Village of Tarrytown, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tarrytown 1-4-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 97.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 165.
Licensing — See Ch. 209.
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This local law also repealed former Ch. 139, Electrical Standards, adopted 6-17-1968 by Ord. 5.7 of the 1959 Unified Code of Ordinances, as amended.
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It shall be unlawful to install electric devices or wiring for light, heat or power or to alter or extend any existing electric device or wiring system within the Village except in conformity with the provisions of this chapter.
B. 
It shall be unlawful to maintain and use electric devices or wiring within the Village except in conformity with the provisions of this chapter.
For the purpose of interpreting and applying the provisions of this chapter, the following definitions shall be observed:
BOARD
The Board of Electrical Control as provided herein.
INSPECTOR
The Chief Inspector and each of the duly appointed inspectors of the firms selected by the Board of Trustees for the purpose of making inspections and reinspections of all electrical installations heretofore and hereafter described and approving or disapproving the same. A minimum of two firms shall be selected by the Board of Trustees to serve as inspectors and those firms shall be members of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and shall apply the National Electrical Code as the standard for inspection and certification.
[Amended 4-19-2004 by L.L. No. 2-2004; 4-19-2010 by L.L. No. 6-2010]
MASTER ELECTRICIAN
Any person, firm, partnership or association having a regular place of business who performs and/or supervises the work, or who is engaged in the business of electrical contracting and/or of installing, altering and repairing or contracting to install, alter or repair any electric wires or wiring, apparatus, fixtures and other appliances utilized or designed for the utilization of electricity for light, heat, cooling, power purposes or for signaling systems.
OWNER
Includes the tenant, lessee, occupant or user of any premises and the person having the control or management of the premises.
SPECIAL ELECTRICIAN
Any person who is a master electrician and is licensed to perform the work of a master electrician in a particular location (i.e., a master electrician in the exclusive employ of the owner, lessee or manager of a building or plant structure, to install, alter or repair electric wiring or appliance for light, heat, cooling or power).
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It shall be unlawful to install electric devices or wiring for light, heat or power or to alter, or extend any existing electric device or wiring system or to maintain and use electric devices or wiring within the Village except in conformity with the most approved methods and practices for safety of life and property.
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Except as may be provided for otherwise in this chapter or in amendments hereto, the requirements of the National Electrical Code, as revised from time to time and approved by the National Fire Protection Association, shall be deemed to be such most approved methods and practices.
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Except as may be provided otherwise in this chapter or in amendments hereto, only the materials, fittings and devices approved by a recognized laboratory shall be acceptable as suitable for use under this chapter.
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Inspections shall be made during the installation of an electric device or wiring system to assure compliance with this chapter.
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No work in connection with an electric installation shall be covered or concealed until it has been inspected as prescribed in this section and until permission to do so has been given by the inspector.
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The inspector shall, within a reasonable time after notice of the completion of any electric installation which comes under the provisions of this chapter, make an inspection of such work and make such tests as may be necessary to determine that it conforms to this chapter.
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The inspector shall make a reinspection of an electric installation whenever he deems it necessary in the interest of public safety. The inspector shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations upon the written request of an authorized official of the Village of Tarrytown. The inspector is authorized to make inspections and reinspections of electrical wiring, installations, devices, appliances and equipment where he deems it necessary for the protection of life and property, and such inspections shall not necessitate a written request of an authorized Village official. 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 Village of Tarrytown.
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If an electrical installation, upon reinspection, is found to be defective or unsafe, the Building Inspector shall revoke all certificates in effect at that time relating to such installation, and the use of such installation shall be discontinued until it has been made to conform to this chapter and a new certificate has been issued by the inspector.
[Amended 4-19-2004 by L.L. No. 2-2004; 4-19-2010 by L.L. No. 6-2010]
If it is found that an electric device or wiring system is lawfully installed or altered, the inspector shall issue a certificate of approval to that effect. To cover the intent and purpose of this section, a certificate of approval as issued by the inspector that is a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and that applies the National Electrical Code as the standard for inspection and certification shall be deemed sufficient evidence of conformity to the provisions of this chapter.
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It shall be unlawful to use or permit the use of or to supply current for electric devices or wiring for light, heat or power within the Village unless the required certificate of inspection and approval has been issued.
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The inspector may, in his discretion, give temporary permission for a reasonable time to supply and use current in part of an electric installation before such installation has been fully completed.
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When, in the opinion of the inspector or the Fire Chief, any electric current is dangerous to life or property or may interfere with the work of the Fire Department, either of them may disconnect or cause to be disconnected said current.
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It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person, firm or corporation to install or cause to be installed or to alter or repair electrical wiring for light, heat or power in or on properties in the Village until an application for inspection has been filed with the inspector. 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 inspector.
[Amended 4-19-2004 by L.L. No. 2-2004; 4-19-2010 by L.L. No. 6-2010]
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It shall be unlawful for any master electrician or special electrician to engage in work of the character herein defined within the Village without first having obtained a license from the County of Westchester.
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It shall be unlawful for any licensed electrician to allow his license to be used in connection with work not actually done by him or his employees, nor shall any special electrician allow his license to be used in connection with work not actually done by him for his employer. It shall be unlawful for a special electrician to allow his license to be used in connection with work not actually done by himself.
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The provisions of this section appertaining to license shall not apply to electric corporations as defined in the Transportation Corporations Law of the State of New York, nor to any person or corporation engaged in their behalf, nor to the employees of any of them in performing such work in the conduct of the business of such a corporation in installing, maintaining or repairing wires, apparatus or fixtures or other appliances used by such company and necessary for or to its business, whether or not such wires, conduits, apparatus, fixtures or other appliances are on its own premises, unless the work in connection therewith is done within a building not owned by such corporation. Such provisions shall not apply to the electrical work of a telephone, telegraph, central station protective, railroad or radio broadcasting company nor to those performing electrical work for such a company where said electrical work is an integral part of the plant or service used by such company in rendering its duly authorized service to the public.
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Editor's Note: Former § 139-8, Board of Electrical Control, was repealed 4-19-2010 by L.L. No. 6-2010.
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It shall be unlawful to install electric devices or wiring for light, heat or power or to alter or extend an existing electric device or wiring system unless a permit has been issued therefor by the Building Inspector, nor shall any permits be required for electrical work for the generation and primary distribution of electric current or for the secondary distribution system ahead of the meter where such work is an integral part of the system owned and operated by an electric light and power company in rendering its duly authorized service. No permit shall be issued to any person, firm or corporation other than an electrician licensed by Westchester County. No permit shall be required for replacement by the owner of fuses, switches or general maintenance.
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Applications for permits shall be made to the Building Inspector on forms supplied by him.
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Permits shall be issued to the licensed electrician engaged to perform the work in the form of a poster, which shall bear the name of the electrician to whom it is issued, the location of the premises and such other information as the Building Inspector may require. The permit shall be posted by the electrician on the premises in which the installation is to be made, adjacent to the existing or proposed location of the electric service meter.
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For work or labor, or both, costing over $25, permit fees shall be as adopted by the Board of Trustees.
A successful applicant shall file with the Building Inspector proof of contractor's liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1,000,000/$1,000,000 naming the Village as additional coinsured and proof of workers' compensation insurance in a form satisfactory to the Village Attorney.
[Amended 4-19-2004 by L.L. No. 2-2004; 4-19-2010 by L.L. No. 6-2010]
This chapter shall not be construed to relieve from or lessen the responsibility of any person owning, operating, controlling or installing any electric wiring, devices, appliances or equipment for loss of life or damage to person or property caused by any defect therein, nor shall the Village or the inspector be deemed to have assumed any such liability by reason of any inspection made pursuant to this chapter.
If the provisions of this chapter are violated of if the provisions of the Westchester County Code of Electrical Standards are violated, the license issued by the County of Westchester shall be considered null and void within the Village.
Penalties shall be as provided by Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, but the maximum fine shall be increased to $1,000.