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Permits & Inspections

Planning a renovation or home project? Updating the kitchen or bathroom? Adding new lighting? All electrical installation, repair and replacement work in Ontario needs to be done in compliance with the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, and all necessary permits must be taken out. This creates a permanent record of the work and triggers a review process by ESA.

If your project involves new electrical wiring or devices, or repairing/replacing old ones, you need to know your obligations under Ontario law.

Permits and Inspections

What You Need To Know

Most electrical work requires a permit from the Electrical Safety Authority, which is not the same as a building permit. Find out how to take out an electrical permit, schedule an inspection and more.

Inspection Forms

Download these handy inspection application forms for all types of electrical work, and submit them via fax or email.