A man fitting a pipe in a newly framed room

The Municipality of Port Hope reviews plans and performs inspections for plumbing in all new buildings, building renovations and additions. Northumberland County reviews plans, issues permits and performs inspections for all septic systems in the Municipality of Port Hope. 

Before you begin

Contact Building Services before you apply for a Plumbing Permit in order to ensure that your proposed building or renovation meets the necessary design guides and requirements for your property.


Please complete the Plumbing Application online or complete a printed version and submit it to:
Development Team Office
5 Mill St. S. 
Port Hope, ON L1A 2S6

We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


It costs $150 to apply for a plumbing permit. You will also pay an additional $17 for each fixture.

Application details

You will need to include the following information along with your application:

  • Name and contact information of the applicant
  • Address
  • Indicate if this is for an addition, renovation or new building project
  • Indicate the type and number of fixtures

Please review the design guidelines and requirements for more details about what you need to include with your application,

Apply for Plumbing Permit

Book an inspection

You will need to book an inspection in order to ensure that your projects meets the requirements outlined in the permit. Email us to book an inspection.

You need to conduct an inspection for the following work:

  • All drains and vents inside a building below concrete slab
  • Sewers outside the street property line or septic tank
  • All drain, wastes, vents, showers, bathtubs and pertaining water pipe, valves and fittings installed before dry walling of ceilings and walls
  • Air or water test required on all piping
  • Final plumbing includes the complete plumbing installation before occupancy