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City of Modesto :: Development Center :: Water Heaters

Residential Development : Water Heaters

Dept/Div. Contact:  Building Safety - (209) 577-5232

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Description:  For safety reasons, a plumbing permit is required for all water heater installations and replacements.

Examples: There are very specific code requirements governing where a water heater can be located, when to elevate a water heater, bracing requirements, and temperature and pressure relief valve requirements. A final inspection is required after all work has been completed.


Pay Fees

In order to get a permit you will need to pay the necessary permit fees. 

Where to go:

Building Safety
1010 Tenth Street, 3rd Floor [Directions]
(209) 577-5232

How Much:

Please visit our 'Fees' page for current fees

Get Permits

Once your fees have been paid, the Building Safety Division will issue the required permits for your project.

Schedule Inspections

Once your water heater is installed, you will need to schedule an inspection to ensure that the water heater was installed correctly.

To schedule an inspection: 
Visit our Building Inspection page


After your final inspection, your project will be considered complete.

Related Forms & Handouts (#RP8)

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Have Questions?

Contact the Building Safety Division at (209) 577-5232.

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