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.
The 2015 Fee Guide contains a new pricing structure for New Residential Single Family Dwellings and New Apartment Buildings. Please note that ESA will defer implementation of this change until Wednesday August 12, 2015. This will allow time for businesses to be able to integrate new pricing into quotes for work. Please be advised that the prices quoted in the 2015 Fee Guide document have been changed as follows:
The per unit fee for all single family dwellings, regardless of square footage, is:
|With service size up to 200A [R030]||$217||$485|
|With service size 201-400A [R031]||$313||$634|
|With service size 401A+ [R052]||$452||$849|
This change is in effect until August 12, 2015 at which time the pricing outlined in Section 4.1.1 of the 2015 Fee Guide will come into effect.
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.
This change is in effect until August 12, 2015 at which time the pricing outlined in Section 4.1.3 of the 2015 Fee Guide will come into effect.
For any inquiries, including ESA inspections, call: 1-877-ESA-SAFE (1-877-372-7233).