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Plumbing Inspector

 Joseph Francis

jfrancis@cityofnewport.com

(401) 845-5462

For plumbing permits, its easier to explain when they are not required. In general, if you need to make changes to your wiring or piping to accomplish the task, then a permit is required.

The knowledge and experience needed to meet the state code for this type of work often requires hiring a licensed contractor. Licensing, not registration, is required for all plumbing contractors. They carry picture identification with their license number. They too must get permits and will have a receipt copy from the Inspection Division.

Plumbing permits are NOT required when

  • Replacing a toilet fixture in the same spot. If you want the fixture moved, even a short distance, a permit is required.
  • Clearing a blockage in your drain.