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Electrical Permits

Alterations to an existing structure and/or change of current use of space within a structure may require a building permit or an over-the-counter permit.

  • Building Permit Required: Structural alterations with new openings in bearing walls, moving of interior structural members, changing the layout of interior spaces, changing the use of interior spaces.
  • Electrical Permit Required: When the scope of the proposed project does not include any structural changes or change in use, but does include electrical work, then an Electrical Permit is required.
  • Electrical work includes, but is not limited to the installation or replacement of:
        • Electrical service replacement (Meter base, disconnect(s) and/or electrical panels/sub-panels)
          • A PPL Work Order Number is needed for all electrical service replacements. Contact PPL directly to obtain the work order number for the project
        • New circuit(s) or extensions of existing circuits

  • The permit fee, due at time of application, is based on the dollar value of the project.  Review the Residential Fee Schedule for permit fee information.

  • Either the property owner or agent of the owner (i.e. contractor) can make application for an Electrical Permit.

  • An Electrical Permit is valid for six months from date of issuance.  

  • All new work is subject to field inspection and approval prior to concealment and when work is completed.

  • If you are unsure what, if any, type of permit your project will require, please contact the Code Compliance Department prior to the commencement of any work.





Manheim Township • 1840 Municipal Drive • Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601 • 717-569-6408
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