A permit is required to do the following:
Install or alter any permanent wiring or electrical device.
Run additional wiring, put in an electrical outlet or light fixture, install a receptacle for a garage-door opener, or convert from fuse box to circuit breakers.
Install or alter permanent low-voltage systems such as security alarms or stereo or computer systems.
You must be both the owner and the occupant of a dwelling to obtain a permit to do electrical work yourself. You may not perform any electrical installations or modifications on a house or residential unit that is intended for sale, lease, rent, or exchange.