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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 not required in the following circumstances:

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

How to apply for your permit:

Only a licensed plumbing contractor registered with the City of Saskatoon can apply for a plumbing permit. Once plumbing permits are issued they are non-transferrable.

Verify that your project meets the following plumbing permit regulations.

Apply Online

Applying for your permit online is quick and easy. Refer to our Online Permit Quick Start Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to apply for your permit.

Apply Online

Approved Permit Package

Once your permit is approved, paid for and obtained, construction can begin. Building Standards offers next day inspections for all mandatory inspection stages identified within your permit package. Book inspections online at

Things to remember:

  • It is the responsibility of the owner and contractor to ensure all construction is in accordance with the National Building Code, the Building Bylaw No. 9455, Zoning Bylaw No. 8770 and other regulations. 
  • 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
  • Prior to final inspection, all fixtures and equipment must be installed and ready to use
  • If a fixture has been roughed-in for future use, the outlet must be sealed with an approved plug or cap. Covers may not be placed until the fixture has been tested and inspected
  • If any part of the system is not approved after the inspection or test, the owner must make any changes or replacements, and the work may be subject to further testing and inspection

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