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Building owners and certified contractors can apply and pay for fuel tank permits to remove, install or alter fuel tanks inside City limits through the online fuel tank permitting system. Permits are required for small and large tanks as well as above ground or underground tank installations.

Create an Account

Applicants create a business account allowing either one or multiple employees to have access. Businesses may create Administrator privileges that give individuals in their organization permission to add or delete staff, change business attributes or revise contact information at the discretion of the original applicant.

Apply for a permit

Is a Permit Required?

The 2014 Alberta Fire Code mandates that permits are required for all petroleum storage tank installations, removals or alterations.

A permit is not required for removal of storage tank systems where all components are above ground.

All new fuel storage tank installations require a permit, including:

  • small tanks, 230-8,000 litre capacity, or an aggregate capacity of < 20,000 litres
  • large tanks, > 8,000 litre capacity, or an aggregate capacity of > 20,000 litres
  • above ground systems
  • underground systems
Checksheets and Pre-Requirement

The prerequisites (including checksheets) of the mandatory items that are requirements as part of your fuel tank permit application.

Requirements and Checksheet - Underground Tanks

Checksheet - Aboveground Storage Tanks

Checksheet - Aboveground Used Oil Storage Tank

Pre-Requirements - Aboveground Storage Tank Systems Used to Supply Appliances

Letter to Fuel Companies - Fuel/Used Oil Delivery and/or Removal from Storage Tanks

Site Plan Requirements & Drawings

A site plan must be submitted for small above ground tank installations or alterations.

Three sets of Alberta stamped, engineered drawings must be submitted for the installation of a large tank or underground system.

Fees

Fees for a permit application consists of 3 hours charged at the rate for an Inspection related to the (permanent or temporary) installation or removal of flammable/combustible fuel tank per member per hour plus expenses.

and

The fee for plans examining and letter of compliance related to the installation or removal of flammable/combustible fuel tank.

Fees and Permits

Inspections

When to Book an Inspection

  • Tank removal
  • Tank installation
  • Pressure test of tanks and lines
  • Product first fill
  • Final occupancy and/or building permit closure in conjunction with the City’s permit process

How to Book an Inspection

When you are ready for an inspection, please reference the permit number and contact one of the following:

  • Fire Rescue Services, Fire Prevention Branch 780-496-3628
  • If you have registered online, you can book your inspection by sending an email to cmsfpts@edmonton.ca

Extra or After-hours Inspections

A fee for an Inspection related to the (permanent or temporary) installation or removal of flammable/combustible fuel tank per member per hour plus expenses shall be assessed for an inspection that exceeds a reasonable time frame and for every additional re-inspection required as a result of any of the following:

  • Failed inspection
  • Inspection incorrectly called for
  • Installation not prepared for inspection
  • Previously identified deficiency not corrected after a request for inspection has been made
  • Failed testing procedures

An after hours fee for costs related to overtime will apply for inspections requested outside of regular office hours.

Please refer to the Fees and Permits page for the schedule of fees. 

Online fuel tank permits

For More Information

Fire Rescue Services, Fire Prevention Branch

10425-106 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5H 0P5

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8am to 4:30pm

Telephone
780-496-3628
Fax 780-442-7364
Email cmsfpts@edmonton.ca

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