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Expired Electrical Permits

As the permit holder you are responsible to ensure the electrical permit does not expire. You are also responsible to ensure the compliance and safety of the installation performed under the permit.

You can find details on this in City of Surrey’s Electrical By-Law 15596 (10,11,12.).

Learn how you can check the status of your permit’s expiration date and how to extend the expiration date if needed.

For further direction please see the Expired Permits Guideline bulletin.

Electrical Permit Extension Requests

Avoid fees by staying up to date with your permit’s expiration date and sign up for online permitting. If you do not have a copy of a "Final - Passed" inspection certificate, consider that permit active.

Extension requests after the permit expiration date

If your permit has expired, there will be a permit expiration fee with no exceptions. Permit extension fee information can be found on current permit application forms.

To request permit extension, pay your extension fees and submit your Contractor's Authorization / Declaration Form (CAF) to Surrey's electrical team to request an extension or request a final site review.

If an extension fee has been paid and a CAF has not been submitted within 30 days the permit will expire and another permit extension fee will be placed on the permit.

If you don't submit your CAF indicating a permit extension request and pay the associated fees within 30 days of the permit expiration date, your ability to receive a permit will be suspended until further notice. A notice referring to this expired permit will be placed on tax role. This information is available to purchasers of this property. This record will be removed once a final approval has been granted for this electrical permit. Review permit extension fees on current permit application form.

Extension requests before permit expiration date

If your permit is near expiration, you can request a permit extension depending on the type of permit you have.

Installation Permits: Submit your CAF to Surrey's electrical team to request an extension to an existing regular permit before the 180-day expiration for regular installation permits to avoid the extension fee.

Temporary Construction Permits: Temporary electrical permits expire after 120 days from issue. Permit extension fees will apply after each 120 day period and will be subject to Bylaw and or other City department permissions before an extension will be granted.