(a)   Plumbing Permit Required. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm or corporation to uncover a public sewer for any purpose, or to open or take off any manhole, flush tank or inlet cover, or to make or cause to be made any connections with the mains or laterals of the public sewer of the city, or to build any sewer connections without having first received a written plumber’s permit from the City Clerk, granted upon a written application describing contemplated work, the premises to be sewered, and the plumbing fixtures to be put in. No permits shall be issued to anyone not holding an annual plumber’s license. The plumber’s permit shall be issued upon payment of an inspection fee of One Dollar ($1) to the City Clerk and the receipt of the same will serve as a permit for connecting the sewer main or lateral.

(b)   Permits Not Required, When. No permit shall be required under this article for any minor work. By minor repair work is meant the repairs of leaks in pipes, traps or cocks, opening up stoppage in waste or supply pipes, traps or drains, or replacing broken fixtures when waste pipes are not disturbed and replacing frozen pipes inside of buildings.

(c)   Plumbing Inspector. The City Clerk shall perform the duties of Plumbing Inspector.

(Code 1963; 4-200s; Code 2017)

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not exceeding One Hundred Dollars ($100) or be imprisoned not to exceed thirty (30) days or be both so fined and imprisoned.

(Code 1963; 4-200s; Code 2017)