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Storage Tank Permits

A permit is required for the installation or removal of any aboveground or underground storage tank. You can download and print a Storage Tank Permit Application.

Permits are available at Fire Station #1. Permit fees are $50.00 per tank for residential properties and $100.00 per tank for commercial properties, including tax. We accept cash or cheque.

Please note: All tank removal companies must have a valid Burnaby Business Licence and must present the licence number and scheduled date of tank removal/installation when applying for a permit.

Verification Reports

We require each applicant who is issued a permit to remove a tank to provide us with written documentation once the tank has been removed. This documentation should include:

  • Photos of the tank being removed
  • A letter stating that the tank has been removed and on what date
  • Receipts, including for the recycling or disposal of the tank and/or disposal of contaminated soil
  • Results of soil samples, if applicable 
  • Verification that the soil meets or exceeds Environment Canada guidelines
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