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Electrical Permits
Electrical permits are required for all electrical wiring. In Chanhassen, the State Board of Electricity issues these permits and performs all the inspections.

  • An owner may install wiring only on premises he / she occupies as a residence or will occupy as a residence upon completion of construction.
  • It is unlawful for any person to assist an owner in installing electrical wiring unless that person is a properly licensed employee of a licensed electrical contractor and the electrical contractor has agreed to do the work.
  • An owner may not install electrical wiring on residential property that is rented, leased, or occupied by others.

Wiring Inspections

Wiring that is to be concealed must be inspected before insulating or covering the wiring. Where wiring is concealed without inspection, the person responsible for concealing it will be responsible for all costs for removal of covering material for inspection.

If electrical wiring is to be done by a licensed electrical contractor, the electrical contractor is responsible for filing the Request for Electrical Inspection and calling for inspections.

Inspection Times
The rough-in and final inspection must be scheduled after the electrical permit has been issued. If you have questions or  to schedule an inspection, call Brian Luce, the State Electrical Inspector at (952) 233-8988 between the hours of 7:00 am to 8:30 am weekdays. 

Inspection times in Chanhassen are 10:30 am to 12:00 noon in the western half of the city, and 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the eastern half of the city.

A certificate of occupancy will not be issued until a final electrical inspection has been made.