Electrical Licensing Requirements
New York State does not have any state requirements for electricians or electrical contractors. However, many individual municipalities have requirements.
This list provides information on those municipal requirements for electricians and electrical contractors.
This list may not include all municipalities, so it is always recommended to check with a municipality before starting a job.
If you are a county/city/town/village that has electrical license requirements and would like us to add them to our list, please contact us here.
The following counties have electrical licensing requirements that apply to the entire county.
Greene County – https://www.greenegovernment.com/departments/electrical
Orange County – https://www.orangecountygov.com/255/Licenses
Sullivan County – https://sullivanny.us/Departments/electricallicensingboard
Westchester County – https://consumer.westchestergov.com/trades/plumbers-and-electricians
The following municipalities have electrical licensing requirements that apply only within that municipality.
City of Buffalo – http://www.buffalony.gov/435/Permit-Inspection-Services
Town of Elma – http://www.elmanewyork.com/building_department.html
Village of Fredonia – https://www.villageoffredoniany.com/permit.html
City of Lackawanna – http://lackawannany.gov/government/code-enforcement/
City of Niagara Falls – https://niagarafallsusa.org/government/city-departments/department-of-code-enforcement/
New York City (5 Boroughs) – https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/master-electricians.page
*NYC is a very complicated and lengthy process. Please be sure to read all areas of the website before beginning any application forms.
Town of Orchard Park – https://www.orchardparkny.org/departments/building-inspector-code-enforcement/
City of Oswego – https://oswegony.org/government/code-enforcement
City of Poughkeepsie – https://cityofpoughkeepsie.com/building/
City of Rochester – https://www.cityofrochester.gov/article.aspx?id=8589951888
Town of Tonawanda – https://www.tonawanda.ny.us/departments/building-department.html
Town of Wheatfield – http://www.wheatfield.ny.us/155/Building-Department