Electrical Permit and Inspection Section


Electrical Permit and Inspection Section is responsible for overseeing electrical work for compliance with national and local codes.

Supported Applications:

How to Request an Inspection:

To apply for inspections go online to MAPPS CSS, select My Work, then REQUEST INSPECTIONS.

Processing Time:

The electrical permit will be issued within 30 days after the application is deemed complete.

Approving Agencies:

Permits for Photovoltaic Systems, Fuel Tanks and Fire Alarms, may require a separate Fire Permit. Please refer to Fire Prevention Bureau for more information.

Duration of Approval:

Effective June 6, 2010, all Electrical Permits issued shall expire if the initial required inspection is not approved within one year from the date of issuance. Once the initial required inspection is approved, the permit shall be allowed to remain active up to a maximum of 5 years from the date of issuance, or until the Final Inspection is Approved, whichever occurs first.

Electrical Permits issued prior to June 6, 2010 shall expire if the work is suspended or abandoned for 180 calendar days, and there is no continuous inspection activity.

Any Electrical Permit may be immediately suspended or revoked when issued in error, on the basis of incorrect information provided by the applicant, or when the installation, or the Permittee is determined to be in violation of the County Electrical Code, or any other law, ordinance, rule or provision regulating electrical work, under the jurisdiction of the Director of Public Works.


Electrical permit fees are based on the size and quantities of the installation and are set by budget ordinance.