DPD’s system for self-issued electrical permits is due to be upgraded this summer. The new system will have the capability to handle additional permit items now acceptable for online issuance, like:
- Renewal energy systems up to 26KW
- Small changes to existing fire alarm systems
- Some electrical vehicle charging stations (generally up to 400 amps)
- Ufer ground only permits
Regardless of the new features, if the nature of the work requires an electrical plan review, the permit still may not be issued online.
Other changes include accommodation for institutional users and more timely updates to contractor license data.
These changes will also make the electrical portion of the old online permitting system (OPS) obsolete. Most electrical permits, currently being submitted via OPS, will fit into the new self-issued electrical permit system. Alternative arrangements will be made for the few that will not fit.
We will need to shut down electrical online permitting for about a day to launch the new system. Users will then need to re-register in the new system, but their incomplete permit applications and permit history will be saved. An exact launch date has not yet been set, but users can expect at least two weeks notice of the impending launch date, as well as instructions on how to get started in the new system.
If you are a current user of DPD’s self-issued electrical permit system and would like to help test the new system, contact the DPD Applicant Services Center at (206) 684-8464.