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 2021
- Vermont Plumbing Rules, 2018 Edition
- International Plumbing Code, 2021 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.
- Read the Attorney General’s Lead Poising Prevention Act No. 193 and Guidance on Plumbing Supplies
- Read Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
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
Vermont Energy Goals
In the 2020 Legislative session, (S.220) was signed into law requiring many trade professionals to complete a Vermont Energy Goals Education Module. The educational module and completion certificate may be accessed by clicking on the link below .
If you are applying for a new license or certification or renewing an existing license or certification, after July 1, 2021, you are required to complete the educational module. Please make sure you provide a copy of the completion certificate with your application.
Vermont Energy Goals - Educational Module Memo pdf
Vermont Energy Goals - Education Module PowerPoint and Completion Certificate
List of all Licensed Plumbers
VT Approved Plumbing Continuing Education
Plumbing and Heating Inspectors Contact Information
Each Plumbing and heating inspector covers their assigned office area.
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
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671
Phone: 802- 479-8616
Ann Ross, Plumbing and Heating Inspector
Williston Regional Office
380 Hurricane Lane, Suite 101
Williston, VT 05495
William "Scott" fletcher, Plumbing and Heating Inspector
100 Mineral Street, Suite 307
Springfield, VT 05156-3168