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

On July 1, 2017 Cecil County Adopted 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 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. 

Electrical License Forms

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

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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