Plumbing Permit General Information

When is a Plumbing Permit required?

A Plumbing Permit is needed to install, alter, or add to a plumbing system and needs to be applied for prior to the work commencing.

What is required for a Plumbing Permit Application?

No homeowner plumbing permits will be issued unless drawings of the proposed work meeting the National Plumbing Code (2005), Safety Codes Act and other applicable regulations accompany an application. (As per section 2, 15.1 & 15.2 of the Permit Regulations Act)

Do I need to re-plumb an older home to meet today's standards?

You are only required to bring affected systems up to today's standards, though we recommend bringing all systems up to date.

Do I need a permit to change my fixtures, tubs, dishwasher, sinks, taps, etc.?

No, general maintenance or replacement of fixtures does not require permits, unless you are altering your drainage system.

How long are Plumbing Permits valid?

Permits are valid for one year, provided the project is not suspended for more than 120 days and work is commenced within 90 days of permit issuance. Time extensions may be granted upon written request. However all work must be completed within the life of the associated Development and Building Permits.

Who should apply for the permit?

A landowner who personally resides on the parcel of land where the work is to occur, or a licensed journeyman plumber must apply for a Plumbing Permit.