Temporary Construction Power Permit
Find out how to get a Temporary Construction Power Permit for your construction site.
To ensure safe construction working environments, all construction sites requiring temporary power from sources other than small portable generators will require a separate electrical permit called a Temporary Construction Power Permit (TCP).
This permit must be obtained by a licensed electrical contractor prior to the start of construction. The TCP will be the responsibility of the permit holder during the use of this temporary power.
Power obtained from neighboring homes will not be accepted by our inspection department unless a TCP is obtained.
Applying for a Temporary Construction Power Permit
To apply for a Temporary Construction Power Permit:
Visit the Electrical Section Bulletins & Forms page to view our Permit Application and fee schedule.
Visit the Online Electrical Permit Application page to see your online permits.
Related Documents & Resources
- TSBC Directive on Temporary Wiring
- Surrey Policy: Customer Owned Approved Poles (Overhead Conductors Crossing Roads)
- BC Hydro: Customer Owned Poles (Reference C22.3 NO. 1-15 - Overhead Systems)