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Electrical permit for the home sauna

Wiring coming into the sauna for the sauna heaterMost sauna installations will require a dedicated 240 volt 40 amp GFCI protected circuit. If you are adding your sauna to a spa, clinic or military base, you would definitely want an electrical permit for your sauna. Commercial sauna often have 2 240v 40amp circuits.

If you are doing remodeling construction on your home it's never a bad idea to pay for an electrial permit. Then, when you sell your home you've covered your bases. Of course, many home owners simply declare on their Form 17 any work that was done without permits.

Additionally, home saunas generally do NOT require a structural permit.