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Qualified Inspection Companies


In accordance with SBMC Section 14.46.050 all reports must be prepared by a licensed plumber. Licensed plumbers are those plumbers holding an appropriate license for the type of work being performed from the California Contractors State License Board.

A. Certification Program

Licensed plumbers will be required to attend a City of Santa Barbara Certification Program. The certification program will be offered as needed. The content of the certification program will include:

  1. Review of the scope and intent of the City’s Sewer Lateral Inspection Program;
  2. Review of the City’s standard inspection form (Exhibit B);
  3. Direction on how to complete the form;
  4. Specifications for the video inspection, including the requirements for speed of travel of the camera in the lateral, and quality requirements (Exhibit B);
  5. Direction on what is expected for inspection of the property to ensure outdoor drains are not connected to sewer; and
  6. Direction on checking for backwater valve or need thereof.

B. Subcontractors

Licensed plumbers may employ subcontractors to do the actual videoing of the sewer line, but all reports must be signed by the certified licensed plumber.

Last Updated: Apr 3, 2013