Ohio city could require license for low-voltage work

Burglar and fire alarm system installers in Toledo, Ohio, may have to obtain a license to run low-voltage wiring through homes and have an inspector approve their work under a proposed ordinance.

According to published reports, the law would require homeowners to shell out $40 for a permit to do the work themselves or contractors who do low-voltage work in the city to obtain a license prior to conducting the work. Work completed by either a contractor or a homeowner would have to be reviewed by a city inspector.

The Toledo City Council’s Community and Neighborhood Development committee is expected to review the proposed law at a hearing Wednesday afternoon.