Electrical Permits


When is an Electrical Permit Required?

For any electrical system which regulated by the Kentucky Building and Electrical Codes, learn when to do the following modifications:

  • Alter
  • Convert
  • Enlarge
  • Erect
  • Install
  • Remove
  • Repair
  • Replace

Examples that would require an electrical permit:

  • Adding a new circuit and/or wiring for appliances such as an air conditioner or sump pump
  • Installing and/or adding a new electrical panel and breakers
  • Installing and/or adding receptacles or light fixtures where one did not exist before
  • Restoring power after it has been interrupted because of a hazardous condition or disconnected longer than one year


  • Industrial and Commercial: 1.5% of electrical contract
  • Single-Family Residential: $75 per inspection
  • Small Commercial: $1.25 per amp (based on size of service enrollment)