All electrical installations are required to be installed by appropriate licensed electricians. Electrical permits and accompanying inspections are required for all installations including but not limited to; new construction, modifications or extensions of existing circuits and feeders. The owner of a single family, owner occupied dwelling may perform electrical installations within his single family dwelling after obtaining the necessary electrical permits and inspections.
Permits are required for all electrical installations. "Electrical installations" means the installation, repair, alteration and maintenance of electrical conductors, fittings, devices and fixtures for heating, lighting, power purposes or heat activated fire alarms, intrusion alarms, energy management, telephone, telegraph, cable and closed circuit television, sound systems, conduit and raceway systems and electrically supervised manual fire alarms and sprinkler systems. "Electrical installations" includes complete installations related to photovoltaic, fuel cell and wind power generation systems.
Exemptions: Repairs to or direct replacement of existing equipment such as switches, receptacles or luminaries do not require permits.
"Electrical installations" does not include the installation or repair of portable appliances and other portable electrical equipment, installation of which involves only the insertion of an attachment plug into a fixed receptacle outlet. It is the meaning and intent of this subsection that the word "portable" does not include or apply to any type of fixed electrically operated or driven equipment. Currently, the City of Auburn is using the NEC 2011 Edition.
For more information, please contact Charlie DeAngelis, City Electrician at firstname.lastname@example.org.