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26.06.060 Electrical Connections.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 187432, effective December 4, 2015.)  Connecting electrical installations to an electrical supply source shall be done only after approval by the Bureau.  Such inspection approval is identified by the City of Portland Electrical Inspection Record initialed by the Director and posted on the panel box or other conspicuous place.

Exceptions: An electrical installation under this Title may be legally energized prior to inspection provided:

A.   A licensed supervising electrician qualified pursuant to ORS 479.630 (2) submits a written Request to Energize form to which the appropriate electrical permit has been attached; or,

B.  The electrical contractor is performing minor electrical work utilizing a valid minor installation label or when the installation is under an Electrical Master Permit (Industrial Plant) Program.