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.

County-Wide Requirements

The following counties have electrical licensing requirements that apply to the entire county.

 

Greene Countyhttps://www.greenegovernment.com/departments/electrical

Orange Countyhttps://www.orangecountygov.com/255/Licenses

Putnam Countyhttps://www.putnamcountyny.com/consumer-affairs/electrical-board-2/

Rockland Countyhttp://rocklandgov.com/departments/consumer-protection-weights-and-measures/licenses-and-permits/

Suffolk Countyhttps://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Consumer-Affairs/Licensing

Sullivan Countyhttps://sullivanny.us/Departments/electricallicensingboard

Westchester Countyhttps://consumer.westchestergov.com/trades/plumbers-and-electricians

 

Municipal Requirements

The following municipalities have electrical licensing requirements that apply only within that municipality.

 

City of Albanyhttps://www.albanyny.gov/Government/CityOfficials/BoardsAndCommissions/ElectricExaminingBoard.aspx

Town of Amhersthttp://www.amherst.ny.us/content/departments.php?dept_id=dept_04&div_id=div_47&menu_id=menu_04

City of Buffalohttp://www.buffalony.gov/435/Permit-Inspection-Services

Town of Elmahttp://www.elmanewyork.com/building_department.html

Village of Fredoniahttps://www.villageoffredoniany.com/permit.html

City of Lackawannahttp://lackawannany.gov/government/code-enforcement/

City of Niagara Fallshttps://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 Parkhttps://www.orchardparkny.org/departments/building-inspector-code-enforcement/

City of Oswegohttps://oswegony.org/government/code-enforcement

City of Poughkeepsiehttps://cityofpoughkeepsie.com/building/

City of Rochesterhttps://www.cityofrochester.gov/article.aspx?id=8589951888

Town of Tonawandahttps://www.tonawanda.ny.us/departments/building-department.html

City of Troyhttp://www.troyny.gov/departments/city-clerk/electrician-license/

Town of West Senecahttp://www.westseneca.net/departments-and-services/town-clerk/electrical-contractor-licensing#gsc.tab=0

Town of Wheatfieldhttp://www.wheatfield.ny.us/155/Building-Department

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