Planning on changing or upgrading the electrical work in your home?
When do I need a Permit?
Electrical permits are needed when installing or altering electrical service, wiring, or circuits in existing buildings. Examples include but are not limited to:
- Installing a new or temporary service
- Modifying existing service or circuits
- Relocating an electric water heater, furnace, or other electrical appliance
- An electrical plan may also need to be reviewed
Electrical permits are NOT required in the following cases:
- Appliance replacement without modification to electrical circuits, such as dishwashers
- Appliances connected to outlets with a plug
- Repair or replacement of motors, transformers, appliances, recessed or other light fixtures, switches, or control devices of the same type and rating in the same location
- Taping joints
- Removal of electrical wiring
Source: My Building Permit