Effective January 1, 2020, the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, 24th Edition, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations, Canadian Standards Association Standard C22.1-18 is adopted as the B.C. Electrical Code. All electrical work that is subject to the B.C. Electrical Code must be in compliance with the updated edition effective January 1, 2020.

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See below for important Electrical service changes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 and Electrical Service Changes

Electrical inspections are still being scheduled; Until further notice, Electrical inspections of occupied homes, properties and spaces will in some cases be carried out with alternative review methods that do not require on-site attendance.

In-person Site Reviews of occupied homes may be required and will involve additional safety measures and increased levels of service and effort, such as the Site Reviews for Final Permit Acceptance and Occupied Spaces Checklist. Final Building Site Reviews will continue to require in-person attendance from Building Officials. For more information, please refer to the Site Reviews for Final Permit Acceptance and Occupied Spaces Bulletin.

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue to keep you informed of any other temporary service implementations and changes. We appreciate your patience and flexibility at this time. Please visit this site regularly to get the latest information.

Electrical Inspection Requests

If you are requesting an Electrical Inspection, be sure to check who is the designated Electrical Safety Officers

Surrey's Safety Officers are available for consultation at City Hall weekday mornings from 8:30am to 9:15am. Due to the high volume of inspections, the Electrical Safety Officers will no longer be returning to the office at the end of each work day.


Registered Electrical Users Can Apply Online

Registered Electrical Users can now apply online and pay by credit card for most electrical installation permits. Homeowner applications are currently not available online.


Surrey's Electrical Division
Email: electrical@surrey.ca 
Phone: 604-591-4240.

Electrical Inspections
Email: e.inspections@surrey.ca
Phone: 604-591-4240

Area Electrical Safety Officer
Phone: 604-591-4650