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NYC Plumbing License Issuance, Renewals, & Investigations

Legal Counsel for Plumbers in New York

The requirements for a New York plumbing license are complicated and extensive, with highly specific expectations and a rigorous vetting process. If you are trying to get your plumbing license, it helps to enlist the counsel of an experienced attorney. At the Law Office of Keith M. Casella, P.C. our NYC master plumbers license attorney can work with you to make sure that your application is in order, and that nothing is forgotten in the process. It pays to make sure it is done correctly the first time when your career is on the line. Don’t risk mistakes or missed steps, contact our team.

Obtaining a NYC Master Plumbers License

To become a master plumber in New York, there are many pitfalls one must avoid that require careful attention and meticulous recordkeeping. Obtaining a NYC master plumbers license requires that you meet a strict set of prerequisites. With the guidance of our law firm, we will help you understand how to fulfil those requirements without worry.

Education and experience requirements for the master plumbers license in New York include:

  • At least 7 years total experience within the 10 years prior to the application, including planning, design, and installation of plumbing systems, under direct supervision of a licensed master plumber in the United States.
  • Having an engineering degree or being a licensed architect lessens the number of years’ experience needed.
  • At least 2 years of experience as a registered journeyman plumber, according to the provisions of the state (excluding July 2008 through July 2011, during which time there is no requirement).
    • Journeyman plumbers are required to have a minimum of 5 years of full-time experience directly under a licensed master plumber, with at least 1 year in New York City.

When you complete the experience and educational requirements and are ready to apply for your NYC master plumbers license, it is in your best interest to review your application and vetting documents with a qualified attorney. We can work with you to make sure that all avoidable issues are considered and handled, providing peace of mind that you did everything needed for success in the application process.

Fighting the Department of Buildings Disciplinary Action, Investigation, License Revocation, or Trying to Reinstate a Lapsed License

If you are fighting disciplinary action, involved in an investigation, or working towards a renewal, you need to seek legal guidance. You may have choices when it comes to handling disciplinary action or revocation. Some options are more favorable than others, and this is the reason to speak with an attorney. Our team can help you determine the path that works most efficiently and effectively and will represent you when needed.

Representation for Article 78 Proceedings

When an agency belonging to New York State or a New York local municipality denies your plumbers license, you can talk to our attorney about using an Article 78 Proceeding. Based on the rules outlined in Article 78 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules, an Article 78 proceeding challenges a potentially wrongful agency decision, including license denials. Since an Article 78 proceeding is filed with the New York State Supreme Court and requires argument before the Court, it is highly encouraged that you allow an experienced NYC master plumbers license lawyer to perfect your argument for you and act on your behalf.

Key arguments you can bring up in an Article 78 proceeding are:

  • Agency that denied your plumbers license failed to comply with its own rules or standards.
  • Decision to deny your plumbers license was arbitrary.
  • No “substantial” evidence exists to support the agency’s decision to deny your plumbers license.

It is crucial to understand that you cannot simply argue that the decision was unfair if you want to succeed in your Article 78 proceeding. You must be prepared to show how it was wrong under the expectations of the law, much like an appeal in other forms of court. Again, using the guidance of our attorney will make the situation easier for you and greatly increase your chances of success. If you were wrongly denied a license, we can file an action in court for you!

Request a Free Consultation: (718) 557-9137

Discuss your licensing concerns and legal needs with our team at The Law Office of Keith M. Casella, P.C. and we will provide the legal guidance and support needed to make sure those goals are met. We understand that the licensing process is complicated and confusing. Let us guide you through the process, as champions for your success as a NYC master plumber.

Contact our teamat (718) 557-9137 to discuss your license requirements.

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