Plumbing Permit Application

Instructions for Completing Application

General: Plumbing work shall not be started until the application for permit has been filed with KABA. All installations shall be in conformance with the Michigan Plumbing Code. No work shall be concealed until it has been inspected. When ready for an inspection, call KABA providing as much advance notice as possible. KABA will need the job location and permit number.

Project Information






Description of Work

Plan Review

Homeowner Affidavit

I hereby certify the plumbing work described on this permit application shall be installed by myself in my own home in which I am living or about to occupy. All work shall be installed in accordance with the Michigan Plumbing Code and shall not be enclosed, covered up, or put into operation until it has been inspected and approved by the Plumbing Inspector. I will cooperate with the Plumbing Inspector and assume the responsibility to arrange for necessary inspections.

Section 23a of the State Construction Code Act of 1972, 1972 PA 230, MCL 125.1523A, prohibits a person from conspiring to circumvent the licensing requirements of this state relating to persons who are to perform work on a residential building or a residential structure. Violators of Section 23a are subjected to civil fines.

Applicant Signature


Plumbing Fee Chart

Application Fee; Flat Fee of $50.00; non-refundable. Inspections NOT Included.
Fixtures, floor drains, special drains, water connected appliances
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Stacks (soil, waste, vent, and conductor)
Sewage ejectors, sumps
Sub-soil drains
Water Heater
Water Service: Less than 2"
Water Service: 2" to 6"
Water Service: Over 6"
Connection (building drain)
Sewers (sanitary, storm, or combined): Less than 6”
Sewers (sanitary, storm, or combined): 6” and Over
Manholes, Catch Basins
Watering Distributing Pipe (system): ¾”
Watering Distributing Pipe (system): 1”
Watering Distributing Pipe (system): 1-1/4”
Watering Distributing Pipe (system): 1-1/2”
Watering Distributing Pipe (system): 2”
Watering Distributing Pipe (system): Over 2”
Reduced pressure zone back-flow preventer

Medical Gas System
$50.00 Each
Plan Review Fee - to be determined

One (1) courtesy re-inspection per inspection type with a $55 fee for every re-inspection following.

ENTER THE TOTAL FEE(S) in the box at right. Must include the non-refundable Application and Final Inspection Fees from above.


Supplement to Plumbing Permit Application


Plans must be submitted with an Application for Plan Examination and the appropriate deposit before a permit can be issued, except as listed below.

Plans are not required for the following:

  • One and two family dwellings containing not more than 3,500 square feet of building area
  • Alterations and repair work determined by the plumbing official to be of a minor nature
  • Buildings with a required plumbing fixture count fewer than 12
  • Work completed by a governmental subdivision or state agency costing less than $15,000.00

If work is being performed as described above, check “No” in the “Plan Review” section.

Plans are required for all other building types and shall be prepared by or under the direct supervisor of an architect or engineer licensed pursuant to 1980 PA 299 and shall bear that architect’s or engineer’s seal and signature.

Expiration of Permit: A permit remains valid as long as work is progressing and inspections are requested and conducted. A permit shall become invalid if the authorized work is not commenced within 180 days after issuance of the permit or if the authorized work is suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days after the time of commencing the work. A PERMIT WILL BE CLOSED WHEN NO INSPECTIONS ARE REQUESTED AND CONDUCTED WITHIN 180 DAYS OF THE DATE OF ISSUANCE OR THE DATE OF A PREVIOUS INSPECTION. CLOSED PERMITS CANNOT BE REFUNDED.