Fireplace Installation

You will require a Fireplace Installation Permit if you are installing a gas or a solid fuel (wood stove or wood burning) fireplace. For gas fireplaces, you will also require a Gas Permit for connecting it to the natural gas source. Only a licensed contractor can obtain a gas permit.

Who can apply?

A licensed contractor or homeowner can apply for a fireplace installation permit. Contact Licensing at 403-342-8182, licensing@reddeer.ca or visit us on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for business license information.

The City of Red Deer allows homeowners to obtain permits; however, if you have had no previous knowledge or experience with these installations you should engage the services of a licensed contractor to apply for the required permits, and complete the work.

Experience has shown persons not familiar with these installations, and the applicable code requirements, often complete work that requires extensive corrections and can create hazards.

How do I apply?

You can apply for your fireplace installation permit online using MyPermits or fill out a paper application and submit it in person on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or email it to inspections@reddeer.ca. 

See the Gas Permits section for more information on applying for a gas fitting permit to connect a gas fireplace to the natural gas source.

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What inspections will I need?

For a gas fireplace installation, you will need one Safety Code inspection during the course of your fireplace installation:

  1. A final inspection prior to concealing; framing and venting must be installed

For a solid fuel fireplace installation, you will need two Safety Code inspections during the course of your fireplace installation:

  1. A rough-in inspection before prior to concealing
  2. A final inspection when installation is complete

You will be required to correct all deficiencies. Re-inspection fees or other penalties may apply.

How do I schedule an inspection?

For more information, call Inspections & Licensing at 403-342-8190 or visit us on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.