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File #: Ord 12-68    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/14/2012
Title: Amending Chapter 92 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to plumbing permit requirements and charges.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Proposed Ordinance, 2. Code Changes - Redline Form, 3. BWC Resolution #7174
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Amending Chapter 92 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to plumbing permit requirements and charges.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN:

SECTION 1

That chapter 92 of Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby amended as follows:

Chapter 92. - Water Code - Plumbing

Sec. 92.03. - Permits required.

No person shall install, extend, attach, repair or replace any plumbing system in any building, structure, premises or property where the total market cost of the plumbing work exceeds six hundred dollars ($600.00) without first obtaining a permit from the water utility.  However, all plumbing work associated with meter settings and backflow prevention devices (new installation or replacement) will require a permit regardless of the market value of the work.  Plumbing permits must be obtained prior to commencement of the plumbing work.

Sec. 92.06. - Permit fees; penalty.

(a)      Plumbing permits shall be paid according to the following schedule:

1.      Interior piping:

Base fee residential (one- and two-family dwellings):  $76.00

Base fee commercial (other than one- and two-family dwellings):  76.00

Each fixture installed (this fee to be charged in addition to base fees on fixtures installed or roughed-in for new installations, additions, and rehabilitations.  Not fixture charge on repairs.):  6.00

2.      Underground pipng:

Two-inch and smaller water service connections:  90.00

Four-inch and larger water service connections and fire supplies:  210.00

3.      Service connection disconnect at property line:  80.00

NOTE:  Permit fees for underground piping shall be charged for the first seventy-five (75) feet of piping, each additional seventy-five (75) thereafter, and shall not be prorated.

(b)      Should any plumber, person, firm or corporation begin work of any kind for which a permit from the water utility is required under this Code without having secured the necessary permit therefor, or withi...

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