Homeowners should also be aware that under the Electrical Contractors Licensing Law, homeowners of a single-family, detached dwelling unit may perform their own electrical work. Homeowners of condominiums, townhouses, duplexes or any multi-family building, as well as those affiliated with an Association, must hire a New Jersey licensed electrician to perform any electrical work in their home.
Permit Application Requirements
Electrical permit application requirements include the following: Commercial buildings, rental units, AC replacements, landscape lighting above 10 volts, pools and hot tubs all require a Licensed Electrical Contractor. Burglar and fire alarm systems require a Licensed Electrical or Licensed Alarm Contractor. Lawn sprinkler systems require a Licensed Electrical or Certified Landscape Irrigation Contractor.
The only exceptions are homeowners performing their own work in a Single Family Detached Dwelling; this does not apply to condominiums, townhouses, duplexes or any multi-family building.
Electrical Technical Cards
Electrical technical cards must be filled out completely and legibly and must include:
- The licensee as it appears on the business permit
- The license number
- Seal and signature
- A working phone number