Wiring Permits

When, Where and Why do I need a permit? 

Per Wyoming Statue 35-9-120(e) "No person shall install electrical equipment in new construction or remodeling, if the remodeling requires a public utility to connect or disconnect and restore electrical power, of a building, mobile home or premises without obtaining an electrical wiring permit. No public utility shall energize an electrical service for an electrical installation which requires an electrical wiring permit until the person responsible for the electrical installation has obtained an electrical wiring permit. A utility may energize an electrical service in an emergency situation without proof that an electrical wiring permit has been obtained, however the utility shall notify the department of the action as soon as possible, but in no case later than five (5) days following the date that the electrical service was energized. Electrical wiring permits shall be issued by the chief electrical inspector upon request. Each permit shall explain procedures and costs for permits and requested inspections conducted by the chief electrical inspector or his deputy electrical inspectors. This subsection does not apply to municipalities and counties granted local enforcement authority for electrical safety standards under W.S. 35-9-121 and to exempt installations under W.S. 35-9-123(a) (ii) through (v)."

"Exceptions shall not apply to anyone who contracts or subcontracts to or for any exempt person, partnership or corporation." Per Wyoming Statue 35-9-123(b) 

A wiring permit is required before work is started. Therefore, the contractor or the owner should make sure this office has received the permit, before starting work. It will allow the utility to connect power without delay. 

Obtaining a wiring permit allows the electrical inspector to inspect the project if they wish. They have many projects and may not inspect every permit taken out. If you wish to guarantee an inspection, you must request an inspection. For this service there is a separate fee, which is listed on the permit. In either case, all violations to the National Electrical Code will be required to be corrected. 


Please make checks payable to The State of Wyoming

You may fax your permit to: 307-777-7119
You may email your permit to: wsfm-electricalpermit@wyo.gov