Electrical

If electrical wiring exists and you are replacing existing fixtures (ie. switches, plugs, lights), an electrical permit is not required. For any alterations or new wiring, a permit is required.

Who can apply?

Licensed Contractors 

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.

Homeowners 

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:

OnlineMyPermits (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:

Email: inspections@reddeer.ca
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:

  1. A rough-in inspection before concealing any work
  2. 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?

*Inspections must be scheduled by 3 p.m. to book for the following business day. 

Questions?

Phone: 403-342-8190
Email: inspections@reddeer.ca 
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.