Please click the buttons below to purchase Electrical and/or Residential permits, add inspection services, request inspections, request re-inspections, print permits and request refunds. Please view the tutorial videos located on the CORE system if you have any questions about CORE.
Information on Permitting:
Creating a CORE account [pdf]
Purchasing a permit [pdf]
Requesting inspections [pdf]
Refund Form [online]
What is CORE?
CORE is the Comprehensive Online Regulatory & Enforcement System that Commerce and Insurance uses for managing licenses, certifications, registrations and permits. First-time users will need to register for a new account. This account will be used to purchase and service permits, including printing your permit and requesting inspections.
If you do not wish to create a CORE account, call 615-741-7170 to request an inspection. You must know the permit number(s) to request an inspection.
With approximately 100 contracted Deputy Electrical Inspectors (DEIs) spread across the entire state, this section performs residential, commercial, and industrial electrical inspections of new and existing structures. This section is responsible for enforcing the provisions of the 2017 edition of the National Electric Code and all state laws and rules concerning the conducting, conveying, consumption, or use of electrical energy in, or in connection, with any building, structure, or premises located in this state. Contracted private persons, companies, and governmental entities issue electrical permits at locations throughout most of the state.
For more information on electrical permits and inspections, please contact the Residential/Electrical Contract Inspection section.
- Purchasing an Electrical Permit [video]
- List of Issuing Agents [pdf]
- Exempt Jurisdictions for Electrical Program [pdf]
- List of Deputy Electrical Inspectors [pdf]
- Rules of the Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Fire Prevention, Chapter 0780-2-1, Electrical Installations
- Approved List of Independent Testing Laboratories
- Public Chapter 177 Guidance Document