If you are planning a construction project in the City of Vicksburg that involves installing new electrical service equipment, relocating or modifying existing electrical service or connecting fixed appliances or other equipment, contact the City of Vicksburg Building and Inspection Department to learn the required and recommended steps for performing electrical work. In addition to issuing permits, providing regulations and inspecting work, the department also will provide you with practical guidance in everything from wiring a new building to arranging temporary construction power.

You are required to apply for an electrical permit before any electrical work can begin. Electrical permits are based on the service amperage, number of circuits and type of installations.

Once electrical work has been completed, you can request an inspection from the Building and Inspection Department. An inspection cost of $15.00 per inspection is mandatory before a Certificate of Occupancy can be issued. When requesting an inspection, please give relevant permit numbers, the time, date, the place you would like the inspection and the name of the contractor. Allow a minimum of 24 hours from time of the request for an electrical inspector to visit your site. After the inspection has been completed, the inspection card will be noted appropriately and a sticker will be left on the meter base if you are requisting permanent service connection provided the inspection passed. If you would like a permit application, inspection or more information about ways the Building and Inspection Department can assist you, visit them at 819 South Street from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call them at (601) 634-4528.