Mechanical Inspection Section

Plumbing and Electrical

•• Inspections ••

State Inspectors perform electrical and plumbing inspections of new construction and repairs or alterations to existing structures. Electrical Inspectors provide inspections on new and altered electrical systems on all commercial structures and on dwellings of three-plex and above.

Plumbing Inspectors conduct inspections of all new and altered plumbing, gas, and fuel piping installations in communities of 2,500 and above. Inspection reports are provided free-of-charge to owners and contractors.

To request an inspection, please call the Mechanical Inspection office at (907) 269-4925 or by email at

•• Certificates of Fitness ••

The section verifies training, experience, and registration requirements for applicants, conducts testing, and issues Certificates of Fitness in both the plumbing and electrical trades for Alaska.

Much of the installation and modification of electrical or plumbing systems is subject to the minimum standards set out in In the Plumbing Code (AS 18.60.705), Electrical Safety (AS 18.60.580), and High Voltage Lines (AS 18.60.670) statutes. With limited exceptions, to perform work subject to these standards a Certificate of Fitness is required.

For specific information about obtaining or renewing a Certificate of Fitness, please refer to the Application Form. Please see the information and notes related to Continuing Education on the Mechanical Inspection Forms – Publications – CEU Courses page.

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