Apply for an Electrical Permit


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This is a stand-alone permit, also known as a sub-trade permit. Homeowners or contractors can apply for an electrical permit.


General fees:

  • State surcharge for building permits: 3% or $4 min.

Permit fees:

  • Unbundled fee: $130
    • available for single-family homes, villas and townhomes
  • Electrical general inspection : $77 per inspection
    • Scope of work needed
  • Multi-unit (Commercial): $77 per inspection type, plus $35 per unit
  • Manufactured/Modular home electrical: $77 per inspection
  • Pool electrical (Residential): $77 (1 inspection); $77 each additional inspection
  • Pool electrical (Commercial): $154 (2 inspections); $77 each additional inspection


What you will need for the application:

Things To Consider

  • If there is an active building permit for this project, you cannot apply for a sub-trade permit online
  • Licensed contractors can submit applications in person and certain types online (after registration)
    • Electrical permits available online
      • Service upgrades
      • Wire A/C
      • Meter changeouts
      • Temporary construction poles (100 amps or greater)
      • Existing residential security (alarm systems)
  • Owners must appear physically at the permit office to submit the application
    • your name MUST be on the deed for the property to apply for the permit
    • you must live at the address on the permit – no rental or commercial properties
      • if this is for a non-owner occupied property, only a licensed contractor can apply for the permit
    • you can’t send a relative, friend or agent to apply for the permit
      • this includes those holding a power of attorney or a legal representative
  • If the property is held by a corporation, LLC or other business/financial entity, only a licensed contractor can apply for the permit
  • Permits are valid for 180 days after we issue them
    • The permit will extend for an additional 180 days when you request an inspection and it passes

How To

  1. Fill out the application
  2. Submit the application

What's Next

  • Staff will review the application, plans and any accompanying documentation
  • We will notify you if any corrections are needed
  • If no corrections, or corrections are completed satisfactorily, we will notify you when the permit is ready
  • Contractors
    • For in person applications, you or your authorized agent can pick-up the permit
    • For mail-in or faxed permits – we will mail you the permit
    • Online permits – You can download the online permit
  • Pay full permit costs in person
    • Contractors can fax credit card information
  • Submit your notice of commencement (NOC)
    • an inspection cannot be scheduled unless a recorded and certified NOC is submitted to Building Services
  • Schedule inspections

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