Electrical Permits

In Woodbury, a combination permit is issued that typically includes electrical permit fees. General contractors, or homeowners doing their own work, pay for all permits (building, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, etc.) at the time the building permit is issued. Separate permits will only be required on jobs where there is no related building permit.

Electrical permits are required for all electrical wiring. Applicants may use our Permit Application or the State Request for Electrical Inspection form. Please refer to fee schedules found on this page. Permits can be issued over the counter or by mail when accompanied by a check for payment of the permit fee. Permit fees are dependent on the work being done.

Check your building permit to see if it already includes the electrical permit fee.


Electrical Inspections in Woodbury will be completed by Jason Kohout. To schedule an electrical inspection, call Inspection Services office between 8 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. An inspection can be requested for the same day by calling before 9 am, or any weekday in advance.

Generally, Minnesota law requires all electrical work to be performed by licensed, bonded and insured electrical contractors and their employees. Homeowners, within certain limits, may perform electrical work on premises the person owns and occupies as a residence, or owns and will occupy as a residence, upon completion of construction per Minnesota Statutes 326B.31, subdivision 22.

To find a licensed contractor, visit the MN Contractor License Look-up website.

What Time Do Electric Inspections Take Place?

  • Electrical inspections shall be called in by 9 am for a same-day inspection
  • Electrical inspections are typically a window between 9 am and 4:30 pm

Inspection Notes

04 NEC 210.12
Arc-fault interrupters (breakers) are required for new circuits. The arc-fault breakers must protect the:

  • Bath fans
  • Electric heat
  • Lights
  • Outlets
  • Smoke/carbon monoxide detectors
  • Switches
  • All other devices on new circuits

Rough-in Inspection
A rough-in inspection shall be made before any wiring is covered by insulation, sheetrock, paneling, or other materials. Underground wiring shall be inspected before the trench is backfilled. Except for the final connection to switches, receptacles, and lighting fixtures, all ground wires and other wires in boxes shall be spliced and pigtailed for the rough-in inspection.

NEC 334.80
When bored holes in framing containing cables are sealed (for fire/draft or air intrusion purposes) the maximum number of conductors in a single hole cannot exceed six excluding grounding conductors. (A two wire cable with ground equals two conductors; A three wire cable with ground equals three conductors for the purpose of this requirement).

Final Electrical Inspection
A final electrical inspection is required when all wiring has been completed and all devices, lighting fixtures, and appliances have been installed and tested.