Note: Many projects require more than one permit. To determine which permits you need for your project, call Minneapolis 311 (if outside the Minneapolis city limits call (612) 673-3000).
A plumbing permit is required to:
- Replace or install fixtures (sinks, showers, tubs, etc.).
- Replace or install water piping.
- Replace or install a water heater.
- Install a non-testable backflow preventer device. Note: Testable backflow device is covered under Regulated Backflow Assembly (RBA) Program.
- Connect gas appliances, such as stoves, dryers, or fireplaces, to gas piping.
- A mechanical permit is required for connecting a furnace.) Note: A licensed contractor must get the permit and perform the work of connecting the gas to the furnace. Find a licensed contractor
When a plumbing permit is not required:
A permit is NOT required for one or two dwelling families (including townhomes) if the reconnection or replacement of dishwashers, ice-makers, and toilets if work does not involve the alteration of the existing water supply or existing plumbing system.
A homeowner who is the occupant of a single-family detached dwelling or single-family attached dwelling may apply for a permit to perform plumbing work as listed above on that property. (Note: single-family detached and attached dwellings as defined in Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Section 89.30)
The City of Minneapolis issues licenses to plumbing contractors. A contractor applying for a license must either hold a City of Minneapolis Certificate of Competency at the master level or employ a tradesperson who does. Obtain a business license
Last updated Dec 5, 2018