Apply for an Electrical Permit

Due to the Public Health Emergency, Inspection Services and Provincial Planning Offices will be closed to the public until further notice. Essential staff are continuing to work in order to maintain services. Many of our permits and licences can be applied for online. Please visit: for more information. 

Should you require assistance, please feel free to contact an inspector in your area. For general information or questions on applications, permits or requests for licenses please contact:

Phone: 902-368-5280

Fax: 902-368-5526


Please be advised that processing times may be affected. We appreciate your patience during this time.

This is the online application for an electrical services permit in PEI. A separate permit is necessary for each work site requiring electrical service. You must be an electrical contractor licensed to work in PEI in order to get an electrical permit.

What information do I need to apply online?

Each permit application may require the following information:

  • Business contact information
  • Prince Edward Island Electrical Contractor License Number
  • Job information – property identification number, building permit number, service order number and inspection date
  • Service and fees – service type, phase, amperes volts and fees

How long will it take to complete this permit application?

The application process will take 5-25 minutes to complete depending on the size of the construction project.

What is the fee for an electrical permit?

The cost of an electrical permit is dependent on the type of installation, as well as the ampacity (maximum current measured in amperes) of the consumer's service. The appropriate fees are listed in Electrical Unit Schedule of Fees.

Where do I find my permit number?

Once your on-line payment has been received you will be provided with a printable receipt, which will include your permit number. For example: Application for Electrical Permit 213-807.

What else do I need to know?

You must provide the inspector a minimum 48 hours notice of a completed service.

In accordance with the Environmental Protection Act, once a completed electrical system has been inspected and approved, the electrical contractor shall issue to the owner a Certificate of compliance certifying that the work has been carried out in compliance with the Code. 

Payment Options

The Province of PEI accepts payment for this service online using VISA, MasterCard and Interac Online.

Visit the Interac Online website to see if your bank participates.

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General Inquiries

Inspection Services
J. Elmer Blanchard Building
31 Gordon Drive
Charlottetown, PE C1A 6B8

Telephone: 902-368-5280
Fax: 902-368-5526