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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

Email: bds@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Residential Electrical Inspections

Residential electrical permits require three inspections: rough-in, service and final.

  • Call for rough-in inspection when:
    All of the new circuits are wired (boxes installed, wires run, grounding conductor connected or made up, nail plates installed in areas as needed, etc.). Do not cover your work with insulation, receptacles or wall switches until the inspector has approved it.

  • Call for a service inspection when:
    The service electrical mast, meter base, service panels, grounding electrode conductors, and (if possible) branch circuits have been installed.

  • Call for final inspection when:
    The electrical work has been completed. Make sure panel boxes are covered, the circuits are labeled in the right spaces on the box and all cover plates are installed. All of the equipment and appliances must be installed, grounded and energized by the time the final inspection occurs.