Electrical Services


Electrical Licenses

Normally valid for 2 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:
  • Electrician's Assistant
  • Journeyperson Electrician
  • 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 12 months from date of issue (If no inspection activity is performed within the 12 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 South Main Street (1st floor), Bel Air, Maryland)
  • A homeowner may apply for a 1-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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