Limited Licensed Plumber (LLP)


The Limited Licensed Plumber (LLP) state license is only required by plumbers performing work in a municipality utilizing the Division of Fire Prevention for permits, inspections and covers work less than $25,000 per project; general maintenance work, less than $500 is exempt from the LLP license.

Always check with local government to see if they accept the LLP or if they have local licensing requirements for permits and inspections. The LLP license is issued to
individuals passing the LLP trade exam.

More information can be found in T.C.A. § 62-6-403.


The following information is needed when applying for a Limited Licensed Plumber (LLP) license:

  • Photo-ID and Social Security Number
  • Exam (PSI is the exam vendor)
  • Completed Application
  • Proof of 1 year of experience and Verification Form Completed, OR a Copy of an Active Local Government Plumbing License.
  • Fee of $75.00 for a two (2) year license


New license fees:  $75 (issued for 2 years)

Renewal license fees:  $50

Reinstatement (expired more than 3 months) fees:  $75


Grace Period

The grace period for your license is 3 months. When you renew during the grace period, you are charged a late fee of $10 per month.

After the grace period, the licensee must complete the reinstatement application online.

Please be advised that incomplete applications submitted may result in your application being closed if defeciencies are not met within a 30 day timeframe.