Electrical Licensing Board

317 Shamrock Lane, Kingston, New York, 12401
Telephone (845) 340-3537, Fax: (845) 340-3113

Jeanne Walsh, Chair
Scott McCarthy, Vice-Chair
John Parete, Secretary
Tom Jackson, Commissioner DPW

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Jim Sass
Chris Peone
Terry Munoz-Weaver
Tom Nash
Dominick Ferrante

May 4, 2020

Dear Municipal Officials and Interested Parties:

In a letter dated January 2, 2020 (please see document below), municipal officials were informed of the enactment of the Ulster County Electrical Licensing Law. The Ulster County Electrical Licensing Board is now organized and is working to develop the rules, regulations and licensing qualifications for electricians doing business in Ulster County. This process has been delayed due to COVID-19 protocols for public meetings, but the board is now conducting virtual meetings and things are moving along.

We continue to recommend that municipalities conduct business as usual regarding the issuance of building permits and certificates of occupancy until such time as Ulster County Electrical Licenses are issued. After licenses are issued, the municipality will need to verify that electrical contractors have a valid Ulster County Electrical License. We will inform you when that time comes.

It should be noted other than requiring the verification of license status, the Ulster County Electrical Licensing Law is not intended to interfere with the authority of the local municipalities to issue certificates of occupancy or any permits necessary for performance of electrical work. As Ulster County will not be conducting inspections of electrical work under the law, the municipalities will continue to utilize the services of NYS Certified Electrical Inspectors.

Please feel free to contact the Ulster County Electrical Licensing Board at the phone number or address provided in the letterhead.

Thank you.


Jeanne Walsh, Chair
Ulster County Electrical Licensing Board


Meeting Information:

4th Wednesday of the Month at 3:00 p.m.