Electrical Licenses

You must hold a valid electrical license or be an electrical journeyman or trainee while employed or supervised by a licensed electrician to perform any installation, maintenance, alteration, or repair on any electrical equipment within the City of Lafayette. For a list of exceptions please reference Chapter 13.06.010(d) of the Municipal Code.

For license requirements and fees see below. For a full list of requirements including testing and reciprocity please reference Chapter 13.06.020 of the Municipal Code.

To apply for an electrical license click here.

To renew your electrical license click here.

Contractor's Only: To submit an updated list of employees click here.

  1. Commercial Licenses
  2. Residential Licenses
  3. License Fees

The City of Lafayette issues the following commercial electrical licenses:

Commercial or Industrial includes all facilities, structures, machinery, and fixtures other than those used or designed for residential purposes, provided however, multifamily units of four or more are considered commercial. Any electrician licensed to perform commercial or industrial electrical work is also licensed to perform residential electrical work.

1. Commercial/Industrial Electrical Contractor's License 

Entitles holder to engage in the business of electrical construction and supervision including but not limited to, industrial, institutional, commercial, residential, and sign construction.

Applicants applying for a contractor's license must present proof of insurance*, and: (1) Have ten (10) or more years experience in the practice of electrical construction; or (2) Have at least 6 years experience in the practice of electrical construction and hold a diploma from a four-year electrical engineering college or university; or (3) Pass the required examination for the particular license sought.

2. Commercial/Industrial Electrician's License 

Entitles holder to perform all types of industrial, institutional, commercial, residential, and sign construction.

Applicants applying for a commercial/industrial electrician's license must present proof of insurance*, and: (1) Have five (5) or more years experience in the practice of electrical construction and obtain certification from a commercial/industrial contractor license holder that the applicant has the experience and knowledge to qualify for the license sought; or (2) Pass the required examination for the particular license sought.

*Proof of general liability insurance in the minimum amount of two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00) shall be a requirement for obtaining and renewing an electrical license.

  1. Engineering & Public Works

    Physical Address
    20 N 6th Street
    Lafayette, IN 47901

    Phone: 765-807-1050
    Fax: 765-807-1049