Please note that while City Offices were closed on Monday, Feb. 17th in observance of Presidents' Day, residents are reminded that trash pickup will remain on a normal schedule for the week.
For electrical permits, its easier to explain when they are not required. In general, if you need to make changes to your wiring or piping to accomplish the task, then a permit is required.
The knowledge and experience needed to meet the state code for this type of work often requires hiring a licensed contractor. Licensing, not registration, is required for all electrical contractors. They carry picture identification with their license number. They too must get permits and will have a receipt copy from the Inspection Division.
Electrical permits are NOT required when:
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