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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 equipment, piping, or appliances.
If you have an installation and the scope of the work on that site has since changed, get the permit amended at your nearest BCSA office.
Please note: BC Safety Authority issues gas installation permits for the Province of British Columbia, except for the following municipalities that issue their own gas permits. They issue gas installation permits for single family dwellings or if the gas meter pressure is 2PSI or less, and/or if the total connected load to the gas meter is 409,600 BTU/hr or less.
Gas Installation Permit
If you have an existing BC OnLine account, you can access MyConnection on April 15, 2013 to obtain an installation permit. Please note that information and updates about further access to our new MyConnection online services will be posted on the MyConnection homepage. In the meantime, we have improved services through our call centre at 1-866-566-7233 for improved service for your permit needs or you can:
- Create an account on our website at: https://safetyauthority.ca/user/register
- FORM: go to: http://safetyauthority.ca/form/gas-installation-form-501
- Login with your username & password
TIP: If you cannot recall your username &/or password, you can submit a request by entering your email here: http://www.safetyauthority.ca/user/password.
TIP #2: Your email will be entered automatically into the form
- Complete the form
TIP: All mandatory items have a red *
- Click the submit button
- You will get an email copy of the form in your inbox. Check your inbox
TIP: Need support? You can call our Call Centre at 1-866-566-7233
- You will receive a phone call from BC Safety Authority to confirm fees for your installation permit
For commercial and all other installations, please refer to the Gas Fee Schedule or for residential installations refer to:
- Contractor Fees (Residential Installations - Fully Detached Dwelling)
- Contractor Fees (Residential Installations - Multi-Unit Dwellings)
After the inspection, please ensure your Gasfitter has submitted the Gas Inspection Request Form 570 using the same steps described above.
Completing your installation
For BCSA areas of jurisdiction, if you have finished or altered your permitted installation, please complete the Gas Notification of Completion, Installation or Alteration Form 570 using the steps described above.