Electrical, Plumbing & Gas (Safety Codes) Permits
Safety Codes (Electrical, Plumbing & Gas) permits are required under the Alberta Safety Codes Act to make sure the work being done is safe and to code. If development or building permits are also required, Safety Codes permits cannot be issued unless the related permits have been issued first.
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All changes, such as installing, altering or adding to an electrical system require an electrical permit and inspection as per the Alberta Safety Codes Act.
The Alberta Safety Codes Act requires that gas or propane will only be supplied if the permit issuer notifies the supplier that a permit has been issued and an inspection is completed for installation.
Any installations, alterations or additions to a plumbing system require a plumbing permit and inspection as per the Alberta Safety Codes Act. Installation of a water service, sanitary line or storm sewer requires a permit. The installation of plumbing fixtures in a single-family home after the piping has been done, under a separate permit, does not require a new permit.
The Town of Westlock is an accredited municipality under the provincial Safety Codes Act. The Safety Codes Act requires that all contractors and homeowners in Alberta obtain permits prior to commencing work on buildings covered by the Alberta Building and Fire Codes, the Canadian Electrical Code, the Gas Codes, or the National Plumbing Code. Where a permit is required under the Safety Codes Act neither the Town nor its contracted agency has the discretion to waive the requirement. The Town of Westlock, as an accredited municipality, is responsible to assist customers with their applications and permits and to follow up to see that work is inspected and files are closed properly.
Submit an application for each permit, along with other relevant documents, to Planning & Development Services (contact info below).
1 - Determine which applications you need.
(See What permits do I need, above). You can then download checklists and forms (below) and complete them.
NOTE: Any required development and/or building Permits must be applied for and approved prior to safety codes permit applications. We recommend applying for Development and Building Permits concurrently.
Safety Codes Permits
2 – Apply with all the required documentation.
In-Person or by Mail to:
Planning & Development Services
Town of Westlock
Westlock, AB T7P 2K3
Email to: email@example.com
After your application is received and processed, you will be notified by email or phone of the application fee(s). See our Fee Schedule for our current permit fees.
- Credit card (Visa or MasterCard)
- E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org (please include "Permit" in the Notes field)
- Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard or Amex)
Safety Codes Permits are required to ensure that work on buildings will conform to construction and safety standards as accepted under the Safety Codes Act and inspections will be provided by certified Safety Codes Officers. Insurability and claims may be adversely affected when work is undertaken without permits or when deficiencies are identified and not remedied.
The major benefits of obtaining a permit are:
- knowing that the installation will conform to construction and safety standards that have been accepted under the Safety Codes Act, and
- that inspection(s) will be provided by certified Safety Codes Officers.
- Insurability and claims may be adversely affected when work is undertaken without permits or when deficiencies are identified and not remedied.
For technical information related to the various codes, contact Municipal Affairs Communication and Inquiry Centre: 1-866-421-6929 (Note: Local callers must dial the 1-866) or by Email: email@example.com.
Code and Permit information can also be obtained by visiting the Safety Services Discussion Forum or the Ask An Expert web page. Both can be found at the Alberta Municipal Affairs website.