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Plumbing Permit Requirements

A plumbing system may not be constructed, altered, extended, renewed or repaired unless a plumbing permit has been obtained for the work. To obtain a permit, you must be a licensed plumbing contractor registered with the City of Saskatoon. It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that the plumbing contractors comply with the Plumbing Regulations.

Introducing ePermitting

Starting March 1, 2022, building, development and plumbing permits can be done completely online through the City of Saskatoon’s new ePermitting system. ePermitting will let people apply for permits, track the progress of the application and even request inspections all digitally – reducing the need for in person visits to City Hall and increasing transparency around the permitting process.

How to use ePermitting

  1. Quick Start (pre-application) Guide
  2. How to create/login to your account
  3. How to apply for a permit
  4. How to pay fees after submitting application
  5. How to check the status of your permit
  6. How to book an inspection

Once you have reviewed the above user guides, visit saskatoon.ca/ePermitting to register your account or to login to the online portal.

A Plumbing Permit is required whenever a plumbing system is being constructed, changed, renewed, repaired or when fixtures are being set for the first time on an originally permitted rough in.

When a Plumbing Permit is not required:

  • to clear a blockage in a drainage system
  • to repair a leak in a water distribution system
  • to replace a fixture without any change to the drainage system
  • to replace existing faucets, water heaters or valves

Apply for your Plumbing Permit - saskatoon.ca/ePermitting

New online services are now available for plumbing permits. The new ePermitting system allows you to track all permit and inspection activity from initial application to completion, renewal or expiration of your permit. Visit saskatoon.ca/ePermitting to register your account or to sign-in to the online portal.

Book a Plumbing Inspection

Book your plumbing inspection online, or call 306-975-7631 and provide the following information:

  • Plumbing Permit Application (PPA) number
  • Property address
  • Contractor's name
  • Required date of inspection

Inspections take place at the rough-in and final stages. Several rough-in inspections may be required depending on the complexity of the specific project. A final inspection is required before the new system can be put into service. Book your inspection at saskatoon.ca/ePermitting.

Helpful Tips

Call 306-975-7631 between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00a.m. the day of your inspection to confirm your inspection time. Plumbing contractor must be on site for inspection.

New plumbing contractors may contact the Senior Plumbing Inspector 306-975-7631 for details for certification.

One a plumbing permit is issued, it is not transferrable.

Plumbing Permit Fees

Plumbing Permit 2021 2022 2023  
Cost per fixture $19.50 $22.40 $24.00  
Minimum permit $100.00 $115.00 $120.00  
Per fixture to adjust permit up $21.89 $21.89 $21.89  
Partial inspection $75.00 $76.50 $78.00  
Re-inspection (call-back) $100.00 $102.00 $104.00  
Returned item $20.00 $20.00 $20.00  

A schedule of plumbing permit fees can also be found in the Plumbing Permits Bylaw.