In general, it is advisable to obtain a permit for electrical work. Permits help ensure that the work is performed in compliance with local building codes and safety standards, which can mitigate the risk of accidents or legal issues. To obtain an electrical permit, you should check with your local government or building department to determine what permits you need and what the process entails. It’s also worth noting that in many cases, a licensed and insured local electrician can pull the permit for you as part of their services. It’s always a good idea to work with a professional electrician to ensure that your project is done safely and effectively.