Electrical Inspections

Inspections are the law.

Electrical inspection
electrical inspections

Any time you or an electrician performs wiring or other electrical work at your home, farm or business, Minnesota state law requires a state electrical inspector conducts a proper inspection of the work. The state of Minnesota has high wiring standards, which are in the best interest of you, your family and your employees.

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electrical inspections
Inspections Are the Law

Generally, Minnesota law requires all electrical work to be performed by licensed, bonded and insured electrical contractors and their employees.  Homeowners, with strict limitations, are exempt from licensing, but not from inspections. A separate request for electrical inspection form with the required fees must be submitted to the Department of Labor and Industry at or before commencements of any electrical installation. If you have had electrical circuits added, extended or altered, you should have also had a visit from your local electrical inspector. The state of Minnesota has high wiring standards, which are in the best interest of you, your family and your employees. Improper wiring can damage your property and equipment and injure or kill the people you love. To find out more about the requirements for electrical inspections, how to file a request for electrical inspection or to find your local electrical inspector, visit the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry's website.
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The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry provides information about wiring sizes, how to do your own wiring and resource links to have the wiring work inspected. You will also find resources for homeowners including how to verify that the professional you have hired is licensed.  Planning to do your own wiring? Read this first:
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Below is a list of electrical inspectors covering the area served by Roseau Electric. They can be reached by phone Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
  • Polk County: George Stage, 218-284-1083
  • Northwest Angle, Marshall, Pennington and Roseau counties and parts of Beltrami County: Ronald Ditsch, 651-368-2195
  • Lake of the Woods County: Curt Collier, 218-966-5070