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Permits, Fees & Inspections

L&I conducts electrical inspections to ensure the safety of all Washington citizens, whether at home or at work.

NOTE: The 2014 National Electrical Code is adopted effective July 1, 2014.
Permits purchased after June 30, 2014 will be inspected using the 2014 NEC.

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Important Information: New users must also submit an Application to Access Electronic Permits & Inspection System (EPIS) (F500-055-000) to receive access to EPIS through SAW.

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

Look Up a Permit or Inspection

Search for public information about an L&I electrical permit and inspection.

Pay fee dues using your permit number and authorization code

Pay your fee due by credit card (American Express, Discover, Visa and Master Card). You must have your permit number and authorization code ready. The authorization code is provided on the second page of your permit when purchased.

Purchase a permit, request an inspection or get an annual permit for your business

Need an L&I electrical permit and inspection? Find out how to purchase your permit, pay additional fees on your permit and request your L&I inspection.

Notice: Processing time for L&I permits purchased:

  • Online: Immediately.
  • In person at a service location: Immediately.
  • Postal mail: Same day as received.

Washington businesses that employ regular maintenance staff can also purchase annual electrical permits (F500-123-000) to save time and money. One annual permit covers regularly scheduled inspections for your electrical maintenance, alterations and some new wiring in your existing facility.

Get your electrical plan reviewed

All electrical plans for new or altered electrical installations in educational, institutional, and health or personal care occupancies must be reviewed and approved before the electrical installation or alteration is started.

See if your city conducts electrical inspections

Check a list of cities that conduct their own electrical inspections. If your city is on the list, you will need to contact the local inspector for an electrical permit and inspection.

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Learn the requirements for tower crane inspections

Read the latest details about how L&I inspects the installation of tower cranes.


For more information about electrical permits and inspections, please contact your local L&I office.

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