Electrician License

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An electrician must be licensed by the Department of Buildings to perform electrical work in New York City. There are two types of licenses issued: Master Electrician License and Special Electrician License.

A Master Electrician License is required to request a construction permit for electrical work or to perform such work in New York City;

A Special Electrician License is required to request a construction permit for electrical work or to perform such work under the employment of a building owner in New York City.

Please contact the Department of Buildings for more information.


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NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Licensing Division
280 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2259
licensingdob@buildings.nyc.gov
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Licensing Unit.
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/buildings

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