Gas Installation Permits

Forms and fees referenced on this page:


How to get a permit from BCSA

If you have a MyConnection account, you may obtain and pay for an installation permit online.

For all other clients, please fill out the Gas Installation Permit Form to request an installation permit. BCSA will review the details and call you to process payment.

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Who needs a permit?

Licensed contractors working with natural and manufactured gas, liquefied petroleum gas, hydrogen, digester gas, landfill gas, or a mixture or dilution of gasses, need to apply for a permit before they install regulated gas equipment, or gas systems.

If you have an installation and the scope of the work on that site has since changed, amend your permit at your nearest BCSA office.

Who issues a permit?

BC Safety Authority issues gas installation permits for the Province of British Columbia, except for the following municipalities*:

City of Burnaby Gas Permits City of Vancouver Gas Permits
City of Kelowna Gas Permits City of North Vancouver Gas Permits
City of Maple Ridge Gas Permits District of North Vancouver Gas Permits
City of Richmond Gas Permits  

*These municipalities issue gas installation permits for fully detached single family dwellings - if the gas meter pressure is 2 PSI (14kPa) or less , or any premise others than a fully detached single family dwellings if the total connected load to the individual gas meter is 409,600 BTU/hr ( 120kW) or  less, or  if the gas meter pressure or 2 PSI (14kPa) than. For regulated equipment outside of these parameters, please contact BC Safety Authority.

Permit Fees

Residential installations:

Residential · Contractor fees: Fully Detached Dwelling (such as single family houses)
· Contractor fees: Multi-Unit Dwellings (such as condos and townhouses)
Commercial Gas Fee Schedule
All Others Gas Fee Schedule

Fees associated with permits allow BCSA to work with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement and research.  BCSA is an independent, self-funded organization.

Related Information

After an inspection please ensure your gasfitter has submitted the Gas Notification of Completion, Installation or Alteration Form 570.

Have you finished or made alterations to your permitted installation?
Please complete the Gas Notification of Completion, Installation or Alteration Form 570.

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