Licensed plumbing, heating, and electrical contractors are required if you do not own and occupy the single family dwelling where the work is to be done. Find more information regarding necessary licensing and bonding.
Electrical work in a single family dwelling
A person who owns and occupies the single family dwelling is permitted to do work on the dwelling, excluding work on an electrical service equipment, or a Licensed Electrician employed by a MN Licensed Electrical Contractor can do electrical work.
This allows someone to wire a new or vacant house under a homeowner’s permit as long as they intend to occupy it on completion of the work (MN Stat 326B.31, Subd. 23). It is illegal for an owner to install electrical wiring on mobile homes or property that is rented, leased, or occupied by others.
Work in residential buildings with two or more dwelling units or non-residential (commercial) buildings
Electrical work in buildings other than owner-occupied single family dwellings may only be done by a Master Electrician working for a MN Licensed Electrical Contractor