About electrical installations

Protect the lives of your family — and your property — by making sure you have all the electrical permits, inspections, and approvals required by law. According to the National Fire Protection Association, about 38,000 reported home fires are reported each year resulting in about 1,200 injuries and $668 million in direct property damage.

Hire an electrical contractor?

Should you do it yourself or hire an electrical contractor? If you do hire a contractor, here are some helpful tips for property owners about working with an electrical contractor.

Electrical permit basics

Most new, remodel, and maintenance electrical work requires a permit. Find out whether your project requires an electrical permit and how to get it.

Electrical inspection basics

Your electrical installation must be inspected to safeguard lives and property. Find out how to get it inspected.

After floods & other natural disasters

Information about getting electrical inspections, with guidelines and FAQs about electrical system damage as a result of natural disasters.

Appliance installation & repair

Learn the specific requirements — including licensing and permits — for installing or repairing common household appliances.

Contact us

Phone

  • Electrical Licensing and Certification: 360-902-5269
  • Electrical Citation and Amusement Ride Support Desk: 360-902-5570
  • Electrical Plan Review: 360-902-5246

Local offices

Find an office location near you.

Email

ElectricalProgram@Lni.wa.gov

Mail

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
Electrical Program
P.O. Box 44460
Olympia WA 98504-4460