LLP - Plumbing Law Defined

Board for Licensing Contractors

Plumbing work is defined as the construction, alteration, repair, improvement, movement, demolition, putting up, tearing down, or furnishing labor to install material or equipment within any residential or commercial building of all piping, fixtures, and *appliances for the supply of gas, water, liquids or disposal of waster water or sewage; provided, that there is no intent to require licensure under this part for plumbing work performed outside a residential or commercial building, including but not limited to utility connections or irrigation systems. See the Laws, Rules and Regulations for further information and exemptions, such as installation and repair of appliances less than $500.00.

For questions concerning obtaining a LLP license, you may call the staff at: (615) 741-8307 or by email.

Exemptions to the LLP Law
The following are exemption from the LLP law:

  • A State licensed plumbing contractor, with a CMC-A, MC-A, CMC, or MC classification is exempt from the LLP requirement;
  • Modular home installer or retailer licensees performing plumbing work on a modular unit, in connection with a manufacturer’s warranty;
  • Employed as a plumber with a State licensed plumber or contractor;
  • Licensed as a plumber within the county or municipality where performing plumbing work;
  • Projects $25,000 or more must obtain a Contractor's license with a CMC-A or CMC classification;
  • Municipalities with their own plumber license may not accept the LLP;
  • Appliance installation for projects less than $500 in LLP counties (see law for specific details);
  • Homeowner may perform plumbing on their own residence; or
  • Working in any of the 15 exempt counties where the LLP is not required
    • Exempt Counties: Benton, Decatur, Dickson, Giles, Henderson, Henry, Hickman,
    • Humphreys, Lake, Lawrence, Lewis, Obion, Perry, Stewart and Weakley