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Old 08-29-2018, 08:55 PM   #1
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What Is Seal For Electrical Permit?


I am a GC. going to apply for renovation permit in Hoboken.
My electrician told me that He need to get seal from somebody.
, and charged $500 for fee and it takes a week.
I want to know what it is.
And he said a plumber need seal too.
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Re: What Is Seal For Electrical Permit?


end of document calls for a seal.

something to do with license maybe?

http://www.hobokennj.org/sandy/Const...Electrical.pdf

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Approved set of plans?
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Do I need electrical plan seperatly with construction plan.
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These are questions the local building department can answer.
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My architect already confirmed plan at town building department. I don' know what electrician talking about the procedures.
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Whan I pick up application forms, they didn't explain even though I asked the process.
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I think that the "Seal" is a stamp that has the electrical contractor's name, license # and license expiration date on it. Then the contractor signs over that.

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Sounds like your electrician is working under someone else's license, otherwise he'd have his own seal/ stamp

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#7 seems relevant for your situation

https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/elec/Pages/FAQ.aspx


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You are a GC and do not know what an electricians seal is?

You are in for a long road ahead in Hoboken, friend of mine did some work there takes months to get a permit and weeks to get inspections



This is the beginning of a "GC" not getting a permit

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I think that the "Seal" is a stamp that has the electrical contractor's name, license # and license expiration date on it. Then the contractor signs over that.

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signs then stamps, seal has to be raised. No raised= no permit
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Charge your customer an extra $500 to cover it.
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Charge your customer an extra $500 to cover it.
$650.00—you forgot the O&P. (30% may not be enough on this from the sound of things)

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Could he be talking about an Electrical ENGINEERS seal? If I recall,there's a service size (600 amp?) where it has to be designed and "sealed" by a Professional Engineer.
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Could he be talking about an Electrical ENGINEERS seal? If I recall,there's a service size (600 amp?) where it has to be designed and "sealed" by a Professional Engineer.
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any plumbing or electrical permit in NJ has to be signed and stamped with a raised seal EXCEPT if a homeowner is getting the permit and doing the work himself in an owner occupied single family dwelling. In a condo even a building permit has to be stamped by an architect or engineer. A homeowner cannot pull a permit in a condo
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What this is, is a homeowner acting like a GC that hired a union apprentice to keep cheap.

He now needs to get a buddy offer his license stamp that will be pumped out for a fee.

That's how it goes here. Specially in the Hudson county area
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What this is, is a homeowner acting like a GC that hired a union apprentice to keep cheap.

He now needs to get a buddy offer his license stamp that will be pumped out for a fee.

That's how it goes here. Specially in the Hudson county area
everything is for sale in hudson county, even birth certificates
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A homeowner cannot pull a permit in a condo
That’s nothing. NO homeowner (unless they’re a Chicago licensed electrical contractor) can apply for or receive an electrical permit in the City of Chicago.

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