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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.


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


Plumbing Permit Application Process

  1. Complete the Plumbing Permit Application form.
  2. Submit application form and corresponding documents via email to
  3. A Building Standards representative will contact you to collect payment via credit card and a permit will be issued.
  4. 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 a Plumbing Inspection

To book a plumbing inspection, call 306-975-7631 and provide the following information:

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

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 Fee Schedule

Below is a summarized list of fees, as outlined in the Plumbing Permits Bylaw:

      2020 2021 2022
Minimum permit fee     $91.00 $100.00 $102.00
For construction, reconstruction, extension or alterations of the plumbing system, as well as the installation of fixtures on a previously permitted rough-in     $18.60/fixture $19.50/fixture $19.89/fixture
For positive adjustments after the permit is issued     $20.60/fixture $21.50/fixture $21.89/fixture
Partial inspection fee     $75.00 $75.00 $75.00
Call back fee     $100.00 $100.00 $100.00
Inspection only (where no fixtures are involved)     $75.00 $75.00 $75.00