Electrical Permit

Electrical Permit Needed Before Work is Started.

Before starting any installation work, alternation, repair, or extension on any electrical system, the owners, lessors, operators, occupants, or licensed electrical practitioners shall obtain an Electrical Permit for buildings, trailers, mobile homes, or other premises from the Office of the Building Official (OBO), and for watercraft from the authority for maritime concerns. In securing the electrical permit, t licensed electrical practitioner’s services are required under the Republic Act 7920 or National Electrical Engineering Law.

Requirement for Electrical Permit:

Signature and Submittals.

A. The Electrical Permit shall include the following minimum information:

1. Applicant.

2. Professional Electrical Engineer who signed and sealed electrical plans and specifications, with a photocopy of a valid Professional Tax Receipt (PTR) and valid Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) License.

3. Licensed Electrical Practitioner who is in charge of electrical works, with a photocopy of valid PTR and valid PRC License.

4. Building Owner.

5. Lot Owner.

6. Building Official.

B. Five (5) sets of complete electrical plans and specifications signed and sealed by a Professional Electrical Engineer.

Electrical Permit to Be Issued Immediately.

A. The application, upon receipt, shall be checked immediately by the electrical engineer of the local building official or his representatives for compliance with the requirements. If complying, the Electrical Permits shall be issued upon payment of the corresponding electrical fees.

B. If the project is extensive and requires more time for checking the routine fiscal and ministerial requirements, the issuance of an Electrical Permit needs to be issued immediately. The delay shall not be longer than five (5) working days, after which time, the application together with the accompanying plans shall be considered as complying with all the requirements and the electrical permit shall be issued immediately thereafter.

Posting of Electrical Permit.

A copy of the Electrical Permit upon issuance, shall be posted at a conspicuous location at the job site and shall not be removed until final inspection and approval of the work shall have been made.

The licensed Electrical Practitioner in charge of the design, and the licensed electrical practitioner in charge of the installation shall post a copy of their respective valid Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) identification card together with the electrical permit at all times.

Note: This information is from PEC 2017 Edition book to help with information dissemination. This information is for educational purposes only.

Always consult a PRC Licensed Electrical Practitioner, PEE, REE, or RME for your Electrical Services needs.

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