Is an electrical permit required for my project?

A person shall not equip a building with electrical conductors or equipment or make an alteration of, change in, or addition to, electrical conductors or equipment without receiving a permit to do the work described. Work should not be started until a permit has been issued. Electrical permits are not required for the following:

  • Repairs and maintenance: Minor repair work, including the replacement of lamps or the connection of approved portable electrical equipment to approved permanently installed receptacles.
  • Radio and television transmitting stations: Provisions of the code do not apply to electrical equipment used for radio and television transmission, but do apply to equipment and wiring for power supply and to the installation of towers and antennas.
  • Temporary testing systems: A permit is not required for the installation of any temporary system required for the testing or servicing of electrical equipment or apparatus.

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1. What construction codes (building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical) does the City of Portage administer and enforce?
2. Is a building permit required for my project?
3. Is an electrical permit required for my project?
4. Is a plumbing permit required for my project?
5. Is a mechanical permit required for my project?
6. If a homeowner is doing the work is a permit (building, electrical, plumbing or mechanical) still necessary?
7. Do I need a permit to construct a driveway or work in the public right of way?
8. Do I need a permit for a new roof?
9. Do I need a permit for a fence?
10. When do I have to get a sign permit?
11. Do I need a permit to run a business from my home?
12. Do I need a permit to have an outdoor promotional event for my business?
13. I want to build a shed. What are the requirements and do I need a building permit?
14. I am planning a residential building project. What are the requirements and do I need a building permit?