When is an electrical permit not required?

An Electrical Permit shall not be required for the following:

  • Portable motors or other portable appliances energized by means of a cord or cable having an attachment plug end to be connected to an approved receptacle when the Electrical Code permits that cord or cable.
  • Repair or replacement of motors, transformers, and controls within fixed approved appliances of the same type and rating in the same location.
  • Temporary decorative lighting.
  • Repair or replacement of current-carrying parts of any switch, contactor, or control device.
  • Reinstallation of attachment plug receptacles, but not the outlets, therefore.
  • Replacement of any overcurrent device less than 1200 amps of the same capacity in the same location.
  • Repair or replacement of electrodes or transformers of the same size and capacity for signs or gas tube systems.
  • Taping joints.
  • Removal of electrical wiring.
  • Temporary wiring for experimental purposes in suitable experimental laboratories.
  • The wiring for temporary theater, motion picture or television stage sets.
  • Electrical wiring, devices, appliances, apparatus, or equipment operating at less than 25 volts and not capable of supplying more than 50 watts of energy.
  • Low-energy power, control, and signal circuits of class II and III as defined in the Electrical Code.

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3. When is an electrical permit not required?
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6. How do I apply for a building permit?
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8. How much does a permit cost?
9. What is included in the project valuation?
10. How long does it take to get a permit?
11. What do I do after my building permit has been approved?