[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tarrytown 9-17-2018 by L.L. No. 13-2018. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Chapter 229, Plumbers, adopted 7-18-1966 as Ord. No. 6.1 of the 1959 Unified Code of Ordinances, as amended.
This chapter shall be known as "the Village Code related to Plumbing for the Village of Tarrytown, regulating the Administration and Enforcement of the New York State Building and Fire Code related to plumbing, as it may be updated from time to time by the New York State Codes Division."
The purpose of this chapter is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village of Tarrytown by providing for the licensing and regulation of the plumbing trade.
No person shall do any plumbing work on any premises in the Village of Tarrytown unless such person shall provide proof of holding a valid plumbing license issued by the County of Westchester.
Any person, firm or corporation doing plumbing work in the Village of Tarrytown shall show proof of such license upon request to any officer of the Village and shall, while opening any highway for purposes incidental to such work and while such highway is opened, obtain a valid street opening permit from the Village of Tarrytown. No street or highway may be opened without first complying with all regulations pertaining to street openings.
The Building Inspector or other qualified inspector of the Village of Tarrytown must issue a permit before any plumbing work, including the installation of gas appliances or the installation, removal or abandonment of oil or gas storage tanks, is started or before there are any additions or alterations made to existing installations. The application for the permit shall be made on forms approved by the Building Inspector or other qualified inspector of the Village and shall be signed by a licensed master plumber. The application shall be filed in the Building Department, together with plans and a description, in duplicate, showing and describing the proposed plumbing work.
The plans filed with the application shall consist of such floor plans and sections as may be necessary to show clearly all the work to be done, including all sewers, drains, soil, waste and vent pipes. The plans also shall show the location of fixtures, their traps and connections. The plans may be drawn to scale in ink or be prints produced to scale.
If the plumbing work involves the installation, removal or abandonment of an oil or gas storage tank, the Building Inspector cannot issue a permit until a performance bond or a cash bond is posted with the Village by the permittee or the owner of the property on which the plumbing work is to be performed. The amount of the bond shall be sufficient to cover the cost of repairing any property, public or private that may be damaged during the course of the plumbing work for which the permit is issued and shall be fixed by the Building Inspector in consultation with the Village Engineer. Under no circumstances shall the amount of the bond be less than $1,500. In cases where a street opening permit also is issued, the Building Inspector or other qualified inspector of the Village may allow a single bond for both permits if he or she determines that a single bond will be sufficient for the purposes of this chapter. Any bond posted under this chapter shall be released to the person who posted it no later than six months after a certificate of completion is issued for the plumbing work covered by the permit, provided that such work is done in accordance with the provisions of the permit and the provisions of any street opening permit and that all areas disturbed during the work (including any rights-of-way) are restored to a condition that is satisfactory to the Village Engineer.
Modification of approved plans or of the work described therein shall not be permitted until such changes are approved, in writing, by the Building Inspector or other qualified inspector of the Village on written application, signed by a master plumber.
A permit for plumbing work shall expire six months from the date it is issued unless the plumbing work for which the permit has been issued is in progress. If the permit expires, the applicant shall be required to reapply for a permit for plumbing work pursuant to this section.
The fees for plumbing permits shall be as for services performed and a permit issued pursuant to this chapter as set forth in the Village of Tarrytown Fee Schedule, as regularly updated from time to time by action of the Board of Trustees.
All house sewers between the building and the street line shall be laid by a licensed plumber under the specifications set forth. This work shall be inspected once by the inspector upon notification by the plumber that the entire line is complete and ready for inspection, and related excavation work may not be back-filled until such inspection has taken place.
Whenever a person violates any of the provisions of this chapter or whenever any person omits or refuses to comply with the provisions of this chapter or deviates from the approved plans and specifications for plumbing and draining filed with the Tarrytown Building Department, the Building Inspector or other qualified inspector, including the Village Engineer, shall serve notice of violation thereof upon the master plumber doing the work and upon the owner or occupant of the premises.
Such notice may be served personally or by mail and, if by mail, may be addressed to such master plumber at the address registered by him with the Building Department and upon the owner or occupant at the address given by him upon any application made by him for the plumbing work in connection with which the violation occurs; or, if no permit is obtained, notice shall be served upon the owner or occupant at the location of the work, but the failure of the master plumber to register shall relieve the Building Inspector or other qualified inspector from the requirement of giving such notice to the master plumber. Unless the violation is remedied within 10 days, or sooner on the discretion of the Building Inspector depending on the severity of such violation and the potential impact(s) to health, safety and welfare, after the day of serving or mailing of such notice, exclusive of the day of serving or mailing, then each day thereafter that such violation continues shall be considered a separate offense.
Any person who omits or refuses to comply with or resists, willfully violates any of the provisions of this chapter or who obstructs or hinders any inspector or officer in the due performance of his duty hereunder shall be punishable for each conviction by a fine of up to $500 per day, or by imprisonment, in case of default in payment of the fine, for a period not exceeding 15 days. Each day the provisions of such chapter are violated after due notice has been served upon the offender, in writing, shall constitute a separate offense and subject the offender to a like penalty. Such violation shall also subject any person committing the same to a penalty in the sum of $1,000, recoverable in a civil action brought by or on behalf of the Village of Tarrytown. In addition, the Village may take whatever additional actions in the nature of injunction or otherwise that is otherwise provided for by law.