Town of Chili, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Chili 9-4-1985 by L.L. No. 2-1985 (Ch. 47 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 210.

§ 248-1 Compliance with state standards required.

All electrical installations hereafter made in the Town of Chili, including but not limited to the installation, alteration or repair of wiring for electric lighting, heat or power and signal systems, in or on real property shall be made in conformity with the requirements of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, as such Code is now constituted or as from time to time amended, except where the provisions of this chapter or any other local law or ordinance of the Town or any state law, rule or regulation shall have more stringent requirements, in which event compliance with the more stringent provisions of such other local law or ordinance, state law, rule or regulation shall be recognized as proper compliance with this chapter.

§ 248-2 Electrical inspectors.

The Chief Inspector and each of the duly appointed inspectors of a Town-designated and licensed electrical inspection agency are hereby authorized by the Town of Chili to make inspections and reinspections of all electrical installations heretofore and hereafter described and to approve or disapprove the same. In no event, however, will the cost or expense of such inspections and reinspections be a charge against the Town of Chili.

§ 248-3 Licensing required; fee; requirements.

[Amended 12-3-2008 by L.L. No. 4-2008]
A. 
No person or agency shall conduct electrical inspections pursuant to applicable codes unless the person or agency undertaking such inspections has obtained approval and license to inspect from the Building Department.
B. 
The annual licensing charge shall be a fee as set by Town Board resolution and shall be paid at the time of application. The license shall be issued by the Town Clerk upon approval of the Building Department. Certain criteria shall be established by the Town and revised from time to time and submitted by an applicant for licensing, which criteria and completed criteria shall be met and approved by the Town Building Department in each instance before licensing and/or renewal. The Town shall be satisfied that said agency is competent to conduct such inspections.

§ 248-4 Suspension and expiration of licenses; Code Enforcement Officer authorized to adopt standards of administration.

[Amended 12-3-2008 by L.L. No. 4-2008]
A. 
The Town Code Enforcement Officer, at any time subsequent to the issuance of a license, if he has reason to believe that the agency no longer meets the standards for an electrical inspections agency or is no longer competent to conduct electrical inspections, shall, after a hearing, have the power to suspend or revoke the license.
B. 
All licenses, unless sooner revoked, shall expire on the last day of December in the calendar year it was issued, and application for a new license shall be made in the same manner as for the original license by the last day of December.
C. 
The annual license fee shall be set by Town Board resolution.
D. 
The Town Code Enforcement Officer is hereby authorized to adopt any standards, procedures, rules, regulations and forms that are necessary to effectively administer and enforce this section.

§ 248-5 Duties of inspectors.

A. 
It shall be the duty of the Inspector to report, in writing, to the Code Enforcement Officer, whose duty it shall be to enforce all provisions of this chapter, all violations or deviations of this chapter, all violations or deviations from or omissions of the electrical provisions of the NEC Code and Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.
[Amended 12-3-2008 by L.L. No. 4-2008]
B. 
The Inspector shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations in and on properties in the Town of Chili upon the written request of an authorized official of the Town of Chili or as herein provided. The Inspector is authorized to make inspections and reinspections of electrical wiring, installations, devices, appliances and equipment, in or on properties within the Town of Chili where he deems it necessary for the protection of life and property. In the event of an emergency, it is the duty of the Inspector to make electrical inspections upon the oral request of an official or officer of the Town of Chili.
C. 
It shall be the duty of the Inspector to furnish written reports to the proper officials of the Town of Chili and owners and/or lessees of property where defective electrical installations and equipment are found upon inspection.
D. 
He shall authorize the issuing of a certificate of compliance when electrical installations and equipment are in conformity with this chapter. He shall direct that a copy of the certificate of compliance be sent to the Town of Chili to the attention of the Code Enforcement Officer.

§ 248-6 Applicability.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to electrical installations in mines, ships, railway cars and automotive equipment, nor to the installations or equipment employed by a railway, electrical or communication utility in the exercise of its function as a utility and located outdoors or in buildings used exclusively for that purpose. This chapter shall also not apply to any work involved in the manufacture, assembly, testing or repair of electrical machinery, apparatus, materials and equipment by a person, firm or corporation engaged in electrical manufacturing as its principal business, nor shall it apply to any building which is owned or leased in its entirety by the government of the United States or the State of New York.

§ 248-7 Liability.

This chapter shall not be construed to relieve or lessen the responsibility of any person owning, operating, controlling or installing any electrical wiring, devices, appliances or equipment for loss of life or damage to person or property caused by any defect therein, nor shall the Town of Chili or the electrical inspectors be deemed to have assumed any such liability by reason of any inspection made pursuant to this chapter.

§ 248-8 Permits required.

It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person, firm or corporation to install or cause to be installed or to alter or repair electrical wiring for light, heat or power, in or on properties in the Town of Chili until a written application for inspection has been filed with the Electrical Inspector. The said Electrical Inspector shall forward to the Town Building Department a record of all such applications received by it. It shall also be a violation of this chapter for a person, firm or corporation to connect or cause to be connected electrical wiring in or on properties for light, heat or power to any source of electrical energy supply prior to the issuance of a temporary certificate therefor by the Electrical Inspector or the issuance of a permit for occupancy by the Town Code Enforcement Officer. The Electrical Inspector shall forward to the Town Building Department a record of all temporary certificates issued by him.

§ 248-9 Fees and charges.

A schedule of fees and charges must be set forth in the application for licensing and shall be adhered to by the licensing agency during the licensing period. Said fees, as set forth in the criteria application, shall be deemed approved and authorized by the Town at such time as the license is approved.

§ 248-10 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 12-3-2008 by L.L. No. 4-2008]
Violations of this chapter shall be punishable as violations of the Uniform Code, and the penalties set forth in § 210-19 of Article I, Administration and Enforcement, of Chapter 210, Construction Codes, Uniform, of the Code of the Town of Chili shall apply. Violations of this chapter may also result in a revocation of any licenses and/or permits issued hereunder.