Who can apply?
A licensed contractor, with a valid Master's Certificate, can apply for an electrical permit. If you are a contractor requiring a City of Red Deer Business Licence, please visit our Licensing page to obtain and submit a Business Licence application, and for additional information.
A homeowner can apply for an electrical permit if they own and reside in the property they are wiring, with the exception of the following:
- hot tubs/pools
- main service or panel change
- solar panels
- any dwelling unit with a shared wall (townhouse, duplex, secondary suite, etc.)
- rental properties
- electric car charging stations
*A Homeowner Permit Premium charge will be added to the permit fee.
How do I apply?
You can apply for your permit in one of the following ways:
Online: MyPermits (fastest, easiest way to submit your application, available 24/7)
Alternatively, you can complete the Electrical Permit Application (pdf) form and submit it by email or in person:
In person: Main floor, City Hall (4914 48 Avenue)
If you are submitting a permit application for solar panel installation, additional documentation will be required. Please visit our Solar Panel page for more information.
What inspections will I need?
You will need at least two Safety Codes inspections during the course of your electrical installation:
- A rough-in inspection before concealing any work
- A final inspection when all fixtures and covers are installed and all wiring is completed
You will be required to correct all deficiencies. Re-inspection fees or other penalties may apply.
How do I schedule an inspection?
- Online using our Inspection Request Form
- Online using MyInspections
- Email email@example.com
- Call 403-342-8190 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
*Inspections must be scheduled by 3 p.m. to book for the following business day.
In person: Main floor of City Hall, 4914 48 Avenue
Due to COVID-19 regulations, limited staff are available in person.
City Hall is open between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Closed weekends and statutory holidays.