Town of Bethel, NY
Sullivan County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Bethel as Ch. 44 of the 1979 Code (Ch. 66 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 135.

§ 151-1 Designation of inspection agencies.

[Amended 8-18-1990 by L.L. No. 2-1990]
The Chief Inspector and each of the duly appointed inspectors of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters or any other inspection agency authorized by the Town are hereby authorized and deputized as agents of the Town of Bethel 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 Bethel.

§ 151-2 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 of or deviations or omissions from the electrical provisions of the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code applicable to the Town of Bethel and of all local laws, ordinances and the 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 Town of Bethel upon the written request of an authorized official of the Town of Bethel 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 Bethel 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 Bethel.
[Amended 8-18-1990 by L.L. No. 2-1990]
B. 
It shall be the duty of the inspector to furnish written reports to the proper officials of the Town of Bethel and owners and/or lessees of property where defective electrical installations and equipment are found upon inspection. 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 Bethel to the attention of the Code Enforcement Officer.

§ 151-3 Applications and certificates.

[Amended 8-18-1990 by L.L. No. 2-1990]
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 of the Town of Bethel until an application for inspection has been filed with the New York Board of Fire Underwriters or any other Town-authorized inspection 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 any other Town-authorized inspection agency.

§ 151-4 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 8-18-1990 by L.L. No. 2-1990]
A violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed one year, or both. Each day of violation shall be considered a separate and distinct violation for the purposes of this chapter.