Electrical contractors can sign up for an online account to manage their permitting process. Through the online account, contractors can purchase a permit, view electrical inspection records, reschedule or cancel inspections and request New inspections for an existing permit. If you have questions about this online system, call (253) 502-8277.

An increase in our Electrical Service fees will go into effect on April 1, 2023. This impacts the total cost paid for online permits to include permit fee, and new, temporary, or reconnections fees associated with work. To view the new fees, please see Fees - Tacoma Public Utilities (

Please note: Tacoma Power has adopted the 2020 National Electrical Code.

Effective September 8, 2017, in the interest of worker safety, and in compliance with the Department of Labor And Industries, effective immediately, Tacoma Power will now perform all energized work, disconnects and reconnects of its electrical services. To request an appointment for residential disconnects and reconnect, submit a request.

For these purposes, the definition of "service" is the conductors that extend from the secondary bushings on the transformer to the customer's main breaker.

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