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Question: Do I need a permit to upgrade my electrical panel?
Top Answer (53% of 47 votes): Always.

Answer: Rarely
Explanation: Most people get an electrical inspection after the electrical service upgrade is done but a permit is not required in most jurisdictions
LVC Electric inc
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If the electric company needs to disconnect existing service to allow for new panel, than yes a permit and inspection will need to be performed
Electrical Services Inc.
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Some municipalities do not require a permit, but most do and you should always check with your local municipality.
Construct Boss
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: That would depend if it is a main break panel connected to the meter or a sub panel adding more breaker space. And if you are the legal home owner which you can take a home owners permit out and do it your self
D B Electric
Answer: Always
Explanation: To ensure proper installation
My Electrician
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Depends on the jurisdiction
Advanced Electrical Solutions LLC
Answer: Always
Explanation: Yes we need permit for upgrade electric panel
Gacem Electric
Answer: Always
Explanation: If you upgrade to a higher amperage. Yes a permit is needed. You also need a work order from the power company.
Kristoff Electric
Answer: Always
Explanation: With upgrades you have to upgrade bathroom and arc-fault the bedrooms in some jurisdictions
Advanced Electrical and Energy
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: If inside City limits a permit is required.
Kingdom Electric
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: In Texas if you own the house and live in it, and it is an unincorporated area, you do not need a permit.
LED Electrical Services
Answer: Always
Explanation: Always need a permit from the township
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