City of Laconia, NH
Belknap County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Laconia 12-29-1975 as Ch. 56 of the Public Ordinances of 1975. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 119.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 149.
Housing standards — See Ch. 155.

§ 135-1 Standards adopted by reference.

[Amended 8-31-1981 by Ord. No. 56-81.10; 4-29-1986 by Ord. No. 124-86.9; 4-26-1988 by Ord. No. 152-88.6; 4-14-1997 by Ord. No. 05.97.05]
There is hereby adopted by the City of Laconia, for the purpose of establishing rules and regulations for electrical construction, the National Electrical Code, 1996 Edition, with supplements and as hereinafter revised, of which not less than three copies have been and are now filed in the offices of the City Clerk and Code Enforcement Director of the City of Laconia, and the same is hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein the date on which this chapter shall take effect. Provisions therein shall control all electrical construction or work on all buildings and other structures within the corporate limits of the City of Laconia.

§ 135-2 Permit required; fee.

[Amended 8-31-1981 by Ord. No. 56-81.10; 4-29-1986 by Ord. No. 124-86.9; 4-14-1997 by Ord. No. 05.97.05]
No person, firm or corporation shall engage in electrical work without first filing an application with the Director of Code Enforcement and obtaining an electrical permit. Said permit shall be invalid if the authorized work is not commenced within six months after the issuance of the permit or if the authorized work is voluntarily suspended or abandoned by the person or contractor for a period of three months after the commencing of the work. Fees for electrical permits shall be as outlined under Chapter 119, Building Construction, § 119-3. Exceptions: An electrical permit is not required for minor repairs such as replacement of light fixtures, receptacle outlets, switches or an individual branch circuit that is considered a hazard. This exception does not include the upgrading of an electrical service.

§ 135-3 Variances.

Any person, firm or corporation aggrieved by any provision of this chapter may make application for a variance to the Building Code Board of Appeal on the same terms provided for variances under Chapter 119, Building Construction, § 119-13.

§ 135-4 Violations and penalties.

This chapter shall be enforced by the Director of Code Enforcement, who may engage an electrical engineer to act for him. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation not to exceed a penalty of $100. Such person shall be deemed to be guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during any portion of which any violation of this chapter is committed, continued or permitted by such person and shall be punishable therefor as provided therein.