Laws, Rules and Wiring Standards:
2017 Laws, Rules and Wiring Standards (Effective 7/1/17) * Includes Errata
** Errata Sheet - To Be Used to Replace Sections of the 2017 Laws & Rules.
2014 Laws, Rules and Wiring Standards (Effective 9/1/14)
2020 Administrative Rule Proposal Form (Deadline 2/28/19)
The purpose of these standards is the practical safeguarding of persons and of buildings and building contents from electrical hazards arising from the use or control of electricity for light, heat, power and control thereof and of the fire detection system.
These standards, based on the National Electrical Code, are the result of years of experience and research to meet the demand for uniform standards to govern electrical wiring in North Dakota, and provide basic rules for intelligent and uniform installation and inspection.
All requirements contained herein shall be given careful consideration to ensure greatest permanence, convenience, and safety. These standards do not constitute a design specification for any particular installation, nor an instruction manual for untrained persons. Skill and experience are necessary factors for a safe and adequate wiring installation. In cases where these requirements differ or are in conflict with the requirements of the NFPA 70 2014 edition National Electrical Code and NFPA 101 2012 edition Life Safety Code, and applicable articles in currently adopted state building code pertaining to fire detection, fire alarms, fire communications, and smoke detectors, the more restrictive requirements shall be the minimum.