815 KAR 20:015. Fees and refunds.


      RELATES TO: KRS 318.050, 318.054, 318.134


      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 318.050, 318.054, and 318.134 authorize the office to establish license and permit fees. KRS 318.130 requires the department to establish a State Plumbing Code and authorizes the department to promulgate reasonable rules or administrative regulations to administer KRS Chapter 318. This administrative regulation establishes methods of payment of fees, a penalty for returned payments, and the requirements to receive a refund of installation permit payments.


      Section 1. Fees. (1) Fees payable to the Division of Plumbing shall be paid by:

      (a) Money order;

      (b) Check;

      (c) Credit card;

      (d) Debit card;

      (e) Electronic funds transfer; or

      (f) United States coins and currency.

      (2) All fees shall be made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer.


      Section 2. Returned Payments. (1) If a fee is returned to the Division of Plumbing for nonpayment, the payor shall be assessed a fee of thirty-five (35) dollars, except if proof of fault of the financial institution is provided.

      (2) A company or individual notified of a returned payment shall, for a period of six (6) months, make all payments to the Division of Plumbing by:

      (a) Cashier’s check;

      (b) Certified check;

      (c) Money order;

      (d) Electronic funds transfer; or

      (e) United States coins and currency.


      Section 3. Permit Refunds. A refund for an installation permit shall be given if:

      (1) The refund request is made within twelve (12) months of purchase;

      (2) Work has not begun on the project for which the permit was issued; and

      (3) A processing fee of twenty (20) dollars is received by the Division of Plumbing. (33 Ky.R. 3308; Am. 4172; eff. 7-6-2007; 41 Ky.R. 1197; eff. 3-6-2015.)