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Purchase Permits & Request Inspections

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Important Information: New users must also submit an Application to Access Electronic Permits & Inspection System (EPIS) (F500-055-000) to receive access to EPIS through My L&I.

New features (EPIS):

Effective May 2, 2016 - email address will be required on all permits purchased online. The email address will be used in the future to send an email when an inspection has been uploaded by an inspector.

Most Electrical Work Requires a Permit and Inspection

Find out how to:

Purchase a permit before the work is started. Businesses purchase annual permits as property owners.

NOTE: The 2014 National Electrical Code is adopted effective July 1, 2014. Permits purchased after June 30, 2014 will be inspected using the 2014 NEC.


Here is a list of information you will need to purchase an electrical permit:

  • Property owner name (site owner).
  • Location: Street address where the work is being performed.
    • Whether the address is within the city limits or not.
    • County.
    • Zip code.
  • Serving Utility (power company name).
  • Complete description of the work being done.
  • Directions to the jobsite location from the nearest main crossroad to the location.

Request an inspection after you've completed the work. Note: You can also review inspection results, pay fees due and print permit here.

  • When requesting an inspection, provide information of what is to be inspected.

Check what fees will apply.

Other important information:

  • If you're not sure if your work requires a permit — check WAC 296-46B-901.
  • If you hire an electrical contractor.
  • When is an Electrical Plan Review required?
    For all educational, institutional, health or other personal care facilities, electrical plans for any installations or alterations must be reviewed and approved before the electrical installation or alteration is started or an inspection can be performed. Go to the Electrical Plan Review page for more information.

For more information:

Electrical Installations: What you should know before doing electrical work

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