Plumbing inspections are required to be carried out by a licensed professional during and on completion of work that is covered by an approval, as stated in section 19 of the Standard Plumbing and Drainage Regulation.
To receive a compliance certificate at completion of plumbing and drainage works, the final inspection must be completed and approved by the licensed professional. The final inspection must be called within 7 days of the work being completed.
What is the cut-off time for booking inspections?
Under the plumbing and drainage legislation, 48 hours notice must be given but bookings by phone can be accepted up to 3.00pm (subject to availability ) the day prior to the inspection date.
What information does the plumber need to book an inspection?
- A plumbing compliance assessment/approval number;
- Property description details relating to the property where the inspection is required; and
- The responsible person’s name and details.
What are the different types of inspections?
- Under slab (sub-drain);
- Stack/elevated pipe work that is to be covered;
- Drainage (sanitary house drain);
- Water services (rough in);
- Final plumbing inspection.
How do I request a plumbing and drainage inspection?
Plumbers only can book a plumbing and drainage inspection after receiving notification to commence work, by calling Council.
What is a Compliance Certificate?
A Compliance Certificate (Certificate of Inspection) is a very important document as it highlights work that has been carried out, to the extent stated on the certificate.
This certificate will be issued after the completion of a final inspection undertaken by a Council Plumbing Inspector and a copy will be sent to the property owner and the applicant if requested on the Form 1 at time of lodgement.
All commercial plumbing installations should request a Compliance Certificate as the building certifier may require this document to issue clearance certificates.
For more information please contact Council.