Electrical Inspection Team

The Electrical Inspection Team of BSEED's Construction Division is responsible for conducting inspections of permitted work, periodic inspections of buildings, and Electrical Licensing examinations. The City of Detroit issues trade permits to protect the public by ensuring that work is being performed by qualified and licensed people and meets the code standards.

Effective April 4, 2017: The Skilled Trades Regulation Act: Public Act 407 of 2016 was adopted. This Act supercedes the Electrical Administrative Act: Public Act 217 of 1956. Please make sure to familarize yourself with this new Act. For a downloadable copy please click here. VETERANS: Please click here for an important update regarding the DD214 exemption.

Effective February 8, 2016: The 2015 Michigan Residential Code for one and two family dwellings was adopted by the State of Michigan, and thus on the same date, will be enforced in the City of Detroit. Due to this new adoption, any electrical permits issued on or after February 8, 2016, will be held to the 2015 Michigan Residential Code.

Effective June 18, 2015: The 2014 National Electrical Code and Michigan Part 8 Rules were adopted by the State of Michigan, and thus on the same date, will be enforced in the City of Detroit. Due to this new adoption, any electrical permits issued on or after June 18, 2016, will be held to the 2014 National Electrical Code and Part 8 Rules. For further information please see the State of Michigan's Electrical Division website

Are you trying to restore power from DTE Energy to your residence or building? (This does not apply for non-payment issues or new electrical service equipment installations.)  If so, please visit Electrical Service Reconnect.

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