Inspection and Certification of Electrical Installation

The Government Electrical Inspectorate ensures that all wiring and electrical installation is certified as safe to the consumer.  Individuals and business carrying out any form of electrical work at their premises, including installation, upgrades or repairs, are required to have this work inspected and certified by the electrical inspectorate.

Who can apply for certification?

Property owners, electrical contractors and licensed wiremen can apply to have their electrical work inspected and certified.

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How do I apply?

To have your electrical installation inspected and certified, you must obtain an Application Form for Inspection of Electrical Installation from any of the Government Electrical Inspectorate offices below:

North Office
#48 Eastern Main Road
Tel. (868) 692-6548 or (868) 692-6549

South Office
Maska Building
South Trunk Road
Gulf View, La Romaine
San Fernando
Tel. (868) 697-7976

Tobago Office
Corner Castries and Carrington Streets
Tel. (868) 639-3459

Ministry of Public Utilities
Ground Floor
#2 Elizabeth Street
St. Clair, Port of Spain
Tel (868) 628-9500 Ext. 1107/1113/1114

Opening hours for these offices are 8:15 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

Application forms are to be completed by the property owner and a licensed wireman, and submitted to your nearest Government Electrical Inspectorate office, along with the documents and fees listed in the following sections.

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What documents do I need?

Wiremen are required to provide:

  • BIR File Number (income tax file number).
  • Wireman's license number (for renewals).

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What fees do I need to pay?

A fee of TT$3.00 for each electrical point (switch, outlet) is to be paid upon submission of your application.  Newly constructed buildings are required to undergo a preliminary inspection which carries an inspection fee of TT$40.00 for residential properties or TT$50.00 for commercial properties.  Please note that payments can be made at the Government Electrical Inspectorate offices listed above from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

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How long does it take?

Applications are processed within seven working days.  An inspection date will be issued and an inspector will be assigned to conduct a site visit.  Once the inspection is carried out the results will be furnished and a certificate will be issued for installations that have passed the inspection.  Once all fees have been paid in full and the electrical installation meets the required standards, the certificate can be issued on site by the inspecting officer.

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Where can I find more information?

For additional information, please contact your nearest Government Electrical Inspectorate office at the addresses listed above.

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