Town of Fishkill, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Fishkill 1-5-1981 by L.L. No. 2-1981. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction administration — See Ch. 50.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 74.
[Amended 9-6-1988 by L.L. No. 14-1988]
The Chief Inspector and each of the duly appointed inspectors of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters or the Middle Department Inspection Agency, Inc., or any other electrical inspection agency approved by Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation are hereby authorized and deputized as agents of the Town of Fishkill 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 Fishkill.
A. 
It shall be the duty of the inspector to report in writing to the Chief Building Inspector, whose duty it shall be to enforce all provisions of this chapter, all violations or deviations from or omissions of the electrical provisions of the Building Code applicable to the Town of Fishkill[1] and of all local laws, ordinances and the 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 Fishkill upon the written request of an authorized official of the Town of Fishkill 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 Fishkill 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 Fishkill.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 50, Building Construction Administration.
B. 
It shall be the duty of the inspector to furnish written reports to the proper officials of the Town of Fishkill 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 Fishkill to the attention of the Building Inspector.
[Amended 7-5-1983 by L.L. No. 3-1983; 9-6-1988 by L.L. No. 14-1988]
A. 
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 Fishkill until an application for inspection has been filed with the New York Board of Fire Underwriters or the Middle Department Inspection Agency, Inc., or any other electrical inspection agency approved by Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation.
B. 
It shall be a violation of this chapter for a person, firm or corporation to connect or cause to be connected electrical writing 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 the Middle Department Inspection Agency, Inc., or any other electrical inspection agency approved by Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, except that where practical difficulty in obtaining electrical wiring inspections by the New York Board of Fire Underwriters or the Middle Department Inspection Agency, Inc., or any other electrical inspection agency approved by Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation can be demonstrated, inspection and certification by a New York State licensed engineer or architect may be accepted in lieu thereof.
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 guilty of disorderly conduct and shall be a disorderly person and, upon conviction thereof, may be punished by a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment not to exceed six months, or both, and each day on which such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.