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 authorizes the office to adopt reasonable rules or regulations to administer KRS Chapter 318. This administrative regulation establishes acceptable methods of payment of fees, a penalty for returned payments, and the requirements to receive a refund of installation permit payments. The office is directed by KRS 318.130 to adopt and put into effect a State Plumbing Code. The office is directed by KRS 318.050 to adopt reasonable fees for licensure as a journeyman plumber or master plumber. KRS 318.054 authorizes the office to establish fees for the renewal or revival of licenses, and KRS 318.134 authorizes the office to establish fees for installation permits. This administrative regulation establishes the manner in which fees are to be paid to the office. The regulation also establishes the penalty for nonpayment of fees as well as the requirements to receive a refund for installation permits.


      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; or

      (e) Electronic funds transfer.

      (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 when proof of fault of the financial institution is provided.

      (2) Companies or individuals that are 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; or

      (d) Electronic funds transfer.


      Section 3. Permit refunds. Refunds for installation permits shall be given if:

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

      (2) Work has not begun on the project for which the permit was issued. (33 Ky.R. 3308; Am. 4172; eff. 7-6-07.)