Electrical plans and calculations are required for all buildings and structures other than one-and two-family dwellings except when the installation qualifies for a no-plan permit. Applicants must obtain Electrical Permit for all electrical work and shall only be issued to a person, firm, or corporation that holds a valid California State Contractor’s License that permits electrical installation or to the property owner or lessee.
Single Dwelling Unit/Duplex: Electrical plans are not required for electrical wiring in one- and two-family dwellings or townhouses, as defined in the California Residential Code, and their accessory structures, unless they are connected to on-site alternative power production. SDMC Section 129.0307, (c), (1)
All Other Buildings and Structures, Construction Permits – Structures, Section 2: Electrical plans and calculations are required for all buildings and structures other than one-and two-family dwellings except when the installation qualifies for a no-plan permit (Simple Permit). See Simple Permit website for further information.
Exemptions from an Electrical Permit: An Electrical Permit is not required for the work listed below. However, exemption from an electrical permit does not authorize any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of the Electrical Regulations or any other applicable local or state regulations.
Complete or obtain an electrical plan for your project.
The electrical plan and calculations shall be stamped and signed in accordance with the California Business and Professional Code. View the Requirements and Resources section below for more information.
NOTE: The documents must be in PDF format. View PDF requirements
Who may prepare electrical Plans, Reports and Calculations: