Colorado Electrical Board
Electrical Frequently Asked Questions
Information about the Electrical Board including licensure, permits, and much more.
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Welcome to the Electrical Homepage

The State Electrical Board licenses, registers, and regulates electricians, apprentices, and electrical contractors. The Board does not regulate communication systems, elevators or passenger conveyors, bridge or highway projects, or data processing systems. The Board's mission is to protect the health and safety of the people of Colorado by enforcing the state electrical statutes. The Board conducts regular inspections of the installations it regulates, and reviews special requests for exceptions to the code.

The Board is made up of nine professional and public members appointed by the governor.



Processing times for permit applications submitted via U.S. mail may be delayed by up to 5-7 business days. We are encouraging all individuals requesting an electrical or plumbing inspection to submit their permit applications using our online system. 

Online permit submissions are processed in the system immediately upon payment. For any questions regarding the online system please contact

Program Information

Program/Board Members

Joyce J. Young, Program Director

State Electrical Board
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-7800  |  Fax: 303-894-2310  |  Email:


Board Officers:

  • Gina Cullen, Chair
    Master Electrician
  • Joseph Montoya, Vice-Chair
    Building Official
  • Christopher Butler
    Public at Large
  • Monique Cisneros
    Journeyman Electrician
  • Elva Diane Lynch
    Electrical Contractor with Master Electrician
  • Matthew Williams
    Electrical Utilities
  • Brent Nilsen
    Public at Large
  • Thomas R. Kiel
    General Contractor
  • Jeremy Sanchez
    Electrical Contractor 
Public Notices

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - January 24, 2024

The Colorado Electrical Board will hold a Rulemaking Hearing on January 24, 2024, at 9:00 A.M. to allow stakeholder a final opportunity to testify before the Board determines whether to repeal Rule 1.14 - PROTECTING COLORADO’S WORKFORCE AND EXPANDING LICENSING OPPORTUNITIES, on a permanent basis, to implement Colorado Senate Bill 23-265 (CONCERNING A PROHIBITION ON A REGULATOR IMPOSING DISCIPLINE AGAINST A PERSON BASED ON CERTAIN ACTIVITIES INVOLVING MARIJUANA).


Implementation of Colorado Senate Bill 23-265

What is this about?

The following Boards and Programs within the Division of Professions and Occupations are requesting written comments regarding the implementation of Colorado Senate Bill 23-265 (CONCERNING A PROHIBITION ON A REGULATOR IMPOSING DISCIPLINE AGAINST A PERSON BASED ON CERTAIN ACTIVITIES INVOLVING MARIJUANA), and the proposed repeal of the Board and Program rules that are no longer necessary after the codification of these regulations into law. 

Each of the listed Boards and Programs below will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing on the dates below to determine whether to repeal the rules on a permanent basis to implement the law.  Please submit written comments as soon as possible. The Boards and Programs will continue to accept written comments until the Permanent Rulemaking Hearings where stakeholders will be given a final opportunity to testify before the Board and/or the Director or Director's designee. Please visit the Board and Program websites under the "Public Notices" tab for the most current information, including webinar registration information, written comments, and the draft rules. 


Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - September 27, 2023

The purpose of this Permanent Rulemaking Hearing was for the Board to consider adopting proposed changes to the State Electrical Board's Rule 1.5 to implement Colorado HB23-1233 to incorporate by reference the Model Electric Ready and Solar Ready Code.


Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - May 31, 2023

The State Electrical Board will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide testimony before the Board considers adopting the proposed changes to the State Electrical Board’s Rules 1.1 and 1.2 in order to properly update the incorporation by reference of the National Electric Code to the most current version and to add to the fining schedule the violation of applying for an electrical permit if not a qualified applicant.

Hearing Information

Legislative Updates
Meeting Minutes