When And Why Do I Need An Electrical Permit In Maryland?

Safety First

You might. be asking yourself, where do i need an electrical permit in Maryland? We have your answer.

First and foremost, an electrical permit is important for your safety, your family’s safety, and the safety of future guests and occupants of your home, and to avoid expensive mistakes – Do not perform any structural repairs, renovations, or construction projects that are beyond your skill level.

Electrical permits are required to provide safeguards for persons and property from the risk of hazards arising from the use of electricity. Any time that electrical work is to be done, an electrical permit is required. If the work is being performed in connection with a Building Permit, then the Electrical Permit is not approved until after the Building Permit is approved.

There are several reasons why you need an electrical permit:

  • Safety: Electrical work can be dangerous, and an electrical permit ensures that the work is done safely and up to code.
  • Compliance: Electrical work must comply with all applicable codes and regulations, and an electrical permit ensures that the work is done in accordance with these requirements.
  • Insurance: Most insurance companies require that all electrical work be done by a licensed electrician, and an electrical permit ensures that the work is done by a qualified professional.
  • Resale: If you are selling your home, an electrical permit will show potential buyers that the electrical work has been done properly and safely.

Generally, an electrical permit is required any time new work or additional electrical systems will be added to the home or business. We know permits are an additional hassle and expense, but they are a necessary evil to ensure that electrical work is done in a safe manner to the minimum code requirements.

If you are unsure whether you need an electrical permit, you can contact your local building department or CK Electric at 443.920.3078.