Following guidance from the province's Restart BC Plan and new health and safety regulations from WorkSafeBC, we are taking all necessary steps to protect public health and maintain the safety of our employees.
You need a permit to install a sprinkler system in any commercial, industrial, institutional, or multi-family home.
You also need one for new single-family homes within a fire limits area.
Who can apply?
Sprinkler systems can only be installed by licensed contractors. The contractor must apply for the permit.
How to apply
You must apply for your permit before the work begins. For your convenience, you can apply for sprinkler permits by email.
- Complete the sprinkler permit application form
- Email the completed form, and any other required documents (listed below), to firstname.lastname@example.org
- We will process your application, and then email you a link to pay the application fee by credit card
- Once we receive your payment, we will send you your permit
If you do not wish to apply by email, you can drop off your application in person at the District Hall building department counter.
To apply for a permit, you must:
- have a valid business license in the District
- have a valid trades qualification certificate
- submit schematic drawings (unless you are installing fewer than 20 sprinkler heads in an existing building)
- submit a B1/B2 (unless you are installing fewer than 20 sprinkler heads in an existing building)
Your drawings and other plans will be approved by a mechanical inspector before your permit will be issued.
The fee is based on the number of sprinkler heads the system has.
Documents, forms, and checklists
Get your work inspected
Much of the work you do with permits requires a follow-up inspection. It is your responsibility (or your contractor's) to arrange for all inspections at the right time.
You can request your building and mechanical inspections online (with the exception of electrical).