When do I need an electrical permit?
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.

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1. When does my permit expire?
2. When are permits required and who is responsible?
3. Do I need a permit to build a playhouse or a garden/storage shed?
4. When do I need a building (structural) permit?
5. What structural work can I do without a permit?
6. When do I need an electrical permit?
7. What electrical work can I do without a permit?
8. When do I need a plumbing permit?
9. What plumbing can I do without a permit?
10. When do I need a permit for mechanical work?
11. What is mechanical work?
12. Why do I have to buy a permit to build on my own property?
13. How can I see if my contractor is licensed?