Electrical Services

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Electrical Registrations


Normally valid for two years, renewal application is required prior to expiration date. Contact the Electrical Services Division at 410-638-3056 for information, requirements, or an application in any of the following areas:
  • Limited electrician (specific to a specialty, e.g., signs, heating, etc.)
  • Limited journeyperson electrician
  • Master electrician
  • Restricted electrician (specific to maintenance)

Electrical permits


  • Required for any electrical work performed in any residential housing, additions, club basements, garages and out buildings (See also Fee Schedules (PDF) for permit fees)
  • Valid for twelve months from date of issue (If no inspection activity is performed within the twelve month period, permit is canceled, there is no refund of permit fee).  A request for permit extension may be made here.
  • No refund of fees paid
  • Application for a permit must be made by a master electrician at the Electrical Services Division (220 S. Main Street (first floor), Bel Air, Maryland)
  • A homeowner may apply for a one-time homeowner’s permit to perform electrical work in their own home (must pass a homeowner’s test)
For additional information call 410-638-3363.

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