When do I need a permit for plumbing work?
A plumbing permit is required when you:
Replace a water heater or underground piping. Alter piping inside a wall, ceiling, or beneath a floor. Install a plumbing fixture where one did not exist previously. Make an emergency repair or alteration on a section of pipe five feet or longer.
A plumbing permit is not required when you:
Repair or replace a sink, toilet, or faucet not concealed in the wall. Replace or repair countertops, shower heads, rain gutters, or
downspouts. Resurface shower walls or regrout tile. Add to or alter an irrigation system with an existing approved backflow device. Install a water filter. Replace a hose bibb. Install a water feature or exterior hot tub that is filled by a hose.Install new piping