All electrical work requires a permit except for the following:
- Replacement of general use snap switches, dimmer and control switches, 125 volt-15 or 20 ampere receptacles, luminaries (lighting fixtures) and ceiling (paddle) fans in individual dwelling units
An Electrical Energy Certification Form may also be required for some projects.
You can also submit your application in-person:
Arlington County Ellen M. Bozman Government Center
CPHD – Permitting Office & Inspection Services
2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 1000
Arlington, VA 22210
During the construction process, various inspections must be scheduled to ensure the safety and proper progress of the project.
Call Arlington to schedule your inspection appointment 24 hours in advance:
- Automated Scheduling System (IVR): 703-228-3700 (Available 24/7)
- Schedule an Inspection online
For fire alarm and sprinkler systems, please call 703-228-3846. Leave a voicemail and an Inspection Services Division (ISD) Fire Inspector will contact you within 24 hrs to schedule your inspection.