Plumbing permit and inspection section is responsible for overseeing plumbing work for compliance with national and local codes.
The Department of Public Works is authorized to issue a plumbing permit.
Permits for plumbing that include fire lines may require a separate Fire Permit. Please refer to Fire Prevention Bureau for more information.
The plumbing permit will be issued within 30 days after the application is deemed complete.
Effective March 5, 2012, all Plumbing Permits issued shall expire if the initial required inspection is not approved within one year from the date of issuance. Once the initial required inspection is approved, the permit shall be allowed to remain active up to a maximum of 5 years from the date of issuance, or until the Final Inspection is Approved, whichever occurs first.
Plumbing Permits issued prior to March 5, 2012, shall expire if the work is suspended or abandoned for 180 calendar days, and there is no continuous inspection activity.
Any Plumbing Permit may be immediately suspended or revoked when issued in error, on the basis of incorrect information provided by the applicant, or when the installation, or the Permittee is determined to be in violation of the County Plumbing Code, or any other law, ordinance, rule or provision regulating plumbing/gas work, under the jurisdiction of the Director of Public Works.
Applicants for a plumbing permit shall be assessed a fee as set forth in the annual budget ordinance.