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.
Effective August 31, 2020, the Alberta Safety Codes Authority will be implementing a Storage Tank Inventory Control System in non-accredited areas of the province, replacing the previous storage tank registration system. Owners of tank systems in these areas are required to submit an annual operating permit application.
At this time, within the City of Edmonton, the "annual operating permit" process is under review. Affected storage tank system owners/operators will be notified when the requirements for the annual operating permit process are established.
Until then, current holders of the Petroleum Tank Management Association of Alberta (PTMAA) registration certificates (issued prior to June 8, 2020 and valid until August 31, 2020) must retain/display this certificate for record. These registration certificates will be accepted as providing tank compliance. Please continue to display this document at your locations in Edmonton.
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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.
Is a Permit Required?
The 2019 National Fire Code - Alberta Edition 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.
Site Plan Requirements and 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 for a permit application consists of
- 3 hours charged at the rate for an Inspection related to the installation or removal of flammable/combustible fuel tank per member per hour plus expenses
- Fee for plans examining and letter of compliance related to the installation or removal of flammable/combustible fuel tank
More information: Fees and Permits
When to Book an Inspection
How to Book an Inspection
When you are ready for an inspection, please reference the permit number and leave a message with the Fire Prevention Branch (780-496-3628) or email email@example.com.
Extra or After-hours Inspections
A fee for an inspection related to the 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:
- 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.