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Chapter 1315 of the state building code adopts a national standard for the installation of electrical wiring, apparatus and equipment for electric light, heat, power, technology circuits and systems, and alarm and communication systems. Minnesota's electrical code consists of the National Electrical Code (NEC) as published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
The 2014 National Electrical Code was adopted by the Minnesota Board of Electricity with an effective date of July 1, 2014. Requests for Electrical Inspection (electrical permits) filed with DLI on or after July 1, 2014, are subject to the provisions of the 2014 NEC. Electrical license examinations are based on the requirements of the 2014 NEC.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Requirements in the 2014 NEC (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Accessory Dwelling Units (PDF)
Free access to the 2014 NEC (must create a free NFPA account for access)
Review the Report on Proposals for the 2017 NEC
Check the status of a license using DLI's License Lookup search tool.
A selection of electrical codes are available from Minnesota's Bookstore:
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