What is "non-permit" electrical work? Different municipalities have different requirements regarding what work requires a permit and what does not. Most allow the replacement of a light fixture or light switch without a permit. For work requiring a permit, most municipalities stipulate that a licensed electrician do the work. Sometimes, it is permissible for a licensed electrician to work with a non-licensed contractor and oversee the work. I am not a licensed electrician, but I do have quite a bit of experience and knowledge from working with licensed electricians, and I'd be happy to talk with you about how I can help within the parameters of your municipality's requirements.