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Homeowners should also be aware that under the Electrical Contractors Licensing Law, homeowners of a single-family, detached dwelling unit may perform their own electrical work. Homeowners of condominiums, townhouses, duplexes or any multi-family building, as well as those affiliated with an Association, must hire a New Jersey licensed electrician to perform any electrical work in their home.

Electrical permit application requirements include the following: Commercial buildings, rental units, ac replacements, landscape lighting above 10 volts, pools and hot tubs all require a Licensed Electrical Contractor. Burglar and fire alarm systems require a Licensed Electrical or Licensed Alarm Contractor. Lawn sprinkler systems require a Licensed Electrical or Certified Landscape Irrigation Contractor.

The only exceptions are homeowners performing their own work in a Single Family Detached Dwelling; this does not apply to condominiums, townhouses, duplexes or any multi-family building.

Electrical technical cards must be filled out completely and legibly and must include:

  • The licensee as it appears on the business permit
  • The license number
  • Seal and signature
  • A working phone number