[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Spring Valley 12-7-1970 as Ch. 6 of the 1970 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created the position of Electrical Inspector in and for the village. The Chief Inspector and each of the duly appointed inspectors of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters or other qualified inspection agency approved by the village are hereby authorized and deputized, as agents of the village, to make inspections and reinspections of all electrical installations heretofore and hereafter described and to approve or disapprove the same. In no event, however, will the cost or expense of such inspection or reinspections be a charge against the village.
It shall be the duty of the Electrical Inspector to report, in writing, to the Building Inspector of the village, whose duty it shall be to enforce all provisions of this chapter, all violations or deviations from or omissions of the electrical provisions of the building code applicable to the village and of all local laws, ordinances and the building code as referred to in this chapter, insofar as any of the same apply to electrical wiring.
Generally. The Electrical Inspector shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations in and on properties in the village upon the written request of the Building Inspector or of any other authorized official of the village or as may be otherwise provided for herein. The Inspector is authorized to make inspections and reinspections of electrical wiring installations, devices, appliances and equipment in or on properties within the village where he deems it necessary for the protection of life and property.
Emergency inspections. 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.
The Electrical Inspector shall authorize the issuing of a certificate of compliance when electrical installations and equipment are in conformity with this chapter. The Electrical Inspector shall direct that a copy of the certificate of compliance be sent to the village to the attention of the Building Inspector.
It shall be the duty of the Electrical Inspector to furnish written reports to the proper officials of the village and to owners and/or lessees of property where defective electrical installations and equipment are found upon inspection.
It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person to install or cause to be installed or to alter electrical wiring for light, heat or power in or on properties of the village until an application for inspection has been filed with the New York Board of Fire Underwriters or other qualified inspection agency approved by the village.
It shall be a violation of this chapter for a person 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 New York Board of Fire Underwriters or other qualified inspection agency approved by the village.