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Important Information: New users must also submit an Application to Access Electronic Permits & Inspection System (EPIS) (F621-094-000) to receive access to EPIS through SAW.

Important Changes for EPIS: Permits purchased after June 30, 2014, will be inspected using the 2014 NEC.

Class B Electrical Permits

Changes were made to WAC 296-46B-908 affecting the use of Class B permits. Beginning March 1, 2013 customers are required to "validate" the use of a Class B permit online using Electronic Permit Inspection System (EPIS).

Books purchased prior to March 1, 2013 are still valid but cannot be validated using EPIS.

Acrobat PDF file Instructions for the use of EPIS for Class B processing. (1,003 KB PDF)

A special edition of Electrical Currents (444 KB PDF) was published in January, 2013 outlining the changes to Class B permit use. The changes expand or restrict the type and quantity of installations that are Class B eligible.

How do I purchase Class B permits?

  • Class B permits are sold in books of 20 from your local L&I office.

I purchased a book prior to March 1, 2013, are my Class B permits still valid?

  • Yes, Class B permts purchased prior to March 1, 2013 are still valid, but cannot be validated using EPIS.
  • Continue to fill out both parts of the permit and mail the department copy to L&I at: P.O. Box 44460, Olympia, WA 98504.

Can I get a refund on a Class B book?

  • No, Class B books sales are non-refundable.

Do the new rules in WAC 296-46B-908(10) defining what is Class B work apply to all Class B permits sold before or after March 1, 2013?

  • Yes the rules became effective for all Class B permits validated or used on or after March 1, 2013.

Is there other information available?

Yes, see Class B Labels What You Should Know for more information regarding Class B permits and their use.

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