Permits & Inspections in PA


Old 01-15-08, 12:00 PM
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Permits & Inspections in PA


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?


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Old 01-15-08, 12:03 PM
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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.
Old 01-15-08, 07:05 PM
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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.

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