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Electrical Contractor Installation Permit

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Applying for a permit online

Use the City of Surrey's online electrical permit application systemto apply for your electrical installation permit. Registered users of this system are able to apply for new electrical permits, and view the status of their existing electrical permits. 

Applying for a permit in person

If you choose to apply for your installation permit in person or by mail, submit a completed copy of the City of Surrey's Contractor Electrical Permit Application Form with your payment. Find the permit application to download and print on the Electrical Section Bulletins and Forms page.

Check that your permit application

  • is legible,
  • indicates the proposed scope of work clearly,
  • is signed by the Field Safety Representative, and 
  • includes the associated Building Permit number (if applicable)

Typically, 48 hours' processing time is required before your permit will be issued.

Remember, section 12 of the Safety Standards General Regulation states in part: "A person must obtain the appropriate permit from the regulatory authority before performing regulated work or using a regulated product...."