Adding a fireplace is a common project for homeowners, as it provides additional heating and aesthetic value to a room. It is important to obtain permits to ensure safety, to avoid re-doing work in order to fix deficiencies, and to prevent problems with selling your home in the future.
The information on this page relates to:
- installing a new interior gas fireplace, wood burning fireplace or wood burning stove, into an existing room in a home, and
- renovating an existing interior fireplace in a home.
For exterior fire enclosures such as fire pits, chimineas or outdoor fireplaces: See Backyard fire pits.
For gas appliances or furnaces: See the gas permits section and mechanical permits section in Trade permits.