Department of Community Services

Building Safety

Electrical Inspections

How to Obtain an Electrical Permit

There are two ways a homeowner may obtain an electrical permit to do work on their homes. They may hire an electrical contractor who will obtain the permit for them or, if they wish to do their own wiring, they must first attend our office to write the electrical test to determine whether they have sufficient knowledge to undertake the wiring of their residence.

Once they have passed the test, they may complete the application for an electrical permit. Please note: A homeowner may only wire their own principal residence. If the home or any portion of the residence is being used as a rental unit, only a qualified electrical contractor can do the electrical work. The Electrical Code Simplified book can be obtained at hardware and book stores provides information that will be helpful in passing the test.
Upon request, homeowners will be given a written test to determine whether they have sufficient knowledge to undertake the wiring of his/her residence.

Electrical Inspections

After receiving their permit to carry out electrical wiring, Homeowners can call for an inspection once they have completed the rough in wiring, the service wiring and the final finish wiring.  Please be advised that we require 72 business hours notice prior to the date the inspection is being requested.

Registered Electrical Contractors

Building Safety maintains a list of registered electrical contractors and this list is updated regularly.

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How to Register as a Contractor

Anyone wishing to become an electrical contractor in Yukon can fill out the application forms. Copies of qualifications as an electrician and a bond in the prescribed amount must accompany this document.  If you wish to unregister, submit a letter to the Electrical Inspections program area in the Building Safety office; after we have verified all permits have been finalized, a letter will be sent to your bank advising the contractor’s bond can be released. 

This checklist will take you through the steps to becoming a Yukon Electrical Contractor.

How to Complete an Electrical Contractor Declaration Form

Electrical Contractors are to fill out the declaration form in its entirety. Declarations are to be signed by the authorized representative listed on file at the Building Safety office. Blank copies of the declaration form may also be picked up at the Building Safety office or downloaded:

Electrical Contractor Declaration Form

How to complete an Electrical Contractor Declaration form

Temporary Electrical Service Permits

Homeowners may apply for a temporary electrical construction service permit to build their dwelling. NOTE:  If the homeowner is hiring an electrical contractor to do the work, the contractor will apply for the permit for the entire job (ie installing temporary service and wiring residence.

Temporary services are for a three month period and extra fees are applicable for each three month period after that.  View the steps to complete the process.

Yukon Electrical Protection Act and Regulations

Electrical Protection Act & Regulations

Notice About Warranties

It is now becoming extremely important that consumers fill out and send in the warranty information cards supplied with any electrical product purchased. The information is one way the manufacturer can notify the consumer should any problems arise with the safety or malfunction of the electrical product or appliance. If the manufacturer does not have the contact information of the consumer there will be no way to inform the consumer of a product recall regarding a potentially dangerous or lethal situation.

Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please call the Chief Electrical Inspector in the Building Safety office at 867-667-5485.