Electrical Regulations by State - New York

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CODES

No statewide electrical code.

ENFORCEMENT

Inspections for work performed must be made by an approved electrical inspection agency. The New York Board of Fire Underwriters, Bureau of Electricity provides electrical safety inspections throughout New York State.

LICENSING

No state licensing of contractors or journeymen. Local government entities license electrical contractors. Separate or additional permits may be required to perform the electrical work.

RECIPROCITY

None

CONTACT

New York City

New York City license holders can work in all five (5) boroughs: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.

LICENSING
Master Electrician

Needs a Bachelor of Arts in engineering, plus 3.5 years under a licensed electrician, or vocational school plus 5.5 years under a licensed electrician, or 7.5 years under a licensed electrician.

FeesApplicationSealRenewal
Master Electrician $310.00 $50.00 $90.00/yr*

*($60.00/ plus $30.00 seal fee)

CONTACT
  • Department of Buildings
  • Electrical Licensing Division
  • 280 Broadway, 7th Floor
  • New York, NY 10007
  • (212) 566-5000
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