Need permit for Nema 14-30?

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I live in SoCal and have an unused circuit for an old Nema 10-30. I want to have Nema 14-30 installed in garage which would share wall with circuit breaker box. My plan is to have electrician disconnect old 10-30 and reroute line to garage for 14-30. One electrician (Tesla recommended) said permit wasn't needed because we were just moving existing line. Is he correct? I feel like all level 2 need permit even though I'm planning on using mobile connector. Any help appreciated
 

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I live in SoCal and have an unused circuit for an old Nema 10-30. I want to have Nema 14-30 installed in garage which would share wall with circuit breaker box. My plan is to have electrician disconnect old 10-30 and reroute line to garage for 14-30. One electrician (Tesla recommended) said permit wasn't needed because we were just moving existing line. Is he correct? I feel like all level 2 need permit even though I'm planning on using mobile connector. Any help appreciated
this is on SD County's site (which I believe Escondido would have trade permits thru the county)
When don't I need a permit?
...For plumbing, mechanical and electrical work, replacement or repair of fixtures (such as changing water faucets or replacing switches) does not normally require a permit. Replacing a water heater or adding a permanently wired light fixture does, however, require a permit.
To determine if your project needs a permit, call (619) 446-5000.
so since it would be permanently wired, I'd say yes, it is required. call and ask though. You don't have to provide your address or name, so really doesn't hurt.
 

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so since it would be permanently wired, I'd say yes, it is required.
I disagree. Or at least, I don't come to the same conclusion. It's saying that "adding a (permanently wired) light fixture" requires a permit. But that's adding something. This is replacing and relocating an outlet.
call and ask though.
Yes, if you're worried about it, call. Honestly, I don't think it's worth the hassle. If your electrician doesn't think a permit is required, I'd just go with his expertise.