STATE BY STATE: The ‘Average’ Jurisdiction

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What does the average jurisdictional office look like from state to state? Let’s look at the numbers. [Note: These numbers were correct at time magazine went to print in June 2016. For the most up to date state Code adoption, visit the IAEI.org Electrical Regulations page.]

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Uses State Electrical Inspectors
This symbol notes that the majority of jurisdictions within a state use or reference State Electrical Inspectors.

Uses Third-party Inspection Agency
This symbol acknowledges that the majority of jurisdictions within a state use third-party inspection agencies.

Alabama

Department: Inspection Services

Title: Building Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2011


Alaska

Department: Building Department

Title: Building Inspector/Official

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  3

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


Arizona

Department: Building Department

Title: Building Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  3

NEC Code Enforcement:  2011


Arkansas

Department: Building Department

Title: Building Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


California

Department: Building Department

Title: Building Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  3

NEC Code Enforcement:  2011


Colorado

Uses State Electrical Inspectors

Department: Building Department

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  3

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


Connecticut

Department: Building Department

Title: Building Inspector/Official

Average # of Electrical AHJs:   1

NEC Code Enforcement:  2011


Delaware

Uses Third-party Inspection Agency

Department: Inspection Services

Title: Building and Site Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


District of Columbia

Department: Building Department

Title: Building Code Official/Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  27

NEC Code Enforcement:  2011


Florida

Department: Building Department

Title: Building/Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  3

NEC Code Enforcement:  2011


Georgia

Department: Inspection Services

Title: Building Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014

Hawaii

Department: Public Works

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:   8

NEC Code Enforcement:  2008


Idaho

Uses State Electrical Inspectors

Department: Building Department

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  1

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


Illinois

Department: Building Department

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  1

NEC Code Enforcement:  2008


Indiana

Department: Building Department

Title: Building Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:   2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2008


Iowa

Uses State Electrical Inspectors

Department: Building Department

Title: Building/Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


Kansas

Department: Building Department

Title: Building Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2008


Kentucky

Uses Third-party Inspection Agency

Department: Building Department

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


Louisiana

Department: Permit and Inspection

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2011


Maine

Department: Code Enforcement

Title: Code Enforcement Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  1

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


Maryland

Department: Permits and Inspection

Title: Electrical or Residential Insp.

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  5

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


Massachusetts

Department: Building Department

Title: Wiring Inspector/Inspector of Wires

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  1

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


Michigan

Department: Building Department

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  1

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


Minnesota

Uses State Electrical Inspectors

Department: Building Department

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


Mississippi

Department: Planning & Dev.

Title: Building Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  1

NEC Code Enforcement:  2005


Missouri

Department: Building Department

Title: Building Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2005


Montana

Uses State Electrical Inspectors

Department: Building Department

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


Nebraska

Uses State Electrical Inspectors

Department: Building Department

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


Nevada

Department: Building Department

Title: Building Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  4

NEC Code Enforcement:  2011


New Hampshire

Department: Building Department

Title: Building Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  1

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


New Jersey

Department: Construction Services

Title: Electrical Subcode Official

Average # of Electrical AHJs:   1

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


New Mexico

Uses State Electrical Inspectors

Department: Building Department

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:   2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


New York

Uses Third-party Inspection Agency 

Department: Building Department

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  3

NEC Code Enforcement:   2014


(effective October 2016; 2008 before)

North Carolina

Department: Inspection Services

Title: Building Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  3

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


North Dakota

Uses State Electrical Inspectors

Department: Building Department

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  4

NEC Code Enforcement:   2014


Ohio

Department: Building Department

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


Oklahoma

Department: Inspection Services

Title: Building Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  2

NEC Code Enforcement:   2011


Oregon

Department: Building Department

Title: Electrical/Building Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  3

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


Pennsylvania

Uses Third-party Inspection Agency  

Department: Inspection Services

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2008


Rhode Island

Department: Building Department

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  1.5

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


South Carolina

Department: Building Department

Title: Residential Combination Insp.

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  3

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


South Dakota

Uses State Electrical Inspectors

Department: Building Department

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  3

NEC Code Enforcement:   2014


Tennessee

Uses State Electrical Inspectors

Department: Code Enforcement

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  5

NEC Code Enforcement:  2008


Texas

Department: Inspection Services

Title: Building Inspector/Official

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


Utah

Department: Building Department

Title: Building Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


Vermont

Uses State Electrical Inspectors

Department: Public Safety, Division of Fire Safety

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


Virginia

Department: Inspection Services

Title: Building Inspector/Official

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  3

NEC Code Enforcement:  2011


Washington

Department: Building Department

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  3

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


West Virginia

Uses Third-party Inspection Agency

Department: Building Department

Title: Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  3

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014


Wisconsin

Uses State Electrical Inspectors

Department: Inspection Services

Title: Building Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  1

NEC Code Enforcement:  2011


Wyoming

Uses State Electrical Inspectors

Department: Building Department

Title: Building/Electrical Inspector

Average # of Electrical AHJs:  2

NEC Code Enforcement:  2014