Electrical Permit Process
Only a licensed electrician and a Residential home Builder can obtain an electrical permit.
Contractors will need the following
- Electrical application tracking # and/or address
- Photo ID
- State contractor’s card ( state and local)
- Letter of Authorization to pull permits if you are not the Contractor listed on the card and/or Owner of the property
- Signed contract indicating scope of work, cost of materials and Labor
- Master’s permit if applicable
- Landlord Consent
If State Contractor license is expired no permits can be issued. If local contractor’s card has expired a fee of $40.00 must be added to the permit and new card will be given.
Electrical Permits Fees
|Application Filing Fee
|New or Upgrade Services
|$.25 per amp
|Additional or Alterations
|Temp Pole/Trailer Pole/Signs
|$30.00 (No filing fee)
For inspections contact appropriate inspectors located on Building Department Staff Directory.
- Monday – Friday 8:00 am -9:00 am for the same day inspections
- Monday – Thursday 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm for the next day inspections
Types of Inspections
- Slab-Prior to Building Slab inspection
- Rough- Panel box location, smoke detectors per Section R317 of IRC; All kitchens
- Countertop receptacles must be GFCI protected (per E3802.6 of IRC).
Posting of Permit
Work requiring a permit shall not commence until the permit holder or his agents posts the permit card inside a permit box in a conspicuous place on the premise. The permit shall be protected from weather and located in such position as to permit the Building Official or representative to conveniently make the required entries thereon. No work can be done until a permit is issued. The permit cards shall be maintained in position by permit holder until the certificate of Occupancy or Completion is issued by the Building Official. Inspection(s) will not be done by an inspector if the job site is missing permit drawings and a permit box.
The permit holder must call in his/her own inspections unless an authorization letter has been sent prior to the Building Department from the sub-contractors/ owner giving general contractor the okay to call in their work.