Electrical Permits

State Inspection Requirements

Electrical permits are required for all electrical wiring. In Wayzata, the State Board of Electricity issues these permits and performs all the inspections.

Prohibited Installations

An owner may install wiring only on premises they occupy as a residence or will occupy as a residence upon completion of construction. It is unlawful for any person to assist an owner in installing electrical wiring unless that person is a properly licensed employee of a licensed electrical contractor and the electrical contractor has agreed to do the work. An owner may not install electrical wiring on residential property that is rented, leased, or occupied by others.

Inspection Timing

Wiring that is to be concealed must be inspected before insulating or covering the wiring. Where wiring is concealed without inspection, the person responsible for concealing it will be responsible for all costs for removal of covering material for inspection.

Electrical Inspection Requests

If electrical wiring is to be done by a licensed electrical contractor, the electrical contractor is responsible for filing the Request for Electrical Inspection and calling for inspections. Once the electrical permit has been issued, a rough-in and final inspection must be scheduled.

State Electrical Inspector

If you have questions or need to schedule an inspection, call Dave Hucky, State Electrical Inspector, at 952-442-2761, between the hours of 7 - 8:30 a.m. on weekdays.