Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permits
Permits for EV Charging Stations
Do EV Charging Stations Need Permits?
Electric vehicle charging stations come in many flavors and designs. Grocery stores, coffee shops and other places where consumers spend time may dedicate a portion of their parking lot for an EV charging station or setup a parking space or two with access to a charger. Some states have even begun adding them on interstate rest stops.
Regardless of location or style, however, most EV charging stations require a permit for installation. As with any permits, the rules vary by jurisdiction, but the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy has provided tools and templates for permit regulations and provides a directory of related building codes. In addition, the US. Access Board, an independent federal agency that issues accessibility guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other laws, also provides guidelines for accessibility of electric vehicle charging stations.
In short, for electrical contractors installing EV charging stations, it's essential to research the requirements and building codes for the applicable jurisdiction. As experts in understanding local building codes and permit requirements, Express Permits can simplify this process, acting as your outsourced permit manager.
When you partner with Express Permits for your EV charging station projects, we'll help determine where and when permits are needed, assist with filing, track the approval, and even store permits for you.
Please note: if you're a homeowner, please contact an EV charging station contractor concerning installation and assistance with permitting.
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