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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 addresses are required on all permits purchased online. The email address is used to send an email when an inspection has been uploaded by an inspector.

Class B Electrical Permits

Changes were made to WAC 296-46B-908 (1.14 MB PDF) affecting the use of Class B permits. Beginning March 1, 2013, customers are required to "validate" the use of a Class B permit online using Electronic Permit Inspection System (EPIS).

Books purchased prior to March 1, 2013, are still valid but cannot be validated using EPIS.

A special edition of Electrical Currents (444 KB PDF) was published in January, 2013, outlining the changes to Class B permit use. The changes expand or restrict the type and quantity of installations that are Class B eligible.

How do I purchase Class B permits?

  • Class B permits are sold in books of 20 from your local L&I office.

I purchased a book prior to March 1, 2013. Are my Class B permits still valid?

  • Yes, Class B permits purchased prior to March 1, 2013, are still valid, but cannot be validated using EPIS.
  • Continue to fill out both parts of the permit and mail a copy to L&I at P.O. box 44460, Olympia, WA 98504.

Can I get a refund on a Class B book?

  • No, Class B books sales are non-refundable.

Do the new rules in WAC 296-46B-908(10) (app.leg.wa.gov) defining what is Class B work apply to all Class B permits sold before or after March 1, 2013?

  • Yes, the rules became effective for all Class B permits validated or used on or after March 1, 2013.

Is there other information available?

Yes, see Class B Labels: What You Should Know (F500-112-000) for more information regarding Class B permits and their use.

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