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Wood Burning Fireplace and Stove Permits

Wood burning fireplaces and wood/pellet burning stoves are solid fuel burning appliances and must be certified by a recognized Canadian testing agency for residential applications.

Development Considerations

  • If no change to building footprint - not applicable.
  • If there will be a cantilever from the house into a front, side or rear setback, a site plan must be approved by Development Services.  The maximum fireplace cantilever is 0.60m (2'-0") into any setback.

Required Permits and Inspections

Design Considerations

  • Wood Fireplaces and Wood/Pellet Burning Stoves must be certified by a recognized Canadian testing agency.
  • Solid fuel burning appliances must be installed in accordance with the Manufacturers specifications including distances from combustible surfaces, venting, chimney materials and hearth construction.
  • Solid fuel burning appliances must not be installed in an area which may contain a corrosive atmosphere, flammable gas vapor, combustible dust or combustible fibers.

Permit Application

  • Complete your online permit application with eApply
  • Manufacturers installation manual showing Canadian testing agency approval.
  • Floor plan showing proposed installation location for solid fuel burning appliance.

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