Electric Service Upgrades

Below you will find a summary of code requirements for Electrical Service Upgrades within the Village of Kildeer.

Required items to submit with application:

Construction Specifications:

Fill in the blanks or circle:

  • Service Entrance Overhead Underground
  • Service Size:     100 amp       150 amp       200 amp        or ______ amp
  • Service entrance conduit size ________ in IMC RMC HWA
  • Service entrance wire size ________ ga Copper Only
  • Main disconnect located in main panel or at meter socket
  • Distance from disconnect to ma in panel ________ ft over 5′ RMC required
  • Service ground wire:     2 ga       4 ga       6 ga       8 ga      or ________ ga
  • Water service jumper and ground wire 2 ga   4 ga   6 ga   8 ga  or ________ ga
  • # of circuit breaker s in main panel _______ or list separately
  • # of circuit breakers in sub-panel(s) ________ list separately
  • Size of added circuits (if any) 15 amp   20 amp   30 amp   40 amp  or ________ amp
  • Circuit conduit size and type 1/2″ 3/4″ 1″ ________ ” EMT IMC RMC

Proper grounding is required for the installation of all new electric services, panel replacement, all electric wiring and/or repairs. This may mean making changes to you existing grounding and bonding systems.

An 8′ copper ground rod is required on the exterior of the house with the proper sized ground wire going to your meter socket.  Ground wires are sized to the wire used in the service entrance.  A ground wire is also required on the inside of your house between the main disconnect panel and the water service on the street side of the water meter.  In conjunction with this ground there should also be a bonding jumper across the water meter.  These are based on the 2011 National Electric Code (NEC).  Have your electrician check to ensure that your grounding system complies with the code.

Provide additional information and drawings on the back of this sheet showing locations, clearances, unusual installations etc., which will help us to evaluate this application for code compliance so that we may issue the permit quickly for your convenience.

Provide additional information and drawings on the back of this sheet showing locations, clearances, unusual installations etc., which will help us to evaluate this application for code compliance so that we may issue the permit quickly for your convenience.

All installations shall comply with the 2011 National Electrical Code and 2009 International Residential Codes.

How much will my permit cost?

  • Plan Review $75.00
  • Permit $100.00

Required inspections:

  • Final

Inspections:

  • Call before 4:00 p.m. to schedule an inspection a minimum of 24 hrs. in advance.  You can request an a.m. or p.m. inspection, Monday thru Friday.
  • Give the permit number and address when calling in for inspections.
  • If the inspector needs to return more than once for the same phase of any required inspection, a $100.00 re-inspection fee is required to be paid before re-inspection.
  • No re-inspection on the same phase of construction will be done in the same 24-hour period.

This handout is written as a guide to common questions and problems.  It is not intended nor shall it be considered a complete set of requirements.  If you have any questions, please contact the Building & Zoning Department at 847-438-6000 for further information.

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