Protection of Buildings From Fire

ORS 479.550
No work on new electrical installation until permit issued

  • temporary permit
  • rules


Except as provided in ORS 479.540 (Exemptions), no person shall work on any new electrical installation for which a permit has not been issued.


The Electrical and Elevator Board shall adopt by rule provisions to require a city or a county to issue a temporary permit to be used for emergency or unanticipated work which will be valid for seven days to a licensed electrical contractor prior to the start of an electrical installation to allow contractor response prior to purchase of the actual electrical permit.


The board shall require a city or a county to revoke the temporary permit of the licensed electrical contractor who fails to comply with the Electrical Safety Law. [1959 c.406 §5; 1981 c.815 §9; subsections (2) and (3) enacted as 1991 c.368 §2; 1993 c.744 §120]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Municipality establishing procedure which does not require issuance of label for connecting or energizing electrical installations, (1979) Vol 40, p 72


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