Plumbing Permits explained
There are three different types of Plumbing Permits:
- Internal plumbing
- Special plumbing
A basic Plumbing Permit may be issued for building a structure without any internal services. For example, this would apply if the only plumbing were taking stormwater from the roof to a tank and then the ground.
REMEMBER, NO MATTER HOW MINOR THE PLUMBING WORKS MAY SEEM, A LICENCED PLUMBER MUST BE USED TO CARRY THEM OUT!
When planning a subdivision, development, alterations or new building proposal in a location where no sewerage connection is available, you need to consider the requirements for an onsite wastewater management system (OWMS). Such systems include septic tank or aerated wastewater management systems (AWTS) with a variety of land application methods available depending on the site and soil evaluation report and drainage design by an accredited consultant.
Before any work begins in relation to your OWMS, whether a new installation or changes to an existing system, you must first apply for and receive, a Plumbing Permit from Council. This application can be lodged in person at Flinders Council's front office or to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please ensure all required documentation and the application fee are submitted. The application is then assessed by Council's Plumbing and Environmental Health staff. When all requirements are satisfied, a Plumbing Permit is issued.
All work must be completed in accordance with the Plumbing Permit. Council must be notified of all mandatory inspection stages at least 2 working days before each stage is reached. To make a booking, please contact Council on 6359 5001. Additional inspections may be necessary if the work is not in compliance with the permit - these may attract an additional fee.
For all enquiries regarding your OWMS please contact Jacci Viney on 63595005.
For internal works you will need to submit your proposed plumbing layout at the time of assessment. Following assessment, you will receive a stamped plan as well as the permit for the works.
Special Plumbing Permit
Special Plumbing Permit’s cover any works regarding the on-site wastewater treatment system. Anything from the septic tank or equivalent, to the end of the absorption area, is covered under this type of permit. Download the application for a special plumbing permit Form 3A.
Completing Plumbing (and Special Plumbing) works
A Form 33 must be obtained from a licensed plumber before a Completion Certificates can be issued. Flinders Council is obliged to complete random inspections of 20% of all approved plumbing work.
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