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Most homeowners DO NOT take out the necessary electrical permits and get an inspection of their work. This is a very important step and is a legal requirement.
When is a permit required?Anytime you alter, change, modify, add to, remove, replace, or repair any of the permanent wiring, devices, or equipment in or attached to your home or out building.
Except that in any one- or two-family dwelling unit a permit shall not be required for repair or replacement of electrical lighting fixtures or devices, such as receptacles and lighting switches, or for the connection of an existing branch circuit to an electric water heater that is being replaced, provided that all of the following requirements are met:
a. With respect to electric water heaters, the replacement water heater is placed in the same location and is of the same or less capacity and electrical rating as the original.
b. With respect to electrical lighting fixtures and devices, the replacement is with a fixture or device having the same voltage and the same or less amperage.
c. The work is performed by a person licensed under G.S. 87-43.
d. The repair or replacement installation meets the current edition of the State Building Code, including the State Electrical Code.
While a permit is not required as in the above it is always a good idea to have the extra assurance that the installation meets the code requirements by another independent source.
How do I get a permit?
Call us at 980-3114-CODE or visit us at 2145 Suttel Avenue, Charlotte NC
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