Electrical codes and standards
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 (NEC) as published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
The 2017 NEC was adopted by the Minnesota Board of Electricity with an effective date of July 1, 2017. Requests for Electrical Inspection (electrical permits) filed with us on or after July 1, 2017, are subject to the provisions of the 2017 NEC. Electrical license examinations are based on the requirements of the 2017 NEC.
Free access to the National Electrical Code (must create a free NFPA account for access)
Purchase code books
A selection of electrical codes are available from Minnesota's Bookstore:
Bulletins and code resources
Hazardous (classified) locations
Licensing and inspections
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