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Rulemaking information

The Minnesota Plumbing Code contains information about approved materials, safe installation methods and basic plumbing principles. It is important to hire knowledgeable, qualified plumbers and plumbing contractors to make the proper decisions regarding the best materials and methods for plumbing installation.

The 2015 Minnesota Plumbing Code, Chapter 4714, took effect Jan. 23, 2016. The code incorporates by reference the 2012 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code with Minnesota amendments and replaces the old Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4715.

Code books available 

The reformatted, custom 2015 Minnesota Plumbing Code book, Chapter 4714, is available from Minnesota's Bookstore and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials. 

The 2015 Minnesota Plumbing Code, Chapter 4714, includes the incorporation by reference of Chapters 2 to 11, 14 and 17 of the 2012 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), and UPC Appendices A, B and I, except for IS 12-2006, IS 13-2006, IS 26-2006, SIS 1-2003 and SIS 2-2003 of Appendix I, with Minnesota amendments.