Planning and Community Development Department
The following computer capabilities are required to process an online permit:
A valid email address.
Printer – required to make copies of your payment receipt, which will act as your permit.
To pay for your permit you must have a credit card on file with the Town of Ocean City’s Finance Department.
This service is only provided for Maryland Master Plumbers/Gasfitters, Maryland Master Plumbers, Maryland Master Gasfitter or an individual with a Maryland Propane Gasfitter Certification. All of these should be labeled “Insured to Work.”
Online plumbing permits should not require a building permit or plan review. They are stand-alone, residential, plumbing-only permits. All online plumbing permits require plumbing inspections.
When an online permit application is received, Town staff will verify that all necessary information has been provided and will review the application for any potential problems. The Town staff will also check for any open permits on the property. The Town staff may determine that additional review or plans are required. If further review, or plans are required, or there are any open permits, the permit will be placed on hold and you will be notified by email or phone of any additional requirements, open permits or fees.
Call 410-524-6763, if you have any questions about the plumbing permit process. If you would like to speak to the Plumbing Inspector, call 410-520-5157.
For information on all other permits, call 410-289-8855.
Plumbing Permits that can be applied for online are:
Residential replacement of plumbing fixtures (Minimum fee is $45. Anything over 3 fixtures is $15 per fixture.)
- Replacement or repair of the water service ($90)
Replacement or repair of water distribution system ($90)
Replacement or repair of building drain, vents and sewer ($90)
Replacement only of fuel gas, residential, water heaters and fuel gas tankless water heaters ($45)
Replacement or repair of residential irrigation system ($90)
Installation of backflow device ($90)
Only the permits listed above i.e. residential, plumbing permits, that require no plan review, can be applied for online.
The permits for replacement or repairs of plumbing fixtures in residential buildings are for fixtures that must be the same size and in the same location as the fixture being replaced or repaired. Examples of residential fixtures are kitchen sink, bar sink, laundry sink/tub, water closet (toilet) and tub or shower.
An irrigation permit is required to connect lawn sprinklers to the building supply.
Rearrangement of any portion of the plumbing system or fuel gas piping system requires plan review, and cannot be issued online.
Note: Work performed, outside of the above parameters, is illegal and will result in correction of the illegal work performed, and may result in a citation or penalties or both. Questions? Call 410-524-6763.
All work performed under an online permit is subject to inspection.
Town of Ocean City Online Plumbing Permit Application
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