Gas Installation Permits

Who needs a permit?

Licensed contractors working with natural and manufactured gas, liquefied petroleum gas, hydrogen, digester gas, landfill gas, or a mixture or dilution of gasses, need to apply for a permit before they install regulated gas equipment, or gas systems.

If you have an installation and the scope of the work on that site has since changed, amend your permit at your nearest Technical Safety BC office.

How to get a permit from Technical Safety BC

If you have an online services account, you may obtain and pay for an installation permit online.

For all other clients, please fill out the Gas Installation Permit Form to request an installation permit. Technical Safety BC will review the details and call you to process payment.

Who issues a permit?

The Province of British Columbia has delegated partial administration of the Safety Standards Act to a number of local governments. This table shows responsibilities for permits and inspections for specific areas not in the jurisdiction of Technical Safety BC.

Permit Fees

Fees associated with permits allow Technical Safety BC to work with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement and research. See the Gas Installation Permit Fees.

Amending the permit value or scope of work

If the scope or value of work changes over the course of the project, a permit amendment must be submitted in a timely manner. A permit for the final value and scope of work must be in place prior to a request for final inspection. Undervalued work is considered to be work without a permit and may be subject to enforcement action. For more information and to find out how to amend a permit, refer to  Information bulletin IB-AT-2019-01.

Related Information

After an inspection please ensure your gasfitter has submitted the Gas Notification of Completion, Installation or Alteration Form 570.

Have you finished or made alterations to your permitted installation?
Please complete the Gas Notification of Completion, Installation or Alteration Form 570.

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