Electrical Laws & Rules
Current electrical laws (RCW)
Electrical Chapter 19.28 RCW, effective June 2018.
This printed document is also available for a fee in L&I field offices or by mail.
Replacement page 5 - Please replace page 5 of your print version of 2018 RCW 19.28 with this page. Change is due to 2019 legislation - SHB 1594.
Current electrical rules (WAC)
Replacement fee schedule pages (Effective July 1, 2021) – Please replace fee schedules in your October 29, 2020 print version of WAC 296-46B with these pages.
Replacement page 89 – Please replace page 89 or your print version of 2020 WAC 296-46B with this page. Change is due to rule revisions to WAC 296-46B-940 Reciprocal agreements between Washington and other states.
Amusement ride laws and rules
NFPA codes and standards
2021 Fee Increase
L&I has adopted changes to the Electrical rules that increase fees by 5.79% beginning July 1, 2021. The fee increase is needed to help support operating expenses for inspections and other program public safety activities.
The fee changes affect:
- Chapter 296-46B-906, Inspection Fees.
- Chapter 296-46B-909, Electrical/telecommunications contractor's license, administrator certificate and examination, master electrician certificate and examination, electrician certificate and examination, copy, and miscellaneous fees.
- Chapter 296-46B-911, Electrical testing laboratory and engineer accreditation fees.
You can download a copy of the revised fees above for replacement in your October 2020 print version of WAC 296-46B.
- CR-101 Preproposal
- CR-102 Proposed Rulemaking
- CR-103 Rule Language
- CR-103 Rulemaking Order
- Public comment and response
2021 WAC 296-46B-995 Electrical Board – Appeal Rights and Hearings
On December 1, 2020, L&I filed a CR-101 to begin the rule making process to consider amending WAC 296-46B-995 in response to a petition for rule making. The petition seeks to clarify, simplify, and make the procedures for appeals to the board easier to understand and navigate, as well as to help reduce confusion for those that appeal decisions to the board.
Watch for more information about this rule making in the coming months.
As new policies are approved, they will be posted here. Please check back on a regular basis.
|Policy Number||Effective Date|
|none current or pending||None as of 10/1/2013|