The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry licenses electricians to verify that they have the necessary training and knowledge to work safely and legally. View MN DLI information about electrical contractor licensing here.
Electrical Work in a Residential Single Family Dwelling
Electrical work can be done by a person who owns and occupies the single family dwelling, except NOT any work involving the electrical service equipment, or by a MN State Licensed Electrical Contractor.
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 manufactured homes or property that is rented, leased, or occupied by others.
Other Electrical Work
All other electrical work may only be done by a MN State Licensed Electrical Contractor.