About Gas Permits
You need a gas permit for:
- installations, connections or replacements of any propane gas or natural gas-powered appliance
- Appliances include a furnace, hot water heater, fireplace, dryer, radiant tube heater, BBQ, boiler, range/cooktop, space heater or any other gas burning appliance
- associated pipes and vents associated with the above
- secondary service lines
- temporary construction heat
Note: Residential natural gas and propane furnaces are no longer allowed to be used as temporary heat sources in Canada. Any furnaces built after May 1, 2017 found being used or that have been used for temp heat during construction or renovation will be condemned and must be permanently removed from service and scrapped.
Applying for a gas permit
Gas permit applications are available online or in person at the Town of Hinton Government Centre. Contact a Safety Codes Clerk with any questions.
Fees vary depending on the number of appliances, BTU load and type of project.
Who can apply?
- licensed gas contractors
- homeowners if they own and live in, or intend to live in, the home and are completing the work themselves or with qualified help
Note: If a contractor is doing the work, you (as the homeowner/business owner) should ask the contractor to pull the permit rather than you pulling the permit on the contractor’s behalf.
To book an inspection, call The Inspections Group at 866-554-5048 and allow 2-5 working days notice.
- If the contractor is applying for the permit, the owner should ask for a copy of the permit to confirm that all work carried out in accordance with the Safety Codes Act
- The permit generally expires after one year without an extension request
- Work must begin within 90 days from the date of issuance
- Work must not be suspended or abandoned for a period of more than 120 days
- Any connection for an appliance over 400,000 BTU’s must be pulled by a certified contractor
- All commercial, industrial and institutional plumbing permits must be pulled by a certified contractor
Note: It is an offence under the Provincial Safety Codes Act to start any work without a valid permit. Permit fees will be doubled if work is started without a permit.
More information on technical requirements
Alberta Municipal Affairs offers a Codes and Permits Safety Tips website with brochures on subjects like private sewage treatment systems, secondary suites, building a wood deck, and many more.
For further information, call The Inspections Group at 866-554-5048.
For your convenience, we have compiled a collection of Diagrams that may be of benefit when installing certain electrical, gas, plumbing, and private sewage components; view it here.
Additionally, Alberta Municipal Affairs offers a Codes and Permits Safety Tips website with brochures on subjects like private sewage treatment systems, secondary suites, building a wood deck, and many more.