Need a permit for 6FT re-route

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I am in a situation where electrical wire needs to be re-routed for about 6 ft... My electrician tells me that "technically" we need to pull a permit for that.... Seriously???

I’m most locales, yes, you ‘technically’ do need a permit for anything more than a device/fixture replacement.

But what is he looking for? You’re to nod and smile and let him do it without a permit? Or is he refusing to do it without one?

I don’t know any electrician (or tradesman for that matter) who doesn’t consider something like that a gray area and typically won’t pull a permit.

What’s your question?