Electrical & Lighting

Industry Services Division staff provide electrical consultation to owners, builders, inspectors, electricians, and designers. Electrical inspections are made upon special request.

In 2015 Act 55 changed chapter 101.86 of Wisconsin Statutes to make Wisconsin’s Electrical Code uniform statewide.  Municipal ordinances are required to strictly conform to SPS 316. 

Questions on this or any other electrical code questions can be sent to: DSPSSBElectrictech@wi.gov


2017 Winter Updates

Commercial FAQ
Residential FAQ
Commercial FAQ Handout
Residential FAQ Handout

The Department of Safety and Professional Services-Division of Industry Services wishes to inform you on the status of the SPS 316 Electrical Code Package (CR 16-093).  The proposed code package has been submitted to the Legislature for final approval. At the present time no effective date has been finalized for the proposed rules. The proposed rules may be accessed on our website here or on the Legislative Reference Bureau's (LRB) website here.  Please continue to monitor this website page for further information.


Please continue to check this webpage for regularly updated information on the status of these announcements.




Request for Electrical Inspection, Training, or Plan Review (R06/2014) (PDF)
Request for Electrical Inspection, Training, or Plan Review (R06/2014) (fill-in)
Instructions for SBD-10822 (Sample Farm Project Description)
3070OEE Continuing Education Course Application (R03/2015)
SBD-9890X Application for Review, Petition for Variance
SBD-10512Lighting Compliance Forms (R05/2013)

COMcheck Federal Department of Energy software approved in Wisconsin for demonstrating compliance with the interior & exterior general lighting requirements  COMcheck is used for commercial buildings or high-rise (>3 stories above grade) multi-family buildings. [Within COMcheck, a user is required to choose the code option of "2009 IECC" unless 2009 IECC section 501.2 is applied which would then allow the application of ASHRAE 90.1-2007, In this case, the option "90.1 (2007) Standard" must be used.]