Acquire a permit and follow these steps
Prior to undertaking any electrical work, it is crucial to obtain the necessary permits. Please consult your local permitting agency to familiarize yourself with the specific requirements applicable to your location, ensuring compliance and safety.
Additionally, we strongly advise hiring a licensed electrician to perform the installation.
Tampa Electric recommends following these five easy steps to help you navigate the installation and permitting process for 240-Volt, Level 2 home charging equipment.
Ask your automobile dealer or manufacturer to identify one or more licensed electricians to install charging equipment at your home. You may also contact your own licensed electrician.
Schedule the licensed electrician to perform a home assessment and inspect your electric service. This will help determine the installation location, the amount of work and time required to install and whether your existing electric service can support charging equipment. Most installations will not require a utility upgrade. If a utility upgrade is necessary, your electrician will coordinate with Tampa Electric.
You or your licensed electrician must obtain a permit through the appropriate city or county agency. The process to apply for and receive a permit will vary by jurisdiction. Tampa Electric recommends that you contact your designated permitting office to obtain any specific requirements.
Once a permit is secured, the licensed electrician can complete the installation.
After installation is complete, you or the licensed electrician must contact the permitting office to schedule a final inspection. Charging equipment is typically approved for use as soon as it passes inspection.