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Installing Aboveground Fuel Storage Tanks

Aboveground Tank Permit Application

All aboveground fuel storage tanks shall comply with the National Fire Code, Alberta Edition. No person shall install or alter any aboveground fuel storage tank system unless approved by the Fire Prevention Branch.

Permit Requirements

Aboveground fuel storage tanks with a capacity greater than 2500 L 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


Aboveground fuel storage tanks with a capacity greater than 2500 L and that are in use for more than 365 days shall be registered by the Petroleum Tank Management Association of Alberta (PTMAA).


As per the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo - User Fees, Rates and Charges Bylaw, the cost is $220 for the first tank and $110 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.



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