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

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. 


List of all Licensed Plumbers

VT Approved Plumbing Continuing Education

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. GarrowChief Plumbing and Heating Inspector, Chairman Plumbing Examining Board
Rutland Regional Office 
56 Howe Street, Building A Suite 200
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone:  802-786-5841

John Hammer, Plumbing and Heating Inspector
Barre Regional Office
1311 U.S. Route 302 - Suite 500
Barre, VT 05641-2351
Phone:  802- 479-8616

Ann Ross,  Plumbing and Heating Inspector
Williston Regional Office
380 Hurricane Lane, Suite 101
Williston, VT 05495
Phone: 802-760-8916

Michael Desrochers, Executive Director
Robert Sponable, Deputy Director

1311 US Route 302 – Suite 600
Barre, VT 05641
Phone:  802-479-7561
Toll Free:  800- 640-2106

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