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Electrical Contractor Installation Permit

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Electrical contractors must obtain the appropriate permit from a regulatory authority before performing regulated work or using a regulated product.

Apply for a permit online

Use the City of Surrey's online electrical permit application system to 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.

Apply for a permit in person

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, a processing time of 48 hours is required before your permit will be issued.

Find out if your work is exempt from requiring a permit, and see our electrical installation permits for homeowners page if you plan on doing any electrical work on your home.