Electrical Permits

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Electrical License, Permits, Inspections, Codes, Continuing Education, Examination Information and Forms

Important NOTICE:  On July 1, 2017 Cecil County Will Be Enforcing The 2017 National Electrical Code

Electrical Licenses

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 License Forms

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

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. 

Continuing Education Requirements

Instructors:  Continuing Education Course Approval Form and Information

Examination Application

Examination is given twice a year, in the months of March & September.

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