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Plumbing/Gas Permit

This permit is required for the alteration, addition or replacement of a plumbing system or portion of a plumbing system within or on any structure or premises and to comply with the minimum standards necessary to safeguard public health, safety, and welfare.

Based upon your desired scope of work, a plumbing/gase permit may be a Simple "No-Plan" Plumbing/Gas Permit or a Plan (required) Plumbing/Gas Permit.

Simple "No-Plan" Plumbing/Gas Permit

Home owners, property owners and licensed contractors can obtain a Simple "No-Plan" Plumbing/Gas Permit for minor installations including:

  • Water heater replacements, except tankless types
  • Water or sewer piping repairs
  • Gas line repairs
  • Repair or replacement of drains
  • Water softener installations
  • Pressure Reducing Valves (PRV) for domestic service

If your project includes a combination of electrical, mechanical equipment and/or plumbing/gas, once you are in the online permitting portal you will need to select a Simple No-Plan Combination Permit when you initiate the application process.

Applicants will receive their permit normally within two business days. An inspection can be scheduled once the invoice is paid and the permit is issued.

Apply for a Simple Permit

Plan (required) Plumbing/Gas Permit

This permit is required for the alteration, addition or replacement of a plumbing system or portion of a plumbing system within or on any structure or premises and to comply with the minimum standards necessary to safeguard public health, safety, and welfare, unless  exempted in PDF icon San Diego Municipal Code §129.0403.

Apply for a Plan Permit