Electrical & Lighting

As of January 1, the Electrical program is live in the Electronic Safety and Licensing Application (eSLA). Visit the Customer Information page for log in and user instructions, and to view the full list of program areas in eSLA.
Go to esla.wi.gov to get started.

The Division of Industry Services (DIS) provides electrical consultation, permitting, and inspection services. DIS administers electrical inspection and contractor credentials. Electrical plan reviews are performed upon special request. The Commercial Electrical Code is enforced in all Wisconsin municipalities.

DIS coordinates with local certified municipalities which provide permitting and inspection services for certain types of installations. To become a local certified municipality, please visit the Delegated Agents page.

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


2023 Winter Code Updates

Wisconsin's regional inspector associations, in cooperation with Wisconsin Code Officials Alliance and the Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services, are offering virtual and in-person training sessions in early 2023 about Wisconsin's Electrical Code, Uniform Dwelling Code, Plumbing Code, and Commercial Building Code.  These courses can provide continuing education credits for Industry Services administered inspection and Dwelling Contractor Qualifier (DCQ) credentials.  Fire inspectors, designers, contractors, and others with an interest in Wisconsin’s codes may also benefit from the programs.

Registrations for all courses will be online using the following link: https://www.eventsquid.com/event/18752


Recall Alert: Schneider Electric Square D QO™ Plug-On-Neutral Load Center

Schneider Electric has issued a product recall on specific models of the Square D QO™ Plug-On-Neutral Load Center (also known as a breaker box or electrical panel). Visit Schneider Electric online at www.se.com/us/qoloadcenter-safetyrecallnotice for more information.

Any recalled models previously installed within the state of Wisconsin will be flagged during inspection and may require replacement before the inspection is approved.


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 "2015 IECC" unless 2015 IECC section C401.2, Item 2, is applied which would then allow the application of ASHRAE 90.1-2013. In this case, the option "90.1 (2013) Standard" must be used.]