New Construction Service Application & Standards - Residential - California Electric - Liberty
Starting New Electric Service or Modifying Existing Electric Service?
If you are building a new home/business or upgrading and/or changing your electric service panel, you will need to submit an application through our online portal. Please follow the steps below to complete your application so that service may be installed.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to strains on the supply chain, it may take longer to install or modify your electric service depending on the availability of supplies.
Electric Service Application Process
All applications for new residential and commercial Liberty electric service, as well as applications to modify any existing Liberty service, must be submitted through our online application portal, PowerClerk.
For like-for-like panel changeouts (i.e., 100amp to 100amp, 200amp to 200amp) in the same location, please click the button below.
Like-for-Like Service Application
For panel upgrades and new construction, please click the button below.
Please click the button below to review the construction service standards when proposing service panel locations.
NOTE: Please complete the application to the best of your knowledge and then submit it. You will receive a confirmation email upon successful submission of your application. If you do not complete your application, our planners will be unable to review your application and your service request may be delayed.
Upon successful submission of your application, our planning department will begin the plan check process.
If revisions to the plans are necessary, Liberty will provide a plan check mark-up indicating correct panel location and other infrastructure needs required to be installed by you or your contractor. You will be required to update your plans to show the comments provided by Liberty. Once the corrections are applied, Liberty will approve the plans.
If revisions to the plans are not necessary, Liberty will approve the plans.
Once your application has been reviewed by Liberty staff and corrections (if any) are applied, Liberty staff will determine if there are any additional requirements on your part and/or on Liberty's part. Once this has been determined, your project will be sent to our planning department for the final design. Then, a final cost (if any) will be determined and the contract will be written up and sent to you. Once the contract is returned, your project will be passed on to our Operations crew to make the installations.
REMINDER: Due to strains on the supply chain, it may take longer to install or modify your electric service depending on the availability of supplies.
Through PowerClerk, you will be required to attach all electronic copies of electrical plans, load calculations, and permit approvals listed below to begin the application process and receive initial plan check comments from our Planning department.
- Electrical/Utility Site Plan (must be to scale)
- Exterior Elevations, showing proposed meter location
- Electrical Floor Plan
- Roof Plans
- Electrical Single Line Diagram, panelboard schedules, and Load calculations
- Completed New Construction Service Application (with either Tax ID or Social Security number)
- County-Assigned Address of new service location
- Letter of Representation by owner if you are not the property owner
Frequently Asked Questions
Three feet from the driveway on a gable end.
Yes, you only have to move the main disconnect and meter socket.
Your panel location needs to be approved prior to setting temporary power. Please call the appropriate Liberty office to schedule an appointment.
Liberty needs this information to confirm your identity.
This is dependent on a number of factors. Please schedule an appointment with the appropriate Liberty office to go over plans to make this determination.
You will be required to create an account in order to proceed with the application process.
New users must register for an account using an email address. Click “Register” on the right side of the page to create a new account. There is no cost to register.
If you have any questions regarding new construction or electric service applications, please contact:
- South Lake Tahoe Engineering department at 530-543-5281 or NewConstructionSLT@libertyutilities.com.
- North Lake Tahoe Engineering department at 530-546-1755 or NewConstructionNLT@libertyutilities.com.