fireplace installation:
- 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:
- A rough-in inspection before prior to concealing
- A final inspection when installation is complete
You will be required to correct all deficiencies. Re-inspection fees or other penalties may apply.