Do I need a permit to install my wood stove?

Almost all local jurisdictions require a permit to install your wood stove. Some will also inspect the installation. City building inspectors usually conduct inspections for the levels of construction outlined on the issued permit. This service is supplied to verify the appliance is properly certified for that jurisdiction and the proper clearances have been met. You may also contract with a certified stove inspector — usually WETT certified in Canada or NFI certified in the U.S.— to be sure your installation meets all regulations. Most insurance companies require at least an inspection by a qualified professional before insuring a home with a wood stove.

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