An Electrical Contractor's Business License is required for any person, firm, company, corporation or partnership in the business of installing, repairing, or maintaining any electrical wiring or device designed for conducting, consuming or converting electrical current. An Electrical Constractor's Business must be represented by a Licensed Master or Limited Master Electrician (See: Master Electrician's License )
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Annotated Code of the State of Maryland
An application form must be submitted along, with a certificate of insurance showing Montgomery County as the certificate holder, with liability limits of: $300,000 for bodily injury, $300,000 for property damage, or a combined single limit of $600,000. The Board of Electrical Examiners reviews the application and supporting documents for accuracy and approves or disapproves the application.
The Montgomery County Board of Electrical Examiners require that all applicants for new Montgomery County electrical business and renewal electrical business licenses submit a copy of their State of Maryland Business license with every application package. The State of Maryland business license may be obtained from your local jurisdiction Circuit Court of Maryland.
The license fee is $184.80 for two years. The fee is $88.00 per year plus a 5% Automation Enhancement Fee is charged on the cost(s) listed above.
Electrical Business’ licenses expire every two years. Renewal notices are usually mailed to the licensee's last known address six to eight weeks prior to expiration of the license, however it is ultimately the licensee’s responsibility to ensure their license is renewed in a timely fashion. Written change-of-address notifications are critical to the renewal process.
In order to renew an Electrical Business license, the electrical master or business owner must complete the renewal form which can be found here:
In addition to the completed application, applicants must also provide a current copy of the Business’ certificate of Liability Insurance with Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services listed as the certificate holder AND a current copy of the Business’ State of Maryland Business License they obtained at the Maryland Circuit Court in which they registered the business with.
The fee for renewal is $184.80 for two years. The fee is $88.00 per year plus a 5% Automation Enhancement Fee.
Renewal applications received more than ten(10) business days after the expiration date of the license are subject to a late renewal fee of $61.95 ($59.00 plus an additional 5% Automation Enhancement fee). Renewal applications received more than six(6) months after the expiration date will not be accepted.
|Electrical Constractor's Business License Procedure Master & Limited Master Electrician|
|Application for Electrical Business License Company or Corporation|
|Application for Electrical Business License Sole Proprietorship or Partnership|
|Procedure for Renewal Electrical Constractor Business License|
|Application for Renewal Electrical Business License|
|Fees and Taxes|
|Fee Schedules||Executive Regulations|
|Automation Enhancement Fee||Automation Enhancement Fee|
|Credit Card Authorization Form||Credit Card Authorization Form|
|General Bond Information||Bond Information|
|Codes, Standards, Executive Regulations|
|Montgomery County Code||National Electrical Code|
|Guidelines, Memorandum of Understandings, Interpretations|
|None at this Time|
|Residential Inspections||Commercial Electrical Inspections|
|Frequently Asked Questions|
|311 Web Portal: Enter key word "Electrical License"||http://www3.montgomerycountymd.gov/311|
|Online Permitting Status Information and Inspections|
|Online Data Seach||Search DPS|
|Call for More Information|
|In Montgomery County||311|
|Outside of Montgomery County||240-777-0311|
|Other Agencies to Contact|
|Other Agencies and Utilities to Contact||Allegheny Power|
|American Institute of Architects (AIA)|
|American National Standards Institute (ANSI)|
|American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)|
|Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (BG&E)|
|Board of Appeals|
|International Code Council (ICC)|
|Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation|
|Maryland Department of the Environment|
|Maryland Division of State Documents|
|Masonry Institute of America (MIA)|
|National Glass Association (NGA)|
|MNCPPC: Historic Area Work Permits|
|MNCPPC: MC Atlas|
|National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)|
|Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)|
|U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)|
|Washington Gas Light Co.|