Board of Electrical Examiners


  • 9:30 a.m.
  • First Wednesday of every month
  • 220 S Main Street
    DILP Conference Room
    Bel Air, MD 21014

Agendas & minutes

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  • James W. Wright
    Term expires: December 2022

Citizen representative

  • Stephen P. Garey
    Term expires: December 2022

Master Electrician

  • Thomas R. Awalt
    Term expires: December 2022
  • Thomas V. Merkey
    Term expires: December 2022
  • William C. Smith
    Term expires: December 2022
This board consists of five members:
  • One architect or an engineer who is a resident of the county and who is a professional duly registered and licensed in accordance with the requirement of the state
  • One citizen who is a resident of the county
  • Three master electricians, working as such, who are residents of the county and whose principal place of business is in the county

Created by

  • Harford County Code, Article II, Section 105-11


Term of membership on the board, which examines and regulates master electricians, journeymen or limited types of electricians, is coterminous with the county executive which is a four-year term.

The chief electrical inspector will act as a liaison between the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits and the board.

The board will elect its own chair, vice chair and any other officers.

A summary of the board's duties include:
  • To advise the director on the issuance of licenses for journeyman electricians, and limited and restricted electricians and will ascertain by appropriate examination the qualifications and capabilities of all persons who request licenses.
  • In the case of examination for limited licenses, the board has the authority to consult or obtain the services of a recognized expert in the field to conduct the examination.