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, with a valid Journeyman's Gasfitter Certification, can obtain a gas permit.
Who can apply?
Only a licensed contractor can apply for a fireplace installation permit. If you are a contractor requiring a City of Red Deer Business Licence, please visit our Licensing page before submitting your permit application.
How do I apply?
You can apply for your permit in one of the following ways:
Online: MyPermits (fastest, easiest way to submit your application, available 24/7)
Altenatively, you can complete the Fireplace Permit Application (pdf) form, and submit it by email or in person:
In person: Main floor, City Hall (4914 48 Avenue)
What inspections will I need?
For a gas fireplace installation, you will need one Safety Codes inspection during the course of your fireplace installation:
- A final inspection prior to concealing; framing and venting must be installed
For a solid fuel fireplace installation, you will need two Safety Codes inspections during the course of your fireplace installation:
- A rough-in inspection before prior to concealing
- 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?
- Online using our Inspection Request Form
- Online using MyInspections
- Email email@example.com
- Call 403-342-8190 between 8:00AM and 4:30PM
*Inspections must be scheduled by 3:00PM to book for the following business day.
In person: Main floor of City Hall, 4914 48 Avenue
Due to COVID-19 regulations, limited staff are available in person.
City Hall is open between 8:00AM and 4:30PM, Monday to Friday. Closed weekends and statutory holidays.