Home Heat Tank Program (Administration)

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

Published date: 
June 30, 2016
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General Inquiries

Department of Communities, Land and Environment
4th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-5044
Toll-free: 1-866-368-5044
Fax: (902) 368-5830