Electric vehicle charging stations

Placer Supervisors pave way for faster electric vehicle charging station permits

Published on May 11, 2022

The Placer County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved a motion to streamline the permitting process for electric vehicle charging stations.

An electric vehicle charging station is any level of electric vehicle supply equipment that delivers electricity from an outside source into a plug-in electric vehicle. 

The permit process is designed to aid business and home owners not already equipped with a charging station to install an electric vehicle charging station or receptacle.

“Keeping pace with technological demands and how those translate to the built environment are everyday considerations of the Building Service team,” said Placer County Chief Building Official Timothy Wegner. “With this new program to expedite the installation of charging stations, we’re happy to facilitate the ever-growing demand for these systems.”  

The goal is to issue permits over-the-counter, the same day, and to facilitate this the team has developed complementary checklists to expedite the process.

Electric vehicle charging station checklists and applications for residential and commercial properties are available online at https://www.placer.ca.gov/7752/Electric-Vehicle-Charging-Stations.  

Applications can be submitted in person at the Building Services offices in North Auburn and Tahoe City, as well as online via the county’s e-Services platform at https://www.placer.ca.gov/eServices.