New Jersey Licensed Master Plumbers and Home Improvement Contractor Registrations

Is a New Jersey Licensed Master Plumber required to have a Home Improvement Contractor Registration to install gas piping, hydronic heating piping, boilers, and warm-air heaters?

Based on the minutes from two public meetings held at the New Jersey State Board of Examiners of Master Plumbers on July 26 and September 27, 2007, and on communication between the Department of Community Affairs and the Division of Consumer Affairs, the Board of Master Plumbers has determined that a New Jersey Licensed Master Plumber can perform this work without also possessing a Home Improvement Contractor Registration.

Therefore, if a New Jersey Licensed Master Plumber applies for a permit to install any of the above items, a permit shall be issued to the plumbing contractor without possessing a Home Improvement Contractor
Registration.

Contact

Thomas C. Pitcherello
Code Assistance Unit
(609) 984-7609

Source:
Construction Code Communicator, Volume 20, Number 2, Fall 2008 (PDF)

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