Q: What is the scope of work a contractor is allowed to
perform with a plumbing minor label?
A: Contractors are allowed to perform a number of installations,
but contractors may not use a minor label to perform any installations
that are outside the scope of their licenses.
Q: Can I use minor labels for multiple installations at
A: Only if the installations involved are within the scope
of the minor label rules. For example, the rules allow the repair
or replacement of up to three fixtures. Fixtures are defined to
include, but are not limited to, bathtubs, bidets, showers, sinks,
water closets, and water heaters.
Q: What if a minor label has already been used on a job
A: The rules allow one plumbing minor label per project
per job site, so if minor labels have been posted for previous projects
or a current electrical minor label is posted for the same remodel
you are working on, you may use a plumbing minor label for your
Q: When do I post the label, before or after beginning work?
A: You must post the label on the electrical service panel
before the work begins. If a panel is not yet available, you may
post the label on the installation.
Q: Are all minor label installations inspected?
A: No. Only one out of 10 installations is inspected. The
Division randomly selects one of the installations and submits a
request to the corresponding jurisdiction to conduct the inspection.
Q: What happens if an inspection fails?
A: Failing a minor label is very expensive! If an inspection
fails, the Division allows the contractor 10 calendar days to
dispute the inspection report by notifying the Division. The contractor
pays the jurisdiction directly at its hourly inspection rate for
reinspection. The Division then selects another label from the same
lot of 10 to be inspected and the contractor pays the jurisdiction
directly at a rate of $75. If three inspections from the same lot
of labels fail, the contractor must take out full permits for all
the remaining installations in that lot.