(225 ILCS 320/18)
(from Ch. 111, par. 1117)
Local regulation; Department standards.
(1) It is hereby declared to be the policy of this State that each
city, town, village, township or county with a
water supply system or sewage disposal system or both should so soon after
the enactment of this Act as practicable, with the advice of the State
of Public Health, provide by ordinance, bylaws or rules and regulations for
materials, construction, alteration, and inspection of all plumbing placed
in or in connection with any building in any such city, town, village,
or county and to provide
for and appoint a competent Plumbing Inspector or more as required.
The Department may by rule establish voluntary standards for the content and
conduct of local plumbing regulation and inspection programs and may evaluate
and certify local programs that are in compliance with the voluntary standards.
Department may by rule establish voluntary education, training, and
experience standards for Plumbing Inspectors and may certify Plumbing
Inspectors who are in compliance with the voluntary standards.
contained in this Act shall prohibit any city, town, village, township or
county from providing for a Plumbing Inspector or from requiring permits
for the installation and repair of plumbing and
collecting a fee therefor, but a city, town, village, township, or county that requires a permit for installation and repair of plumbing may not issue that permit without verification that the applicant has a valid plumbing license or that the applicant is the owner occupant of a single family residence that is the subject of the permit. For the purpose of this Section, the term "occupant" has the same meaning as in subsection (2) of Section 3 of this Act. No person shall be appointed as a Plumbing
who is not a licensed plumber under this Act, including persons employed
as Plumbing Inspectors in home rule units.
(2) The Department of Public Health shall conduct inquiry in any city,
town, village, township, or county or at any other place in the State when
reasonably necessary in the judgment of the Director of the Department of
Public Health to safeguard the health of any person or persons in this
account of piping or appurtenant appliances within any building, or outside,
when such piping and appliances are for the use of plumbing as defined in
this Act and for the use of carrying sewage or waste within or from any
The Department of Public Health may conduct such inquiries in any city,
town, village, township or county in this State by directing the Plumbing
Inspector thereof to aid in or conduct such inquiry or investigation in
behalf of the Department of Public Health or the Department of Public Health
may designate some other person or persons to conduct such investigation.
(Source: P.A. 94-132, eff. 7-7-05.)