Almost all electrical work requires an electrical permit. Not only does this process assure a safe installation it assures your insurance company that your electrical work meets Code and is safe.
Consult the following chart below for answers to the most common electrical permit questions. The Electrical Safety Authority is always available to clarify.
What Work Needs an Electrical Permit?
Changing a light switch
Simple like-for-like 2 wire to 2 wire change - No permit needed
Single pole to three-way switch - Permit needed
Replace an existing switch with a dimmer...