City of Rochester requires licensed plumbers to provide proof of state license and bonding and/or insurance to obtain permits. No person shall engage in the business of installing plumbing or install plumbing in connection with the dealing in and selling of plumbing material and supplies, unless at all times a master plumber, duly licensed by the State of Minnesota, is responsible for proper installation of such plumbing and in charge of the plumbing work. No person shall engage in or work at the business of a master plumber unless licensed to do so by the State of Minnesota.
A homeowner may obtain a permit to do plumbing work on property (not containing more than two (2) dwelling units) actually occupied by the person performing the work as a homesteaded residence. All work must be inspected and installed according to the Minnesota Plumbing Code. To read more about Plumbing requirements, download the following brochure.
The manufacturers of CSST (Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing) have added an additional bonding requirement as part of their installation that need to be followed when using their products. For a copy of the alert, click this link "Bonding Requirements for CSST". (Updated 4/2009)
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