If you are in need of major plumbing services, you may be concerned about a timeline and the hassle of having to obtain a permit for the work which can slow plumbing repairs a bit. 

Permits protect both the plumber providing a service, and the home-owner by making sure everything is done correctly and safely.

Keep reading below if you are in need of a plumber and want to know all about plumbing permits for small jobs like a faucet replacement to bigger issues like water heater plumbing repairs and maintenance.

What Jobs Specifically Require Permits? 

A plumbing permit will be required for most bigger jobs such as water heater installations, moving fixtures, or large remodeling jobs. Smaller jobs such as snaking lines or replacing small fixtures usually don’t require the process of having the city come inspect and permit them, because the fixtures are already there, you’re simply updating them. 

Always check with your city and your plumber to see if the work you need done requires a permit, because things can be different from city to city and county to county. Always check before the work starts, as well. If your service provider begins work before the permit is granted, there will be fines and the process will be delayed even more. If you are looking for plumbing services in Keystone, FL, for example, you will want to check with the Hillsborough County Permits and Records Department’s website. 

How Do I Obtain A Permit And What Will The Process Look Like?

If you are working with a professional plumber, they will take care of all the permits needed. There is a cost to obtaining a permit, but it can vary from ten to hundreds of dollars depending on the work needed to be done and doesn’t compare to the price of having to fix your entire house’s plumbing system because of faulty parts and shoddy work. 

If you are curious about the process of getting a permit, or are doing your own plumbing work, head over to your city or county’s website to find building and plumbing codes that apply to you. There you can usually find all the permit applications you would need. Fill the forms online and pay the application fee, which usually includes the permit cost. 

If you are looking for a reliable and professional plumber in the Keystone, FL area, give us a call about anything from leaks to water heater replacements, we would love to help you!

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