Permits & Inspections in PA

Reply

  #1  
Old 01-15-08, 12:00 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: PA - USA
Posts: 21
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Permits & Inspections in PA

Hi,

I'm new to PA and I want to put a sub panel and a few circuits in my basement for power tools and lighting.

I was wondering if anyone living in PA can tell me the process of getting a permit then getting the inspection done after the work is completed.

As well, does PA let anyone do their own electrical work OR do they require that it is done by a licensed electrician?

Thanks

Joe
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 01-15-08, 12:03 PM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 19,415
Received 62 Votes on 58 Posts
Best thing to do is check in with the local building inspector - they're the one you have to make happy in the end anyway.
 
  #3  
Old 01-15-08, 07:05 PM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 4,846
Received 42 Votes on 41 Posts
Usually permits, inspections, etc. are determined by the local township/town/city/etc as opposed to at the state level.

Most places will require a rough inspection (wires, boxes, with walls open, etc) and then a final inspection once everything is done.

Most places allow the homeowner to do the work.

But as mentioned - the best place to start is your town's building department. They are generally quite helpful and friendly.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: