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Removing Underground Fuel Tanks


Underground Tank Removal Permit Application

The removal of an underground storage tank shall comply with the National Fire, Alberta Edition.


The owner shall notify the Fire Prevention Branch at least 30 days before the removal of an underground fuel storage tank system.

Permit Requirements

The removal of an underground fuel storage tank requires a permit from the Fire Prevention Branch. 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


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.


If soil surrounding the storage tank is found to be contaminated, the owner shall:

  • Notify the Fire Prevention Branch
  • Notify Alberta Environmental at 1-800-222-6514
  • When requested, provide a report showing the extent of the site soil contamination
  • Remove, treat or replace the contaminated soil in a manor acceptable to the Authority Having Jurisdiction

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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