Permits for Residential Electrical Projects in Oregon

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Do I need an electrical permit for my residential project?

Yes, an electrical permit is required for most projects. According to the Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services, Building Codes Division, an electrical permit is required when you:

  • Install or alter any permanent wiring or electrical device.
  • Install additional wiring in your home.
  • Install a new electrical outlet or light fixture.
  • Install a receptacle for a garage-door opener.
  • Convert from fuse box to circuit breakers.
  • Install or alter low-voltage systems, such as security alarms, stereos, or computer systems.

For more information on when you need an electrical permit, go to

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