Town of North Branford, CT
New Haven County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen (now Town Council) of the Town of North Branford 2-13-1963, effective 10-1-1963. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 197-1 Purpose.

A. 
It is declared that the use, sale, keeping and storage of a portable space heater using kerosene, oil or like fluids require regulation for the protection of lives and property in the Town of North Branford, and that the hazards which may result from their use be eliminated; so, therefore, the provisions hereinafter contained in this chapter are declared as a matter of legislative intent.
B. 
Be it ordained by the Town of North Branford that the following regulations be and they hereby are adopted to be in aid of the enforcement within the Town of North Branford of all statutes of the State of Connecticut and of all regulations now or hereafter made by the State Fire Marshal under and by authority of such statutes.

§ 197-2 Definitions.

[Amended 11-17-1981 by Ord. No. 142]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
APPROVED UNIT
A portable space heater which has been and continues to be approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, the Connecticut State Fire Marshal or the Connecticut Board of Materials Review.
PORTABLE SPACE HEATER
A space heater using kerosene, oil or like fluid which, when installed in a building, is not firmly affixed in a place by a rigid pipe connection or otherwise, is not permanently vented and is not permanently connected to a chimney, stack or flue.

§ 197-3 Authorized uses.

[Added 11-17-1981 by Ord. No. 142]
A portable space heater which is an approved unit may be used only under the following conditions:
A. 
In a one- and two-family dwelling.
B. 
Upon prior approval of the Building Official or Fire Marshal.

§ 197-4 Portable space heaters prohibited.

[Amended 11-17-1981 by Ord. No. 142]
A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall keep, store, sell or cause to be sold a portable space heater using kerosene oil or like fluid that is not an approved unit.
B. 
No person, firm or corporation shall use, cause or allow to be used in any dwelling (whether the same is owned, occupied, leased or otherwise used by them) a portable space heater using oil or like fluid that is not an approved unit.
C. 
For the purpose of this section, it shall be deemed that a property owner has permitted the illegal use of a space heater if, knowing that the premises are not centrally heated, he, she or it has failed to inform himself, herself or itself as to the legality of any heating apparatus used by the occupants of the property that is not an approved unit.

§ 197-5 Gas.

When gas-fired equipment is installed, a one-hundred-percent shutoff valve is required.

§ 197-6 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 11-17-1981 by Ord. No. 142]
Every person, firm or corporation who shall violate this chapter shall be liable for payment of a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.). Each day of a violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.