Electrical Permit

In order to ensure public safety through compliance with the International Construction Code (ICC) as adopted by the City of New Orleans as well as all other related state and parish regulations, permits must be obtained by licensed electricians for work to be performed in the City of New Orleans. An electrical permit is required if you plan to install, repair, replace, or alter any electrical apparatus or equipment, except for the replacement of light bulbs and fuses. Fees are based on a several factors related to complexity of the work to be completed including, but not limited to: Service Amperage, New Service Connections, and Number of Circuits.


Permit is valid for six (6) months of inactivity. After six (6) months, contractor must reapply for permit.



  • $40 application fee plus $3 per new circuit plus $0.30 per service amperage 
  • $40 per construction loop 
  • $60 per elevator, moving stair, dumbwaiter, man lift installation / modification
  • $40 per sign, indoors or outdoors

Required Documents

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