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Permits & Inspections

Planning a renovation or home project? Updating the kitchen or bathroom? Adding new lighting? All electrical installations, repairs, replacements or alterations in Ontario need to be done in compliance with the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, and all necessary Notifications ("permits") must be taken out. This creates a permanent record of the work and triggers a review process by ESA.

If your project involves new electrical wiring or devices, or repairing, replacing or altering old ones, you need to know your obligations under Ontario law.

Permits and Inspections

What You Need To Know

Most electrical work requires a Notification ("permit") from the Electrical Safety Authority, which is not the same as a building permit. Find out how to take out a Notification, schedule an inspection and more.

Notification Forms

Download these Notification forms for all types of electrical work, and submit them via fax or email.