Village of Suffern, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Suffern 2-8-1971 as Ch. 16 of the 1971 Code. Sections 127-4, 127-6, 127-8 and 127-9 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction and fire prevention — See Ch. 96.
Dangerous buildings — See Ch. 100.
Housing standards — See Ch. 162.

§ 127-1 Title.

This chapter shall be known as the "Electrical Code of the Village of Suffern, New York."

§ 127-2 Purpose.

Since there is danger to life and property inherent in the use of electrical energy, this Electrical Code is enacted to regulate the installation and alteration of wiring for electric light, heat or power and signal systems operating on 50 volts or more in or on all real property within the Village of Suffern, New York.

§ 127-3 Compliance required.

[Amended 3-10-1975 by L.L. No. 5-1975]
All electrical installations heretofore mentioned shall be made in conformity with the requirements of the National Electrical Code except where the provisions of this chapter or any other local law, ordinance or the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code shall differently prescribe, in which event compliance with the provisions of such local law, ordinance or New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code shall be recognized as proper compliance with this code. The requirements of the National Electrical Code shall be those known as "National Fire Protection Association Pamphlet No. 70," as approved and adopted by the American Standards Association. Nothing herein to the contrary, except for use as a bus bar, the use of aluminum electric wiring for light, heat or power to be installed within a building or structure is prohibited.

§ 127-4 Inspectors. [1]

The Chief Inspector and each of the duly appointed inspectors of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters or other authorized agency are hereby authorized and deputized as agents of the Village of Suffern, New York, 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 Village of Suffern, New York.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 127-5 Duties of inspector, emergencies; reports; certificate of compliance.

A. 
It shall be the duty of the inspector to report, in writing, to the Village of Suffern Building Inspector, whose duty it shall be to enforce all the provisions of this code and all violations of or deviations from or omissions of the electrical provisions of the National Electrical Code and of all local laws, ordinances and the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code as referred to in this chapter insofar as any of the same apply to electrical wiring. The inspector shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations in and on properties in the Village of Suffern, New York, upon the written request of the Mayor, Building Inspector or Fire Inspector of the Village of Suffern, New York, or as herein provided. The inspector is authorized to make inspections and reinspections of electrical wiring in installations, devices, appliances and equipment in and on properties within the Village of Suffern, New York, where he deems it necessary for the protection of life and property.
B. 
In the event of an emergency, it is the duty of the inspector to make electrical inspections upon the oral request of an official of the Village of Suffern, New York, or the Mayor, Building Inspector or Fire Inspector of the Village of Suffern, New York.
C. 
It shall be the duty of the inspector to furnish written reports to the proper officials of the Village of Suffern, New York, 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 Village of Suffern, New York, to the attention of the Building Inspector.

§ 127-6 Application for inspection and certificate of compliance required. [1]

It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person, firm or corporation to install or cause to be installed or to alter electrical wiring for light, heat or power in or on properties in the Village of Suffern, New York, until an application for inspection has been filed with the New York Board of Fire Underwriters or other authorized agency. It shall 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 or a certificate of compliance by the New York Board of Fire Underwriters or other authorized agency.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 127-7 Nonapplicability.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the electrical installations in mines, ships, railway cars and automotive equipment or 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 not apply to any work involved in the manufacture, assembly, test or repair of electrical machinery, apparatus, materials and equipment by a person, firm or corporation engaged in electrical manufacturing as its principal business. It shall not 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.

§ 127-8 Waiver and assumption of liability. [1]

This chapter shall not be construed to relieve from 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 Village of Suffern, New York, or the New York Board of Fire Underwriters or other authorized agency be deemed to have assumed any such liability by reason of any inspection made pursuant to this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 127-9 Penalties for offenses. [1]

Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation made pursuant thereto shall be punished as provided in § 1-12 of Chapter 1, General Provisions. Each day on which such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.