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?

Licensed Contractors 

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 to obtain and submit a Business Licence application, and for additional information.

Homeowners 

A homeowner can apply for a fireplace installation permit  if they own and reside in the property.

*A Homeowner Permit Premium charge will be added to the permit fee.

How do I apply?

You can apply for your permit in one of the following ways:

OnlineMyPermits (fastest, easiest way to submit your application, available 24/7)

Alternatively, you can complete the Fireplace Permit Application (pdf)  form, and submit it by email or in person:

Emailinspections@reddeer.ca
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:

  1. 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:

  1. A rough-in inspection before concealing any work
  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?

*Inspections must be scheduled by 3 p.m. to book for the following business day. 

Questions?

Phone: 403-342-8190
Email: inspections@reddeer.ca 
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 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to FridayClosed weekends and statutory holidays.