Electrical Plan Review


On July, 11 2019 The Electrical Advisory Board (EAB) was eliminated. Electrical installation review will be performed by the DOB Electrical Plan Review (EPR) team.

Special Permission Requests will be performed by the Borough/Hub office. See below for details

Please visit Rule 4000-01 for full details on this rule change.

  • Changes to Electrical Plan Review Process.

    • Electrical Advisory Board will be abolished on July 11, 2019

      • The last EAB Meeting will be held on July 24, 2019

      • The last day for submittals under Rule 34-05 is July 10,2019

      • All paper submissions will remain paper throughout project lifecycle

    • Electrical Plan Review Initiated July 11, 2019

      • For full details visit Rule 4000-01

      • Submission by Licensed and Registered Professional Engineer or Licensed and Registered Architect or Individual with Comparable Qualification

      • Submissions by email only

  • Submission details

    • New Project Submission Process

      • Obtain a job number

        • Email your request to ElecJobNo@buildings.nyc.gov

      • Include Address of job

      • You will receive an email with detailed instructions

      • Prepare to submit a Plan Review Package

        • Follow the instructions in the email sent along with your Job Number

          • Pay the required fee, $650.00

          • Attach a paid receipt

          • Attach the completed work sheet

          • Attach electrical plans as described in Rule 4000-01

          • Attach Asbestos documentation.

          • Include Coordination Statement

        • Submit the Plan Review Package electronically

          • You must include the Job Number and Job Address ONLY in the subject line of your submittal email

          • Submit all the required documents to ElecPlanReview@buildings.nyc.gov


Electrical Plan Review (EPR)

Rule 4000-01 provides complete details for making a submittal for Electrical Plan Review. Submittals that have been received before July 11, 2019 will continue to be processed in accordance to Rule 34-05. Example: A submission must continue as a paper submission throughout the lifecycle of that job, including revisions and resubmissions relating to objections.

Below is a more detailed view of the submission process as required by Rule 4000-01.

Submissions must be in accordance with, and include, the following requirements:

(A) All drawings must be clear, legible, and use standard notations.

(B) Installations that are not all new must clearly mark what is new and what is existing. In addition, all new work must be encircled by a ‘bubble’ or ‘cloud’ on the drawings.

(C) For residential installations, the calculations justifying a de-rating of the neutral must be submitted.

(D) The plan view must be drawn to scale, showing the point of service entrance into the building. If the building sets back from the property line, the underground service feeder must be shown, including wire and raceway sizes.

(E) The arrangement of service equipment and its proximity to the point of service entrance must be shown, including the manner in which service will be extended to the service equipment. If the switchboard is free standing, the clearance around the switchboard must be shown.

(F) The location of the main switchboard and/or distribution panels in relation to the service equipment must be shown.

(G) The location of the electric service room with respect to the surrounding areas must be shown.

(H) The means of egress from the switchboard room and where it leads to must be shown. The legal exit(s) to which egress door(s) lead must also be shown.

(I) When there is more than one service location within a building, drawings must contain a notation indicating that signs are posted at the entrance door of each switchboard room showing the location of all the other switchboard rooms. The location and wording of the signs must be specified.

(J) If the existing service equipment and/or point of service entrance is to be discontinued, the drawings must so state.

(K) If existing service equipment is to remain in conjunction with new service equipment and is to be supplied by the same service entrance, the drawing must indicate the make and size of the existing service equipment, and the type and size of the fuses in the existing equipment.

(L) The drawing must show grouping of service equipment at the point of service entrance.

(M) The drawing must show ventilation of the room when the service equipment totals 2000 KVA or larger (this may be in the form of a note on the drawing).

(N) The drawing must show the available short circuit current at the point of service entrance and at the point of change in the interrupting rating of the overcurrent protection. Where used, series ratings must be indicated.

(O) A statement confirming that all fuses and/or circuit breakers have been coordinated for selective short circuit overcurrent protection must be on the drawing.

(P) A one line diagram must be submitted indicating the service equipment and the distribution equipment up to the 2nd level overcurrent protection, showing all overcurrent devices with their ampere rating, make and type, interrupting current ratings and bus and wire sizes.  Frame and trip sizes for circuit breakers must be indicated.

(Q) Drawings must indicate that transformers are properly grounded. Service and distribution equipment proposed for future installation must be marked on the drawings as “future.”

(R) All voltages must be clearly shown on the drawings, which must include voltages pertaining to all of the equipment overcurrent protection up to and including the second level protection.

(S) When a generator (or other non-utility source) is part of a 1000 KVA submission and the generator itself is rated below 1000 KVA, a one line diagram must be submitted showing how the generator is connected to the normal service.  The drawings must include the grounding of the generator frame and neutral bonding if needed (four pole transfer device). If the generator is rated 1000 KVA or larger, a room layout must be submitted along with a one line diagram.

- A selective coordination report prepared by a professional engineer must be filed with the Department prior to electrical inspection. Such engineer may be different from the applicant.

- Where installation of equipment differs from the original approved drawings, amended drawings showing the as-built condition must be filed with the Department prior to electrical inspection.


Electrical Special Permission Requests


2020 Electrical Plan Review Monthly Summary and Outcomes


2019 Electrical Plan Review Monthly Summary and Outcomes


2019 Electrical Advisory Board Meeting Schedule

The Electrical Advisory Board will meet Wednesdays at 8:30 am at One Centre Street on the following dates in 2019:

  • January 23, 2019
  • February 20, 2019
  • March 20, 2019
  • April 24, 2019
  • May 22, 2019
  • June 19, 2019
  • July 24, 2019 - Final Meeting

2019 Board Meetings, Summary, Outcomes and Calendar Numbers

January 23, 2019
February 20, 2019
March 20, 2019
April 24, 2019
May 22, 2019
June 19, 2019
July 24, 2019

 

2018 Board Meetings, Summary, Outcomes and Calendar Numbers

January 17, 2018 July 18, 2018
February 21, 2018 August 15, 2018
March 28, 2018 September 26, 2018
April 18, 2018 October 23, 2018
May 16, 2018 November 14, 2018
June 20, 2018 December 19, 2018

 

2017 Board Meetings, Summary, Outcomes and Calendar Numbers

February 1, 2017 July 12, 2017
February 15, 2017 August 16, 2017
March 22, 2017 September 13, 2017
April 12, 2017 October 18, 2017
May 3, 2017 November 15, 2017
June 7, 2017 December 13, 2017

 

2016 Board Meetings, Summary, Outcomes and Calendar Numbers

January 13, 2016 July 13, 2016
February 10, 2016 August 17, 2016
March 9, 2016 September 21, 2016
April 13, 2016 October 19, 2016
May 4, 2016 November 16, 2016
June 8, 2016 December 14, 2016

 

2015 Board Meetings, Summary, Outcomes and Calendar Numbers

January 7, 2015 July 15, 2015
February 18, 2015 August 12, 2015
March 18, 2015 September 9, 2015
April 15, 2015 October 21, 2015
May 20, 2015 November 18, 2015
June 17, 2015 December 16, 2015

 

2014 Board Meetings, Summary, Outcomes and Calendar Numbers

January 15, 2014 July 16, 2014
February 12, 2014 August 13, 2014
March 12, 2014 September 10, 2014
April 9, 2014 October 22, 2014
May 7, 2014 November 19, 2014
June 11, 2014 December 17, 2014

 

2013 Board Meetings, Summary, Outcomes and Calendar Numbers

January 9, 2013 July 17, 2013
February 20, 2013 August 14, 2013
March 13, 2013 September 11, 2013
April 17, 2013 October 9, 2013
May 8, 2013 November 20, 2013
June 12, 2013 December 11, 2013

 

2012 Board Meetings, Summary, Outcomes and Calendar Numbers

January 11, 2012 July 18, 2012
February 15, 2012 August 15, 2012
March 14, 2012 September 12, 2012
April 18, 2012 October 17, 2012
May 2, 2012 November 14, 2012
June 13, 2012 December 12, 2012

 

2011 Board Meetings, Summary, Outcomes and Calendar Numbers

January 19, 2011 July 13, 2011
February 18, 2011 August 17, 2011
March 10, 2011 September 14, 2011
April 13, 2011 October 19, 2011
May 25, 2011 November 9, 2011
June 15, 2011 December 14, 2011

 

2010 Board Meetings, Summary, Outcomes and Calendar Numbers

January 13, 2010 July 14, 2010
February 10, 2010 August 11, 2010
March 17, 2010 September 15, 2010
April 14, 2010 October 13, 2010
May 19, 2010 December 22, 2010
June 16, 2010

 

2009 Board Meetings, Summary, Outcomes and Calendar Numbers

January 7, 2009 July 15, 2009
February 11, 2009 August 19, 2009
March 18, 2009 September 16, 2009
April 15, 2009 October 14, 2009
May 20, 2009 November 18, 2009
June 17, 2009 December 16, 2009

 

2008 Board Meetings, Summary, Outcomes and Calendar Numbers

January 16, 2008 July 16, 2008
February 13, 2008 August 13, 2008
March 12, 2008 September 17, 2008
April 16, 2008 October 15, 2008
May 14, 2008 November 12, 2008
June 18, 2008 December 10, 2008

 

2007 Board Meetings, Summary, Outcomes and Calendar Numbers

January 17, 2007 July 18, 2007
February 14, 2007 August 15, 2007
March 14, 2007 September 12, 2007
April 18, 2007 October 17, 2007
May 23, 2007 November 14, 2007
June 13, 2007 December 12, 2007

 

2006 Board Meetings, Summary, Outcomes and Calendar Numbers

January 25, 2006 July 12, 2006
February 15, 2006 August 16, 2006
March 15, 2006 September 13, 2006
April 12, 2006 October 25, 2006
May 24, 2006 November 15, 2006
June 14, 2006 December 13, 2006

 

2005 Board Meetings, Summary, Outcomes and Calendar Numbers

January 12, 2005 July 20, 2005
February 16, 2005 August 17, 2005
March 16, 2005 September 14, 2005
April 13, 2005 October 12, 2005
May 25, 2005 November 16, 2005
June 15, 2005 December 14, 2005

 

2004 Board Meetings, Summary, Outcomes and Calendar Numbers

January 14, 2004 July 21, 2004
February 18, 2004 August 18, 2004
March 17, 2004 September 15, 2004
April 14, 2004 October 13, 2004
May 19, 2004 November 17, 2004
June 16, 2004 December 15, 2004

 

2003 Board Meetings, Summary, Outcomes and Calendar Numbers

January 19, 2003 July 13, 2003
February 18, 2003 August 17, 2003
March 10, 2003 September 14, 2003
April 13, 2003 October 19, 2003
May 25, 2003 November 9, 2003
June 15, 2003 December 14, 2003

 

2002 Board Meetings, Summary, Outcomes and Calendar Numbers

May 15, 2002 September 18, 2002
June 12, 2002 October 16, 2002
July 3, 2002
July 17, 2002
August 7, 2002
August 14, 2002