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Electrical Permits
Electrical permits are required for the following:
  • Installation of new electrical service, service upgrades, or relocations
  • Installation of electric wiring and equipment within or on a building, or on other premises, such as:
    • Yards
    • Carnivals
    • Parking lots

Electrical permit fees are based on:
  • Size of the service
  • Number of circuits, receptacles and switches, light fixtures
  • Size of motor
Each of the above items has an assigned cost. Depending on the situation, permit fees may be assessed on a square-footage basis.

For further information on electrical permits and fee information, please call the Building Division at (650) 522-7172.

San Mateo City Hall – 330 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

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