Electrical Code

The New York City 2011 Electrical Code (Local Law 39 of 2011) took full effect on July 1, 2011. To give the industry ample time to comply with the new electrical code, there will be a phase-in period from July 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. During this time electrical work may be performed under the old electrical code (NYC 2007 Electrical Code) or the new code (The New York City 2011 Electrical Code). Please note as of March 1, 2012 sections 27-3018(j) and 27-3021.2 of the new Electrical Code are in full effect.


Electrical Code Revision and Interpretation Committees

  • The Electrical Code Advisory Committee (ECAC)
  • The Electrical Code Revision and Interpretation Committee (ECRIC)


Electrical Advisory Board

The Electrical Advisory Board is a requirement of the NYC Electrical Code. The Board meets approximately once a month to review submittals that are:

  • Service installations of over 1000 KVA and all high voltage (over 600 volts) jobs.
  • Special permissions, variances and concept reviews.
  • Electrical equipment and material for use in New York City.



Under the NYC 2011 Electrical Code, beginning July 1, 2012, the Department may issue Environmental Control Board (ECB) violations for Electrical Code violations.


Learn more

Copies of the NYC 2011 Electrical Code (only the amendments to the NEC 2008 Electrical Code) and the New York City Electrical Code  (the amendments and the NEC 2008 Electrical Code) can be purchased at the CityStore.


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