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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1827
Mobile, AL 36633-1827

Physical Address:
Downtown Office
205 Government St.
South Tower, 3rd Floor
Mobile, AL 36644
Phone: (251) 208-7198
Fax: (251) 208-7896


Urban Development

Plumbing Inspection Unit

Choose a topic:

Commercial Permitting Process (pdf)
Contacts
City of Mobile Plumbing Code 2009 (pdf)
Forms and Applications
Frequently Asked Questions
General Information
Inspection Matrix (pdf)
Inspector Information
Check on Status of Permit and License Requests
Tips for using the Check on Status of Permits and License Requests Interface (pdf)
Check on a Parcel of Land
Comment on Public Hearings
Deputy Director Information
Inspection Requests
Location and Driving Directions and Map
Office Business Hours
Other Recommended Web Links
Permit Fees
Permitting Procedures for New and Existing Structures Within the City of Mobile (pdf)
Supervisor Information


General Information

Plumbing Inspection is a unit of the Code Administration Section of the Urban Development Department. The plumbing unit is responsible for enforcing the International Plumbing Code and the City of Mobile Plumbing Ordinance. The safety of our citizens and visitors is our primary goal. We achieve this through the review of construction plans, site inspections, and the enforcement of adopted codes.
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Supervisor Information

Dennis E. Williams
Dennis E. Williams
Chief Plumbing Inspector


Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Inspector hours for telephone contact purposes: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
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Inspector Information

Rick Wilkerson
Rick Wilkerson
Plumbing Inspector II

Charles Goodman

Douglas Tidwell
Charles Goodman
Plumbing Inspector I
Douglas Tidwell
Plumbing Inspector I

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Inspection request times

For early morning (before 9:30 a.m.) – Previous day
Before 12:00 By 9:00 a.m.
For afternoon By 12:00 p.m.
For after hours /weekend inspections 48 hour notice
Emergency inspections: Please call (251) 208-7601
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Location

Government Plaza Building
205 Government Street
3rd Floor, South Tower
Mobile, AL 36644
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Driving Directions and Map

Go south on I-65 South
Merge onto I-10 East
Continue East take exit number 26B, Water Street
Turn left onto US-90/US-98 Government Street
Government Plaza is on the Southeast corner of Government Street and Joachim Street.
(click for map)
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Contacts

Contact Information

Inspectors

Phone Number
E-mail
Dennis E. Williams
Chief Plumbing Inspector
 (251) 208-7122  williamsd@cityofmobile.org
Rick Wilkerson
Plumbing Inspector II
(251) 208-7606 wilkersonr@cityofmobile.org
Charles Goodman
Plumbing Inspector I
(251) 208-7606 goodmanc@cityofmobile.org
Douglas Tidwell
Plumbing Inspector I
(251) 208-7606 tidwelld@cityofmobile.org
Fax Number
Code Administration Permit by Fax (251) 208-7023  

Please report any possible violations to the City Action Center at (251) 208-7999.
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Office Business Hour

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Staff hours for telephone contact purposes: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Inspector hours for telephone contact purposes

3:00 to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
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Forms and Applications

Plumbing Permit Application (pdf)
Permit by Fax Application Packet

Residential Homeowner Affidavit (pdf)
Application for Renewal of Certificate of Competency Card (pdf)
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Contractor Requirements (License Requirements, Certification Requirements, Bond Requirements)
Vehicular Signs
Commercial Plan Submittals
Home owner requirements to perform own plumbing on residence (allowed on primary residence only)
Inspection requirements

  • Contractor Requirements

    License Requirements
    Business license with the City of Mobile, State general contractors license for work over $50,000. (click for State Licensing Board)

    Certification requirements
    State master plumber’s license and City master plumber registration (note for the purpose of water heater installation only, a master gas fitter’s license will be acceptable). (click for State Plumbing Board)

    All plumbers working on any construction site must be certified by the state and registered with the City of Mobile at their appropriate competency level (master, journeyman or apprentice). (click for State Plumbing Board)
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    Bond requirements

    $10,000 bond
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  • Vehicular Signs (click for Section 106.8 of the City of Mobile Plumbing Code 2009)
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  • Commercial Plan Submittals (click for City of Mobile Plumbing Code 2009)

    Riser diagrams required, type of occupancy, grease trap sizing formula, etc.
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  • Home owner requirements to perform own plumbing on residence (allowed on primary residence only)
    1. Proof of ownership at time of permitting
    2. Riser diagram drawings to be submitted by owner to verify ability to perform plumbing work.
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  • Inspection requirements

    Rough in (below slab / floor)
    Water test with 5’ min. head

    Top out (In walls / visible d.w.v.)
    Water test with 5’ min. head

    Sewer
    Visual

    Final (fixture set)
    Visual with working pressure to all fixtures

    Water supply
    all plastic piping to be tested as per manufactures recommendations, copper tubing to have working pressure.
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Other Recommended Web Links:
http://pgfb.state.al.us/index.aspx
http://www.genconbd.state.al.us/

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