All electrical work except for the following:
- Electrical work which would involve the issuance of a temporary certificate for meter and service work. Applications involving such work will continue to be expedited by the Bureau when sufficient justification has been established.
- Electrical work which is related to a BIS application. That is to say, the electrical work is related to a larger scope of work filed by a professional on a PWI application with the Department of Buildings.
- Maintenance work.
- Any job with a start date more than five (5) business days from the date of pre-filing.
Note - All NYC licensed contractors are eligible to participate in the pre-filing program except firms on the Extended Review Program.
Before the commencement of electrical work the licensee must contact the Bureau of Electrical Control by phone at (212) 669-8458. At this time the licensee must provide his/her name, PIN#, license #, job address, owner name and phone #, a brief description of the work and location, start date and completion date. Once all the necessary information is obtained the licensee will be provided with a confirmation number.
No later than two weeks after the pre-filing date, the Bureau must receive a properly completed Application for Certificate of Electrical Inspection. Note - This must include the "Pre-Filed" notation detailed below.
Note -If the Pre-Filing is done by voice mail the licensee will receive a call back (or fax back) with the confirmation number. If this is not received within 24 Hrs. of the Pre-Filing call, it is to be assumed that the voicemail message was not received and the licensee must call again to Pre-File.
Any Application for Certificate of Electrical Inspection which involves a job that has been Pre-Filed, must include in the Location Comments area of Part "A" the wording "PRE-FILED" with the associated confirmation number.
In the event that a licensee wishes to cancel a pre-filed Application with the Department, a completed "Application Cancellation Notice" must be received by the Bureau of Electrical Control's Director's office no later than two weeks after the pre-filing date. Such cancellation notices may be submitted by fax (212) 669-8364, hand or mail.
In the event that the Bureau, within two weeks of the Pre-Filing date, does not receive an Application for Certificate of Electrical Inspection, the Pre-Filing may be cancelled and if deemed necessary, an inspection performed.