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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

Apply for your Plumbing Permit -

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 to register your account or to sign-in to the online portal.

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