Log in links for this page

Submit a Variance Request to the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

Find out how to submit a variance request

Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

The Details of Submit a Variance Request to the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

What you need for Submit a Variance Request to the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

The Board only accepts complete applications that include the non-refundable fee paid by check or money-order to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The check or money-order must include the applicant name and the address for which the variance is being requested. This information will allow DOL to successfully match your check to your application. Complete an application below and submit the form along with any supporting documentation to the address listed in the By Mail information box.

All completed applications must be received by the board two full weeks prior to a Board meeting. This includes the petition to the Local Board of Health when applicable. It is the Petitioner’s responsibility to notify the local Board of Health and Local Plumbing Inspector (State Plumbing Inspector if it is a State project). After they have been notified by letter or email, add this correspondence to your variance application. If your application is not complete at the time of submission, it will not be processed.  Only completed applications will be docketed and added to the Agenda.

The Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters ("Board") meets the first Wednesday of each month unless there is a conflict.  The meeting notice and agenda items will be posted on the Board's website at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. 

Fees for Submit a Variance Request to the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable $86.00 fee. The fee can be paid by check or money-order to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Name Fee Unit
Variance Application Fee $86 each

How to submit Submit a Variance Request to the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

Applications should be sent to:

Division of Occupational Licensure
Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118
Attn: Plumbing & Gas Code Consultants

More info for Submit a Variance Request to the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

If you are applying for a tub/shower drain conversion, use this form.

Downloads for Submit a Variance Request to the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

Contact for Submit a Variance Request to the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

Address
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710, Boston, MA 02118
Online
To receive instructions on conducting common board transactions, email the address below. This is an unmonitored email address. Please do not send any documentation to this email address: Email Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters at Plumbingboard.info@mass.gov
Fax
(617) 727-0139
Feedback