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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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