An Electrical Permit is required when a homeowner or electrical contractor desires to install, enlarge, alter, or repair, convert or replace all or part of an electrical system. An electrical system is not only power and lighting, but also includes fire alarm, security and data/communication systems.
The Douglas County Building Division is currently enforcing the 2014 National Electrical Code for all installations including residential.
As a homeowner you are permitted to perform electrical work on your primary residence without an electrical license. All other installations require an electrical contractor that is licensed through the State of Colorado and registered with Douglas County.
Douglas County has an all-in-one permitting system in-place that allows an electrical contractor to be listed as a sub-contractor on a building permit and the electrical work to be included in the building permit fee. A construction meter permit, if needed at the job site would be the only additional electrical permit that would be required in addition to the building permit.
Electrical Permit Fees for other installations are based off of square footage or the valuation of the project.
Applications may be submitted in person, mailed with a check or faxed with credit card information.