Gas Operating Permits

Gas operating permits are for gas stations and other facilities dispensing propane, natural gas or hydrogen. Operating permits are also required for owners of gas utilities, propane bulk plants, vehicle fuel system installers and other facilities. For more information on those facilities, please refer to section 28 of the Gas Safety Regulation.

Obtain an Operating Permit

To obtain an operating permit:

  1. Complete the Operating Permit Application Form 550
  2. Email the form to You can also submit the forms in person or mail, to any Technical Safety BC office.
  3. Pay the required fee as per the Gas Fee Schedule upon receiving invoice.


To renew your operating permit, complete the Operating Permit Form 550 and follow the steps above. It may take few weeks for the permit to be issued from the date you submit an application, so it’s best to renew as soon as you get your reminder.

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