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Permits & Inspections

Permits & Inspection

If you're building or remodeling, you need to follow all federal, state and local codes and pass inspections before Puget Sound Energy can install an electrical or natural gas service to the home.

Natural gas service installations
Check with your local jurisdiction about having your gas piping inspected and approved before PSE can install a natural gas meter and start service.

Electric service installations
Either your local jurisdiction or the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries will perform the inspection to ensure compliance with the National Electric Code (NEC) in addition to any local rules and regulations. While NEC provides minimum requirements, PSE may apply higher standards.

Some cities perform their own electrical inspections. Otherwise, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries performs the inspections. For contact information, select an appropriate link below:

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

City Jurisdictions

Bellevue Kirkland Normandy Park
Bellingham Lacey Olympia
Burien Lynnwood Port Angeles
Des Moines Marysville Redmond
Eatonville Mercer Island Renton
Everett Milton SeaTac
Federal Way Mountlake Terrace Seattle
Tacoma

Inspections conducted on federal property must be performed by the federal government and those performed on tribal lands are conducted by tribal personnel.