Town of Rotterdam, NY
Schenectady County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Rotterdam 2-16-1953. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Excavations and open wells — See Ch. 121.
Fees — See Ch. 126.
Sewers — See Ch. 230.

§ 213-1 Conflict with state provisions.

[Added 3-12-1986 by L.L. No. 4-1986]
Where the provisions of this chapter conflict with any provision of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, the provisions of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code shall apply.

§ 213-2 Permit required.

Before any plumbing work requiring authorization according to the provisions of this code shall be started, a permit shall be obtained from the Plumbing Inspector. This permit shall be obtained by the owner or agent who is to do the plumbing work.

§ 213-3 Submission of plans.

No permit shall be issued until plans showing in necessary detail the proposed work have been submitted to the Plumbing Inspector and those plans have been checked to assure that the work will conform to the provisions of this code.

§ 213-4 Plans to be in compliance.

If the plans indicate that any provision of this code is not being complied with, they shall be rejected, and no permit issued until they have been revised to comply with this code.

§ 213-5 Amended plans and supplementary permits.

If, in the course of the work, it is found necessary to make any change from the approved plans, then amended plans shall be submitted and a supplementary permit shall be issued to cover the change.

§ 213-6 Alterations and changes requiring permits.

Permits shall be required for alterations or changes to a plumbing system except as otherwise provided in this section. Repairs involving only the working parts of a faucet or valve, or the clearance of stoppages or stopping of leaks, shall not be considered to be alterations or changes. The replacement of a faucet or valve with a new one of the same type may be made without a permit, provided that no changes are made in the piping to the fixture.

§ 213-7 Additions to system; installation of air-conditioning, water-treatment and water-operated devices.

A. 
Any additions to a plumbing system shall require a permit.
B. 
The Board of Health[1] shall make such rules and regulations for the installation of air-conditioning systems, water-treatment equipment and water-operated devices as may be deemed necessary to properly protect the water-supply system.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Town Board acts as the Board of Health.

§ 213-8 General standards.

A. 
All work in connecting the supply pipes and fixtures under this code shall be done only by the owner or his employee or agent and by no other persons.
B. 
The plumbing and drainage of all buildings, both public and private, should be executed in accordance with these rules and regulations, and all repairs and alterations in the plumbing and drainage of all buildings heretofore constructed shall be executed in accordance with these rules and regulations.
C. 
Plans and specifications, with suitable drawings and descriptions of said plumbing and drainage shall, in each case, be submitted to and placed on file with the Plumbing Inspector.
D. 
All alterations, repairs (except leaks in waste or supply pipes, repairing valves or faucets), extensions to the plumbing, changing the location or styles of or replacing any fixtures or traps, shall be reported to the Plumbing Inspector on blanks furnished.
E. 
All plumbing and drainage not of buildings, and connected with or intended to be connected with the public sewers or septic tanks shall be executed in accordance with plans previously filed with the Plumbing Inspector, and approved by him, and shall conform to these rules and regulations wherever the same are applicable.
F. 
The Plumbing Inspector shall inspect the constructions and alterations of all plumbing work performed in the Town of Rotterdam. He shall make the inspection of work done under these regulations and issue a certificate of compliance therewith upon the request of the owner or his employee performing the work, or architect or agent, when the work has been fully performed in compliance with these rules and has stood a satisfactory test.
G. 
No work shall be covered or concealed until after it has been examined by the Inspector, and notice in writing must be sent to the Inspector when the work is sufficiently advanced for inspection.
H. 
All plumbing and drainage conditions shall comply with the provisions of these rules and regulations except as the same may be modified upon recommendations of the Plumbing Inspector. When the work is completed, and before it is covered from view, the Plumbing Inspector must be notified in writing.

§ 213-9 Permit fees.

[Amended 4-7-1971 by L.L. No. 2-1971; 1-25-1989 by L.L. No. 1-1989]
Permit fees for plumbing work shall be assessed by the Plumbing Inspector at the time he issues plumbing permits, according to the rate schedule as set forth in Chapter 126, Fees.

§ 213-10 Correction and replacement of defective work.

[Amended 4-7-1971 by L.L. No. 2-1971]
If, upon inspection, the Plumbing Inspector or his representative finds a violation of any provisions of this Plumbing Code, he shall have the authority to direct the owner forthwith to correct defective work and replace any pipe or fixture installed in violation of the code. Any owner or contractor neglecting or failing to carry out the directions of the Plumbing Inspector to correct said defective work and to replace any pipe or fixture installed in violation of the code within five days from date of receipt of such directions, verbally or by mail, shall be guilty of an offense and, in addition thereto, all supply of water to said premises shall be shut off upon order of the Plumbing Inspector without further notice and without any recourse on the part of the owner, his tenants or representatives for any damages by reason of such action.

§ 213-11 Appeals.

[Amended 4-7-1971 by L.L. No. 2-1971]
In the event that the owner feels aggrieved with any ruling, determination or direction made by the Plumbing Inspector as to the performance of the work under the provisions of this code, he shall have the right to file an appeal from such ruling, decision or determination to the Board of Health of the Town of Rotterdam. Such appeal shall be filed within 48 hours in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Rotterdam and shall request the review of the action of the Planning Inspector. If no appeal is filed within the time provided herein, the decision, order or determination of the Plumbing Inspector shall become final and conclusive on the owner.

§ 213-12 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 4-7-1971 by L.L. No. 2-1971]
A. 
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation made pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of no less than $500 nor more than $1,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both, for conviction of a first offense; for conviction of a second offense, both of which were committed within a period of five years, punishable by a fine not less than $1,000 nor more than $1,500 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both; and upon conviction for a third or subsequent offense, all of which were committed within a period of five years, punishable by a fine not less than $1,500 nor more than $2,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both. Each day of continued violation shall constitute a separate, additional offense.
[Amended 3-12-1986 by L.L. No. 4-1986; 6-12-2013 by L.L. No. 7-2013]
B. 
In addition to the foregoing, the Town Board of the Town of Rotterdam shall have the right to institute the action or proceedings in the name of the Town in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance with or to restrain by injunction the violations of any such ordinance, rule or regulation, notwithstanding that the ordinance, rule or regulation may provide a penalty or other punishment for such violation.
C. 
Any violation of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for a term of not more than one year, or both.
[Added 3-12-1986 by L.L. No. 4-1986]