The purpose of these rules is to protect and improve the general health and welfare of the people of the State of Vermont in the fields of environmental sanitation, water treatment, domestic supply and hydronically related hot water heating, by authorizing and enforcing rules and regulations for properly designed, acceptably installed and adequately maintained plumbing, water treatment and hydronically related water heating systems and by licensing qualified plumbers and qualified heating and water treatment specialists.
These rules shall apply to all public buildings, whether or not connected to public water systems or public sewage systems, and to all other buildings or facilities connected to a public water or sewage system. Owner-occupied single family residences which are not on public water systems or public sewage systems are not covered by these rules. Existing public buildings, and all other existing buildings or facilities which are on public water systems or public sewage systems must comply with these rules whenever the plumbing in those buildings or premises is changed, replaced, or altered.
For questions on licensing please call 802-479-7564
Current Statute, Rule and Adopted Code
- Vermont Plumbing Statute, Title 26, Chapter 39
- Vermont Plumbing Rules, Current Vermont Adopted Edition
- International Plumbing Code, 2015 Edition, Current Vermont Adopted Edition
Vermont Lead in Plumbing Supplies, Act 193: in all plumbing supplies intended for human consumption uses, Vermont prohibits plumbing solder or flux containing more than 0.2 percent of lead, or plumbing fixtures whose wetted surfaces contain more than a weighted average of 0.25 percent lead. These limits apply regardless of the 2014 federal Safe Drinking Water Act revisions regarding certain parts of 2” in diameter. Violations of Vermont’s standards are subject to up to $10,000 in penalties and private lawsuits by consumers.
Please Note: The Vermont Division of Fire Safety does not sell code books. Please contact International Code Council (ICC) to purchase the codes and standards.
- Plumbing License Applications - All Classes
- Certified Letter Request Form
- Address Change and License Replacement Request Form
Plumbing and Heating Inspectors Contact Information
Plumbing and heating inspections for the Northern half of Vermont are handled by John Hammer out of the Barre Regional Office, and Plumbing and heating inspections for the Southern half of Vermont are handled by Gerald Garrow out of the Rutland Regional Office.
G.J. Garrow, Chief Plumbing and Heating Inspector, Chairman Plumbing Examining Board
Rutland Regional Office
56 Howe Street, Building A Suite 200
Rutland, VT 05701
John Hammer, Plumbing and Heating Inspector
Barre Regional Office
1311 U.S. Route 302 - Suite 500
Barre, VT 05641-2351
Phone: 802- 479-8616