Is a permit required for a standby generator?

Yes, a generator permit is required for the installation of all standby generators. The electrical hookup for the generator must be installed by an electrician licensed in Westchester County, and the natural gas supply must be installed by a plumber licensed in Westchester County. The electrician and plumber must file for separate electrical and plumbing permits. If the generator will be powered by propane, then the propane supplier must apply for a tank permit to install the propane tank on the property. Several inspections must be performed before the standby generator can be put into service.