[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Chester 9-1-1981 by L.L. No. 6-1981. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Chester Town Board enacts this chapter to encourage the proper and safe installation of heating stoves and fireplaces in order to better protect life and property by providing a permit procedure and inspection of the design and installation of heating stoves and fireplaces.
The Town Board of the Town of Chester adopted the New York State Building Construction Code effective in the Town of Chester on May 6, 1958.
Any person, firm or corporation, all hereinafter the applicant, seeking to install or to have installed a heating stove or fireplace, fueled by wood, coal or any other fuel in any building, as the same is defined by the Zoning Regulations of the Town of Chester, within the unincorporated area of the Town of Chester shall comply with the provisions of this chapter.
Prior to installing any heating stove or fireplace the applicant shall submit to the Building Inspector a plan, sketch or drawing illustrating the design and proposed installation of the heating stove or fireplace. If the Building Inspector determines that the proposed installation meets the requirements of the New York State Building Construction Code, he will issue a permit for the installation. After receiving the permit, the applicant must advise the Building Inspector prior to any construction, and the Building Inspector shall make an on-site inspection of the building. Following completion of the installation and prior to the use of the heating stove or fireplace, the applicant shall advise the Building Inspector of completion of construction and the Building Inspector will make a final inspection. If the Building Inspector finds that the installation is in accordance with the New York State Building Construction Code, he will issue a permit to use the heating stove or fireplace.
There will be no fees of any type, kind or nature charged to or collected from the applicant for the issuance of any permits or inspections made by the Building Inspector pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
Notwithstanding the issuance of any permits pursuant to this chapter, should a fire occur in a building where a heating stove or fireplace has been installed, the Town of Chester shall not be in any way liable for any loss of life or injury to persons or property resulting therefrom.