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  • Electric Vehicle Charger

    Administrative Review Submittal Requirements

    Note: Bolded items are required for Administrative Completeness determination when applicable to project.
    • Alert!! Depending on project scope, your application may require prior approval of separate external department processes from Regional Flood Control District (RFCD), Regional   Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD), Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) or Department of Transportation (DOT).

    General Requirements:

    • A permit is required for the installation of a new 120 volt or 240 volt circuit.
    • If the vehicle charger is designed and UL listed to plug into a 120 volt receptacle AND the receptacle is existing, no permit is required.  (ref: NEC 625.13).

    Documentation Required for Permit:

    • List applicable codes on cover sheet or site plan sheet.
    • Site Plan (Drawn to scale)
      • For site plan information requirements see our posted example 
      • Size be 8 ½ inches x 11 inches minimum. Drawing scale: 1:10 to 1:50 acceptable.
      • Show location of electric meter, electric panel and new charging station.
    • Provide cut sheets with UL Listing for all system equipment.
    • One Line Diagram with conductor and conduit sizes and types.
    • Conductor size and over-current protection calculations.
    • Load calc for the electrical panel if a new 240 volt circuit is added.
    • If the charging station is labeled as “Ventilation Required”, then a ventilation fan per NEC 625.29 (D) is required.

    Permit Process:

    • Permit applications are accepted in person and online, see:
    • In person, by appointment
    • In person, walk-in: 201 N. Stone Ave, first floor, south side.  Lobby hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
    • Online

    Fees:

    • Plan review and inspection fees for adding an electrical circuit are $109.
    • If Ventilation is required, there is an additional fee of $30.

    More Information:

    • Visit the presentation by The Association of Electrical and Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturers for more information
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    Chief Building Official

    Lauren A. Ortega, PE
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    Joseph Godoy
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