Property owners, developers and contractors can apply for a Permit to have the City turn a fire hydrant on and off, in order for applicants to measure the flow rate and pressure of a hydrant. Flow tests are often needed to help applicants determine how to configure or upgrade a property’s private fire flow system.

Permits are typically granted between April 15 and November 15; however, the weather must be above zero degrees Celsius to conduct a test. If unseasonably cold, please contact 311 to confirm if Permits are being granted.

The last day to submit an application for a Fire Hydrant Flow Test Permit is November 1.