Electrical Permits

In the interest of public safety, all electrical installations must be covered by an electrical permit and are subject to appropriate inspection.

If you have had no previous knowledge or experience with electrical wiring you should engage an electrical contractor who is eligible to receive permits. Experience has shown that persons not familiar with electrical installations and the applicable requirements, often complete work which requires many extensive corrections upon inspection. As a result, such wiring creates very serious hazards. In addition, it must be emphasized that the person signing the permit application assumes the responsibility for ensuring that the wiring concerned is completed in a safe manner in accordance with applicable safety regulations.

  1. Do not apply for an owner permit unless you own the premises to be wired (including the land) and reside thereon.
  2. Do not apply for an owner permit if the installation requires other than standard wiring materials or is over 100 amperes in capacity three phase over 150 volts to ground.
  3. Do not apply for an owner permit unless you intend to install the wiring personally in accordance with applicable safety regulations.

After considering the foregoing you feel qualified to do the work, please fill in the Electrical Permit Application PDF carefully providing all the information requested and application payment.

Note: Fees below do not include Safety Codes Council Fees. Safety codes permits for multi-unit residential and non-residential projects must be applied for by a licensed contractor.

Fees
Residential (1 to 4 units) (new construction) Based on floor area of each unit, including attached garage
0 to 232.2 square meters $200 per unit
Over 232.2 square meters $275 per unit
Basement development in new dwelling Add $95 to above
Multifamily residential (5 or more units) and non-residential buildings (new construction), and existing residential Based on valuation of installation
$2,000 or less installation cost $105
$2,000.01 to $5,000 installation cost $103 + $0.0206 per $1.00 installation cost
$5,000.01 to $10,000 installation cost $206 + $0.01545 per $1.00 installation cost above $5,000
$10,000.01 to $50,000 installation cost $283 + $0.005665 per $1.00 installation cost above $10,000
$50,000.01 to $200,000 installation cost $510 + $0.00515 per $1.00 installation cost above $50,000
$200,000.01 and above installation cost $1,282 + $0.00309 per $1.00 installation cost above $200,000
Service line installation $85
Service / hook up to mobile / manufactured home $85
Appliance installation or replacement involving a single outlet, or similar retrofitting for one outlet $85

A minimum $4.50 (or 4.0% of permit cost - whichever is greater) to a maximum of $560.00 Safety Codes Council Fee shall be added to all building, electrical, gas and plumbing permits.