Plumbing Services For Commercial Buildings

The Plumbing Inspection Unit is dedicated to making certain that all commercial and residential plumbing installations adhere to the stringent regulations stipulated by the Ohio Plumbing Code. Working hand-in-hand with registered plumbers and homeowners, our team of Ohio State-Certified Plumbing Inspectors is committed to guaranteeing that all plumbing installations comply with the Code. You can trust our commercial plumbing inspections to help maintain the safety of your premises and customers.

When you entrust your commercial plumbing inspection needs to our proficient team, you’re ensuring a safe and efficient plumbing system within your property. Through our comprehensive inspection process, we strive to maintain excellent standards and contribute to a safe and compliant commercial environment.

Protect your investment, safeguard your customers, and ensure the smooth functioning of your commercial plumbing systems with our reliable commercial plumbing inspections. Experience peace of mind knowing that your property is up to code and functioning safely for all those who enter.

Residential &
Commercial Jurisdiction

Richland Public Health has Residential and Commercial Plumbing jurisdiction in Richland County and Commercial Jurisdiction in Crawford, Huron, Knox, Morrow and Wyandot counties. We also do Commercial and Residential plumbing inspections in the city of Galion.

Commercial Services

  • Registration of all persons intending to engage in the plumbing installation business in the County of Richland.
  • Issuance of plumbing installation permits.
  • Inspection of commercial and residential plumbing installations for code compliance.
  • Plans review and/or consultations with plumbing contractors and homeowners as required (see below for form).

Commercial Plumbing Forms

Plumbing Business Registration

This is the Plumbing Contractor/Service Provider Registration Application to perform installations as a plumbing business within the jurisdiction of Richland County and the Counties of Crawford, Huron, Knox and Morrow.

Plumbing Definitions & FAQs


The practice, Maintenance, Extension and alteration of all piping, fixtures, plumbing appliances and plumbing appurtenances within or adjacent to any structure, in connection with the sanitary drainage or storm drainage facilities; venting systems; and the public or private water supply systems.


A person who is licensed to install plumbing.


A person who works for another to learn the plumbing trade under the direction and control of a licensed plumber.


A person that is authorized to engage in the business of installing plumbing in buildings or other structures.


Anyone of a special class of plumbing fixtures intended to perform a special function. Included are fixtures having the operation or control dependent on one or more energized components, such as motors, controls, heating elements, or pressure or temperature-sensing elements.

Such fixtures are manually adjusted or controlled by the owner or operator or are operated automatically through one or more of the following actions: A time cycle, a temperature range, a pressure range, a measured volume of weight. 


A person that is authorized to engage in or work at or supervise the trade or occupation of plumbing, but not engage in the business of installing plumbing.


The art or skill of a worker. The quality of skill.  The product or result of a worker’s skill.

Questions or Comments

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