City of Marshfield, MO
Webster County
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Cross Reference — As to additional regulations for enforcement, see ch. 505.

Section 500.230 Adoption of and Conformance With National Electric Code.

[R.O. 2014 §500.230; Ord. No. 377 §1, 9-13-1979; Ord. No. 460 §1, 1-26-1984; Ord. No. 600 §1, 8-22-1991; Ord. No. 686 §1, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 870 §1, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 1262 §1, 2-22-2007; Ord. No. 1486 §1, 4-28-2011; Ord. No. 1574 §1, 2-28-2013]
A certain document, three (3) copies of which are on file in the office of the City Clerk and the City of Marshfield, Missouri, being marked and designated as the National Electrical Code, 2011 Edition, as published by the National Electrical Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Electrical Code of the City of Marshfield, Missouri, for regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing for the administration of said code of Marshfield, Missouri; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Electrical Code on file in the office of the City of Marshfield, Missouri, are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this Section.

Section 500.240 Purpose of Article.

[R.O. 2014 §500.240; Ord. No. 377 §2, 9-13-1979; Ord. No. 600 §2, 8-22-1991; Ord. No. 686 §2, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 870 §2, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 1262 §2, 2-22-2007]
This Article shall be construed to secure its expressed intent and purpose which is to insure public safety, health and welfare and to safeguard life, insofar as they are effected by electric conductors and equipment, and in general to secure safety to life and property from all hazards incident to the design, erection, repair, removal, demolition, maintenance, use and occupancy of buildings, structures or premises having electric conductors or equipment.

Section 500.250 Application of Article.

[R.O. 2014 §500.250; Ord. No. 377 §3, 9-13-1979; Ord. No. 600 §3, 8-22-1991; Ord. No. 686 §3, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 870 §3, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 1262 §3, 2-22-2007]
The provisions of this Article shall apply to all property, premises, buildings and their appurtenant constructions, equipment and additions and shall apply with equal force to municipal, County, State and private buildings; except where such buildings or premises are otherwise specifically provided for by Statute.

Section 500.260 Violation of These Provisions.

[R.O. 2014 §500.260; Ord. No. 377 §4, 9-13-1979]
No building or structure shall be constructed, extended, repaired, removed or altered in violation of these provisions.

Section 500.270 Most Restrictive Requirements To Apply.

[R.O. 2014 §500.270; Ord. No. 600 §4, 8-22-1991; Ord. No. 686 §4, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 870 §4, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 1262 §4, 2-22-2007]
Except as may be specifically provided herein, no provisions of the existing Marshfield Zoning Ordinance pertaining to location, use or construction of buildings or equipment shall be nullified by provisions of this Code, but in any case, the most rigid requirements shall control the construction, equipment or materials or the location of building or structures. Whenever State Statutes require the approval of special use group buildings, including among others, factories, schools and multi-family dwellings, the approval of such authority shall accompany the application for a permit as may be required by the Code.

Section 500.272 Duties of Building Inspector and Fire Chief.

[R.O. 2014 §500.272; Ord. No. 1262 §5, 2-22-2007]
It shall be the duty and responsibility of the City Building Inspector and the Chief of the Fire Department and other officers of the Fire Department to enforce the provisions of the National Electric Code hereby adopted and the Municipal Building Inspector and the Chief of the Fire Department of the City of Marshfield, Missouri, or his or their duly authorized and appointed representative is the "Building Official" as referred to throughout the Electric Code.

Section 500.273 Implementation.

[R.O. 2014 §500.273; Ord. No. 1262 §6, 2-22-2007]
Where there are practical difficulties involved in carrying out the express provisions of the National Electric Code, 2011 Edition, or any approved fire rule, the Chief of the Marshfield Fire Department or the Municipal Building Inspector may vary or modify such provisions upon the application of the owner, or his representative, provided that the spirit and intent of the Code shall be observed and public welfare and safety be assured. The application for modification and the final decision of the Fire Chief or Building Inspector shall be in writing and shall be officially recorded in the permanent records of the City of Marshfield, Missouri.

Section 500.274 Authority of Fire Chief or Building Inspector.

[R.O. 2014 §500.274; Ord. No. 1262 §7, 2-22-2007]
In the discharge of his duties, the Chief of the Fire Department, the Municipal Building Inspector or his duly authorized representatives, shall have authority to enter at any reasonable hour, any building, structure, or premises in the municipality to enforce the provisions of this Code. In this regard, the Chief of the Fire Department may adopt a badge of office for himself, for the Municipal Building Inspector, and for his authorized representatives which shall be displayed for the purpose of identification. The assistance and cooperation of the Police Department, and all other municipal officials, shall be available to the Fire Chief and the Municipal Building Inspector as required in the performance of their duties.

Section 500.275 Enforcement.

[R.O. 2014 §500.275; Ord. No. 1262 §8, 2-22-2007]
The National Electric Code, 2011 Edition, as herein adopted, shall be enforced by the City Building Inspector and his duly authorized representatives. The City Building Inspector may designate an employee as his deputy who shall exercise all the powers of the Building Inspector during the temporary absence or disability of the Building Inspector.

Section 500.276 Stop Work Order.

[R.O. 2014 §500.276; Ord. No. 1262 §9, 2-22-2007]
Whenever the provisions of this Article, or any National Electric Code, 2011 Edition provisions, or the plans and specifications approved hereunder are not complied with, a "stop-work order" shall be served on the owner or his representative and a copy thereof shall be posted at the site of construction. Such stop-work order shall not be removed except by written notice of the Fire Chief or Municipal Building Inspector after satisfactory evidence has been supplied to him that the violation has been corrected.

Section 500.277 Filing of Appeal.

[R.O. 2014 §500.277; Ord. No. 1262 §10, 2-22-2007]
An owner, lessee, agent, operator, or occupant aggrieved by an order pursuant to this Article may file an appeal to the Board of Aldermen of the City of Marshfield, Missouri, within ten (10) days from the service of such order or the denial of a permit by either the Chief of the Fire Department or the City Building Inspector or the City Fire Inspector, and the Board of Aldermen shall set a time and place as to when and where such appeal may be heard by the Board of Aldermen. Unless such order shall be designated an emergency order, such appeal shall stay the execution of said order until such time as it has been heard and revised, confirmed, or rescinded. An emergency "stop-work order" shall remain in effect until such appeal has been determined by the Board of Aldermen. The Board of Aldermen shall, in a hearing of an appeal, affirm, modify, revoke or direct that such order be withdrawn. Unless revoked or vacated, such order shall then be complied with. Nothing herein contained, however, shall be deemed to deny the rights of any person, firm, corporation, co-partnership or voluntary association to appeal from an order from the provisions contained herein, or a decision of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Marshfield, Missouri, to a court of competent jurisdiction.

Section 500.278 Penalty.

[R.O. 2014 §500.278; Ord. No. 1262 §11, 2-22-2007]
The owner or agent of any building, structure, or premises where a violation of any provision or regulation of the National Electric Code, 2011 Edition, has been committed or shall exist, or the lessee or tenant of an entire building or premises where such violation has been committed or shall exist, or the general agent, architect, builder, contractor, or any other person who commits, takes part in, or assists in any such violation shall be guilty of a misdemeanor which shall be punishable by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each and every day that such violation continues, and if the violation shall be willful, upon conviction thereof, the punishment shall be a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each and every day that such violation shall continue, or by imprisonment for ten (10) days for each and every day that such violation shall continue, or by both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the Marshfield Municipal Court. Any person who, having been served with an order to remove any violation, shall fail to comply with said order from which no timely appeal has been taken, within ten (10) days after such service, or shall continue to violate any provision under this Code in the respect named in such order, shall also be subject to a civil penalty of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) per day. The authorities of the City of Marshfield, Missouri, may, in addition to other remedies, institute any appropriate action or proceedings to prevent such unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, conversion, maintenance, use of demolition to restrain, correct or abate such violation, and to prevent the occupancy of any building, structure or land, or to prevent any act, conduct, business or use in or about such premises which is violative of the provisions of the National Electric Code, 2011 Edition as adopted herein.