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Do I need a permit to change old outlets out that are cracked or not working and replace them with new ones Thanks

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    For code questions you really need to enter your location, at least down to the city.
    – JPhi1618
    Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 20:51
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    Our municipality requires a permit for any repairs exceeding $50.
    – ArchonOSX
    Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 21:26
  • So a 2$ outlet or if you put a hospital grade outlet in at 18$ the answer is No.
    – Ed Beal
    Commented Mar 24, 2016 at 0:34
  • You need to mention where you are from. In the UK, you need a certification to replace an outlet. In Germany you don't.
    – texnic
    Commented Mar 24, 2016 at 16:22

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You do not need a permit to replace fixtures or devices (outlets) with new ones.

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  • I agree. Replacing fixtures and devices falls under general maintenance and typically does not require inspection.
    – Kris
    Commented Mar 24, 2016 at 0:11
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It's not likely that a permit would be required, but the only way to know for sure is to contact your local building department.

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