City of Hudson, NY
Columbia County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Hudson 8-20-1974 by Ord. No. 3-1974 (Ch. 52 of the 1973 Code); amended in its entirety 1-15-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 90.
Building permits — See Ch. 93.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 140.
Housing standards — See Ch. 176.
Plumbing — See Ch. 221.
Sewers — See Ch. 240.
A. 
It shall be the duty of the Building Inspector to enforce all provisions of this Code and all violations or deviations from all state and local laws and ordinances, including the Building Code applicable to the City of Hudson, insofar as any of the same apply to electrical wiring, installations, devices, appliances and equipment. The Building Inspector is authorized to make inspections and reinspections of electrical wiring, installations, devices, appliances and equipment, in or on properties within the City of Hudson, where the Building Inspector deems it necessary for the protection of life and property.
B. 
It shall be the duty of the Building Inspector to furnish written reports to the owners and/or lessees of property where defective electrical installations and equipment are found upon inspection. The Building Inspector shall issue permits for installations and shall also accept and file certificates of compliance issued by authorized electrical inspectors in conformity with this chapter.
A certificate of compliance is a written document signed by an authorized electrical inspector stating that all electrical wiring, installations, devices, appliances and equipment in or on therein specified property comply with all state and local laws and ordinances, including the Building Code applicable to the City of Hudson. Certificates of compliance shall be accepted for filing from, and only from, electrical inspectors as are authorized by resolution of the Common Council of the City of Hudson. Electrical inspectors shall be authorized by the Common Council to issue certificates of compliance as required hereunder upon written application, proof of ability and experience to competently perform such inspections, proof of adequate liability insurance and execution of an agreement holding harmless the City from any and all claims arising out of the performance of any inspection or issuance of certificate pursuant to this chapter.
Before any person, firm or corporation shall install or alter or cause to be installed or altered electrical wiring for light, heat or power in or on properties within the City of Hudson, the person, firm or corporation shall apply for and receive a permit from the Building Inspector. The application shall, at a minimum, describe the work to be performed and shall include a copy of an application for a certificate of compliance which has theretofore been filed with an authorized electrical inspector. Such application shall also include such other information as the Building Inspector deems appropriate.
No permit for installation shall be issued by the Building Inspector until a fee has been paid to the City of Hudson in the amount as established by the Common Council. No certificate of compliance shall be accepted for filing by the Building Inspector until a fee has been paid to the City of Hudson in the amount established by the Common Council.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person, firm or corporation to install or alter or cause to be installed or altered electrical wiring for light, heat or power in or on properties of the City of Hudson until a permit for installation has been issued by the Building 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 within the City of Hudson for light, heat or power to any source of electrical energy supply, prior to the filing of a certificate of compliance with the Building Inspector.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days or by a fine not exceeding $250, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.