[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of North Salem 12-14-1993 as L.L. No. 6-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall commence any new work or the repair of any old plumbing work within the Town of North Salem without first having obtained a permit to do so from the Building Inspector of the Town of North Salem.
Before commencing any new plumbing work or the repair of any old plumbing work, a plumber or his agent, who has been authorized in writing, shall make application for a permit to do so with the Building Inspector and, at that time, supply plans and specifications of the work proposed. All plumbing within the Town of North Salem shall be executed in accordance with the New York State Plumbing Code. No plumbing shall be done until such plans and specifications have been approved and a permit issued.
Modifications of original approved plans shall not be permitted unless such changes are approved by the Building Inspector, on written request, made by the owner, architect or plumber.
Plumbing work requiring permits shall include but not be limited to the following:
All of the sanitary, storm and combination drainage waste and vent systems, from the initial connection at the trunk line to the terminal points at the roof, including all fixtures, drains, appurtenances and other accessories attached to the same, excluding conventional roof gutters, leaders and downspouts installed predominantly in one- and two-family pitched-roof constructions.
Water service pipelines, including domestic, fire, sprinkler and any combination thereof, from the tap with the main source to the building wall, including all fire hydrants, control valves, check valves and other connections made to the same.
All fire standpipe, fire sprinkler, combination fire and sprinkler and domestic water piping systems contained within all dwellings and buildings, including all control devices, apparatus, appurtenances and connections made to and governing the same.
All fuel gas piping systems, including natural, propane, butane and any other gas used for heating and cooking purposes, from the point of connection with the local supplier's piping system and/or storage tank to all termination points contained in the customer's piping system.
All lawn sprinkler and irrigation piping systems to be equipped with backflow prevention devices.
The applicant shall pay to the Town of North Salem a permit fee in accordance with Chapter 85, Fees, of the Code.
All plumbing and sprinkler work is to be inspected and tested according to acceptable standards prior to backfill or concealment. The Building Inspector is required to make all inspections and witness all tests, and the plumbing contractor or his duly appointed representative is required to notify the Building Inspector when work is ready for inspection and testing at least 48 hours in advance of such request for an inspection.
There shall be the following inspections by the Building Inspector of work done pursuant to plans and specifications approved as hereinafter provided:
The first inspection shall be made when all the lines of soil, sewer connection, waste and vent pipes with all their respective branches are in place and before any work has been covered or concealed. At this inspection, the work shall be tested by the water test in the presence of the Building Inspector. Any joint appearing at this inspection to be defective must be made tight and any defective pipe then discovered must be replaced by sound pipe.
A peppermint test shall be made when the work is completed if required by the Building Inspector.
In case the Building Inspector, at first inspection or at any time thereafter, prior to the issuance of a certificate by the Building Inspector hereinafter provided, shall deliver to the plumber in charge of the work a written statement of any particular or particulars in which the work violates any provision or provisions of this chapter, there shall be such inspection in addition to those hereinabove provided as shall be necessary for the Building Inspector to find out whether the violation has been cured; provided, however, that such inspection shall, if possible, be a part of the inspection specified in Subsection B(1) and (2) hereof.
For reinspections necessitated due to failure of tests or for failure to be ready for inspection upon prearranged arrival of the Inspector, a penalty shall be imposed in accordance with Chapter 85, Fees, of the Code.
The above reinspection penalties shall not be assessed if such reinspection is necessitated by circumstances beyond the control of the plumber.
Penalties shall be payable prior to any further inspections being made for a particular project or installation involved or in question. Penalty payments shall be received in the Building Department office only.
If the Building Inspector finds that the work conforms to this chapter, he shall issue to the plumber a certificate to that effect.
No plumbing shall be used until after the certificate hereinafter above provided for has been given.
Sprinkler piping contractors and corporations who specialize only in the installation, repair and maintenance of fire protection sprinkler systems shall be entitled to obtain special permits to perform these services by submitting to the Building Inspector proof as may be required that they are responsible and certified installers.
Work performed under these special permits shall be exclusively limited to sprinkler fire protection piping systems from the clapper valve station or stations to and including all sprinkler heads and inspector test stations and other required appurtenances and terminal points within the piping system.
Public service corporations and the Town of North Salem and its water districts shall not require a permit while engaged in the work of such corporations.
Any person, firm, association or corporation committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.
If any portion of this chapter shall be adjudged by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such portion thereof shall be deemed inoperative and the balance of said chapter shall be deemed to be in full force and effect.