Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Local Permitting Policies

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By July 1, 2023, municipalities with populations of more than 30,000 people must adopt an ordinance that establishes a permitting procedure for the installation of curbside residential EV charging stations. The ordinance must

  • Require EV charging station installation is completed by a licensed electrician;
  • Require the written permission of the owner of the property on which the EV charging station will be installed;
  • Establish reasonable restrictions on the type of EV charging stations that may be installed;
  • Provide that the municipality must approve or deny a permit within 90 days of receipt of a permit application; and,
  • Provide that an EV charging station may not affect a proposed State right-of-way or easement area without approval by the Department of Transportation.

(Reference Senate Bill 187, 2022 and Delaware Administrative Code Title 22, Chapter 1, Section 119)