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Old 04-01-2010, 06:58 AM   #1
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Electrical Licence Pennsylvania

Hi all,

I will be relocating to the Adams County area of PA and have not been able to find out anything about electrical licensing in PA as a state.

Also what is the work like there now is it picking up are people busy again, i do mainly domestic work.

Any help appreciated

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Old 04-01-2010, 03:20 PM   #2
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Re: Electrical Licence Pennsylvania

No state licensing. Allegheny Co (Pittsburgh) and Philadelphia require licenses through their local jurisdictions. I heard Scranton/WB may also require it.

Of course, you have to be registered as a PA Home Improvement Contractor, for the residential work.


Where are you moving from?

Don't know how things are in Adams county.
Chester county is keeping me plenty busy though.

Good luck!


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Re: Electrical Licence Pennsylvania

Originally Posted by DetailHandyman View Post
No state licensing. Allegheny Co (Pittsburgh) and Philadelphia require licenses through their local jurisdictions. I heard Scranton/WB may also require it.
They do, and Harrisburg as well. Not sure about York and Lancaster.

Adams County is pretty rural for the most part, though there are some commercial operations there. It's just a tad out of my range, so I can't speak with any authority as to how much work there is in general. But FWIW, I haven't heard anything notably good OR bad.
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:27 AM   #4
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Always good to stop into the Court house and ask questions, unfortunately PA does not have a state licensing system, some boro and township require a license while others do not, most cities require a license and like Philly--a nice cost to get a permit and apply for a license. Good luck--but always ask first---
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