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Old 05-19-2017, 12:33 PM   #1
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What is the permit process for a homeowner to do electrical work on their home in Alberta tia
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As far as I know, they go downtown, fill out a form and hand over money.
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What is the permit process for a homeowner to do electrical work on their home in Alberta tia
Quick google came up with this. It's for Calgary ... I don't know if it's province wide like here in God's province

http://www.calgary.ca/PDA/pd/Pages/P...l-Permits.aspx
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I forget which province I am going to move to. Why do you guys have so many? It's hard to keep up.
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I forget which province I am going to move to. Why do you guys have so many? It's hard to keep up.
Have no worries. After Trump has finished, we're planning on making the US our next province/ Territory. Trudeau accidentally leaked it last week.
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As far as I know, they go downtown, fill out a form and hand over money.
I assume homeowners province wide do need a permit and the work gets mandatory inspections ?
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I assume homeowners province wide do need a permit and the work gets mandatory inspections ?
Different areas have different application procedures but the homeowners permit is province wide. Costs about double a contractor permit. Cities are pretty strict about inspecting (as they should be), rural areas not necessarily so much.
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Depends where exactly you live in Alberta. Contact your local municipal government, and they will help you.

Or, you could simply do an on line search for Alberta Municipal Affairs.

I don't recommend homeowner permits, unless a qualified electrician has been hired to help you.

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Have no worries. After Trump has finished, we're planning on making the US our next province/ Territory. Trudeau accidentally leaked it last week.
Yeah, anything that guy leaked is still dribbling from his chin.
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Different areas have different application procedures but the homeowners permit is province wide. Costs about double a contractor permit. Cities are pretty strict about inspecting (as they should be), rural areas not necessarily so much.
Didn't see mitch65's post until after I posted.

Yes, cities are more strict, because they have their own department, and hire their own SCOs. They usually have more time to inspect etc. etc.

Or an Accreditted City can contract out various sections of the process.

Edmonton contracts an agency for the actual inspections, but the process is overseen by the city. Getting the actual permit for example.

I have mentioned this previously, but some jurisdictions require a Master Electrician get the permit when installing a hot tub. All accreditted AHJs have the option to NOT allow homeowner permits, but rarely do. They charge double as mitch65 has mentioned, to allow more time to inspect.

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I heard if you keep a few spools of 'old' dated cable .... oh wait, no I never heard anything like that
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I heard if you keep a few spools of 'old' dated cable .... oh wait, no I never heard anything like that
I knew i was keeping that roll of braided paper jacketed NM-3 cable for a reason #16 ground in it also.
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You mean "era" type wiring.
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Yeah, anything that guy leaked is still dribbling from his chin.
No, I'm sure you mean that other guy Kathleen Wynne.
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Seriously, are homeowner's permits more expensive? I tried to find the fee sched but no luck.
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No, I'm sure you mean that other guy Kathleen Wynne.
That's the guy that put the liquid on Trudeau's chin to begin with.
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You mean "era" type wiring.
Of course ... That's what I meant

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Didn't see mitch65's post until after I posted.

Yes, cities are more strict, because they have their own department, and hire their own SCOs. They usually have more time to inspect etc. etc.

Or an Accreditted City can contract out various sections of the process.

Edmonton contracts an agency for the actual inspections, but the process is overseen by the city. Getting the actual permit for example.

I have mentioned this previously, but some jurisdictions require a Master Electrician get the permit when installing a hot tub. All accreditted AHJs have the option to NOT allow homeowner permits, but rarely do. They charge double as mitch65 has mentioned, to allow more time to inspect.

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Not true. Check the city of Edmonton publication and their flat fee is $141.00 For a homeowner permit. That's my lowest permit cost.
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