Extended Vacancy for Residential

An inspection is required to reconnect electric service to a residential home if the electric has been shut off for six (6) consecutive months or longer.

The inspection is to identify any obvious code violations or other life safety hazards relating to the service being reconnected, and to insure they are addressed and corrected prior to service restoration.

City inspectors shall clear electrical power to a residence when there are no electrical or life safety issues discovered. We recommend that you “pre-inspect” the dwelling to help ensure you pass your reconnect inspection. Unfortunately, a failed inspection shall cause a denial of the release of power. You will be able to get your power turned on after any needed corrections are made and a building inspector has been scheduled for a re-inspection.

Electrical & Life Safety issues include but are not limited to:

  • Improper grounding or bonding of electrical systems
  • Deterioration of electric equipment causing it to be unserviceable
  • Improperly maintained electrical services
  • Hazardous existing wiring
  • New (recent) wiring installed without permits
  • Structural conditions that could deem the building dangerous

If any electrical code violations exist in the residence the owner is required to have them corrected by an electrician licensed by the State of Texas and registered with the City of Georgetown. Permit fees shall apply for any permits needed. Please see current fee schedule for the cost of an extended vacancy inspection.

The residence must be accessible during the hours of 8:30am to 3:00pm on the day of the requested inspection. If the residence cannot be accessible from 8:30am to 3:30pm, we can schedule a specific time frame between the block hours of 9:00am and 11:30am or 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Inspections will be made (under normal circumstances) within forty eight (48) hours after an application is filed, paid, and the inspection request has been made, excluding weekends/ holidays. If the residence is not accessible during the “time-frame” specified, a new inspection must be scheduled with Inspection Services and re-inspection may fees will apply.

All applications for inspections must be submitted online at  www.mgoconnect.org . Please apply online for the extended vacancy inspection with the extended vacancy application

Additional Links:

Current Fee Schedule 

Questions: Email  permits@georgetown.org



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