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Installing Underground Fuel Storage Tanks


Underground Tank Permit Application

All underground fuel storage tanks shall comply with the National Fire Code, Alberta Edition.

Permit Requirements

Underground fuel storage tanks require a permit from the Fire Prevention Branch prior to installation. All applicable documents requested in the permit must be submitted with the permit application.

Permit Submission
Fire Prevention Branch:
200 Saprae Creek Trail
Fort McMurray AB T9H 4P1
Phone: 780-792-5519
Fax: 780-743-3800

*Contact the Planning and Development Department to determine if a Development Permit is also required.


Underground fuel storage tanks shall be registered by the Petroleum Tank Management Association of Alberta (PTMAA).


As per the Regional Emergency Services 2012 Fee Schedule, the cost is $200 for the first tank and $100 for each additional tank.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Fire Prevention Branch at 780-792-5519 or e-mail us to Ask a Question.

All Winter Maintenance Zones are relaxed until further notice.