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Chapter 1301:3-2 | Plumbing Permit, Reinspection Fees

 
 
 
Rule
Rule 1301:3-2-01 | Permit fees.
 

Each application for a plumbing permit in accordance with section 3703.07 of the Revised Code shall be made on a form prepared by the division, and the fees to be paid with the application are: (A) a fee of two hundred dollars; (B) an additional fee of twenty dollars for each trap, vented fixture, appliance, or device; and (C) a plan approval fee of two hundred dollars. In addition to the foregoing permit fees, if a reinspection is made necessary by the failure of the applicant or plumbing contractor to have the work ready for inspection when so reported, or by reason of faulty or improper installation, the person shall pay a fee of one hundred dollars for each reinspection.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3703.07
Amplifies: 3703.07
Five Year Review Date: 9/30/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 11/20/2015
Rule 1301:3-2-02 | Definitions.
 

(A) "Division" means the division of industrial compliance in the Ohio department of commerce.

(B) "Plumbing: means the practice, materials, and fixtures used in the installation, maintenance, extension, and alteration of all piping, fixtures, appliances, and appurtenances in connection with any of the following: drainage systems, venting systems, and the water supply systems within or adjacent to any building, structure, or conveyance, and the practice and materials used in the installation, maintenance, extension, or alteration of the storm water, liquid waste, or drainage systems and water supply systems of any premises.

(C) "Plumbing inspection" means the examination of the plans and specifications covering the plumbing and their approval prior to the start of construction or installation and the examination of the premises during and after construction or installation.

(D) "Superintendent" means the superintendent of the division of industrial compliance in the Ohio department of commerce.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3703.01
Amplifies: 3703.01
Five Year Review Date: 9/30/2025
Rule 1301:3-2-03 | Examination for plumbing inspector certification.
 

(A) Application for examination for certification as a plumbing inspector shall be made in writing to the superintendent at least thirty days prior to the date on which the examination will be given, on a form prescribed and furnished by the superintendent. No applicant shall be examined who submits false, incorrect, or incomplete information in his application for examination.

(B) The prerequisites for the plumbing inspector examination are as follows:

(1) High school education or equivalent; and

(2) Seven years of practical experience in the installation of plumbing; or

(3) A professional engineer pursuant to section 4733.01 of the Revised Code and three years of experience in plumbing system design, estimating, or supervision of plumbing systems installations.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3703.01
Amplifies: 3703.01, 3703.04
Five Year Review Date: 9/30/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 11/2/1979, 2/2/2006
Rule 1301:3-2-04 | Plumbing Inspector Jurisdiction.
 

Certified municipal building departments may employ plumbing inspectors; certified township and county building departments shall not employ plumbing inspectors. Plumbing inspections are the jurisdiction of the county health district. The plumbing inspector employed by the county board of health has exclusive jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of the plumbing code.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: RC Sec. 3703.01
Amplifies: RC Sec. 3703.01
Five Year Review Date: 9/30/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 7/15/1970, 11/2/1979
Rule 1301:3-2-06 | Renewal of plumbing inspector certificates.
 

(A) Each person engaged in plumbing inspections shall possess a valid certificate as a plumbing inspector issued by the superintendent. Such certificates shall be issued for a period of one year.

(B) Application for renewal of a plumbing inspector certificate shall be made by the holder of such a certificate not less than sixty days prior to the termination date of the certificate, on forms furnished by the superintendent or his designee.

(C) For renewal of a plumbing inspector certificate without examination, the applicant shall complete a minimum of ten hours of continuing education courses approved by the board of building standards for plumbing inspector certification.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3703.01
Amplifies: 3703.01
Five Year Review Date: 9/30/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 11/20/2015
Rule 1301:3-2-07 | Fees for Plumbing Inspectors.
 

(A) The fee for the plumbing inspectors under Chapter 1301:3-2 of the Administrative Code shall be non-refundable, paid to the division, and as follows:

(1) Application fee.........................................fifty dollars

(2) Examination fee.......................................twenty-five dollars

(3) Certification fee.......................................twenty-five dollars

(4) Renewal fee..............................................sixty dollars

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: RC Sec. 3703.01
Amplifies: RC Sec. 3703.07
Five Year Review Date: 9/30/2025
Rule 1301:3-2-08 | Denial, revocation, or suspension of a plumbing inspector certificate.
 

(A) The superintendent or the superintendent's designee may deny issuance or renewal or revoke or suspend a plumbing inspector certificate if the superintendent or the superintendent's designee finds that the applicant has done any of the following:

(1) Falsify documentation;

(2) Violate any provision of Chapter 3703. of the Revised Code or rules adopted pursuant thereto;

(3) Obtain a license by fraud, misrepresentation, or deception; or

(4) Engage in fraud, misrepresentation, deception, malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance in the conduct of business.

(B) Upon a reasonable cause shown, the superintendent may:

(1) Suspend or revoke a plumber inspector certificate for a specified period of time, from a minimum of six months to a maximum of life, which the superintendent or superintendent's designee establishes; and/or

(2) Require a holder of a plumber inspector certificate to complete additional continuing education courses within a specified time period.

(C) Upon written notification of the action of the superintendent or superintendent's designee, the aggrieved may appeal pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code and rule 1301:3-2-09 of the Administrative Code.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3703.01
Amplifies: 3703.01, 3703.10
Five Year Review Date: 9/30/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 11/20/2015
Rule 1301:3-2-09 | Administrative appeals for plumbing inspector certificates.
 

Administrative hearings held under Chapter 3703. of the Revised Code shall be conducted in conformity with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code relating to adjudication hearings.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3703.01
Amplifies: 3703.01, 3703.10
Five Year Review Date: 9/30/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 2/2/2006