Authorization Required Prior to Working on City Water or Sewer Lines
To get certified:
Contractors must submit an application to the DPU at 910 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215.
Upon review of the application, DPU will mail a response which will include a date for an interview with the Review Board. The Board meets monthly every third Thursday from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Be sure to submit the application at least 15 days prior to the monthly Review Board meetings to get in as quickly as possible. A certified letter indicating the results of the review will be mailed within 5 days of the interview.
Search online to find an approved contractor - this Citizen Portal requires you to create an account. List of Approved Contractors (updated 1/3/17 - the online search is frequently updated and a better resource) contains over 50 pages with 2 categories: sewer/water, and water only (water starts around page 50). Note: DPU does not endorse or recommend any contractor. Contractor licenses must be renewed annually.
Review background & related Information
Includes City Ordinance Chapters 1103, 1131, and 4114 as well as the Director's Rule and Regulation No. 09-05