Chimney, Fireplace & Woodstove Permits

If you are planning on installing or construct a chimney, fireplace and/or woodstove in Saanich you need a fireplace permit.

If you are doing a new installation then Saanich can issue you a permit and inspect the installation.

If you require an inspection of an existing chimney or appliance for insurance or other purposes, you will need to hire a W.E.T.T. certified inspector. Fireplace retail outlets should be able to provide this service for a nominal fee. Make sure the inspector includes his W.E.T.T. certificate number on his inspection report.

The links below are designed to assist you with your permit application.

Application:  Chimney, Fireplace and Woodstove [PDF - 139 KB]

A complete application includes:

  1. Completed application form. 
  2. Owner signature or if you’re not the owner, an Agent’s Authorization [PDF - 76 KB]from the owner.
  3. Building & Plumbing Bylaw [PDF - 99 KB]

Prior to your first inspection, the District of Saanich will require a Solid Fuel Appliance Declaration to be completed.  This must be available on site prior to calling for site inspections of appliance or chimney.

Solid Fuel Appliance Declaration [PDF - 127 KB]