Electrical Contractor Registration

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Contact
Houston Public Works
Electrical Inspections

1002 Washington Ave., 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002

832.394.8860
8 am to 4:30 pm
Plan Review
Not Required
Inspection
Not Required
Renewal
Required
Fee
No fee
Valid Period
1 year
Processing Time
1 hour in person or up to 48 hours once received by mail

About

Any person or business who wishes to perform electrical work within the City of Houston must register with the Electrical Inspections section. Master Electricians, Electrical Contractors, and Appliance Installers all must register before performing work within the City of Houston.

After Approval

All registered electrical contractors must be sure to keep documentation of their registration at the job site.

Conditions & Exceptions

For further information about registering as an electrical contractor within the City of Houston, please contact the electrical inspections section at 832.394.8860.

What You Need

To register as an Electrical Contractor within the City of Houston, you will need the following documents:

  • A copy of your Master Electrician’s license granted by the State of Texas,
  • A copy of your Contractor License granted by the State of Texas, and
  • A notarized copy of form CE-1189 Electrical State License Registration and Renewal.  

Apply Online

To register online, please send a completed copy of form CE-1189 Electrical State License Registration and Renewal and any supporting documentation to [email protected].

Apply in Person

To register as an electrical contractor, please bring a copy of each of the following to our main office located at 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77002:

  • A copy of your Master Electrician’s license granted by the State of Texas,
  • A copy of your Contractor License granted by the State of Texas, and
  • A notarized copy of form CE-1189 Electrical State License Registration and Renewal. 
Apply by Mail

To register by mail, please send:

  • A copy of your Master Electrician’s license granted by the State of Texas,
  • A copy of your Contractor License granted by the State of Texas, and
  • A notarized copy of form CE-1189 Electrical State License Registration and Renewal. 

To: P.O. Box 2688, Houston, Texas 77252-2688. 

Apply by Fax

To register by fax, please send a completed copy of form CE-1189 Electrical State License Registration and Renewal and any supporting documentation to 832.395.9601. 

What You Need

To renew your registration as an Electrical Contractor within the City of Houston, you will need the following documents:

  • A copy of your Master Electrician’s license granted by the State of Texas,
  • A copy of your Contractor License granted by the State of Texas, and
  • A notarized copy of form CE-1189 Electrical State License Registration and Renewal.
Renew Online

To renew your registration online, please send a completed copy of form CE-1189 Electrical State License Registration and Renewal and any supporting documentation to [email protected].

Renew in Person

To renew your registration as an electrical contractor, please bring a copy of each of the following to our main office located at 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77002:

  • A copy of your Master Electrician’s license granted by the State of Texas,
  • A copy of your Contractor License granted by the State of Texas, and
  • A notarized copy of form CE-1189 Electrical State License Registration and Renewal. 
Renew by Mail

To renew your registration by mail, please send:

  • A copy of your Master Electrician’s license granted by the State of Texas,
  • A copy of your Contractor License granted by the State of Texas, and
  • A notarized copy of form CE-1189 Electrical State License Registration and Renewal. 

To:  P.O. Box 2688, Houston, Texas 77252-2688.