Plumbing Permit and Inspection Program
The mission of the plumbing program is to carry
out and enforce the Delaware plumbing code in conformance with basic plumbing principles
and regulatory requirements.
The program accomplishes its mission by providing for the adoption and promulgation of suitable rules
and regulations for the construction of plumbing facilities where mandated. The program provides a mechanism
for the issuance of permits to Delaware licensed plumbers and homeowners whenever plumbing takes place,
enforces plumbing codes and regulations, handing
down penalties when appropriate.
Plumbing Program Relocation
April 1, 2013
Beginning April 1, 2013, the Kent County Plumbing Permit and Inspection Program will be moving to the
Edgehill Shopping Center.
Permits and plumbing program staff consultations are available at the new location.
Questions about the move may be directed to Plumbing
This program covers plumbing installations statewide except where there are local jurisdictions.
Contractors and homeowners working on plumbing projects in jurisdictions with their own plumbing programs
should contact the appropriate local office or county office regarding permit information.
- House Bill 72 provides for the Division of Public Health to charge a $100 fee for
The fees are retained by the Plumbing Permit and Inspection Program, and will be used to provide program
staff and infrastructure to protect public health. All permit fees are payable by check or money order
- The Delaware Public Health Plumbing Permit and Inspection Program utilizes the 2012
International Plumbing Code as its regulations along with the Amendments below. The 2012 International
Plumbing Code is available from the IPC via their
website or by phone - 1-888-422-7233.
- The Delaware Division of Public Health Plumbing Permit and Inspection Program code
amendments are available in the Delaware
- The Delaware Division of Public Health Plumbing Code is effective 6-11-2012.
- The Plumbing Permit and Inspection Program utilizes the 2012 International Plumbing
Code with Delaware Specific Amendments. The amendments are available at the Kent and Sussex County permit
- Permits may be obtained from Plumbing Permit and Inspection Program offices in Kent
and Sussex counties,
depending on project location. Licensed plumbers and homeowners may apply for permits in person at the
Plumbing Permit and Inspection Office. Permit applications for commercial and residential projects, whether
done by the homeowner or a contractor, are available below.
- Plumbers must have an approved permit prior to starting work or receiving an inspection.
Applications and Forms
Application - Homeowner
Application - Contractor
Freedom of Information
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Monday January 05 2015