[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Aurora 10-26-1970. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Chief Inspector and each of the duly appointed inspectors of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters or other agency authorized by the Town Board are hereby authorized and deputized as agents of the Town of Aurora to make inspections and reinspections of all electrical installations heretofore and hereafter described and to approve or disapprove the same.
[Amended 1-22-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990]
In no event, however, will the cost or expense of such inspections and reinspections be a charge against the Town of Aurora.
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 provisions of this code, all violations or deviations from or omissions of the electrical provisions of the Building Code applicable to the Town of Aurora and all local laws, ordinances and the Building Code referred to in this chapter 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 Town of Aurora upon the written request of an authorized official of the Town of Aurora or as herein provided.
The inspector is authorized to make inspections and reinspections of electrical wiring, installations, devices, appliances and equipment in or on properties within the Town of Aurora 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 Town of Aurora.
It shall be the duty of the inspector to furnish written reports to the proper officials of the Town of Aurora and owners and/or lessees of property where defective electrical installations and equipment are found upon inspection.
He shall authorize the issuance 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 Town of Aurora to the attention of the Building Inspector.
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 Town of Aurora until an application for inspection has been filed with the New York Board of Fire Underwriters.
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.
[Added 1-22-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990; amended 3-28-2016 by L.L. No. 1-2016]
Any person or persons, association or corporation committing an offense against this chapter or any section or provision thereof is guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days for each such offense, or by both such fine and imprisonment.