Plumbing Permit Applications Now Available Online

Applying for a plumbing permit just got easier in the Capital City. Victoria homeowners and contractors can now apply for a plumbing permit online. The City of Victoria’s new plumbing permit application system is the first of its kind in the Capital Region and follows the success of the City’s online electric permit application launched in 2018.

“While the pandemic has had many impacts on our economy, housing and development continue to move forward and provide good jobs to many in our community. I’m excited it is now easier for homeowners and contractors to get the plumbing permits they need,” said Mayor Lisa Helps. “We’re going to continue to look for ways we can support the creation of housing, and also make it easier for homeowners to make improvements. This new system is another great example of how the City can create quick and convenient services to better support businesses and residents.”

To apply for a plumbing permit, applicants need to first register for a personal MyCity account. The account tracks permits in the system and enables homeowners and contractors to view the permit history for specific properties. Individuals who want to apply for a plumbing permit by phone or email can still do so by appointment.

A plumbing permit is required for any construction, extension or repair of any plumbing system and is also needed to make a connection to sewer or water services. Only registered plumbing contractors and homeowners who meet the requirements of the current BC Plumbing Code can apply for a plumbing permit online. Since the City first launched its online electric permit application three years ago, nearly all permits are issued without the need to visit City Hall.

To apply for a plumbing permit online, visit victoria.ca/mycity.