Propane Licensing

Types of Propane Licences

Propane Wholesaler

A Propane Wholesaler installs propane exchange cages and provides licensed retailers with propane cylinders. Complete the Propane Wholesaler Licence Application / Renewal form to apply for a licence. 

As a propane wholesaler each time you install an exchange cage you will need to complete the Application for the Installation of a Retail Propane Tank Exchange Site at a Retail Store form and pay a fee to have it inspected. 

Please advise the store owner to apply for a Propane Retailer Licence, the retailer needs to show the inspector the licence when they come to inspect the new cage.
 

Propane Retailer

 A Propane Retailer sells propane to the public through refilling or exchanging of cylinders.

Complete the Propane Retailer Licence Application / Renewal form to apply for a licence. 
 

Propane Distributor

A Propane Distributor delivers propane via truck from a bulk storage facility to a customer's premises. Propane Distributor's are not licensed to perform work on gas installations.

Complete the Propane Distributor's Licence Application / Renewal form to apply for a licence. 
 

Propane Distributor/Domestic Contractor

 A Propane Distributor - Domestic Contractor delivers propane via truck from a bulk storage facility to a customer's premises and is licensed to perform work on gas installations as outlined in the Gas Inspections Act as a Domestic Gas Contractor. This type of licence requires a Qualified Domestic Gas-Fitter on file as well as a Gas Contractor Surety Bond

Complete the Propane Distributor - Contractor's Licence Application / Renewal form to apply for a licence. 
 

Propane Distributor/General Contractor

A Propane Distributor - General Contractor delivers propane via truck from a bulk storage facility to a customer's premises and is licensed to perform work on gas installations as outlined in the Gas Inspections Act as a General Gas Contractor. This type of licence requires a Qualified General Gas-Fitter on file as well as a Gas Contractor Surety Bond

Complete the Propane Distributor - Contractor's Licence Application / Renewal form to apply for a licence. 

Bond Information

A Gas Contractor’s Surety Bond is a promise by a surety or guarantor to pay one party (the obligee) a certain amount if a second party (the principal) fails to meet their obligation, such as fulfilling the terms of a contract.

The bonds are typically purchased at insurance agencies, the minimum for Gas Contractors is $10,000. When a contractor purchases a bond, it must be submitted with their licence application to TSASK where it is kept on file. If a contractor’s work does not meet TSASK’s standards, TSASK can call the bond and have the work completed by a trusted contractor which is paid for from the bond.  

View a sample Gas Contractor's Bond.
 


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