An electrical permit is your formal permission to begin electrical work on your property in Parkland County.

Do I need an electrical permit for my project?

Electrical permits are required for:

  • Wiring installations in or on any land or building
  • Alteration, extension or repair of wiring
  • Temporary power
  • Photovoltaic (PV) solar panel systems
  • Connection of modular/pre-fabricated structures

If you are unsure if your project requires a permit, or if you have any questions about trade permits or the application process, please contact us by phone at 780-968-8888 or by email at safetycodes@parklandcounty.com.

How to apply for an electrical permit

Parkland County has an online system, PLANit Parkland, where you can apply for permits! Our system makes it easier to apply, track your application status and correspondence, and view your approved permits all from one place – anywhere and anytime!

Who can apply?

A property owner or an electrical contractor with the appropriate credentials may apply for an electrical permit. Once a permit is issued, the applicant has 90 days to commence the project and work cannot be suspended/abandoned for more than 120 days. A permit is valid for one year, however, a three month extension may be granted.

All commercial, industrial, and institutional electrical permits must be pulled by a certified contractor.

Who regulates legislation in Alberta?

The Alberta Safety Codes Act requires that all contractors and homeowners in Alberta get a safety codes permit before starting gas work covered by the Canadian Electrical Code.

Permit fees and charges

View the County's fees and charges schedule associated with electrical permits.

Electrical Permit Fees

Single Family Residential – New and Renovation (including attached and detached garages, accessory buildings, and basement developments, if applicable)Fees/charges

Up to 1200 sq. ft.

$159.00

1201 to 1500 sq. ft.

$185.00

1501 to 2000 sq. ft.

$211.00

2001 to 2500 sq. ft.

$264.00

Over 2500 sq. ft.

$264 plus $0.10/ sq. ft for over 2501 sq. ft.

Note: All permits are subject to the Provincial Safety Codes Levy (4% to a maximum of $560.00, minimum levy is $4.50)

Other Electrical Permit Fees
Other electrical permit feesFees/charges

Service installation/connection for mobile/modular homes or relocated buildings, Air Conditioners, Hot Tubs, Temporary Construction Service

$159.00

Solar Panels

$264.00

Re-inspection Fee (site not ready, not accessible or deficiencies not rectified from previous inspection)

$159.00

Annual Electrical Maintenance Permit

$317.00

Fee for electrical work done without permit

Double Original Fee

Permit Renewal

50% of the original permit fee (min. $159.00) + Levy

Re-opening of Closed Permit

$159.00

Variance Review, Residential

$159.00 + GST

Variance Review, Commercial

$317.00 + GST

Electrical Permit Fees other than new single family residential
 
Installation cost: Up to $25,000
Installation cost ($ value) Fee/charge

Up to $1000

$159.

$1,001 - $5,000

$201.

$5,001 - $10,000

$254

$10,001 - $15,000

$281

$15,001 - $20,000

$306

$20,001 - $25,000

$333.

Installation cost: $25,001 to $90,000
Installation cost ($ value)Fee/charge

$25,001 - $30,000

$360

$30,001 - $35,000

$387

$35,001 - $40,000

$412

$40,001 - $45,000

$439

$45,001 - $50,000

$466

$50,001 - $60,000

$476

$60,001 - $70,000

$486

$70,001 - $80,000

$497

$80,001 - $90,000

$508

Installation cost: $90,001 to $1,000,000
Installation cost ($ value)Fee/charge 

$90,001 - $100,000

$518

$100,001 - $150,000

$729

$150,001 - $200,000

$942

$200,001 - $250,000

$1,153

$250,001 - $300,000

$1,259

$300,001 - $350,000

$1,364

$350,001 - $400,000

$1,470

$400,001 - $450,000

$1,576

$450,001 - $500,000

$1,682

$500,001 - $550,000

$1,787

$550,001 - $600,000

$1,893

$600,001 - $650,000

$1,999

$650,001 - $700,000

$2,104

$700,001 - $750,000

$2,210

$750,001 - $800,000

$2,316

$800,001 - $850,000

$2,421

$850,001 - $900,000

$2,527

$900,001 - $950,000

$2,633

$950,001 - $1,000,000

$2,739

Installation cost: $1,000,001+
Installation cost ($ value)Fee/charge

$1,000,001+

$2,739

+$2.65/$1,000

Inspections

Learn how to book any necessary inspections as inspections may be required at various stages of the project.

Safety codes technical inquiries

Our Safety Codes Officers are available for any technical inquiries. You can contact an officer by phone at 780-968-8888 ext 7300 or email safetycodes@parklandcounty.com.

Safety tips

Starting a project and unsure of how Alberta codes and standards impact your plans? View the Safety Codes Council's safety tips, which can help you understand the proper practices and designs to achieve the standards of safety set by the codes in force in our province.