How to engage a licensed plumber

All notifiable plumbing work as defined by the Building Act 2016 including installing, altering or maintaining a plumbing installation (ie. roofing, drainage, pipe work) must be undertaken by a plumber who holds an appropriate licence under the Occupational Licensing Act 2005.

A plumber’s registration can be checked via the licence databases website.

The licensed plumber must complete and sign a Start Work Notice and receive authorisation from the Permit Authority prior to carrying out the plumbing work.