An Electrical permit is required to perform all Electrical installation work in your home or farm.
Licensed Electrical Contractors are responsible for purchasing permits when hired to do any electrical work.
It is illegal for a homeowner who has purchased a permit to have a friend or anyone outside their immediate family do the electrical work.
Effective date of Enforcement of the 2021 Canadian Electrical Code and Saskatchewan Interpretations will be November 1, 2021.
Electrical Homeowner Permit Eligibility
To be eligible for an electrical homeowner wiring permit:
- You must be the owner and the occupant of the property performing the work.
- The premise is a single-family detached dwelling.
- The property is not for sale or for rent.
- You have not held a permit for the complete wiring of a residence in the last 12 months.
When To Hire a Licensed Saskatchewan Electrical Contractor
The following work is not eligible for an electrical homeowner wiring permit:
- Services over 200 amps or 300 volts, polyphase, or hazardous locations.
- Generators, EV chargers, battery storage installations.
- Net metering/renewable energy systems (solar, wind, etc.).
- Condo/duplex/townhouse or suites.
- Property that is being prepared for rent or for sale.
This work and permit must be completed by a Licensed Saskatchewan Electrical Contractor. To confirm if your contractor is licensed, follow this link Find a Licensed Contractor or Operator.
How to Apply for a Home/Farm Owner Permit
- Complete the Initial or Re-Application Home/Farm Electrical Wiring Permit form online or print and mail to our Regina inspections office:
Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan
Regina Centre Crossing
#177-1621 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4P 2S5
- Pay the required fee (specifics can be found on the permit application).
- Once we receive your completed application and fee, your permit will be issued within 3 business days. The permit is valid for one year.
Consequences of Not Purchasing a Permit
- You may be fined for not purchasing a permit or you may have to take corrective action if the work does not pass inspection. Failure to do so may result in disconnection of service.
- Possible delays when selling your home, as potential buyers may ask for an electrical inspection to ensure all permits are in place.
What to Expect from an Electrical Contractor
The Electrical Contractor should provide a copy of the Electrical permit before work begins. This ensures that the contractor is:
- Licensed in Saskatchewan.
- Following the law.
- Approved to do the work; and
- Obligated to take corrective action in the event of an issue.