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Plumbing Permit Information


As of January 1, 2008, permit fees for plumbing are as follows:

Plumbing permit fees
Permit Type Fee
Water heater permits  $25.00
Indoor Plumbing Permits

Minimum Fee - includes 5 fixtures
     Each fixture over 5


$35.00
  Add $5.00
Original sanitary or storm sewer line into each building $90.00
Disconnect sanitary or storm sewer line $45.00
Additional sanitary or storm sewer line into each building or to a manhole or catch basin $25.00
Repair or replacement of sanitary or storm sewer line $50.00
Lawn sprinkler system $25.00

Here are some things to keep in mind when preparing to do your own plumbing:

  • All work must be done in accordance with the North Dakota State Plumbing Code.
  • A licensed contractor must be used to bring the sewer and water from the street to within 5 feet of the building.
  • All work underground must be inspected and tested before it is covered.
  • Plastic waste and vent lines should be supported at a minimum of 4' intervals.
  • Copper lines should be supported at a minimum of 6' intervals.
  • Vent and waste lines must be inspected and tested before being covered with sheetrock.
  • Testing is to be done with 5 lbs. of air or a 10' head of water held for 15 minutes.
  • No more than three (3) fixtures are to be connected to a 1/2" water pipe.
  • A ball valve must be provided on both sides of the water meter.
  • Water closets and kitchen sinks must have individual valves installed.
  • A final inspection is required after fixtures are set.
  • Any building, electrical, or mechanical work requires permits separate from plumbing permits.