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Before starting an application, please review pages 112 through 115 of the State of California publication “Zero Emissions Vehicles in California:  Community Readiness Guidebook

Residential:

  1. In most cases only an Electrical Permit is needed for a new residential installation of an Electrical Vehicle Charging Station. Have an electrician evaluate your needs.
  2. Fill out an electrical permit application and save the application in PDF format on your computer.
  3. Prepare an electrical load calculation, if needed and save in PDF format (see worksheet).
  4. Submit an email to building@toaks.org with PDF formats of all completed forms and applications. Please include the building address in the subject field.
  5. We will let you know if any additional information required.
  6. After the plan check is completed and the application approved, we will contact you about payment of permit fees and issuance of the permit.

Commercial:

NOTE:  Please be sure to check with the Planning Department at (805) 449-2323 before submitting a building or electrical permit or electric vehicle charging stations to ensure an entitlement is not needed for your request.

  1. Submit the following (in PDF format) for a commercial submittal for an Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permit:
    1. A site plan showing proposed location of charging station(s)
    2. Electrical Plans prepared by either a California Licensed Electrical Engineer or Contractor
    3. A completed Building Permit and Electrical permit application which can be found here.
  2. Submit an email to building@toaks.org with all plans, completed forms and applications (in PDF format) attached. Please include the building address in the subject field.
  3. We will let you know if any additional information required.
  4. After the plan check is completed and the application approved, We will contact you about payment of permit fees and issuance of the permit.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please send an email to building@toaks.org or call the Building Department at (805) 449-2500.