City of West Haven, CT
New Haven County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of West Haven 10-7-1963 by Ord. No. 26. Sections 202-5 and 202-6C amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Air pollution — See Ch. 67.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 105.
Housing maintenance and occupancy — See Ch. 127.
Oil and oil-burning equipment — See Ch. 162.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 174.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SPACE HEATER
Any heating unit designed to use solid, liquid or gaseous fuel, not connected with a distribution system and designed to heat the area in which it is located.
A. 
It shall be unlawful to use or maintain on any premises or for any property owner or his agent to permit use or maintenance on any premises of any space heater unless it shall:
[Amended 3-25-2002]
(1) 
Have a factory-installed flue collar; and
(2) 
Be firmly affixed in a permanent position by a rigid connection; and
(3) 
If a gas heater, be equipped with a factory-installed safety shutoff valve; and
(4) 
Be firmly connected to a chimney by a flue or stack, horizontal flue travel not to exceed six feet, unless a greater length is approved, in writing, by the Fire Marshal or, if a gas heater, be of the through-the-wall vented type, combining air intake with vent, as approved by the American Gas Association, provided that such a through-the-wall installation be approved, in writing, by the Fire Marshal.
B. 
For the purpose of this section, it shall be deemed that a property owner has permitted the illegal use of a space heater if, knowing that the premises are not centrally heated, he has failed to inform himself as to the legality of any heating apparatus used by the occupants of the property.
It shall be unlawful to install, sell, expose or offer for sale:
A. 
Any gas-burning space heater which does not have a factory-installed flue collar designed for permanent connection to a chimney by flue or stack.
B. 
Any gas-burning space heater which is not equipped with a factory-installed safety shutoff valve.
C. 
Any and all space heaters designed to use oil or any liquid fuel.
A. 
Effective October 1, 1966, it shall be unlawful to use or maintain on any premises or for any property owner to permit the use or maintenance on any premises of any space heater designed to use oil or any liquid fuel.
[Amended 3-25-2002]
B. 
For the purpose of this section, it shall be deemed that a property owner has permitted the illegal use of a space heater if, knowing that the premises is not centrally heated, he has failed to inform himself as to the legality of any heating apparatus installed by the occupants of the property.
[Amended 2-27-1989 by Ord. No. 278]
Every person, firm or corporation who shall violate this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $50, and each day of violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, persons, firm or corporation to install or offer to install in the City of West Haven any gas-fired space-heating unit, unless such person, persons, firm or corporation shall have obtained from the Fire Marshal a permit to install said unit.
[Amended 3-25-2002]
B. 
Permits to install gas space heaters shall be issued by the Fire Marshal on application and payment of a fee of $20. Each permit shall state the name and address of the seller of the heater, the name and address of the purchaser of the heater, the name and address of the person or firm which is to install the heater and the manufacturer's name and model designation.
[Amended 3-25-2002]
C. 
Every person, firm or corporation who shall install a space heater in violation of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $50 for each violation.
[Amended 2-27-1989 by Ord. No. 278]
A. 
The Fire Marshal shall be empowered to enter, at all reasonable hours, upon any premises in which any space heater has been installed or is believed by him to be in use in violation of any applicable codes and regulations for the purpose of inspecting such heater and its installation.
B. 
Whenever any such heater shall be found to have been improperly installed or, for any reason, to be in an unsafe condition or hazardous or illegal to use, the Fire Marshal may, in his discretion, order the removal of such heater.