The Electrical Code sets the standards for electrical installations. Electrical Permits ensure these installations meet these standards. Electrical Permits are governed by the Alberta Safety Codes Act and Permit Regulations. Electrical Permits Applications can be made online using our Gateway portal.

When is an Electrical Permit required?

An Electrical Permit is required to install, alter, or add to an electrical system and needs to be applied for prior to the work commencing.

Do I need to re-wire an older home to meet today's standards?

When doing renovations, you are only required to bring affected systems up to today's standards, although we recommend bringing all systems up to date.

How long are Electrical Permits valid?

Permits expire if work is not commenced within 90 days of issuance or if the project is suspended for more than 120 days.

However, all work should be completed within the life of the associated Development and Building Permits.

Who should apply for the permit?

A landowner who personally resides on the parcel of land where the work is to occur, or a master electrician must apply for an Electrical Permit.