Examining Board of Plumbers


Meetings called by Chair as needed.

Overview & Duties

The Examining Board of Plumbers shall have jurisdiction over and the authority to examine all persons desiring or intending to engage in the trade or business of plumbing in the City of Ithaca.  They examine persons applying for certificates of competency as master plumbers, journeyman plumbers or inspectors of plumbing; to determine the fitness and qualifications of such applicants to conduct the business of plumbing or to act as inspectors of plumbing; and to issue certificates of competency to all such persons who shall have passed a satisfactory examination before such Board and shall be by it determined to be qualified as plumbers or competent to act as inspectors of plumbing.

They formulate, in conjunction with the Tompkins County Board of Health or an officer, board or body performing the duties of the Board of Health, a code of rules regulating the work of plumbing and drainage in Ithaca, including private property plumbing, including the materials, workmanship and manner of executing such work and amendments thereto.

They review and submit to the Code Appeals Board for recommendation to the Board of Public Works fee schedules for registration, licensing, examination, fixture fees and other additions to be approved by the Code Appeals Board and the Board of Public Works, as necessary, not inconsistent with other state and local laws.


  • Thomas Hayward II, Chair, Plumbing Inspector
  • David Warden
    Term expires: December 31, 2019
  • Fred Schwartz
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Marcus Williamee
     Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Scott Gibson, Assistant Superintendent of Water & Sewer