Inspection Fees:



Job Cost

Inspection Fee

Up to $500.00

$25.00 (minimum fee)

$500.00 to $3,000.00

$25.00 for the first $500.00 plus 2.16% on balance up to $3,000.00

$3,000.00 to $10,000.00

$79.00 for the first $3,000.00 plus l.5% on balance up to $l0,000.00

$10,000.00 to $15,000.00

$l84.00 for the first $l0,000.00 plus l% on balance up to $l5,000.00

$15,000.00 to $100.000.00

$234.00 for the first $l5,000.00 plus l/2 of l% on balance up to $l00,000.00

Over $100,000.00

$659.00 for the first $l00,000.00 plus l/4 of l% on balance

Inspection fee shall accompany the copies of wiring certificates which shall be forwarded to the State Electrical Board, P.O. Box 7335, Bismarck, North Dakota 58507-7335.

The electrical inspection fee shall be based on the total amount of the electrical contract or total cost to the owner including extras.

The following items need not be included in the cost:

  • Appliances, including dishwashers, heat pumps, air-conditioners, disposals, and similar equipment;

  • Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) units;

  • Electric motors, PLC, Generators; and

  • Industrial machines.

The electrical contractor is responsible to collect the proper inspection fee on each installation. When the owner furnishes the material and the electrical contractor furnishes the labor, the owner shall provide the electrical contractor with the total amount expended for electrical materials used in connection with the installation, and the electrical contractor shall then calculate and collect the necessary inspection fee from the owner.

Whenever electrical materials are donated or removed from an existing installation and placed at another location or labor is donated to an installation, the electrical contractor shall estimate the cost of these materials and labor and include the amount in the job cost for the purpose of calculating the proper inspection fee.

For inspections not covered in this section or special services, the fee must be fifty dollars per hour, including travel time, plus mileage rates currently allowed by North Dakota Century Code section 54-06-09 per mile traveled.

Whenever an electrical installation made by or under the supervision of a master or class B electrician is commenced or in use without submitting an electrical wiring certificate the certificate may be considered late and the normal inspection fee, as required under this section, is increased in the amount of fifty dollars. In addition, when time and travel are expended by employees of the board to obtain a late certificate, an investigative fee may be charged to cover the cost incurred. Costs are to be calculated at a rate of fifty dollars per hour and mileage rates currently allowed by North Dakota Century Code section 54-06-09 per mile of travel.

Whenever a correction order is written and corrections are not completed within the allotted time, there shall be an administration charge of fifty dollars, which shall be paid to the board by the master or class B electrician.

All re-inspections shall be paid for by the electrical contractors at a cost of fifty dollars per hour with a minimum charge of one hundred dollars.