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Plumbing Permit Requirements

A plumbing permit is required by the Alberta Safety Codes Act when installing or altering plumbing equipment, such as:

  • Sinks
  • Backwater valves
  • Toilets
  • Backflow prevention devices
  • Bathtubs (or jetted tubs)
  • Water piping
  • Grease traps
  • Auto washers
  • Laundry tubs


After the work is completed an inspection of the equipment is required.

All concealed equipment such as ducts and in-floor hydronics must be inspected and approved before being covered.

If the uninspected work is covered, the inspector may re-open the area for inspection.

Extra Inspections

Additional fees shall be assessed for every inspection requested where any of the following items are found to be deficient:

  • No address on site, building, or suite as applicable.
  • Inspector unable to access the building, having been called to inspect.
  • Project not ready for inspection, when inspector has been called to do an inspection.
  • Inspection called for where previously identified deficiency has not been corrected.

Obtaining a Permit

Booking an Inspection

A permit must be obtained prior to booking an inspection. If an inspection is required for the next day, you must contact our office by phone before noon of the previous day. To book an inspection contact our office.

Application Procedure

Completed applications can be dropped off, mailed, or emailed into our office or, if you have an online account, you can apply for the permit online.


The 2019 plumbing permit fees, effective January 1, 2019, are explained in the 2019 Building Permits and Safety Codes Fees.

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For More Information

Edmonton Service Centre

2nd Floor, 10111 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB  T5J 0J4

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
8am to 4:30pm


In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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