Doreen Overstreet, Senior Public Information Officer, Orange County Government
Phone: 407-836-5301

Orange County Division of Building Safety Streamlines Process for Electrical Utility Connections

In an effort to streamline the development processes, Orange County Government Division of Building Safety is working to improve the Electrical Utility Notification Process to increase efficiency and save time for customers. The new procedure will inform energy utility providers that the inspection has been completed and approved for connection.

The Division of Building Safety has established this procedure through direct communication and collaboration with both energy utility providers in Orange County, Duke Energy and Orlando Utilities Commission.

Under the new standards, an inspector will adhere a blue “Power Release” label, typically located in the top right corner inside the electrical equipment, once the scheduled inspection is completed. Additionally, an email with specific contact information for the utility provider will be sent to individuals identified on the permit application notifying them of the approval. Customers can then notify the utility provider to coordinate service.

A graphic with arrows pointing to locations where a blue "Power Release" label should be adhered inside of a meter base or main disconnect.

This procedure aims to decrease the total number of communication touchpoints needed to complete the Electrical Utility Notification Process, reducing the potential for confusion.

Orange County Government Division of Building Safety is currently field-testing the blue labels and is expected to officially adopt the process on August 1, 2019.

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