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When Do You Need A Plumbing Permit In Colorado?

Before you
begin your plumbing repair or project in Colorado, you should always figure out
what plumbing permits you will need to pull in order to be compliant with local
laws and regulations. Sometimes homeowners believe they will not need to pull a
permit for small plumbing repairs or projects but that is definitely not the case.
Fortunately, it is a simple procedure to see find out if the work you intend to
do on your plumbing system will require a permit.

When you
hire a plumber to do your plumbing job, they will discuss what permits are
needed before they begin any work. You’ll be surprised to learn that even the
simplest jobs that fall under the plumbing category will require a permit.

Pulling Plumbing
Permits in Denver and Surrounding Counties

While there
is a national system of plumbing codes, the city and county regulations must be
followed because they trump the national regulation. Since this is the case in
almost every city, you can find a government agency that deals with issuing
permits for specifically for plumbing projects and repairs. In Denver County most
small plumbing projects and repairs can be issued a “Quick Permit” which
you can apply for online.

It’s
important that you take initiative and research your local regulation surrounding
your plumbing project so you don’t get in trouble, but more importantly, so you
complete your job safely.

Here’s a
list of plumbing projects and repairs that can be issued a quick permit:

Single-family
and duplex structures and garages

  • Back flow preventers
  • Dishwasher
  • Drinking fountain
  • Floor drain
  • Garbage disposals
  • Gas piping outlets
  • Showers, tubs, and sinks
  • Swimming pool heater* and piping
  • Washer
  • Water closets and urinals
  • Water heaters
  • Water service
  • Water softeners

*The
building permit for a pool heater can be issued as a quick permit. Zoning
reviews are done at the single-family/duplex
walk-through counter
.

Multifamily
or commercial structures

Like-for-like
replacements of the following — no new installs — and the replacement
does not have a change in geometry, demand, or material:

  • Back flow preventers
  • Dishwasher
  • Drinking fountain
  • Floor drain
  • Garbage disposals
  • Gas piping outlets
  • Showers, tubs, and sinks
  • Swimming pool piping
  • Washer
  • Water closets and urinals
  • Water heaters
  • Water service (New water service
    lines can be done on a quick permit but are not yet available in e-permits. Please
    continue to apply via email for this in the meantime.)

When you choose Master Rooter Plumbing to do complete your plumbing repair or project, not only do we pull all the permits, including quick permits and standard permits, but you’ll get a plumbing company that prides itself on customer service and quality work.

Have a question? Give us a call @ 720-434-3406

More information on Plumbing Permits in Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Plumbing_Permit_Inspection_Info

 

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