An electrical permit is required when:
1. No work on a new "electrical installation" until permit issued; temporary permit.
Except as provided in ORS 479.540, no person shall work on any new "electrical installation" for which a permit has not been issued.
9. "Electrical installation" means the construction or installation of electrical wiring and the permanent attachment or installation of electrical products in or on any structure that is not itself an electrical product. "Electrical installation" also means the maintenance or repair of installed electrical wiring and permanently attached electrical products. "Electrical installation" does not include an oil module.
To verify electrical contractors' license information with the state, call 503-373-1268.
Electrical division staff contacts
Electrical Permit Technician/
Phone 503-742-4240 Fax 503-742-4741 Plan Review or Code Inquiries Phone 503-742-4764 Fax 503-742-4741