Yes, you will need an electric permit. You will also need to contact SDG&E to obtain a “service order package” to insure that the proposed work complies with SDG&E’s standards and regulations. SDG&E will disconnect your utilities to enable your electrician to complete the project and will then reconnect them after the Building Inspector notifies them that the work has passed a final inspection.
A building permit is a license that grants legal permission to start construction of a building project. Permits allow the enforcement of the codes that have been adopted as law by the State of California. They enable the building official to ensure that the design and construction meets minimum code requirements and that the appropriate materials are used.
Inspections occur from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can request a morning or afternoon inspection, and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule. An adult must be present to allow the inspector access to the site. Special arrangements may be made by contacting the Building Division at 760-602-2700 between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. the day of the inspection.
To schedule an inspection, please call our automated line, 760-602-2725, prior to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please note, the inspection will be scheduled for the next business day unless otherwise stated. You may also call 760-602-2700 during normal business hours to schedule an inspection.