Electrical Permits

All electrical wiring installations, electrical equipment changes, or any wiring installations require the installer to obtain an electrical permit from the building department prior to the commencement of the work. The permit shall serve as permission to commence work.

Any electrical wiring installations requiring an electrical permit and inspection as defined in this code shall be installed by a state licensed journeyman electrician employed by a state licensed electrical contractor.

Homeowner Installation: Electrical wiring installations may be performed by individuals who are the legal owners of group R, division 3 and group U, division 1, occupancy's as defined by the international building code and the property to which the structures are attached. Wiring installations allowed under this exception shall only be permitted if the property owner will be residing in the dwelling for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days after the wiring is completed.

Temporary Power Services: General contractors may install services to be used only for construction purposes, provided that the service will be disconnected when the construction project is completed or at which time that the building permit expires, whichever comes first. Community service groups, civic groups, church groups and similar nonprofit organizations may be allowed to install a temporary power service for the purpose of fundraising projects, so long as it is agreed that the parties involved will disconnect said temporary service when the fundraising project is completed, or within ninety (90) days from the date the electrical permit is issued, whichever comes first. The power supplier shall not energize these installations until they have been inspected and approved by the building department.

Hardship Cases: A member of the immediate family will be allowed to perform electrical wiring for a family member unable to perform the work for himself or herself. 


  • 2017 National Electrical Code