What is an "Over-The-Counter" Plumbing Permit?
Some permit applications for plumbing work can be approved over-the-counter. Examples include:
- Replacement of residential water heaters.
- Sewer replacement/repairs to residential dwellings, (note: work being done in the public right-of-way requires an encroachment permit issued by the Department of Public Works).
- Residential gas piping repairs/replacements.
- Replace/repair water piping in residential dwellings.
- Replace/repair drains or vents in residential dwellings.
- The installation of residential lawn sprinklers.

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1. Why do I need a permit?
2. When is a permit required?
3. What is exempt from a permit?
4. How do I obtain a building permit?
5. What is the permit process?
6. When are building plans required?
7. How does the plan check process work?
8. How do I get my plans checked or reviewed?
9. Do I need an Engineer or Architect?
10. May I do the work myself?
11. How do I know which materials are approved for construction?
12. What is an "Over-The-Counter" Mechanical Permit
13. What is an "Over-The-Counter" Plumbing Permit?
14. What is an "Over-The-Counter" Electrical Permit?
15. Are there any recycling or waste reduction requirements associated when applying for a building permit?