1801 McCormick Drive, Suite 120
Largo, Maryland 20774
(301) 883-3874 (Fax)
Since the invention of Edison's light bulb, there has been a need for an electrical code. What is an electrical code? Simply speaking, it is the rules that govern the installation of electrical work in residences and commercial properties to ensure occupants' safety. Governmental agencies employ professionals with knowledge in this field to ensure compliance with the adopted electrical codes. In Prince George's County, there are trained men and women responsible for this task to include two kinds of inspectors - residential and commercial. Both inspectors are well trained and some are former electricians with many years of experience. Why? The County wants to ensure its inspectors are properly trained and have the credentials to ensure the safety of its citizens and residents, which is paramount and a responsibility our inspectors accept and take seriously. Unfortunately, there are many fires in Prince George's County that can be traced to faulty wiring or work performed without a permit and inspections.
The Commercial Construction and Life Safety Section provides commercial electrical inspections for commercial projects that are not third-party. This includes stores, offices, schools, restaurants, and places of worship, as well as home generators and solar electrical systems. Currently, our inspectors are enforcing the 2002 National Fire Protection Association 70 National Electrical Code; however, work installed in full compliance with updated electrical codes is accepted. The County also enforces its regulations outlined in its County Code, Subtitles 4, Building, and 9, Electrical, which can be found on the County's website at http://lis.princegeorgescountymd.gov/lis/default.asp?file=&type=TOC.
Contractors should be on site during the inspection, especially if your work is a home generator or solar installation. A licensed journeyman is the minimally qualified person required to be on location for electrical inspections. Please include the phone number where you can be reached during the day on the inspection request. Inspections must be performed within six months of permit issuance or fines may be assessed and/or the permit canceled. Our inspectors are competent professionals who look forward to serving the citizens of Prince George's County. To schedule an inspection use the 200 series codes and visit the following links:
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