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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. 


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. 

John Hammer, Chief Plumbing and Heating Inspector, Chairman Plumbing Examining Board
Waterbury Regional Office
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671
Phone:  802- 479-8616

G.J. GarrowPlumbing and Heating Inspector / Regional Manager
Rutland Regional Office 
56 Howe Street, Building A Suite 200
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone:  802-786-5841

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

William "Scott" fletcher, Plumbing and Heating Inspector 
100 Mineral Street, Suite 307
Springfield, VT 05156-3168