Electrical Permits

Electrical permits can be purchased at the following locations. Please refer to the issuing agent below concerning the cost of obtaining an electrical permit. The permit must be purchased in the county where the property is located and the work is being done.

Montgomery County has two locations:
All Tech Insulation, 251 Warfield Blvd Suite B, 931-552-0200
Border States Electric (Formally Harris Electric), 1891 Wilma Rudolph Blvd. 931-552-6580

Robertson County has two locations:
Cell Phone Repair, 3416 Tom Austin Hwy. 615-384-7520
ABC elect, 701 Willow St. Springfield TN 615-384-9553

Sumner County has two locations:
Portland District: Portland City Hall-Codes-100 S Russell St (615-325-6776)
Gallatin District: Hendersonville City Hall-Codes-101 Maple Drive North (615-822-1000)

Cheatham County
Ashland City, City Hall (615-792-4211)

Stewart County

Brigham Hardware in Dover, 213 Donelson Parkway (931-232-5376)

Electrical Inspectors: The State of Tennessee’s Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Fire Prevention, Electrical Section, performs electrical inspections
in our service areas.

County or Area Inspector Work Days Phone
Cheatham County Mike Taylor Mon - Fri 877-884-6656
Montgomery County Terry Jennette Mon - Fri 931-624-6585 or 931-362-3259
Robertson County & Millersville Mike Taylor Mon - Fri 877-884-6656
Stewart County Terry Jennette Mon - Fri 931-624-6585 or 931-362-3259
Sumner County Hendersonville Troy Kemp Mon - Fri 615-822-4440
White House & Sumner County Jim Fisher Mon-Wed-Fri 615-206-1666
Portland & Cottontown Mike Taylor Mon-Fri 877-884-6656
Gallatin & Castalian Springs Jim Fisher Mon-Fri 615-206-1666

Electrical Permit Refunds:
For those customers who want to request a refund, an Electrical Permit Refund form will be provided out our issuing offices, upon request. Please note that the inspector’s copy of the permit along with the completed refund form and returned by you to the State of Tennessee’s Department of Commerce and Insurance, Electrical Inspection Section. We will provide the inspector’s copy of the permit upon request and if it is in our possession. You may need to contact the appropriate inspector in order to obtain this copy.

Who May Purchase an Electrical Permit:

Any individual or company that…

1) Presents proof of current licensure (LLE, CE, E with B) by the Board for Licensing Contractors; or
2) Is a homeowner that resides at the location identified on the electrical permit and will be performing his or her own electrical installation; or
3) Is a person(s) licensed in accordance with local jurisdiction rules; or
4) Is a person(s) wishing to establish a temporary electrical service only;
5) Pays the appropriate fees listed on the permit

Information Needed at the Time of Purchase: (Service sizes from 0 – 1,000 amperes)

1) Structure Type
a) Single Family
b) Multi Family
c) Industrial/Commercial
d) Mobile Home
e) Other

2) Permit Type
a) Final
b) Rough-In
c) Temporary

e) Service Release
f) Re-Inspect

3) Customer Information
a) Name
b) 911 address and/or Subdivision name with Lot number
c) Contact phone number

4) Contractor Information
a) Name

b) Contact phone number
c) Contractor Registration number (license number)

5) Service Size
a) 0 – 30 amperes
b) 31 – 60 amperes
c) 61 – 200 amperes
d) 201 – 400 amperes
e) 401 – 600 amperes
f) 601 – 1,000 amperes

Note for Property Owner’s Electrical Permit

Property owners may perform electrical work (for which an inspection is required) upon his/her own residence, provided that he/she first applies for and obtains a property owner’s electrical permit. This type of permit can be utilized for any electrical installation performed on the property owner’s land. This includes barns, garages, outbuildings, exterior lighting, pools, play houses and other similar installations. * Rental property is excluded and requires a licensed electrician to obtain a permit.

Non-Standard Electrical Fee Form: (Service Sizes in excess of 1,000 amperes)

Both the electrical contractor and the deputy electrical inspector will agree on the number of inspections to be preformed and both will sign the nonstandard electrical inspection fee form. The electrical permit fee is negotiable with the deputy electrical inspector and must be collected at the time of execution of these forms. Please refer to the table, which lists the electrical inspectors with their respective inspection territories and contact phone numbers.