Certificate of compliance
When to lodge a certificate of compliance
When major plumbing work is completed, the licensed plumbing contractor who lodged the notice of intention for the work must submit a certificate of compliance within five working days of completing the work.
A certificate of compliance can only be lodged by the licensed plumbing contractor to which it is registered and must be filled out in its entirety. Partially filled or unreadable certificates will not be accepted.
What happens if the work is not completed?
If for any reason a licensed plumbing contractor commences plumbing work but will not complete all of the work identified in the notice, the plumbing work carried out must be certified. However, the plumbing contractor must modify the notice of intention submitted to the Building and Energy to accurately reflect the work that has been carried out by completing the reverse side of the certificate of compliance.
If a licensed plumbing contractor submits a notice of intention to the Plumbers Licensing Board (the Board) but the licensed plumbing contractor has not commenced and will no longer be responsible for carrying out any of the plumbing work specified in the notice, the contractor must withdraw the notice by completing the reverse side of the certificate of compliance and submitting it to the Board.
How to lodge a certificate of compliance
You now have the option to use the online facility Plumbing eNotice.
Within five working days of completing any major plumbing work, a licensed plumbing contractor must:
- complete, sign and date the certificate of compliance;
- provide the original certificate of compliance (yellow copy) to the Board. Where drainage plumbing work is carried out in sewered areas, a drainage plumbing diagram must also be provided with the certificate;
- provide a copy of the certificate of compliance (blue copy) to the owner or occupier of the property where the plumbing work was carried out;
- where drainage plumbing work is carried out in non-sewered areas, provide a copy of the certificate of compliance (pink copy) to the local government authority. The local government authority may also require a copy of the drainage plumbing diagram; and
- retain a copy of the certificate of compliance (green copy) for six years.
Certificates of compliance can be lodged in person at Building and Energy, any Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) regional office or by posting to:
Plumbers Licensing Board
Locked Bag 100
East Perth WA 6892
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