Many local regulations require that service companies like Grasser Electric to apply for an electrical permit in order to complete many electrical projects.
All New Construction Projects Require Electrical Permits
“New” construction projects (or projects that are not primarily repair jobs) include, but are not limited to:
- Room additions
- Basement finishes
- Most remodeling projects where new wiring is to be installed.
- Hot tub and swimming pool installations.
In addition, many repair jobs require a permit and inspection, including service panel replacements and others.
Location Can Determine Permit Requirements
The need for an electrical permit can vary depending on where your project is located. For example, certain jurisdictions can enforce different versions of the National Electrical Code. The requirements in unincorporated St. Louis County can differ from those in the city of Ballwin or Florissant. In some cases, newer requirements can add costs to a job. However, this money is well spent to ensure the enhanced safety of your project. Make sure your electrical contractor knows the requirements for your area.
Electrical Permits Ensure a Safe and Effective Project
The cost of obtaining the proper permits and inspections is minimal compared to the peace of mind gained from work installed according to codes. If you have more questions about electrical permits, call Grasser Electric today at 636-441-5200. We’ll assist you with your project and the permit process.