Electrical License, Permits, Inspections, Codes, Continuing Education, Examination Information and Forms
On July 1, 2017 Cecil County Adopted The 2017 National Electrical Code
All electrical work performed in the County, in about or in connection with any building must conform with Chapter 191 of the County Code and must be installed by those that are licensed in Cecil County as either a Master or Limited electrician depending on the installation.
Electrical Permits and Inspections
Any person permitted to install electrical work must first secure a permit to do so from the Division of Permits and Inspections before starting any such work. Upon submittal of a permit, the applicant must also submit a completed electrical inspection application selected from one of the authorized electrical inspection agencies.
In the case of any electrical installation for which a permit is required under this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or allow to be maintained such installation if it was installed without a permit and/or does not conform to the requirements of Chapter 191. No permit or inspection shall be required for wireless low voltage systems that are 50 volts or less, that have approved third-party devices, and do not include or require permanent wiring.
Electrical Permit Application Forms & Information
- Electrical Permit & Inspection Procedures
- Electrical Permit
- 2017 National Electrical Code
- 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
- HVAC & Plumbing Contractors Electrical Requirements
Approved Electrical Inspection Agency Applications
The following are the only authorized electrical inspection agencies for Cecil County. Upon submittal of an electrical permit, applicants must also submit the application form of one of the authorized inspection agencies from the list below. Once you have submitted the agency application, applicants cannot change agencies for the duration of the permit.
Electrical License Forms
- New Electrical License Application
- Cecil County Electricians License Status Change Form
- Electrical Contractors - Change of Company Form
- Complete County Code refer to Chapter 191 Electrical Standard
Electrical License Renewals
Electrical License Renewals are sent on March 1 of each year. If you have not received your renewal package by March 10 please contact our office 410-996-5235. Licenses expire on April 30 of each year. All licenses that have open permits must renew by April 30 and maintain an active license. A licensee may renew an expired license within 60 days by meeting all requirements and paying non-refundable fees. Licenses not renewed by June 30 of the license year will lapse. Reissuance of a lapse license is by examination or by reciprocity in accordance to the rules and regulations as set forth by Cecil County and the State of Maryland.
Continuing Education Requirements
- 2019 Continuing Education - Approved providers and courses
- 2020 Continuing Education - Approved providers and courses
Instructors: Continuing Education Course Approval Form and Information
Examination is given twice a year, in the months of March & September.