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POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Griffin-Valade Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 26 Electrical Regul Chapter 26.06  Inspection
26.06.060 Electrical Connections.

Connecting electrical installations to an electrical supply source shall be done only after approval by the Bureau.  Such inspection approval is identified by the City ofPortland Electrical Inspection Record initialed by the Director and posted on the panel box or other conspicuous place.

Exceptions: An electrical installation under this Title may be legally energized prior to inspection provided:

A.  An emergency service tag, issued by the Bureau, is attached to the installation.  These tags may only be issued to and used by Oregon licensed electrical contractors.  The electrical contractor shall request an inspection prior to or immediately after attaching the tag to the installation.  When signed by the contractor or authorized representative and bearing a number issued by the Bureau, the tag will authorize the electrical utility to make connections pending final approval by the Director; or,

B.  The electrical contractor is performing minor electrical work utilizing a valid minor installation label or when the installation is under an Electrical Master Permit (Industrial Plant) Program.