Electrical Projects

Types of Projects Not Requiring Permit
  1. A permit is not required for a project involving portable motors or other portable appliances energized by means of a cord or cable having an attachment plug end to be con-nected to an approved receptacle when that cord or cable is per-mitted by the Electrical Code.
  2. A permit is not required for repair or replacement of fixed motors, transformers, or fixed approved appliances of the same type and rating in the same location.
  3. A permit is not required for temporary decorative lighting. This does not include exterior commercial lighting except for short-term holiday lighting.
  4. Repair or replacement of current-carrying parts of any switch, contractor, or control device does not require a permit.
  5. A permit is not required for reinstallation of attachment plug receptacles, but not the outlets therefore.
  6. A permit is not required for repair or replacement of any overcurrent device of the re-quired capacity in the same location.
  7. A permit is not required for repair or replacement of electrodes or transformers of the same size and capacity for signs or gas tube systems.
  8. Taping joints do not require a permit.
  9. A permit is not required for removal of electrical wiring.
  10. Temporary wiring for experimental purposes in suitable experimental laboratories does not require a permit.
  11. The wiring for temporary theater, motion picture, or televi-sion stage sets does not require a permit.
  12. Electrical wiring, devices, appliances, apparatus or equip-ment operating at less than 25 volts and not capable of supplying more than 50 watts of energy do not require a permit.
  13. Low-energy power, control, and signal circuits of Class II and Class III as deemed in the Electrical Code do not require a permit.
  14. A permit shall not be required for the installation, alteration or repair of electrical wiring, apparatus or equipment or the gener-ation, transmission, distribution or metering of electrical energy or in the operation of signals or the transmission of intelligence by a public or private utility in the exercise of its function as a serving utility.