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Electrical Permits


All electrical installations in new buildings and renovations require Electrical Permits. Permits must be applied for and the work done by a certified electrical contractor. In order to be eligible to apply for Contractor Electrical Permits, you must:

In some cases, homeowners may apply for permits and do the electrical work if they own and live in the dwelling unit and are doing the work them self.

For more information on Homeowner Electrical Permits, see the following Guide for homeowner permits and electrical wiring and Homeowner's electrical permits,
 or contact the Development & Building Approvals Planning Services Support Centre at 403-268-5311.

Variance requests

The Safety Codes Act allows variances to requirements in regulations and codes adopted under the Safety Codes Act. For more information, see Variance requests.

Information and forms

Rule 4-004,  Ampacity of wire and cable for underground installations
Order in Council - Electrical Code Amendment Regulation
Estimate your Homeowner Trade Permit fees
Guide for homeowner permits and electrical wiring
Homeowner's electrical permits
Electrical Permit application
Electrical Permit checklist 
Solar Photovoltaic Electrical Permit checklist
Electrical Contractor - VISTA registration form
Electrical Permit fee schedule
Electrical Variance form