An important question to ask when advised that “you don’t need a permit” is why a contractor would direct you to avoid this process?
Compliance and respect for regulations and requirements in place to protect your home and family are non-negotiable with us, as they should be with you.
Below is a list of permits that are required for wood and gas appliances in the Great Victoria area:
Wood Fired Appliances
- Required by all Municipalities in Greater Victoria, CRD, and the Southern Gulf Islands
- Most conduct post installation inspections by Fire or Building Officials
- A record of the approved installation inspection is available for a disclosure statement when selling your home or changing insurance companies
- Standards for equipment and installation change over time; if the initial installation is permitted and a significant change occurs, the original unchanged install is still valid (sometimes referred to as “Grandfathered”), which could save you an unanticipated expense to upgrade
Gas Fired Appliances
- Required by, and issued in Greater Victoria, CRD, and the Southern Gulf Islands by the BC Safety Authority
- Required by Fortis BC prior to any new gas installation activation
- Required by LPG (propane) storage tank providers
- A record of the permitted installation is available when selling your home or changing insurance companies
- Confirms your contractor is registered and bonded with the Safety Authority
- As a requirement of a contractor’s license, all installation permits are to be archived by address including connected load and appliance model and serial number. In the event of a safety required recall of any equipment, this is where we locate physical installation of any equipment affected, regardless of any changes in the ownership of the residence.