Alberta Building Code
Building codes can be purchased from the Government of Alberta Municipal Affairs.
Safety Codes Council
The Safety Codes Council and its partners have been managing the safety codes system in Alberta since 1991.
A plumbing permit is required when installing or altering plumbing equipment
A plumbing permit is required under the provincial Safety Codes Act when installing or altering plumbing equipment such as:
You do not require a permit to replace a fixture or maintain an existing system which remains in the same location.
Maintenance means the like-for-like repair or replacement of worn or damaged building components or systems, including mechanical and electrical systems, for their preservation or upkeep but not their improvement, renovation, remodel or upgrade.
Apply for a plumbing permit together with the appropriate building permit type:
A plumbing permit is not to be applied for separately unless the project is limited to only plumbing work. Where the work includes other interior or exterior alterations, apply for a plumbing permit together with the appropriate building permit.
No fee refunds will be given if a standalone trade permit is applied for when trade permits should be included as part of the building permit project.
To obtain a homeowners plumbing permit, a homeowner must own and occupy the single detached house for which this permit is intended and perform the work themselves.
Contractors must be licensed with the City of Edmonton.
Submit the application online.
Apply: Contractors & Professionals
A permit must be obtained prior to starting any work and booking an inspection.
For inquiries and questions, please book a virtual or in-person appointment.
Request an inspection within the SelfServe project dashboard under the 'Inspections' heading, or if necessary, call 311.
Find inspection information on the Safety Codes inspection services web page.
City of Edmonton
For new single-family home construction:
Effective January 1, 2023, the include details about plumbing fees
For new duplex or semi-detached construction and for any other types of residential plumbing:
2nd Floor, 10111 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 0J4
Hours of Operation (by appointment):
Monday - Friday
In Edmonton: 311