Yes. State law requires for the Town to perform inspections of water heater replacements. If a contractor is performing the work to replace the water heater (gas or electric), the plumber must be registered with the Town, obtain a permit prior to the work being performed, and ensure an approved final inspection from the Town is obtained. If the permit cannot be obtained before the work is performed due to the permit office being closed (and the work is emergent), a permit must be obtained on the following business day. If a homeowner is to perform the work, proof of homestead exemption as well as a completed Homestead Homeowner’s Affidavit (PDF) must be provided at time of permit application. The work performed must comply with the Town’s adopted plumbing codes and ordinances.