Fire Hydrant Flow Test

Regular fire hydrant testing ensures the ability to provide water at an acceptable pressure and flow rate for firefighting operations. During a fire emergency, reliable sources of water can mean the difference between life and death. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) outlines guidelines for fire hydrant testing.

Flow tests are often needed to help determine how to configure or upgrade a property’s private fire flow system. Developers and contractors can request a fire flow test.

Fire hydrant flow test application:

You can apply and pay for your Fire Hydrant Flow Test Application online between April 1 and Oct.31, weather permitting.


Fire hydrant flow test application and payment guide (PDF)


Information needed to apply

  • Contact name, address and telephone number
  • Location(s) of the requested hydrant(s)
  • Site map


Please note: To submit the application online, first-time users will be required to create a login name and password.


How to cancel or reschedule an appointment:

Contact Access Vaughan, the City’s call centre, at 905-832-2281 toll-free: 1-844-832-2112 or email at A minimum of 24 hours notice is required to cancel or reschedule.


Please note: It is mandatory to email back a copy of the results of the fire flow test to