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Mechanical Inspector

Joseph Francis

(401) 845-5462


For mechanical permits, its easier to explain when they are not required. In general, if you need to make changes to your wiring or piping to accomplish the task, then a permit is required.

The knowledge and experience needed to meet the state code for this type of work often requires hiring a licensed contractor. Licensing, not registration, is required for all mechanical contractors. They carry picture identification with their license number. They too must get permits and will have a receipt copy from the Inspection Division.

Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical permits are NOT required when

  • Using portable mechanical or electrical appliances like space heaters, air conditioner window units, dehumidifiers and humidifiers.
  • Replacing minor parts such as filters in mechanical equipment.