Before you begin a plumbing project, it’s important to consider whether or not a permit is required for plumbing work in your home. Typically if the work is small, there isn’t a need for a permit. But it is important to check with your town, or municipality to verify that prior to any work beginning. However, if it is a large plumbing project you’re having done, most likely you’re hiring a plumber to do the work anyway, and the plumbing company will discuss with you which, if any permits are necessary.

Plumbing Work in your Home

Plumbing codes are followed by the whole country, while Florida does have its own in addition to the Uniform Plumbing Code, as well as the regular building codes which need to be followed. The main purpose of the UPC, is venting. The other purpose of these codes and permits of course are for safety reasons. Some instances where a permit would be required for plumbing work in your home include:

  • Drain Line Replacement
  • Re-Piping
  • Sewer Replacement
  • Water Heater Replacement
  • Moving Plumbing

All of these are considered large jobs, and would require the work of an experienced plumber, and not your average homeowner anyway. With the drain line and the repiping those should never be considered a DIY project. Sewer replacement too, because this is a dangerous job. Replacing a water heater also has multiple safety procedures that need to be observed. And of course if you’re moving an existing plumbing system from one location to another, this is considered to be a remodeling job. In all of these instances, a permit would be required.

Wyman Plumbing is approaching 100 years providing plumbing services in and around Bradenton, Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Palmetto, Ellenton, Parrish, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and other communities throughout Manatee & North Sarasota Counties. We’re here for you whether your job is big or small. Contact us today!

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