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Mechanical permits including water and sewer permits regulate the utilities servicing a property.

About the Service

A sewer and water permit is required under the provincial Safety Codes Act when installing, altering or relocating sewer and water equipment such as:

  • Sewer Lines
  • Water Lines
  • Storm or sanitary sewers
  • Water Connections
  • Weeping Tile

Weeping tile can be connected to your storm sewer system, provided that a connection is available. The system must run through a backwater valve that is accessible from the basement of your building.

How Do I Obtain the Service?

For Homeowners

Homeowners must own and occupy the property and be completing the work themselves to obtain a permit.

  1. Homeowner must apply for permits in person (address listed below)
  2. Complete the Single Family Homeowners Plumbing and Gas Application
  3. Include a detailed drawing with piping layout including fitting descriptions and sizing
  4. After the work has been completed you must schedule an inspection by calling 311.

A permit must be obtained prior to starting any work and booking an inspection.

For Contractors

Contractors must be licensed with the City of Edmonton.

  1. Complete the Contractors Plumbing and Gas Application
  2. fax to 780-496-6054 or come to our offices (address listed below)
  3. After the work has been completed you must schedule an inspection by calling 311.

OR

Contractors who have an online account may apply for their permits and book their inspections online.

A permit must be obtained prior to starting any work and booking an inspection.

Inspection Information

  • After the work is completed an inspection of the equipment is required.
  • All equipment that will be concealed must be inspected and approved before it is covered.
  • If the work has not had an inspection but has been covered, the inspector has the authority to request the area to be opened for inspection.

Booking an Inspection

In occupied homes

  • The owner of the home should be phoning to book the inspection since they will be required to ensure that either themselves or another adult is there when the inspection occurs.
  • Inspections can be booked by calling or faxing our office. Please indicate the type of inspection that is required as well as permit holder's name and phone number and the address where the inspection needs to be done.

To prepare for the required inspections in occupied homes, please ensure:

  • an individual 18 years of age or older who is responsible for the property is present during the inspection
  • clear and unobstructed access to all areas of inspection is provided
  • all pets are securely contained

Please note: the Safety Codes Officers are required to wear shoes while performing their duties in your home.

Extra Inspections

There is a fee of $250 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.
Online
Permits Online (For Contractors Only)
Email developmentservices@edmonton.ca
In Person

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

Office Hours: 8am-4:30pm
Monday to Friday

Mail

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

By Phone 311 for 24-hour information and access to City of Edmonton programs and services. Or, if outside Edmonton, 780-442-5311.
Fees

2017 Fees

Effective January 1, 2017

Sewer and water permit is $105 plus a Safety code fee of $4.50

Contact the City About This Service

Edmonton Service Centre

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

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

Telephone

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

Email developmentservices@edmonton.ca

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