Electrical

Electrical Installation Permits

The Spring 2014 issue of Electrical Safety News is now available!

Licensed contractors need a permit before they begin to install electrical products. If you have an installation permit and the scope of the work has changed, please amend the permit at your nearest BCSA office.

Please note: BC Safety Authority issues electrical installation permits for the Province of British Columbia with the exception of these jurisdictions.

Electrical Contractors Guide

A reference for all those electrical contractors and/or persons who wish to become licensed electrical contractors within the province of British Columbia, please review the Electrical Contractors Guide.

Electrical Installation Permits

If you have a MyConnection account, you can log on to obtain an installation permit. Alternatively, you can call our contact centre at 1-866-566-7233 for your permit needs OR you can follow these steps:

  1. Create an account on our website at: https://safetyauthority.ca/user/register
  2. FORM: go to http://safetyauthority.ca/form/electrical-installation-form-406-contractor
  3. Login with your username & password
    TIP: If you cannot recall your username &/or password, you can submit a request by entering your email here: http://www.safetyauthority.ca/user/password.
    TIP #2: Your email will be entered automatically into the form.
  4. Complete the form
    TIP: All mandatory items have a red *
  5. Click the submit button
  6. You will get an email copy of the form in your inbox. Check your inbox
    TIP: Need support? You can call our Call Centre at 1-866-566-7233
  7. You will receive a phone call from BC Safety Authority to confirm fees for your installation permit

Please be prepared to pay the appropriate Electrical Contractor Installation Fees.

Your Field Safety Representative (FSR) must inspect your installations when each phase is complete, and at least once every 180 days after all work under the permit has been completed and/or after the final inspection has been completed.

After the inspection, please ensure your FSR has submitted the Electrical Contractor Authorization and Declaration of Compliance Electrical Inspection Request Form 206 using the same steps described above.

Permit Fees Based on Job Value

Permit fees in the category “Contractor Installation Permits – Other” are based on the total price paid by the client for the project including all labour and materials, from any source, but excluding utilization equipment.

For further clarification, utilization equipment is classified as the following:

  • Equipment that utilizes electrical energy for mechanical, chemical, heating, lighting, or similar useful purposes.

Examples of utilization equipment can include (but is not limited to) such items as:

  • lighting fixtures
  • heaters
  • motors
  • fans
  • furnaces
  • heat pumps
  • security cameras
  • hand dryers
  • appliances

 

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