Home Heat Tank Program (Administration)

Due to the Public Health Emergency, Inspection Services and Provincial Planning Offices will be closed to the public until further notice. Essential staff are continuing to work in order to maintain services. Many of our permits and licences can be applied for online. Please visit: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/services for more information. 

Should you require assistance, please feel free to contact an inspector in your area. For general information or questions on applications, permits or requests for licenses please contact:

Phone: 902-368-5280

Fax: 902-368-5526

Email: landsdivision@gov.pe.ca

Please be advised that processing times may be affected. We appreciate your patience during this time.

What is a home heat tank?

A home heat tank is an above ground storage tank that:

  • has a capacity of 2200 litres or less
  • is installed in a fixed location
  • is connected or intended to be connected to oil burning equipment

Note:  Only a licensed installer can install, alter, or remove a home heat tank.

What are the requirements for a home heat tank?

The current requirements are that:

  • all new or replacement tank installations outside must be non-metallic  
  • all new or replacement tank installations inside must be double-walled or non-metallic
  • oil burning equipment includes furnaces, water heaters, ranges and stoves
  • tanks expire on December 31 of the expiry years stamped on the ID tag regardless if a month is included with the expiry year
  • identification tags that are stamped XX have no expiry year
  • no delivery after June 30 of the year of tank expiration and the tank must be out of service by December 31 of that year
  • the re-sale and/or re-use of a used tank requires prior departmental  approval

Who can I contact for more information?

Steve Townsend (Chief Officer Boiler, Pressure Vessel, LP Gas, Plumbing and Home Heat Tank)
J. Elmer Blanchard Building
31 Gordon Drive
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 368-5567
Fax: (902) 368-5526
Email: srtownsend@gov.pe.ca

Jennifer McCabe (Boiler Inspector)
J. Elmer Blanchard Building
31 Gordon Drive
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 314-0685
Fax: (902) 368-5526
Email: jmmccabe@gov.pe.ca


Published date: 
May 13, 2020