Trade Permits

Trades permits are permits relating to specific skilled trades (electrical, plumbing, gas or mechanical) which are required in building and renovation projects. To ensure compliance with all regulatory safety policies, these permits are issued only to qualified professionals who are licensed by the City of Medicine Hat.

To be issued trades permits, you must either have a Business License or be associated with a Licensed Contractor.

Electrical permits

Apply online

Apply online


Apply in person

Electrical application

Fees and charges

Permit cancellation

A Safety Codes Officer may, by written notice sent or delivered to the applicant at the address or fax number on the application, cancel or suspend a permit if he is aware that:

  1. incorrect information was submitted in or with the application for the permit
  2. information submitted with the application is inadequate to determine whether the proposed work complies or will comply with the Safety Codes Act
  3. the proposed work for which the permit was issued does not or will not comply with the Safety Codes Act or the permit or any condition thereof
  4. the permit was issued in error

Permit expiration

An electrical permit expires if the work is not commenced within 180 days of the issuance of the permit or if no work is carried out under the permit for a period of 180 consecutive days. Upon written application made prior to the expiry of the permit, the Safety Codes Manager may extend the time period for a permit by an additional 180 days.

Inspections

Plumbing permits

A plumbing permit is required for installing or modifying plumbing systems, including new bathroom fixtures.

A plumbing permit is not required to install plumbing fixtures in a single family dwelling if the rough-in piping has been completed under another permit.

Apply online

Apply online


Apply in person

Plumbing application

Fees and charges

Permit cancellation

A Safety Codes Officer may, by written notice sent or delivered to the applicant at the address or fax number on the application, cancel or suspend a permit if he is aware that:

  1. incorrect information was submitted in or with the application for the permit
  2. information submitted with the application is inadequate to determine whether the proposed work complies or will comply with the Safety Codes Act
  3. the proposed work for which the permit was issued does not or will not comply with the Safety Codes Act or the permit or any condition thereof
  4. the permit was issued in error

Permit expiration

A plumbing permit expires if the work is not commenced within 90 days of the issuance of the permit or if no work is carried out under the permit for a period of 120 consecutive days. Upon written application made prior to the expiry of the permit, the Safety Codes Manager may extend the time period for a permit by an additional 180 days.

Inspections

Gas permits

A gas permit is required for installing or modifying a gas furnace, gas fireplace, gas range or any other gas related work.

A gas permit is not required to replace a gas furnace, water heater, gas range or laundry dryer if:

  • it is located in a single family dwelling, and
  • there is no design change in any gas piping or venting system

Apply online

Apply online


Apply in person

Gas application

Fees and charges

Permit cancellation

A Safety Codes Officer may, by written notice sent or delivered to the applicant at the address or fax number on the application, cancel or suspend a permit if he is aware that:

  1. incorrect information was submitted in or with the application for the permit
  2. information submitted with the application is inadequate to determine whether the proposed work complies or will comply with the Safety Codes Act
  3. the proposed work for which the permit was issued does not or will not comply with the Safety Codes Act or the permit or any condition thereof
  4. the permit was issued in error

Permit expiration

A gas permit expires if the work is not commenced within 180 days of the issuance of the permit or if no work is carried out under the permit for a period of 180 consecutive days. Upon written application made prior to the expiry of the permit, the Safety Codes Manager may extend the time period for a permit by an additional 180 days.

Inspections

Mechanical permits

A mechanical permit is required for installing or modifying heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Apply online

Apply online


Apply in person

Mechanical application

Fees and charges

Permit cancellation

A Safety Codes Officer may, by written notice sent or delivered to the applicant at the address or fax number on the application, cancel or suspend a permit if he is aware that:

  1. incorrect information was submitted in or with the application for the permit
  2. information submitted with the application is inadequate to determine whether the proposed work complies or will comply with the Safety Codes Act
  3. the proposed work for which the permit was issued does not or will not comply with the Safety Codes Act or the permit or any condition thereof
  4. the permit was issued in error

Permit expiration

A mechanical permit expires if the work is not commenced within 90 days of the issuance of the permit or if no work is carried out under the permit for a period of 120 consecutive days. Upon written application made prior to the expiry of the permit, the Safety Codes Manager may extend the time period for a permit by an additional 180 days.

Inspections

Book an inspection

Generally, your project will require a rough-in and a final inspection for each building and trades permit, though additional inspections may be required.

Inspections


Do it yourself

Homeowner's permits give authorization to homeowners, under certain conditions, to perform a limited scope of work themselves.

Homeowners trade permits