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


 

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About the Author

Laura L. Hildreth is the managing editor for IAEI Magazine and has worked in editorial and technical publications within the electrical industry for eighteen years, the technology industry for over twenty years, and the news industry for even longer. Her passion is encouraging communication and learning no matter what the tool. Connect with her on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/lauralhildreth.