To cross a FortisBC right of way, you must first call BC One Call to obtain a reference number and then apply for a pipeline and/or right of way works permit.
The application and approval process for a permit ensures compliance with applicable regulations and supports our commitment to public, employee, asset and environmental safety.
How to apply
Applications can be submitted through our online form. Please allow a minimum of 15 days for processing.
- Complete the online application.
- Attach the following drawing or sketch as part of your online application:
- Plan view: drawn to a suggested scale of 1:500 or larger, this view should show the proposed changes and supply sufficient geographical reference such as legal property lines and roads. It should also include all details pertinent to the proposal, such as tie-in dimensions from some known point along the natural gas pipeline (road allowance or property line) to a point where the crossing facility intersects the pipeline.
- Profile view: drawn at a suggested scale of 1:200 horizontal or larger and 1:100 vertical or larger, the profile view (cross section view) should show a profile along the natural gas pipeline and/or a profile across the pipeline, indicating depth of cover over the pipeline and the clearance between the pipeline and your facility.
Once you’ve received the natural gas pipeline and/or right of way works permit and drawings, you’ll need to book an on-site inspection with us by calling the FortisBC representative listed on the first page of your permit.
Inspections require a minimum of 72 hours’ notice, excluding weekends and statutory holidays. Please plan your work schedule accordingly.
You must also keep copies of the approved permit and associated plans at the work site at all times—this is a requirement of the pipeline and/or right of way works permit.