Town of Johnston, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Johnston 12-10-1979 by Ord. No. 440 as Secs. 20-1 to 20-7 of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 118.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 156.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 172.
Housing standards — See Ch. 194.
Oil and gas heating code — See Ch. 230.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 261.
Sewers — See Ch. 279.
Water — See Ch. 335.
Those certain documents, copies of which are on file in the Town Clerk's office and which are designated and titled “the BOCA Basic Plumbing Code, Second Edition Edited 1970,” and any annual amendments and supplements which may be forthcoming, are hereby adopted as the Plumbing Code of the Town of Johnston, and the documents are adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this chapter, with the exceptions prescribed in § 252-5 of this chapter.
This code shall be known as the “BOCA Basic Plumbing Code” and is herein referred to as the “Plumbing Code” or "this code."
This code shall be construed liberally and justly to secure the proper installation of systems for furnishing potable water; for sanitary sewage disposal and storm drainage; and to insure public safety, health and welfare insofar as they are affected by the installation and maintenance of plumbing.
The design and installation of plumbing systems, including sanitary and storm drainage, sanitary facilities, water supplies, stormwater and sewage disposal in buildings, shall comply with the requirements of this code.
Installations of gas piping; chilled water piping in connection with building heating; and piping for fire sprinklers and standpipes are not covered by the provisions of the code. Water and drainage connections to such installations shall be made in accordance with the requirements of this code.
It is the purpose and intent of this code to establish minimum plumbing standards in terms of performance objectives, implemented by specific requirements, which will provide reasonable safeguards for sanitation to protect the public health against the hazards of inadequate, defective or insanitary plumbing installations.
[Amended 5-12-1980; 9-14-1981; 4-17-1990 by Ord. No. 811; 10-10-1995 by Ord. No. 954]
No official, inspector, administrator, or employee shall issue a permit to install, construct, alter, enlarge, or repair any plumbing or mechanical device, appliance, equipment, or installation until collection of fees based upon his estimates, calculated from the attached schedules. The estimate shall be exclusive of building and electrical costs.
A. 
Plan review fee; paid at time of initial permit application:
Cost of Project
Fee
Less than $10,000
No fee
$10,000 to $25,000
$25
$25,000 to $50,000
$50
$50,000 to $100,000
$100
$100,000 to $200,000
$200
$200,000 to $500,000
$250
More than $500,000
$350
B. 
Plumbing and mechanical permit fees.
(1) 
If an individual trade permit, paid at time of issuance; if part of a permit package, paid at time of package issuance:
Cost of Project
Fee
$0 to $1,000
$45
$1,000 to $2,000
$55
$2,001 to $3,000
$65
$3,001 to $4,000
$75
$4,001 to $5,000
$85
$5,001 to $6,000
$95
$6,001 to $7,000
$105
$7,001 to $8,000
$115
$8,001 to $9,000
$125
$9,001 to $10,000
$135
$10,001 and up
$135 plus $8/1,000
(2) 
The added cost per $1,000 refers to the additional $1,000 (or part thereof) of total value of the work being permitted. Permit fees shall not be interpolated.
(3) 
Total value of the work being permitted is derived from and considered to be the value of materials plus labor. Self-performed labor is considered to have value, that implied value being included within this definition and being used for permit cost determination.
C. 
Specialty permits charged at the following rates:
Category
Fee
Renewal of an expired permit
$15
Certificate of use and occupancy
$20
Gas pumps and tanks
See mechanical schedule
Hot water heater replacement
$25
Road opening, water (private contractor)
$150
Road opening, sewer (private contractor)
$150
Reinspection fee for failed inspection (assessed at time of issuance of CO)
$20/visit
Late permit/no permit fine
$50 (if permit applied for within three days of notice; $100 if permit applied for within two weeks of notice; legal action thereafter)