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Plumbing / HVAC Board

The Washington County Plumbing/HVAC Board shall consist of seven (7) members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County. Two (2) of the members shall be master plumbers, three (3) members shall be selected from the public, and each member shall reside in the County. Two (2) members shall be selected for three (3) year terms of office, two (2) members for (2) year terms of office, and one (1) member for a one (1) year term of office. No member of the Washington County Plumbing/HVAC Board shall sit on the Plumbing/HVAC Board for more than six (6) years except for the Washington County Health Officers or his/her designee.

The Board, subject to the approval of the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, may make rules and regulations for the plumbing trade or business in Washington County, as are necessary for the protection of the public health, welfare, and safety insofar as they do not conflict with the Business Occupations and Professions Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The Board shall also approve, suspend or revoke the registration of a plumber for a violation of the Washington County Plumbing Code. The Board shall also receive all complaints of any alleged violation of the Plumbing Code filed against any individual registered by the Board. These complaints must be in writing and the Board shall conduct a hearing which shall be recorded.

The Board meets the first Monday of each month at 3:00 p.m. at the Washington County Annex building located at 747 Northern Ave, Hagerstown, MD 21742. For specific hearing dates, see the Plumbing/HVAC Board Meeting Schedule below or visit the Division of Permits & Inspections at 747 Northern Ave, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or call 240-313-2460.

Staff support to the Plumbing/HVAC Board is Paula Cauffman. She can be reached at 240-313-2462 or by email.

If you would like to serve as a board member, please visit Boards & Committees Page to review the various boards and submit an application.

Board of Examiners & Supervisors Members

Member Category
Term Expires
Arnold Eby
Chairman/Member At Large (5th Term)
Ben Ebersole
Master Plumber (2nd Term)
Gary Price
HVAC Master/Drain Cleaner (4th Term)
Charlie Semler
Building Industry (5th Term)
Ed Parker
Master Plumber (1st Term)
Michael Wathen
HVAC Master (3rd Term)
Paul Fulk
Member At Large (1st Term)

Meeting Dates

  • January 8, 2024
  • February 5, 2024
  • March 4, 2024
  • April 1, 2024
  • May 6, 2024
  • June 3, 2024
  • July 8, 2024
  • August 5, 2024
  • September 9, 2024
  • October 7, 2024
  • November 4, 2024
  • December 2, 2024

Permits & Inspections

Washington County Administrative Annex

747 Northern Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Phone: 240-313-2460
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 240-313-2461

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Permit Processing Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:30 am. – 3:00 p.m.

TTY users may call any government office through the Maryland Relay Service 1-800-735-2258

Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government


Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

For those required to travel, exercise caution on the roadways. If driving is necessary, ensure your vehicle is completely cleared, drive at a reduced speed, practice caution, and avoid crowding or passing plows.
We’ll keep the public informed of any changes. Stay updated by monitoring Washington County Government’s website and social media channels for the latest information. Your safety is our priority!