Electrical Permit


Electrical permits are required for new Electrical installations to allow the County to regulate the qualifications of installers, check the proposed plans and to inspect the electrical installations to ensure they are done safely and in compliance with National and local codes. These requirements help to reduce the hazards to persons and property from faulty electrical work.

How To Apply:

Electrical Permits are generally issued only to State of Hawaii Licensed Electrical Contractors for work within the scope of their license classifications

Electrical Permit Applications can be obtained from the Department of Public Works, Development Services Administration, Electrical Permit & Inspection Section.

Approving Agencies:

The Department of Public Works is authorized to issue an electrical permit.

Processing Time:

The electrical permit will be issued within 30 days after the application is deemed complete.

Duration of Approval:

Effective June 6, 2010, all Electrical Permits issued shall expire if the initial required inspection is not approved within one year from the date of issuance. Once the initial required inspection is approved, the permit shall be allowed to remain active up to a maximum of 5 years from the date of issuance, or until the Final Inspection is Approved, whichever occurs first.

Electrical Permits issued prior to June 6, 2010 shall expire if the work is suspended or abandoned for 180 calendar days, and there is no continuous inspection activity.

Any Electrical Permit may be immediately suspended or revoked when issued in error, on the basis of incorrect information provided by the applicant, or when the installation, or the Permittee is determined to be in violation of the County Electrical Code, or any other law, ordinance, rule or provision regulating electrical work, under the jurisdiction of the Director of Public Works.


Electrical permit fees are based on the size and quantities of the installation and are set by budget ordinance.

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