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2023 National Electrical Code

2023 NEC

The Board of Electricity has adopted the 2023 National Electrical Code (NEC) with an effective date of July 1, 2023. Therefore:

  • Electrical permits filed before July 1, 2023, must comply with the 2020 NEC. 

  • Electrical permits filed on or after July 1, 2023, must comply with the 2023 NEC.

Electrical licensing exams will transition to the 2023 NEC beginning July 17, 2023.

Chapter 1315 of the Minnesota 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 as published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). View electrical laws and rules.

2020 NEC

The Inflation Reduction Act and Infrastructure Law contains incentives for Minnesota residents to install heat pumps and backup battery systems. The act also provides incentives for training electrical contractors that are unfamiliar with the installation of these products.

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