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The DC Code: § 47-2712 Electrical fees.

Index47 Taxation, Licensing, Permits, Assessments, and Fees. (Refs & Annos)

Electrical Fee Schedule

GROUP 1. WIRING ONLY

Fee

Outlets--each 10 ....................................................... $ 7.00

Outlet means and includes receptacle, switch and fixture

outlet

GROUP 2. FIXTURES AND LAMPHOLDERS

Each 10 .................................................................. 3.00

GROUP 3. ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE SIGNS

1st 500 va .............................................................. 12.00

Each additional 500 va ............................................ 7.00

GROUP 4. HEATING EQUIPMENT

Baseboard or spaceheaters

1st 10 KW--per each KW ............................................ 3.00

Each additional KW .............................................. 2.00

Unit heaters, furnaces--Motors not included ............................. 15.00

Each additional ................................................... 7.00

Controls only--Each ...................................................... 9.00

For units with motors--Add appropriate motor from Group 6

GROUP 5. COMMERCIAL HEATING AND COOKING

Appliances other than Group 4

1st 1-8 KW .............................................................. 12.00

Each additional ................................................... 7.00

1st-over 8 KW ........................................................... 15.00

Each additional ................................................... 7.00

GROUP 6. MOTORS AND GENERATORS

Less than 1/4 H.P................................................ Apply Group 2

1/4 H.P. to 1 H.P........................................................ 12.00

Each additional ................................................... 7.00

Over 1 H.P. to 5 H.P..................................................... 19.00

Each additional ................................................... 7.00

Over 5 H.P. to 10 H.P.................................................... 30.00

Each additional .................................................. 12.00

Over 10 H.P. to 20 H.P................................................... 36.00

Each additional .................................................. 15.00

Over 20 H.P. to 30 H.P................................................... 47.00

Each additional .................................................. 22.00

Over 30 H.P. to 50 H.P................................................... 57.00

Each additional .................................................. 24.00

Over 50 H.P. to 75 H.P................................................... 69.00

Each additional .................................................. 30.00

Over 75 H.P.............................................................. 78.00

Each additional .................................................. 36.00

For installation of more than 1 motor, the initial fee

shall be the largest motor fee plus the additional fee

for the smaller.

GROUP 7. SERVICE

Piped house connection ................................................... 7.00

Each additional ................................................... 3.00

Pole line on private property ............................................ 7.00

Each additional ................................................... 3.00

Conductors, including pole ............................................... 9.00

Each additional ................................................... 3.00

Service conductors--Each ................................................. 7.00

GROUP 8. SERVICE AND METER EQUIPMENT

0 to 200 amperes ........................................................ 15.00

Each additional ................................................... 7.00

201 to 400 amperes ...................................................... 22.00

Each additional .................................................. 12.00

401 to 800 amperes ...................................................... 42.00

Each additional .................................................. 22.00

Over 800 amperes ........................................................ 63.00

Each additional .................................................. 30.00

Relocation, replacement or original installation,

including meter connection facilities. For installation

of more than 1 service equipment, the initial fee shall

be for the largest service equipment plus the

additional fee for the smaller.

GROUP 9. TRANSFORMERS

1 to 10 KVA ............................................................. 12.00

Each additional ................................................... 7.00

11 to 75 KVA ............................................................ 19.00

Each additional ................................................... 9.00

76 to 200 KVA ........................................................... 24.00

Each additional .................................................. 12.00

Vault ................................................................... 63.00

Each additional .................................................. 30.00

GROUP 10. THEATRES OR OTHER PLACES OF PUBLIC ASSEMBLY: SPOTLIGHTS

Arc ..................................................................... 12.00

Each additional ................................................... 7.00

Incandescent ............................................................. 7.00

Each additional ................................................... 3.00

Portable or temporary arc ................................................ 9.00

Each additional ................................................... 7.00

Portable or temporary incandescent ....................................... 7.00

Each additional ................................................... 3.00

Motion picture machine

Permanent ........................................................ 30.00

Each additional ................................................ 15.00

Portable ......................................................... 19.00

Each additional ................................................. 9.00

Slide projector ......................................................... 15.00

Each additional ................................................... 9.00

Amplifier ............................................................... 12.00

Each additional ................................................... 7.00

Dimmers (over 1 KW) ...................................................... 9.00

Each additional ................................................... 7.00

Portable switchboard .................................................... 12.00

Each additional ................................................... 7.00

Portable T.V. installation

1st portable T.V. receiver ....................................... 11.00

Each additional receiver ........................................ 5.00

Portable or temporary incandescent lamps (other than spotlights)

1 to 25 lights .................................................... 9.00

26 to 50 lights .................................................. 13.00

51 to 100 lights ................................................. 19.00

Each additional 100 lights ........................................ 5.00

GROUP 11. TEMPORARY INSTALLATIONS

Decorations, lawn fetes, etc.

1 to 25 lights--1st 90 days ...................................... 12.00

Each additional 90 days ......................................... 7.00

26 to 50 lights--1st 90 days ..................................... 19.00

Each additional 90 days ......................................... 9.00

51 to 100 lights--1st 90 days .................................... 24.00

Each additional 90 days ........................................ 12.00

Each additional 100 lights--1st 90 days ........................... 7.00

Each additional 90 days ......................................... 3.00

Use of current on wiring, apparatus and fixtures for use pending

completion of installation--1st 90 days ............................... 24.00

Each additional 90 days .......................................... 12.00

Circuses and Carnivals

1st 50 KW ........................................................ 63.00

Each additional 100 KW ......................................... 63.00

Exhibitions, etc.

1st 3,000 sq. ft.................................................. 27.00

Each additional 1,000 sq. ft.................................... 15.00

GROUP 12. RADIO AND TELEVISION EQUIPMENT

Transmitting station--1st ............................................... 36.00

Each additional .................................................. 19.00

Receiving station

Antenna and ground connection device for receivers--1st ........... 7.00

Each additional 10 .............................................. 7.00

Centralized speaker station--1st 10 ...................................... 7.00

Each additional 10 ................................................ 7.00

Centralized receiver amplifier .......................................... 12.00

Each additional .................................................. 12.00

Closed circuit television camera--1st camera ............................. 9.00

Each additional camera ............................................ 7.00

GROUP 13. MISCELLANEOUS

Arc vapor lamps--1st ..................................................... 9.00

Each additional ................................................... 7.00

Battery charges ......................................................... 13.00

Each additional ................................................... 7.00

Electric ranges (residential) ............................................ 7.00

Each additional ................................................... 2.00

Clothes dryer (residential) .............................................. 7.00

Each additional ................................................... 2.00

Garbage disposal (residential) ........................................... 7.00

Each additional ................................................... 3.00

X-Ray machine ........................................................... 12.00

Each additional ................................................... 7.00

Dishwasher (residential) ................................................. 7.00

Each additional ................................................... 3.00

Hot water heater (residential) ........................................... 7.00

Each additional ................................................... 3.00

Fire alarm station and bell ..................................... Apply Group 1

Electric signs--Incandescent .................................... Apply Group 2

Festoon lighting ................................................ Apply Group 2

Air conditioner--Central system

Not over 5 tons (residential) 1st ................................ 30.00

2nd to 25th, each ................................................ 10.00

Above 25, each .................................................... 7.00

Rectifier ............................................................... 15.00

Each additional ................................................... 7.00

Welders ................................................................. 15.00

Each additional ................................................... 7.00

Minimum fee .............................................................. 7.00

Portable equipment on circuits 20 amperes or less ...................... No Fee

Electric furnaces (residential)

1st .............................................................. 15.00

2nd .............................................................. 12.00

Over 25, each ..................................................... 7.00

Electric cranes for construction work ................................... 67.00

Replacement of feeder conductors:

Per feeder (old work) 1st ......................................... 7.00

Each additional ................................................... 3.00

Panel board replacement

1st panel board (old work) ........................................ 7.00

Each additional ................................................... 3.00

Installation of empty conduits:

Per floor ................................................................ 7.00

Duplicates--Preliminary and final certificates of performance or

correction of records .................................................. 7.00

Quarterly permits--The fee for quarterly permits to install

circuits, fixtures and receptacles shall be in accordance with

the work done, in no case less than $27 payable at the time

the permit is issued .................................................. 27.00

Defect reinspection fee ................................................. 13.00

When the applicant receives a written notice of defects found

during the original inspection and the applicant or his agent

reports the defects have been corrected, and upon inspection

of the defect, noted originally, it is revealed that the

defects have not been fully corrected, a charge of $13 will be

made for each inspection thereafter ................................... 13.00

NOTE

Where application is made for a permit to cover an electrical

installation, or alterations previously made, for which a

permit has not been issued, there shall be a service charge of

50 percent of the regular fee with a minimum $13 addition to

the regular fee. No service charge shall be made for emergency

repair work if a permit is applied for at once ........................ 13.00

REFUNDS

A refund of permit fees shall be made as follows:

the fee in excess of the costs of inspection to verify no work

having been done, based on $13 per inspector hour, the cost of

any engineering examination time previously devoted to

approval of plans based on $20 per hour, plus $19

administrative costs of "issuance and refund", shall be

refunded .............................................................. 19.00

done and when the District is satisfied that no more work will

be done under the permit, the fee in excess of the cost of any

engineering plans examination based on $20 per hour, cost of

inspections made, based on $13 per hour, plus $19

administrative costs of "issuance and refund", shall be

refunded .............................................................. 19.00

PENALTY

The penalty for a permit to abate notice of doing work without a permit shall be 50 percent of the fee.

WAIVER OF PERMIT FEES

No permit fee shall be charged when supported by evidence indicating that the applicant is under contract or subcontract to perform the following:

a
The Mayor of the District of Columbia shall amend from time to time the schedule of fees to be charged by the District of Columbia for the inspection of electrical equipment and for the issuance of permits to perform electrical services. The Mayor shall amend the schedule by rule to provide for fees in amounts as in his judgment will defray the approximate costs of performing inspections and issuing permits.
b
Until the schedule of fees is amended by the Mayor in accordance with subsection (a) of this section, the schedule of fees to be charged by the District of Columbia for the inspection of electrical equipment and for the issuance of permits to perform electrical services is as follows:
1
When no work has been done under authority of a permit,
2
When work authorized by permit has been only partially
3
Provided, that the request for refund shall be made within six months from the date of issuance and the permit and receipt are returned to the Permit Branch.
1
Work done exclusively for the District of Columbia.
2
Work done under contract for the District of Columbia.
3
Work done exclusively for agencies of the United States government.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 47-2712. 1973 Ed., § 47-2212. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 1-82, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 47-2702. Law 5-14, the "District of Columbia Revenue Act of 1983," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 5-74, which was referred to the Committee on Finance and Revenue. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on April 12, 1983 and April 26, 1983, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on May 4, 1983, it was assigned Act No. 5-29 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Miscellaneous Notes Mayor authorized to issue rules: Section 1102 of D.C. Law 5-14 provided that the Mayor shall issue rules necessary to carry out the provisions of the act. DC CODE § 47-2712 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Sept. 14, 1976, D.C. Law 1-82, title III, § 301, 23 DCR 2461; June 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-14, § 202(a), 30 DCR 2632; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)