Plumbing Guidelines

New Construction Requiring Permits

  • New home
  • Additions
  • Finished basements
  • Water Heaters (add new & replacement)
  • Wood stove/fireplace (gas)
  • Septic laterals
  • Water mains
  • Lawn sprinkler
  • Gas piping
  • Furnace/boiler (add new & replacement)
  • Pool heaters
  • A/C (add new & replacement)
  • Add water connection      
  • Oil/gas tank removal/installation

Repair or Replacement Required Permits

  • A/C
  • HWH
  • Furnace/boiler
  • Gas piping
  • Propane/oil tanks
  • Water mains
  • Sewer mains

When a condition occurs that affects the environmental conditions of an occupied space, that condition may be considered an emergency repair.  The replacement of a furnace or hot water heater is an example of an emergency repair.  When this occurs, you are required to obtain a permit within 72 hours after work is completed.