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. For more information about business licensing, phone Planning & Development Services at 403-529-8374 or visit Starting a business.
Homeowner's permits give authorization to homeowners, under certain conditions, to perform a limited scope of work themselves. For full info, visit homeowners permits.
Complete the applicable form(s) below.
Submit in person, by email, mail or FAX:
Planning & Development Services
Second floor, City Hall
580 1st Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E6
How long does it take to get a trades permit?
A trades permit will typically be processed within 1 business day from when we receive your application. You will be notified by phone or email when your application is approved.
Homeowners permits for electrical, plumbing or mechanical work can often be issued instantly at the counter of Planning & Development Services. Homeowners permits for gasfitting will typically be processed within 1 business day from when the application is received.