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If the branch office is going to carry out electrical work, registration of the branch office with EMSD is also required.  A copy of the certificate issued by the Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services should be displayed in a prominent place at the branch office.

The application procedures are as follows -


Supporting documents

Copy of the branch registration of respective branch office


The application fee is $340. The paid application fee will not be refunded regardless of the result of application.

Means of submission

  • In person to the EMSD Registration and Permit Office, or drop the application into the drop-in box located in EMSD HQs
  • By post to the EMSD Registration and Permit Office
  • Online submission (Password and personal digital certificate are required)

Electrical and Mechanical Services Department Registration and Permit Office
Address: G/F, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department Headquarters, 3 Kai Shing Street, Kowloon Bay
Office hours:

  • Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:15 pm (open during lunch hours), Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays closed
  • Saturday 8:30am to 12:30pm (drop-in box located at G/F lobby only)

Payment method

  • In person: Cash, crossed cheque, draft, cashier orders
  • By post/drop-in box: Crossed cheque, draft, cashier orders
  • Online application: PPS, online banking payment, general demand note, crossed cheque, draft, cashier orders

(Cheques, Draft and Cashier Orders should be made payable to the ‘The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’ and crossed. If an application is made online, please send the crossed cheque, draft, cashier orders to EMSD by post.)

How to collect the certificate

Through registered mail to the correspondence address of the applicant


In case of inclement weather or service adjustments due to special circumstances, the opening hours may be changed. Please refer to the departmental website and the latest press releases.

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Last update: 3 May 2022
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