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Electrical Permits Online

This online system was designed to allow homeowners and contractors to order electrical permits, pay for them using a credit card, and request inspections via the Internet.


Make sure your job site address is within the state's jurisdiction for inspection. The state does not inspect in local jurisdictions having their own electrical inspection program. You are responsible for determining the correct inspection authority.


If the county where your job site is located is listed below, please do not continue with the permit application process.

No state electrical inspections are performed in these counties
(except public schools & state buildings)

Arapahoe* Denver Jefferson Routt
Boulder Douglas Mesa Summit
Broomfield Eagle Pitkin Teller
Chaffee El Paso Pueblo Weld

* Except within Bow Mar, Deer Trail, Greenwood Village and Sheridan city limits

Notice! As of September 15th, 2014, the State of Colorado will no longer be providing plumbing and electrical permits and inspections in unincorporated Adams County. Electrical and plumbing permits in this area must be obtained from Adams County. The exception is Federal Heights, which will continue to obtain permits and inspections from the State of Colorado.

Note to Homeowner

 If you are a homeowner hiring an electrical contractor, your contractor is responsible for obtaining the required permits. Do not continue with the permit application process.

 If you are a homeowner performing your own electrical work, please print the Homeowner Installation Guidelines for information on the inspection process and proper installation procedures.

Have the following information handy before entering the online permit system:

  • Address of the job site.
  • Directions to the job site.
  • The cost of materials and labor for the work to be completed.
  • Credit card information.
  • The square footage of the living space to be wired.
  • Name of the power supplier.


Reminder: You cannot use the online system to request permit transfers (transfer of ownership), permit extensions or make informational changes to your permit (property address, spelling corrections, etc.). For any of these services, please contact the Denver office at DORA_ElectricalBoard@state.co.us.

Rapid Shutdown of Photovoltaic Systems

At the March 23, 2015 Electrical Board meeting, the Board discussed delaying the April 1, 2015 implementation of the 2014 National Electric Code’s 690.12 requirement for the installation of rapid shutdown of photovoltaic systems on solar installations.

The Board agreed to delay implementation until August 1, 2015, due to lack of readily available equipment.

Enter the Online Permit System

Note: It is the policy of the State Electrical and Plumbing Boards that there must be the contractor or contractor representative, adult homeowner (above the age of 18) or homeowner's representative present for the inspection of occupied dwelling units.


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Visit the Forms and Guidelines page to download guidelines for Homeowners, Photovoltaic Installers and Well Water Wiring.


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