Apply for a Plumbing Permit


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This is a stand-alone permit, also known as a sub-trade permit. Owners or contractors can apply for a plumbing permit.


General Fees

  • State surcharge for building permits: 3% or $4 min.

Permit Fees

  • Unbundled: $184
  • Plumbing (general): $77 – per inspection
    • Scope of work needed
  • Multi-unit plumbing: $77 + $35 per unit
  • Manufactured/modular home: $77
  • Onsite piping (per inspection): $77
  • Lawn sprinkler: $77
  • Grease trap: $77
  • Grease trap capacity verification: $102
  • Medical gas (3 inspections): $231
    • Medical gas installer certification required
  • New well pump: $77
  • New well pump - special well construction area: $128
  • Solar pool/water heater - add building inspection: $154


What you will need for the application:

  • Property owner name, email, phone, fax (if applicable)
  • Folio #
  • Mobile home park name/lot # (if applicable)
  • Address of the proposed work – If the address is not available, provide site plan
  • Section/township/range
  • Scope of work
  • Job valuation
  • Plumbing contractor name, license #, address, phone, fax, email address
  • For wells or septic tanks – Well Inspection Affidavit

Things To Consider

  • If there is an active building permit for this project, you can’t apply for a sub-trade permit online
  • Licensed contractors can submit applications in person or certain types online (after registration)
    • Plumbing permits available online
      • Replace water heaters
      • Replace existing fixtures (excludes backflow devices)
      • Re-pipe
    • you can’t send a relative, friend or agent to apply for the permit
      • this includes those holding a power of attorney or a legal representative
  • Owners must appear physically at the permit office to submit the application
    • your name MUST be on the deed for the property to apply for the permit
    • you must live at the address on the permit – no rental or commercial properties
      • if this is for a non-owner occupied property, only a licensed contractor can apply for the permit
  • If the property is held by a corporation, LLC or other business/financial entity, only a licensed contractor can apply for the permit
  • Permits are valid for 180 days after we issue them
    • The permit will extend for an additional 180 days when you request an inspection and it passes

How To

  1. Download the application
  2. Submit the application

What's Next

  1. Staff will review the application, plans, if applicable, and any accompanying documentation
  2. We will notify you if any corrections are needed
  3. If no corrections, or corrections are completed satisfactorily, we will notify you when the permit is ready
  4. Walk-ins are normally done while you wait
  5. If a plan review is required (usually commercial permits) you must drop the application off
  6. Contractors
  7. Owners
    • only the person on the application can pick-up the permit
  8. Pay full permit costs in person
  9. Submit your notice of commencement (NOC) (if applicable)
    • an inspection cannot be scheduled unless a recorded and certified NOC is submitted to Building Services
  10. Schedule inspections

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(813) 272-5600

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