Replaced Gas Appliances

Safety Alert: Installation Restrictions Regarding Masonry Chimneys

Why does WSSC Inspect Gas?

WSSC is charged by the State of Maryland with permitting and the inspection of all Natural and LP gas installations within Montgomery and Prince George’s counties of Maryland.

WSSC is also charged with the enforcement of gas related regulations found in the WSSC Plumbing and Fuel Gas Code.WSSC was given the authority under provisions of the Annotated Code of Maryland and provisions found in the Maryland Public Utilities Articles. Gas appliances can release deadly carbon monoxide (CO) if not properly installed or due to malfunction. For over 40 years, WSSC has taken great pride in protecting our customers.

For your safety, WSSC permits and inspection are required for these new/replaced gas appliances:

  • Furnaces and boilers
  • Water heaters (Tank type or Tankless)
  • Gas logs
  • Dryers
  • Ranges and cook tops
  • Outside gas grills (if attached to natural or propane gas)
  • Gas lights
  • Fireplaces
  • Room heaters and generators.

NOTE: Be certain that only WSSC-licensed individuals perform installations and have the required WSSC permits. An important WSSC inspection must be performed within 10 days for the safety of your family and home.

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