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ESA Fees

ESA is a not-for-profit self-funded organization. As a result, ESA charges for inspection and other services. Revenues from the provision of services are directed at covering ESA’s operating expenses and supporting public electrical safety education. Wiring fees cover the costs of processing of wiring permit, inspections of wiring work and enforcement of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, investigations of Code violations, Enforcement efforts against illegal work, maintaining and up-date the Code to cover technological or marketplace changes, and public awareness efforts re: safe electrical work, among other related activities. More information on how ESA uses wiring fees can be found in the most recent Summary Report to Contractors.

2019 Fee Adjustments

ESA will not be implementing a wiring fee increase in 2019. After analysis and review of financial and stakeholder considerations, ESA has determined that it will not require an increase to wiring fees this upcoming year. This will be the third year in a row that wiring fees have not been raised. We are always mindful of the impact of fee increases on all stakeholders.


Electrical Inspection Fee Guide

The prices contained in the 2017 Fee Guide continue to be in effect until the launch of Risk-Based Oversight (RBO), May 2020.

2020 Electrical Inspection Fee Guide (Effective as of RBO Launch, May 2020)

2017 Electrical Inspection Fee Guide (Effective Feb 3, 2017)

2017 Fee Code Summary List (Effective Jan. 8, 2017)

2017 Fees Residential Reference Guide (Effective Feb. 3, 2017)

2017 Commercial Reference Guide (Effective Feb. 3, 2017)

Click here to order a free 4"x5" version of the Fee Schedule (your ESA account number must be provided to place the order)

For any inquiries, including ESA inspections, call: 1-877-ESA-SAFE (1-877-372-7233).