All electrical installations must have an electrical inspection performed to ensure the installation meets the minimum electrical safety requirements. L&I's goal is to be consistent when applying the laws and rules of electrical installations.

Whoever issued the permit is responsible for the inspection

In general, either L&I or the city issuing the permit has the responsibility of inspecting the installation. L&I performs inspections statewide for both new and altered electrical systems in all types of installations (Chapter 19.28 RCW).

See the list of cities that do their own electrical inspections. If your electrical installation is in one of these cities, you will need to contact them. City inspection standards must meet or exceed those required by L&I.

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