installation, renewal, removal or change of a plumbing system/ equipment
installation of a cross connection control device (backflow prevention)
connection of any mobile/modular home to a municipal or private sewage system
Applying for a plumbing permit
Plumbing permit applications are available online or in person at the Town of Hinton Government Centre.
Fees vary depending on the number of fixtures. Note: If the Safety Codes Officer is unable to perform your inspection due to deficiencies, access issues, incomplete work or the inability to locate the site, additional fees may apply.
Who can apply?
plumbing contractors that have journeyman certification
homeowners, if they own and live in, or intend to live in, the home and are completing the work themselves or with qualified help
Note: If a contractor is doing the work, you (as the homeowner/business owner) should ask the contractor to pull the permit rather than you pulling the permit on the contractor’s behalf.
To book an inspection, call The Inspections Group at 866-554-5048 and allow 2-5 working days notice.
If the contractor is applying for the permit, the owner should ask for a copy of the permit to confirm that all work adheres to the Safety Codes Act
The permit generally expires after one year without an extension request
Work must begin within 90 days from the issue date
Work must not be suspended or abandoned for a period of more than 120 days
All commercial, industrial and institutional plumbing permits must be pulled by a certified contractor
Note: It is an offence under the Provincial Safety Codes Act to start any work without a valid permit. Permit fees will be doubled if work is started without a permit.
More information on technical requirements
Alberta Municipal Affairs offers a Codes and Permits Safety Tips website with brochures on subjects like private sewage treatment systems, secondary suites, building a wood deck, and many more.
For more information, call The Inspections Group at 866-554-5048.
Additionally, Alberta Municipal Affairs offers a Codes and Permits Safety Tips website with brochures on subjects like private sewage treatment systems, secondary suites, building a wood deck, and many more.
Town of Hinton Safety Codes Officers are also available for technical inquiries and can be reached at 780-865-6016.