ESA Fees

ESA is a not-for-profit self-funded organization. As a result, ESA charges for inspection and other services. Revenues from the provision of services are directed at covering ESA’s operating expenses and supporting public electrical safety education. Wiring fees cover the costs of processing of wiring permit, inspections of wiring work and enforcement of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, investigations of Code violations, Enforcement efforts against illegal work, maintaining and up-date the Code to cover technological or marketplace changes, and public awareness efforts re: safe electrical work, among other related activities. More information on how ESA uses wiring fees can be found in the most recent Summary Report to Contractors here.

Amendment to 2015 Fee Guide

The 2015 Fee Guide contains a new pricing structure for New Residential Single Family Dwellings and New Apartment Buildings. Please be advised that ESA will not be implementing this change in pricing structure and the work is priced as follows:

Section 4.1.1 - Single Family Dwelling

The per unit fee for all single family dwellings, regardless of square footage, is:

  Contractor  Non-Contractor
With service size up to 200A [R030]  $217  $485
With service size 201-400A [R031]  $313  $634
With service size 401A+ [R052] $452  $849


Section 4.1.3 - Apartment Building and Retirement/Nursing Home

For Apartment Building and Retirement/Nursing Homes, the fee is $96 (NC $104) [R019] for each of the first 4 units plus $47 (NC $51) [R019] for each additional unit, regardless of the quantity of outlets in each unit.

2015 Electrical Inspection Fee Guide (Effective Jan. 20, 2015)

2015 Fee Cheat Sheets (Effective Jan. 20, 2015)

2015 Fees Residential Reference Guide (Effective Jan. 20, 2015)

2015 Commercial Reference Guide (Effective Jan. 20, 2015)

Click here to order a free 4"x5" version of the Fee Schedule (your ESA account number must be provided to place the order)

For any inquiries, including ESA inspections, call: 1-877-ESA-SAFE (1-877-372-7233).