Electrical Permit and Inspection Section
Electrical Permit and Inspection Section is responsible for overseeing electrical work for compliance with national and local codes.
- Electrical Permit – Commercial - New construction, addition or alteration of electrical work for commercial, agricultural, or multi-family structures.
- Electrical Permit – Renewable Energy System - New construction, addition or alteration of electrical work for a renewable energy system (e.g. photovoltaic, wind turbine).
- Electrical Permit – Residential - New construction, addition or alteration of electrical work for single-family residential structures.
- Electrical Permit – Service - New construction, addition or alteration of electrical work for electrical service.
- Electrical Permit – Solar Water Heater - New construction, addition or alteration of electrical work for solar water heater system.
How to Request an Inspection:
The electrical permit will be issued within 30 days after the application is deemed complete.
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.
- Hawaii State Electrical Code
- State Licensed Electrician Information, HRS, Section 448E
- State Licensed Electrical Contractor Information, HRS, Section 444
- State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA)/PVL
- 2008 National Electrical Code per Ordinance 3726 - New Maui County Code, Chapter 16.18B, effective June 6, 2010
- Energy Code, Ord 4969 - 2015 Int'l Energy Conservation Code (IECC), eff June 23, 2019
- Outdoor Lighting regulations, Maui County Code, Chapter 20.35
- Maui Electric Company's Engineering Office, Phone: (808) 871-2390
- Permit Requirements for Photovoltaic Systems, Wind Turbines and Windmills
- Electrician License Enforcement
- Permit Expiration, Extension, and Refund Information
- Fire Prevention Bureau