Except for minor repair work of existing electrical services, the installation or extension of electrical wiring typically requires an Electrical Permit. Please call the Permits Office for more details about permit requirements in specific situations.
Permit Application and Fees
Application for an Electrical Permit can be made in person at the Permits Office or by completing the Document Electrical Permit Application (64.72 KB) and submitting it to the Permit Office. Electrical Permits are typically signed by a master electrician. A homeowner may sign the permit if they are doing their own electrical work. The Electrical Permit fee is $25.00 payable to the Garrett County Commissioners.
All electrical work requiring a permit must be inspected by an approved third party inspector. MEGCO Inspections (1-800-304-5942) is the only agency currently conducting regularly scheduled electrical inspections in Garrett County. Please click the following link for a Document MEGCO Inspection Request Form & Price LIst (120.5 KB) . Inspections may also be performed by other approved electrical inspectors as listed on the State Fire Marshal’s website.
Maryland Electrical Code
The current electrical code in the State of Maryland is the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) (Ref: COMAR 05.02.07; Public Safety Article Title 12, Subtitle 6, Annotated Code of Maryland).
Please call 301-334-7470 if you have any questions.