Q: What is a permit?
A: A permit grants the holder authorization to perform specific construction and/or installation work. Permits are assigned a unique document number which is required when requesting inspections and approval of the work.
Q: When should a homeowner purchase a permit?
A: A homeowner may purchase a permit only when they are doing electrical, plumbing, or HVAC work on their primary and secondary residence and related outbuildings. Homeowner permits are not valid for work on commercial buildings.
Q: When is a permit required?
A: A permit is required when any electrical, plumbing or HVAC work is performed.
Q: Does a permit ever expire?
A: Every permit issued shall expire and become null and void after three hundred sixty-five (365) days from the purchase date or last inspection. A permit may be renewed for an additional year upon receipt of Division approval and payment of a sixty-five dollar ($65) renewal fee.
Q: If I have a building permit from the city or county, do I still need a permit (or permits) from DOPL?
A: Even though you have a building permit issued by a local jurisdiction, it may still be necessary for you to obtain permits from DOPL for electrical, plumbing or HVAC work.