Fireplace Installation

You will require a Fireplace Installation Permit if you are installing a gas or a solid fuel (wood stove or wood burning) fireplace.

For gas fireplaces, you will also require a Gas Permit for connecting it to the natural gas source. Only a licensed contractor, with a valid Journeyman's Gasfitter Certification, can obtain a gas permit.

Who can apply?

Only a licensed contractor can apply for a fireplace installation permit. If you are a contractor requiring a City of Red Deer Business Licence, please visit our Licensing page before submitting your permit application.

Step 1: Submit your application

How do I apply?

You can apply for your permit in one of the following ways:

OnlineMyPermits (fastest, easiest way to submit your application, available 24/7)

link to the MyPermits site

Alternatively, you can complete the Fireplace Permit Application (pdf) form, and submit it by email or in person:
In person: Main floor, City Hall (4914 48 Avenue) 

Step 2: Site inspections

What inspections will I need?

For a gas fireplace installation, you will need one Safety Codes inspection during the course of your fireplace installation:

  1. A final inspection prior to concealing; framing and venting must be installed

For a solid fuel fireplace installation, you will need two Safety Codes inspections during the course of your fireplace installation:

  1. A rough-in inspection before prior to concealing
  2. A final inspection when installation is complete

You will be required to correct all deficiencies. Re-inspection fees or other penalties may apply.

How do I schedule an inspection?

*Inspections must be scheduled by 3 p.m. to book for the following business day. 


Phone: 403-342-8190
In person: Main floor of City Hall, 4914 48 Avenue

Due to COVID-19 regulations, limited staff are available in person. 

City Hall is open between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to FridayClosed weekends and statutory holidays.