A plumbing permit is required for the installation, alteration or addition to a plumbing system.
A plumbing permit is not required for:
- The installation of a water service connecting a building to a municipal or private water supply
- The installation of a building sewer or storm sewer outside a building
- Replacing fixtures, water heaters, faucets, traps or valves if there is no design change to the plumbing system
- Installing plumbing fixtures if the roughed in piping has been completed under another permit
- Installing residential water treatment devices in a single family dwelling *
If you are unsure if your project requires a permit or would like more information, contact the Planning and Development main line at 780-979-2113 . The receptionist will direct you to the most appropriate staff member.
*Note that some substances and waste water adversely affect private sewage disposal systems and shall not be put into the system including, but not limited to limited to the following:
- Storm water
- Surface water
- Abattoir waste
- Subsurface seepage water
- Waste water from a hot tub, spa or hydro massage bath exceeding a two-person capacity, wastes from a swimming pool
- Commercial or industrial process wastes
- Waste from a water filter or other commercial water treatment device
- Wastes from an iron filter
- Other wastes not considered in the design of the system
A plumbing permit may be issued to a plumber or to an owner who resides in a single family dwelling if the plumbing system services that dwelling or the owner of a farm building if the plumbing system serves that farm building.
A plumbing permit may also be issued to the owner/operator of an establishment requiring an annual plumbing permit. Contact Planning and Development for further information on the restrictions for these applicants.
The application form must be fully completed and signed
Generally, plans are required only for complex projects; however, a safety codes officer may ask for plans for any plumbing installation.
Certified materials and equipment:
Owners and contractors must ensure that all construction materials and equipment (building, electrical, gas, plumbing, private sewage disposal) that require certification bear certification marks acceptable in Alberta.
It is the responsibility of the permit applicant to contact Leduc County 48 hours in advance to arrange for the required inspections prior to covering the work. If work is covered prior to calling and receiving inspections a safety codes officer may ask that any work that required inspection be uncovered.