Electrical Permit Fees

Fees & Expiration Date

Electrical permit fees are addressed in Sec. 42-18 of the Municipal Code and are periodically updated. Before receiving an electrical permit (PDF), the owner or the owner's agent shall pay the fee specified. Minimum electrical permit fee is $60.00 and permits expire one year after date of issuance.

Fee Schedule

Outlets for fixtures, switches, receptacles, and similar devices$0.80 each
Fixtures—Incandescent$0.70 each
Tubular lamps—Fluorescent, cold cathode, lumiline, mercury vapor$0.75 per tube
Strip lighting, plug-in strip, etc.$0.70 per foot
Exhaust and ventilation fan$6.00 each
Garbage disposal, dishwasher, food processor$9.00 each
Outlet over 150 volts$8.00 each
Clothes dryer, range, microwave, support appliance$9.00 each
Water heater or softener$10.00 each
Energy conservation device (per enclosure)$6.00 each
Electric furnaces$11.25 each
Baseboard or wall-mounted electric heater$10.00 each
Automatic heating equipment: gas, oil, coal$10.50 each
Miscellaneous heating devices or HVAC controls$7.50 each
Refrigerating and air conditioning units, including window units with special outlet$15.00 per compressor
GFCI device, dimmer switch, time switch, motion detectors, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, photo electric switch, exit, egress$4.00 each
Signs—Neon, fluorescent or incandescent (wiring to)$40.00 each
Sign wiring (shop or field inspection)$30.00 each
Spotlights or floodlights over 150 watts$4.50 per lamp
Motor (over one-eighth HP)$0.70 per HP
Standby or emergency power unit (battery and charger)$10.00 each
Generators, rectifiers, reactors, transformers, capacitors, convertors, welders, etc.$1.00 per kW
Feeders or subfeeders #10 AWG or larger, transfer switch, panel board, sub-panel$20.00 each
Wireways, busways, auxiliary gutters or cable trays$0.75 per foot
Services: 0 to 200 ampere$50.00 each
Services: Larger than 200 ampere$50.00 plus $10.00 per 100 ampere greater than 200
Temporary service, etc. (90-day limit)$100.00 each
Wiring for swimming pools, spas, whirlpools, or hot tubs$50.00 above-ground; $75.00 in-ground
Well pump or outside sanitary pumping system$50.00 each
Fuel dispensing pumps or units$10.00 each
X-ray machines, CAT scan and MRI units, motion picture machines$15.00 each
Underground circuit conductors$0.04 per foot
Security/fire alarms10.00 each
Minimum electrical permit fee (non-refundable)$60.00 each
Special inspection request$150.00 per hour
Reinspection fee or code corrections$75.00 per inspection
Failure to obtain permit before commencing workDouble permit fee
Failure to call for required inspections$75.00
Low-voltage Devices$1.00 per device
Elevators & Lifts$25.00 each
Air Handler or Commercial Hood$75.00 each
Outdoor Light$10.00 Residential; $18.00 Commercial
Energy Conservation Device or Panel$100.00 each
Indoor whirlpool or jetted tub$25.00 each