Government of New Brunswick


Gas installation permits are required for gas and medical gas installations.


Gas installation permits are issued to persons who hold a Gas Bulk Plant licence, a Gas Installation Contractor licence, a Gas Piping Contractor licence or a Medical Gas Piping Contractor licence.


A Gas Installation Permit is required prior to commencing or altering a gas or medical gas installation.

Effective July 3, 2019, there is an improved method to submit your permit application and receive your permit when you click "Apply for Gas Installation Permit" on the right of this page.

When you choose Pay Now, you will be taken to the payment hub where you will be provided the options to pay with:

• Visa
• Mastercard
• American Express
• Discover
• Visa Debit
• Mastercard Debit
• Interac Online (with participating banks)
• Prepaid Visa/Mastercard

After the payment goes through, you will be given a payment verification number (both online and by email) which allows you to start your work. You will receive your permit at the email address you provided on the application.

If you choose Pay Later, you will receive a notification to the email address provided on your permit application with the amount required for payment so that you may mail a cheque or money order to:

Department of Justice and Public Safety
Technical Inspection Services
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1

Please make all cheques or money orders payable to “MINISTER OF FINANCE”. Once the payment is received, your permit will be processed and sent to you by email.

There is no longer an option to visit any SNB Service Centers for technical permits. However, the Pay Now option offers faster, same day instant service. The Pay Later option requires a wait in the amount of time for the payment to arrive by mail.

Alternatively, you can call 1-888-659-3222 to have your permit processed, or if you have any questions.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
2011 PS Permit for a Gas Installation.pdf


Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
New installations 400,000 BTU or less (vessels, piping, appliance & venting)100.002011-04-01
New installation in excess of 400,000 BTU (vessels, piping, appliance & venting)2011-04-01
  first 400,000 BTU100.002011-04-01
  per each additional 1000 BTU0.101984-08-01
Replacement or addition of an appliance1984-08-01
  for first 400,000 BTU50.002011-04-01
  per each additional 1000 BTU0.101984-08-01
Installation of residential venting systems, non welded piping (up to 200 feet and under 33 psi)50.002011-04-01
Installation of non-residential venting systems, non-welded piping (up to 200 feet and under 33 psi)100.002011-04-01
Installation of all other piping300.002011-04-01
Installation of cylinder exchange cage100.002011-04-01
Installation of propane containers (each)25.001984-08-01
Establish a new propane bulk plant (per litre of storage)0.041984-08-01
Installation of gas dispenser, propane vaporizer or digester/landfill gas system250.002011-04-01
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