Forum Title: Permit for Plumbing Repairs
HOA is shutting off water in a few days to take care of a water line repair due to an active leak. There are 8 buildings that this affects. Do they need to file for a permit before doing this work?
Category: Plumber Post By: CAROL JACKSON (Norwalk, CA), 07/03/2016

Building department would tell you yes. They want the permit fees. But you really don't need a permit for every repair. Government inspectors are not really quality control. Their interest is to make sure their rule book is followed. If they are modifying something major, like a gas system, that may become hazardous then a permit might be in order. We used to pull a permit for every water heater replaced but stopped and only do when requested by owner. Most customers if given the choice opt out from paying for a permit. If the company you hire has a good rep and does work the right way then why get the Government involved. They just muttle it up for you ,sometimes.

- MARLENE BUSH (Roy, UT), 10/10/2017

Got it. Thanks, Mr David, for your prompt and detailed reply.

- FRANCIS JACOBS (Scranton, PA), 10/14/2017

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