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Electrical Permits
Electrical Permits
Purpose: Electrical permits are required to provide safeguards for person and property from the risk of hazards arising from the use of electricity.

When Approval is Required: Any time that electrical work is to be done, an electrical permit is required. If the work is being performed in connection with a Building Permit, then the Electrical Permit is not approved until after the Building Permit is approved.

How to Apply: Applications for electrical permits are taken at P&I. The applicant for an electrical permit must be a licensed electrical contractor or the property owner. If the applicant is the resident property owner, but is not a licensed electrician, the owner must pass a homeowner electrical examination with a score of at least 70% and sign a homeowner affidavit. P&I will review the permit application for compliance with the Frederick County Electrical Code.

Approving Agencies: Department of Permits and Inspections

Processing Time: Electrical permits are usually issued within a time frame of one to two days from the day the application is made and the fee is paid. Applications are required to be in P&I before the wiring is started.

Duration of Approval: Electrical permits are valid for one year

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