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City of Rochester

Electrical Examining Board

Planning and Zoning
City Hall – Room 121B
Rochester, New York 14614
Telephone (585) 428-9339

About the Board

The Electrical Examining Board of the City as provided for in Article XII, § 12-39, of the Charter of the City of Rochester. The Board is responsible for:

  • Investigating and examining the knowledge and technical ability of each applicant for a license to engage in, or conduct the business of, installing, altering or repairing any electrical work in the City of Rochester.    
  • Investigate and examine the knowledge, technical ability and past record of each applicant applying for renewal of a license, and determine the applicant's fitness for renewal of said license. The type of license issued to an applicant for renewal of a license is at the discretion of the Board. 
  • Authorize the issuance of licenses as provided by ordinance, and shall stipulate the conditions, if any, under which a license is to be used. The Board shall not limit the number of licenses that shall be issued. 
  • Investigate and examine all charges preferred against any holder of a license, and his or her capability to continue to hold a license. 
  • Maintain an orderly set of records and shall perform such other duties as are hereinafter required of it and as may be directed by ordinance of the Council.

    Electrical Licensing Information 

Appointment Process

Members are appointed by the Mayor and subject to confirmation by City Council.   

Membership Requirements and Length of Term 

This seven (7) member Board consists of:

  • 6  members with experience / certification as follows:
    •  3 electricians with at least 10 years practical experience in general electrical work 
    •  1 electrician with at least 10 years practical experience in specialized work involving electrical installations 
    •  1 licensed professional engineer of the State of New York 
    •  1 electrical engineer in the electrical distribution department of the utility supplying electrical power in the City of Rochester 
  • The Commissioner of the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development (or designee) shall serve as the seventh member

Members should be at least 30 years of age, citizens of the United States, and residents of the County of Monroe. Members will serve a term of three (3) years. 

If you are interested in applying for apposition on the board, please contact the Mayor’s Office at (585) 428-6140.

Current Board Membership


Walter Parkes, Chair         General Electrical
Dennis Schaut, Vice Chair     Licensed Professional Engineer
Joseph Armstrong General Electrical
Andrew Cresciullo                General Electrical
Michael Donitelli Building Owner
William Stiewe     Local Utility (RG&E)
David Wilkinson City of Rochester, Electrical Inspector


Meeting Schedule*, Exam Dates, Application Deadlines


January 21, 2014   January 29, 2014 November 8, 2013
February 18, 2014    
March 18, 2014    
April 15, 2014    
May 20, 2014    
June 17, 2014    
July 15, 2014 July 30, 2014 May 9, 2014
August - No Meeting             
September 16, 2014    
October 21, 2014    
November 18, 2014    
December 16, 2014 January 28, 2015 November 7, 2014


*Meetings are not open to the public.  However, if you wish to appear before the Board please contact the Licensed Trades Office at (585) 428-9339 to get on the agenda.

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