Village of Lindenhurst, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lindenhurst 5-2-1979 as L.L. No. 2-1979 (Ch. 20A of the 1968 Code of the Village of Lindenhurst). Sections 72-1 and 72-3 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 49.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 86.
Poles and wires — See Ch. 139.

§ 72-1 Electrical Inspector designated. [1]

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 of Lindenhurst 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 inspections and reinspections be a charge against the Village of Lindenhurst.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 72-2 Duties of Electrical Inspector.

A. 
It shall be the duty of the Inspector to report, in writing, to the Building Inspector, whose duty it shall be to enforce all provisions of this Code, all violations or deviations from or omissions of the electrical provisions of the Building Code applicable to the Village of Lindenhurst and all local laws, ordinances and the Building Code as referred to this chapter, insofar as any of the same apply to electrical wiring. The Inspector shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical wiring, installations, devices, appliances and equipment in or on properties within the Village of Lindenhurst where he deems it necessary for the protection of life and property. 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 of Lindenhurst.
B. 
It shall be the duty of the Inspector to furnish written reports to the proper officials of the Village of Lindenhurst and the owners and/or lessees of property where defective electrical installations and equipment are found upon inspection. He shall authorize the issuing of a certificate of compliance when electrical installations and equipment are in conformity with this chapter. He shall direct that a copy of the certificate of compliance be sent to the Village of Lindenhurst to the attention of the Building Inspector.

§ 72-3 Penalties for offenses. [1]

A. 
It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person, firm or corporation to install or cause to be installed or to alter electrical wiring for light, heat or power in or on properties of the Village of Lindenhurst 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, firm or corporation 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.
B. 
For any and every violation of the provisions of this chapter, the owner, general agent or contractor of a building, property or premises where such violation has been committed or shall exist and the lessee and tenant of an entire building or entire property or premises where such violation has been committed or shall exist and the owner, general agent, contractor, lessee or tenant of any part of a building or premises or property in which part such violation has been committed or shall exist and the general agent, architect, builder, contractor or any other person who knowingly commits, takes part in or assists in any such violation shall be liable, on conviction thereof, to a fine or penalty of not less than $50 nor more than $500 or a term of imprisonment not to exceed 15 days, or both, for each and every offense, and, whenever such person shall have been notified by the Inspector or by the service of a summons in a prosecution or in any other way that he is committing such violation of this chapter, each day the violation continues after such notification shall constitute a separate offense punishable by a like fine or penalty.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.