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Our commitment to your safety translates to the consistent and reliable implemetation of policies. 

One such means are our plumbing permits. This document ensures that your plumbing-related projects comply with standard regulation. 

Doing so means accomplishing your project in the right way for your piece of mind; protecting you and your loved ones from untoward incidents arising from unregulated development. 

How do I Apply for a Plumbing Permit? 

In addition, you can download the application form through this link.

Upon downloading, completing and signing the form, you may submit your application in the following ways:

  • Email the completed form with the necessary attachments to SafetyCodes@dinosaurvalley.com;
  • Fax in the permit form and necessary attachments to (403) 823-7739, or;
  • Visit us at Town Hall between 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

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For more information, please call us at (403) 823-1310. We are dedicated to assisting you understand this important requirement.

When is a Plumbing Permit Required? 

 A permit in the plumbing discipline is required to install, alter, or add to a plumbing system. 

When is a Plumbing Permit NOT Required? 

 A permit is not required for the following: 

  • To install a water service that connects a buliding to a municipal or private water supply; 
  • To install a building sewer or storm sewer outside of a building; 
  • To change a fixture, water heater, faucet, trap, or valve if a design change to the piping system is not required ;
  • To install plumbing fixtures in a single family residential dwelling if roughed-in piping has been completed under another permit, and; 
  • To install residential water treatment devices in a single family residential dwelling. 

 Who May Obtain a Plumbing Permit?  

 A plumbing permit may be issued to the following: 

  • A plumber; 
  • An owner who resides in a single family residential dwelling if the plumbing system serves the dwelling; 
  • An owner of a farm building if the plumbing system serves the farm building; 

Permits issued may be limited to the type and scope of the undertaking for the purpose of achieve the level of safety intended by the Safety Codes Act and the regulations. 

 

 

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 When is a Private Sewage Disposal Permit Required?

 A permit in the private sewage discipline is required for a private sewage disposal system undertaking. 

When is a Private Sewage Disposal Permit NOT Required? 

 A permit is not required for the replacement of any equipment of a private sewage disposal system with units of a similar type if the replacement is made for the purpose of maintaining the system. 

It must not also modify the design of the system. 

 Who May Obtain a Private Sewage Disposal Permit? 

 This kind of permit may be granted to the following: 

  • A private sewage installer for any private sewage system; 
  • A restricted private sewage installer for the installation of holding tanks; 
  • An owner who resides in a single family residential dwelling for any private sewage system if the private sewage disposal system serves the dwelling, and; 
  • An owner of a farm building for any private sewage system if the private sewage disposal system serves the farm building. 

Notably, a permit issued may be limited in terms of the type and scope of the undertaking for the purpose of achieving the level of safety intended by the Safety Codes Act

How do I Apply for a Private Sewage Disposal Permit? 

 To begin your application process, please download the application form here. 

Upon downloading, completing, and signing the form, you may submit your application in the following ways: 

  • E-mail the completed form with the necessary attachments to SafetyCodes@dinosaurvalley.com
  • Fax in the permit form and necessary attachments to (403) 823-7739, or; 
  • Visit us at Town Hall between 8:00 am to 4:30 pn, Monday through Friday. 

 For more information, please call us at (403) 823-1310.

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Safety Services are responsible for establishing and interpreting the gas codes, standards and respective regulations under the Safety Codes Act.

This covers the installation of natural gas appliances, equipment, components, and accessories where gas is to be used for fuel purposes, propane storage/handling, and the installation of natural gas/propane alternate fuel systems on highway vehicles for motive power.

 

How do I apply for a Gas Permit?

Drumheller Gas fees

In addition, you can download the form through this link.

Upon downloading, completing and signing the form, you may submit your application in the following ways:

  • Email the completed form with the necessary attachments to SafetyCodes@dinosaurvalley.com;
  • Fax in the permit form and necessary attachments to (403) 823-7739, or;
  • Visit us at Town Hall between 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

For more information, please call us at (403) 823-1300 and we will be more than happy to address your concerns.

 

When is a Gas Permit Required?

 

 A permit in the gas discipline is required to install, alter or add to a gas system. Gas here includes natural gas or propane gas.

 

When is a Gas Permit NOT Required?

 

A gas permit is not required for:

  • A gas system that uses propane or natural gas for motor vehicles;
  • Replacement of dryers, ranges, water heaters or space heating appliances if they are located in a single family dwelling and if no design change is required to any gas piping or venting system;
  • Relocation of a gas meter by a gas utility company;
  • A propane container with a capacity of not more than 454 litres, or containers manifolded together with an aggregate capacity of not more than 454 litres, and;
  • A propane container and installation serving a pump jack, flare stack or oil tank heater at an oilfield site.

If you are unsure if your project requires a permit or would like more information, contact the Planning and Development main line at 403 823 1310.

The receptionist will direct you to the most appropriate staff member.

 

Who May Obtain a Gas Permit?

 

A gas permit may be issued to the following: 

  • A gasfitter; 
  • An owner who resides in a single family residential dwelling if the gas system serves the dwelling; 
  • An owner of a farm building if the gas system serves the farm building; 
  • A person who has satisfactorily completed a course of training acceptable to the administrator for the installation of liquefied petroleum tanks, and;  
  • A person who has satisfactorily completed a course of training acceptable to the administrator for the installation of natural gas secondary lines; 

Nevertheless, it must be noted that we may limit the type and scope of the undertaking for which a permit is issued to achieve the level of safety intended by the Safety Codes Act

 

 

 

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 How do I Apply for an Electrical Permit? 

Here are the current   Electrical fees

In addition, you can download the application form through this link

On the other hand, the application form for Annual Electrical Permits are available here

Upon downloading, completing and signing the form, you may submit your application in the following ways: 

  • Email the completed form with the necessary attachments to SafetyCodes@dinosaurvalley.com;
  • Fax in the permit form and necessary attachments to (403) 823-7739, or; 
  • Visit us at Town Hall between 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

For more information, please call our development office on (403) 823-1310 

 

When is an Electrical Permit Required? 

A permit in this discipline is required to install, alter or add to an electrical system.

Notably, the Safety Codes Act (SCA) includes utility distribution and transmission lines in its definition of an electrical system, the installation, alteration, or addition to these lines also require an electrical permit. 

Nevertheless, there are exceptions to this rule. 

 

When are Electrical Permits NOT Required? 

 

Electrical permits are not necessary with projects in the following categories: 

  • Communication Systems. Nevertheless, the systems must still meed the requirements of the Canadian Electrical Code and the SCA. Owners are responsible for the care and control of communications systems on their side of the connection point between the customer and the utility, including making sure they comply with the relevant sections of the Canadian Electrical Code. On the other hand, communication circuits on the supply side of the demarcation point fall under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government. 
  • Electrical Installations to which the CSA Standard CAN/MSA M421-00 (R2000) The Use of Electricity Mines applies because appropriate inspection services are provided under other programs;
  • Electrical installations related to an elevating device applies since appropriate inspection services are provided under other programs as well; 
  • Extra low voltage, class 2 electrical circuits unless they are for safety control, locations described as hazardous in the Electrical Code, electro-medical purposes, or lighting, and; 
  • The replacement of electrical equipment with units of a similar type if the replacement is made for the purpose of maintaining the system and does not modify the ratings or characteristics of the electrical installation. 

If you are unsure if your project requires a permit or would like more information, contact the Planning and Development main line at (403 823 1300.

Who May Obtain an Electrical Permit? 

 

Electrical Permits may be issued to the following:

  • A master electrician for any electrical system; nevertheless, a master electrician or restricted master electrician should have proof of their certification available for verification at our request;
  • A restricted master electrician for any electrical system within the scope of the restricted master electrician's certification;
  • A rural wireman for an electrical undertaking in a residence, farm building, or similar structure in an area of the province prescribted by an administrator if the service ampacity does not exceed 100 amperes and 300 volts single phase; 
  • An owner who resides in a single family residential dwelling where the electrical system serves that dwelling;
  • An owner of a farm building served by a single phase electrical system; 
  • An owner, operator, or designate of a power line construction company or an electrical utility for the construction of an overhead of underground power system governed by the Alberta Utility Code, and;
  • A sign installation technician to perform electrical undertakings withint the scope of the technician's duties as permitted by the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

For the purpose of achieving the level of safety intended by the Act and the regulations, we may limit the type and scope of the undertaking for which a permit is issued.

 

Annual Permit 

The Annual Permit is modelled after the "Minor Electrical Repairs Permit" that has existed in Alberta for many years. 

This permit now applies to the electrical, gas, and plumbing disciplines. 

Annual Electrical Permits are issued to the owner or operator of the premises to perform minor repairs, alterations, or additions on the premises under the following conditions: 

  • A person who holds a trade certification in the appropriate trade under the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act carries out the undertaking; 
  • The permit does not entitle the owner or operator to effect major alterations in or addtitions to the premises; 
  • The owner or operator maintains on the premises an accurate record of all repairs for the previous 2 years and makes the record available to a safety codes officer on request, and; 
  • The permit is limited to a 1-year term, subject to renewal by the permit issuer . 

If work is conducted under an annual permit, separate inspections for each minor repair or alteration are not required.