Utility Turn On Permit

Required in Order to Restore Utility Service

A Utility Turn On Permit is required when gas and electrical service has been off for more than a year or when terminated due to fire damage or other property damage (not all-inclusive).

Application for Permit

  • Utility Turn On Permit application form
    (Application must be completed and signed by Owner or Registered Contractor as applicable)
  • The flat fee for a Utility Turn On Permit is $50.00 per turn on.


  1. Ground Electrical Panel and install water meter bonding jumper. Using #6 AWG Copper for 100amp/ #4 for 200amp panel.
  2. Ground rod if installed must be connected properly.
  3. Provide GFCI receptacle in Bathroom(s) and within 6’ of all sinks.
  4. Install Battery powered Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide detectors where required by IPMC, if not already in place.
  5. Electrical Panel and all electrical boxes must have covers in place.
  6. No exposed or improper wiring anywhere in structure.


  1. All flue vents from appliances must be sound, connected and not rusted.
  2. All gas valves must be in OFF position
  3. All gas lines must be valved and capped if not in use.
  4. All gas lines must be pressure tested to 10 pounds for 1 hour by a qualified HVAC or Plumbing Contractor. All welded pipe must be pressure tested to 60 pounds for 1 hour by a qualified HVAC or Plumbing Contractor. After a successful inspection the Jurisdiction will release the turn on to the utility company.
The local utility company will not turn on gas/electric unless occupant has registered for billing and inspections have passed. Please contact MidAmerican Energy Company at (888) 427-5632.


Persons doing permitted work are expected to know when inspections are required. Necessary inspections may vary greatly based on the scope or work being done. Please keep communications open with the appropriate Inspector.

For a list of required inspections please view the Inspection Division handout:
Remember, if the items needing inspection are covered without inspection, the permit holder will be required to expose these items through any means necessary, at the expense of the applicant.