Installation / Alteration Permit for Boilers or Pressure Vessels
Inspection Services and Provincial Planning Offices located in Charlottetown and Summerside will reopen to the public on June 15, 2020. Meetings with inspectors or planning staff will be by appointment only.
Montague and O’Leary locations will be accessible to the public by appointment only.
Please be advised that there will be screening protocols and operational procedures in place to protect both the public and our staff.
Clients with appointments are asked to call the staff person they have arranged to meet when they arrive. Directions on when and where to enter the building will be explained.
We wish to remind the public that many of our permits and licenses can be applied for online.
Additionally applications will be accepted via email, fax or mail.
Mail: 31 Gordon Drive, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 6B8
When do I need to get an Installation / Alteration Permit for Boilers or Pressure Vessels?
A permit is needed to install or alter any boiler or pressure vessel, which is not housed in a private residence, when the boiler or pressure vessel meets the parameters below:
- power (usually steam) boiler above 10 kw (34,152 BTU's) operating at 103 kPa (15 psi) or above, or
- heating (hot water) boilers above 20 kw (68,304 BTU's) operating at 201 kPa (30 psi) or above, or
- heating (biomass) boilers above 20 kw (68,304 BTU's) operating at 201 kPa (30 psi) or above, or
- pressure vessels having an internal diameter of more than 152.4 mm (6 inches) operating at 103 (15 psi) or above
You do not need a permit to install or alter a boiler or pressure vessel that is vented to the atmosphere (or is not under pressure).
How can I get a permit?
You must complete an application and forward it to the department.
Are there additional requirements?
Yes. Any person who installs or alters a boiler or pressure vessel, under the authority of a permit, must hold a valid Mechanical Contractor's License.
What is the cost?
The cost for an Installation / Alteration Permit for Boilers or Pressure Vessels is $35, plus applicable inspection fees. Contact staff with the department to confirm the cost of inspection fees. HST is applicable. Make cheques payable to the PEI Minister of Finance.
How long will it take to obtain an Installation / Alteration Permit for Boilers or Pressure Vessels?
Allow three days to process your application.
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
Telephone: (902) 368-5567
Fax: (902) 368-5526