City of Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Saratoga Springs as Ch. 32 of the 1970 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalty — See Ch. 1, Art. III.
Alarm systems — See Ch. 58.
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 117.
Plumbing — See Ch. 171.

§ 106-1 Title.

This chapter shall be known as the "Electrical Code of the City of Saratoga Springs, New York."

§ 106-2 Purpose.

Since there is danger to life and property inherent in the use of electrical energy, this chapter is enacted to regulate the installation, alteration or repair of wiring for electric light, heat or power and signal systems operating on 50 volts or more in or on all real property within the City of Saratoga Springs, New York.

§ 106-3 Compliance with standards.

[Amended 4-4-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994]
All electrical installations heretofore mentioned shall be made in conformity with the requirements of the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.

§ 106-4 Inspection agents.

[Amended 11-21-1988]
Any approved inspection agency is hereby authorized and deputized as an agent of the City of Saratoga Springs, New York, 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 or reinspections be a charge against the City of Saratoga Springs, New York.

§ 106-5 Duties of inspection agents.

[Amended 4-4-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994]
It shall be the duty of the inspector to report, in writing, to the Chief Building Inspector, whose duty it shall be to enforce all the provisions of this chapter and all violations of or deviations from or omissions of the electrical provisions of the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and of all local laws and ordinances, insofar as any of the same apply to electrical wiring. The inspector shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations in and on properties in the City of Saratoga Springs, New York, upon the written request of an authorized official of the City of Saratoga Springs, New York, or as herein provided. The inspector is authorized to make inspections and reinspections of electrical wiring installations, devices, appliances and equipment in and on properties within the City of Saratoga Springs, New York, 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 City of Saratoga Springs, New York. It shall be the duty of the inspector to furnish written reports to the proper officials of the City of Saratoga Springs, New York, 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 City of Saratoga Springs, New York, to the attention of the Building Inspector.

§ 106-6 Prohibitions.

[Amended 4-4-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994]
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 or repair electrical wiring for light, heat or power in or on properties in the City of Saratoga Springs, New York, until an application for inspection has been filed with the inspection agency.
B. 
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 inspection agency.

§ 106-7 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 4-4-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation made pursuant thereto shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, of this Code.

§ 106-8 Nonliability of City.

[Amended 4-4-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994]
This chapter shall not be construed to relieve from or lessen the responsibility of any person owning, operating, controlling or installing any electric wiring, devices, appliances or equipment for loss of life or damage to person or property caused by any defect therein, nor shall the City of Saratoga Springs, New York, or the inspection agency be deemed to have assumed any such liability by reason of any inspection made pursuant to this chapter.