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Permits are NOT required for the following types of home improvements:

  • The stopping of leaks in drains, soil, waste, and vent pipes, provided, however, that should any concealed trap drain pipe, soil, waste, and vent pipe become defective and it becomes necessary to remove and replace the same with new material, the same shall be considered as new work and a permit shall be procured and inspection made as provided in this code.

  • The clearing of stoppage or the repairing of leaks in pipes, valves, or fixtures, nor for the removal and reinstallation of water closets, provided such repairs do not involve or require the replacement or rearrangement of valves, pipes, or fixtures.

  • Removing and replacing faucets.

Exemption from the permit requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in violation of the provisions of this code or any other laws or ordinances of this jurisdiction.



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