Water Heaters

General Information
A permit is required for the installation of a water heater, which must comply with the requirements of the International Plumbing Code and International Residential Code.

State law allows a homeowner to perform this work on his/her homestead. However, any other person performing this work must be a licensed plumber registered as a contractor with the City of Burleson.

Specific Requirements
Gas Water Heaters
  1. Upper and lower combustion air must be installed when a water heater is installed in a closet area.
  2. There must be a 1" clearance on water heater vent from all combustible materials an manufacturer's specifications must be observed.
  3. The maximum length of flex gas pipe is 36", 1/2" minimum size.
All Water Heaters
  1. Water heater pan must be approved for application.
  2. There must be an approved pan with a 1" drain line to outside or approved receptor.
  3. If installed in garages and attics, water pipes must be insulated.
  4. The pressure relief valve discharge pipe shall discharge outside not more than 6" above ground/ floor level or into an approved indirect waste receptor.
  5. There must be an isolation valve on cold water pipe of heater to shut off water.
  6. If installed in a garage there must be pan drain pipes to floor or outside.
Submittal Requirements
All components listed above must be submitted with the Building Permit Application. Application packages must be completed and submitted to the Building Permits and Inspections department at 141 W Renfro Street, Burleson, TX 76028.

An inspection will be required upon completion of work. The inspection request line number is 817-426-9636. This is an automated line that is available 24 hours a day. Our office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Any inspection called in before 8 a.m. will be made that day and inspections called in after 8 a.m. will be made the following day.

Contact Building Permits and Inspections at 817-426-9611 for additional information.