Residential Plumbing Permit
You need a plumbing permit when:
- Installing any new piping or fixtures.
- Replacing any plumbing pipe, such as hot and cold water supply, county water and sewer connections, well connections, septic tank connections and drainage piping.
- Installing lawn irrigation backflow prevention device.
|Project Type||"X" = Required Inspection|
Plumbing Rough-in 2
Water Line 3
Sewer (Septic) Line 3
|Installing a backflow prevention device (lawn irrigation and boiler)||X|
|Installing new piping and fixtures to an addition||X||X|
|Replacing a water service pipe||X|
|Replacing a building sewer||X|
|Installing or relocating fixtures||X||X|
|Adding a yard hydrant||X||X|
|Adding a sewage ejector pump||X||X|
|Plumbing a new building||X||X||X||X|
1 Any plumbing that will be installed below a concrete slab will require a groundwork inspection.
2 A plumbing rough-in is required when piping is to be concealed within any building walls or ceilings.
3 Water and sewer line inspections are required for new piping to a building.
Before scheduling your inspection:
- A not ready fee may be charged if the work to be inspected is not complete when the inspector arrives.
- A re-inspection fee may be charged for third and subsequent inspections of the same type.
When to Schedule an Inspection
- Backflow Preventer - After the excavation is complete and the piping and device are installed, and prior to backfilling or concealment
- Final Plumbing - After all fixtures and equipment are installed and operational
- Plumbing Groundwork - After the piping is installed and tested, and before the piping is backfilled or concealed
- Plumbing Rough-in - After all the piping that is to be concealed is installed and tested, and before the insulation and wall board are installed
- Water & Sewer (Septic) - After an approved rough-in inspection is obtained and the water and sewer pipes are installed, and before backfilling