I am going to preface this question with a disturbing thing I read on a DIY Q/A website. I just happened to see this while using a search engine. I won't name the site but supposedly qualified electricians answer the questions. Someone wrote in asking if they thought they had a serious problem with their wiring in their house. A few things listed were, light bulbs blowing, receptacle hot after visitor used it for cell phone charger, ceiling fan remote receiver burnt in fan, and a few other things. These could all be minor or possibly a problem IMO. Anyway, the person answering the question suggested that the HO pull his meter himself and check the SE cable connections and all wiring in the panel, then go to devices in the house and check for loose wires etc. All the suggestions were good except for the meter being pulled by the HO. The worst thing I read was the HO wrote back and said he wasn't very handy and didn't feel comfortable working in the panel or switches, etc. but especially pulling the meter. The (so called) qualified person then told the guy to email him and he would take him step by step through this, but practically insisted that the guy try this himself. Ok, after steaming about all that I read, I wanted to ask how any of you guys handle situations that require pulling the meter. I'm sure everywhere is different, but just wondered how many of you are allowed to pull meters at all or at least have to get permission. I talked to one EC here that said he usually just pulls them and then calls the POCO to re seal it. I do mostly industrial work, but the few times I have done or helped on a resi, a permit was pulled and the POCO pulled the meter.