Plumbing Permit

Availability:
available via mail   Via Mail
available in person   In Person

Application for a plumbing permit.  This includes installations, alterations or repairs to plumbing and sewer for commercial or residential uses.  

Fees

The fee for a plumbing permit is based on the cost of labor and material for the plumbing installation, alteration or repair.  The current fee is calculated as follows:

Commercial new or existing: $100 for the first $5000 of estimated cost + $7 per additional $1000 or fraction thereof.  In addition to the permit fee, there is a 2% state levy.  The total fee owed at the time of application is the permit fee plus the state levy (permit fee times .02).  A permit fee calculator is available at http://henrico.us/bldg/fees/fee-calculator-commercial/.

Existing one- and two- family dwellings: $100 for the first $5000 of estimated cost + $6 per additional $1000 or fraction thereof.  In addition to the permit fee, there is a 2% state levy.  The total fee owed at the time of application is the permit fee plus the state levy (permit fee times .02).  A permit fee calculator is available at http://henrico.us/bldg/fees/fee-calculator-residential/.

New one- and two- family dwellings (flat fee): $100 + 2.00 (2% state levy) = $102.00

How to Receive this Service

Please mail or hand deliver the following documents along with the permit fee to the Department of Building Construction and Inspections:

Permit Application – Commercial
1 copy of Plumbing Permit Application (please fill in Master Tradesman Card No., Master Tradesman Signature, Master Tradesman Printed Name and Virginia Contractor’s License No.)
2 copies of plumbing plans (if not approved under the building permit)

Permit Application – Residential
1 copy of Plumbing Permit Application (please fill in Master Tradesman Card No., Master Tradesman Signature, Master Tradesman Printed Name and Virginia Contractor’s License No.)
1 copy of Owner’s Affidavit if owner is acting as contractor

Permit Amendment
1 copy of Plumbing Permit Application with AMEND in the description of work
Additional permit fee is required if there is additional estimated cost

Permit Cancelation
1 copy of Request for Permit Cancelation
Note: You must enter a reason for the cancelation. If a refund is requested, you must add the request to the reason for cancelation. The refund rate is 100% if the permit has not been issued or 75% of the permit fee only if the permit has been issued.

When is a plumbing permit needed:

  1. First time installation of any plumbing fixture or appliance
  2. Replacement of any gas or oil fueled appliance

When is a plumbing permit not needed:

  1. Replacement of plumbing fixtures and well pumps in all groups without alteration of the water supply and distribution systems, sanitary drainage systems or vent systems

This is not a comprehensive list.  Please call the Department of Building Construction and Inspections at (804) 501-4360 with any questions.

Contact Us

Devona Ford
(804) 501-4364
Devona.Ford@henrico.us


Building Inspections

Physical Address
4301 East Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228

Phone
(804) 501-4360
Automated Permit System
(804) 501-7770

Fax
(804) 501-4984

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775