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Old 01-08-2011, 09:00 PM   #1
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I don't have electric license, can I just get permit from the town and do all job at my home by myself?
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Where are you located ?

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There is no universal rule that says you can't. Every jurisdiction can make its own rules though, so you need to check with your specific town. But I believe (at least in the U.S.) that homeowners are allowed to do most electrical jobs on their own without a licensed electrician. I was able to do all my own work in two different houses (in two different towns). I don't know if you can go so far as to replace your own service panel. But I've done everything from move an outlet to completely gut and rewire a kitchen. Everything had permits and everything was allowed to be done by me, since I owned the properties.
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Hi I'm located at Mahwah, NJ
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Many localities allow homeowners (who also reside in the home on which they're working) to perform their own work. Some require licensed electricians, and some have no rules at all except that MOST do require permits and inspections. If you call your City or Town Hall (Building Dept.), they should be able to tell you. ScubaDave or one of the others will prolly be able to tell you about where you live.
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we probably won't be able to answer this, unless somene is from your county. Call and ask about getting a permit and see what they say


Here, homeowners can do their own electrical as long as its your primary residence. AKA no commercial buildings or rentals
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But I believe (at least in the U.S.) that homeowners are allowed to do most electrical jobs on their own without a licensed electrician. I was able to do all my own work in two different houses (in two different towns)..
be cautious about stating that. There are some areas that allow no electrical work to be done by anybody other than a licensed electrician. There are also areas that do not require permits so anybody can do the work.

It is very location specific.
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I don't have electric license, can I just get permit from the town and do all job at my home by myself?
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I know you probably want an answer immediately, or probably before the weekend is up, but the ONLY accurate answer to this question lies in a call to your local building department.
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Does your town have a web site? Most towns today have web sites that explain the permit process and show the laws of what you can and can not do. At least it might be a place to start before the office opens Monday.

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