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Electrical Contractor Checklist
Applications are available online, or by visiting the office:
City of Detroit Buildings, Safety Engineering, and Environmental Department
Electrical Inspection Division
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Ave. Fourth Floor, Room 408
Detroit, MI 48226
Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
THE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING COMPANY MUST BE LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY OF DETROIT.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: A MASTER ELECTRICIAN AND/OR FIRE ALARM SPECIALTY TECHNICIAN SHALL NOT REPRESENT NOT MORE THAN ONE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, FIRM, OR CORPORATION AT THE SAME TIME.
The applicant must either hold a current and valid Master Electrician's License or hire a current and valid Master Electrician that will be employed full time by the applicant. The Master Electrician shall be actively in charge of and responsible for Code compliance of all installations of electrical wiring and equipment performed by the electrical contracting company.
Applicant must complete the Electrical Contractor's License application as per below:
Both a Registration form and a Licensing Application form must be filled out in their entirety, except where noted. If the applicant is a Master Electrician: Please complete Parts A & C only.
Please make sure the signature is notarized.
If hiring a Master Electrician: Complete Parts A & B only. The Master Electrician fills out Part C only. Please make sure ALL signatures are notarized.
Both Application forms
Current and valid Driver's License or State ID of the Electrical Contractor of Record. Passports are NOT accepted.
If the applicant is a Licensed Master Electrician, a copy of the applicant's Master Electrician's License is required.
If Master Electrician is hired, a copy of the hired qualifying Master Electrician's License is required.
Submit applications with documentation to the Electrical Division in Room 408 for approval from the Board of Electrical Examiners. Written approval or denial will be mailed to the applicant via postal mail.
If Denied: Applicant must provide requested documentation as written from the Board of Electrical Examiners, and re-submit for Board approval.
If Approved: Applicant will need to come down to the Electrical Division to pay for the Electrical Contractor's License Exam ($55.00). Once the exam is paid for, the applicant may schedule an exam date. The examination is taken in Room 408.
Take the exam on the scheduled date and time (9:30 a.m.). Applicants will receive their test results in writing. TEST RESULTS WILL NOT BE GIVEN OVER THE TELEPHONE.
If the applicant fails the exam: Applicant must re-pay the exam fee and re-schedule for the next available exam date.
If the applicant passes the exam: The applicant must come to Room 408 for a Licensing Invoice to pay for the Electrical Contractor's License ($55.00).
Applicant must take an invoice to the Licenses & Permits Division cashier and pay the appropriate fees.
Electrical Contractor's License is issued to the applicant by the cashier.