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

Please review this ePermit user guide before applying 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 Apply to extend a permit

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

Please review this ePermit user guide before applying 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 Apply to extend a permit

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

Please review this ePermit user guide before applying 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 Apply to extend a permit

Mechanical permits

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

Apply online

Apply online

Please review this ePermit user guide before applying 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 Apply to extend a permit

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.

To learn more about inspections, visit:

Inspections


Do it yourself

A homeowner trade permit allows homeowners to do a limited scope of work on their own home, such as electrical and plumbing work. Learn more at the link below.

Homeowners trade permits


Extending a permit

If you have already received a City permit for building, plumbing, electrical, gas or HVAC work, but are not able to complete the work during the time period, you may apply online for an extension of your permit.

  • You cannot extend a permit that has already expired.
  • You cannot extend a permit more than once.
  • You cannot extend a permit more than one year beyond the original expiration date.

Apply to extend a permit