City of Glen Cove, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Glen Cove 8-25-1981 by L.L. No. 1-1981 as Ch. 26, Arts. VI and X, of the 1981 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
Generally. Unless specifically defined herein, all words of a technical nature used in this chapter shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code applicable to plumbing.
B. 
Specific terms. As used in this chapter, unless the context or subject matter otherwise requires, the following words shall have the following meanings:
INTERCONNECTION
A water supply connection to a fixture or a drainage, soil or waste pipe so installed that the contents of the fixture or the drain may enter the water supply line.
MASTER OR EMPLOYING PLUMBER
A person established in the plumbing business as an individual, member of a partnership or officer of a corporation at a definite address within the County of Nassau engaged by contract or otherwise in the work of installing, setting up or putting together any plumbing fixture, pipes or appurtenances of any kind, which are connected or are to be connected with the sewerage system of a building, or in the work of connecting such plumbing fixtures, pipes or appurtenances with a sewage system.
PLUMBING FIXTURES
Receptacles intended to receive and discharge water, liquid or water-carried wastes into a drainage system with which they are connected.
A. 
The Examining Board of Plumbers established pursuant to General City Law § 44, Subdivision 3, shall make rules and regulations for the conduct of its business, and shall reserve the right to waive the practical or wiping test to any applicant having 10 years' or more experience as a master or employing plumber, by a majority vote of the Board.
B. 
Rules and regulations. Pursuant to Article IV, Plumbing and Drainage, § 44 of the General City Law, the Examining Board of Plumbers of the City of Glen Cove hereby adopts the following rules and regulations for the conduct of business within the City of Glen Cove.
[Added 6-26-1990]
(1) 
Regulations. The Board shall make rules and regulations for the conduct of its business as an Examining Board.
(2) 
Qualifications of plumbers. No person shall engage in the business of plumbing within the City of Glen Cove until he or she shall obtain a certificate of competency or license from the Examining Board of Plumbers mentioned in Subsection B(1) of this section.
(3) 
Application for examination.
(a) 
Persons applying for examination for certificate to engage in the business of master or employing plumber shall before being examined file with the Board an application on such forms as may be prescribed by the Board, and shall furnish to the Board such information as it may require concerning the applicant's fitness and qualifications to receive a certificate as aforesaid. All applications must be under oath. All applicants must appear before the Examining Board of Plumbers in person before examination will be given.
(b) 
Each applicant shall be required to furnish two vouchers who shall sign under oath on forms prescribed by the Board certifying to the time the applicant has been employed by them as journeyman plumber, or the period of time they have known such applicant as master or employing plumber. Such vouchers at the time of signing application must be lawfully engaged in the plumbing business.
(c) 
Any person desiring a master plumber's license shall make application in writing to the Examining Board of Plumbers, which Board shall arrange for an examination of such applicant.
(d) 
The Board shall refuse to receive an application from any person who at the time of making application may be unlawfully engaged in business as master or employing plumber.
(e) 
All applications shall expire and be canceled after a period of one year if the applicant does not appear for examination or reexamination within that period.
(f) 
Examination will be required for each applicant, with the exception of the following:
[1] 
Where the applicant, at the time of making the application, maintains a principal place of business within the County of Nassau and has been duly licensed as a Master Plumber by a municipality within the County of Nassau with whom the City of Glen Cove has entered into a reciprocity agreement. Such applicant shall, however, file the required application, together with a certificate of competency and a certified copy of a currently valid master plumber's license, with the Board. Upon approval of the application, such applicant shall be considered a duly licensed master plumber within the City of Glen Cove.
[2] 
Where the applicant is at the time of making the application a duly licensed master or employing plumber in any other municipality in the State of New York, and shall submit a certified copy of a certificate of competency issued by the Examining Board of Plumbers in such municipality, and if he or she shall maintain his or her principal place of business in such municipality, examination will be waived, provided that such municipality has signified in writing its willingness to reciprocate in like manner with the Examining Board of Plumbers of the City of Glen Cove. The fee, however, in such cases shall be the same as for those requiring examination by the Examining Board of Plumbers. Such applicant shall receive a license only. No certificate of competency shall be issued to any applicant unless he or she has been examined by the Examining Board of Plumbers of the City of Glen Cove.
(4) 
Experience. No person shall be examined unless he or she shall have had an experience of at least five years as a journeyman plumber and is able to furnish satisfactory evidence of such fact. No application will be received from any person who is not a citizen of the United States.
(5) 
Examinations.
(a) 
The examination of the Board shall be in two parts, namely a practical test to determine the applicant's skill as a journeyman and a written examination. The written examination shall consist of questions and plan to determine the applicant's fitness and qualifications to engage in the business of master or employing plumber with a minimum passing grade of 70%.
(b) 
All examinations shall be written by the applicant and must be in English.
(c) 
Time or holding examination shall be left to the discretion of the Board. Ample notice shall be given to applicants.
(d) 
Persons who pass the tests as prescribed by the Board shall be eligible to receive a certificate of competency as master or employing plumber.
(e) 
A person who fails in the practical test shall not be eligible for another test until the expiration of three months; should he or she fail in the second test he or she will not be eligible for a third test until the expiration of six months, and failing in the third test he or she will not be eligible for a fourth test until the expiration of one year. An applicant who fails the examinations shall not be eligible for reexamination until the expiration of one month; should he or she fail in the second examination he or she will not be eligible for another examination until the expiration of three months; should he or she fail in the third examination he or she will not be eligible for another examination until the expiration of six months, and should he or she fail in the fourth examination he or she will not be eligible for another examination until the expiration of one year.
(6) 
Fees. Each applicant for a master plumber's license, except as may be otherwise provided by reciprocity agreement with other municipalities within the County of Nassau, shall pay a fee as set forth from time to time by the City Council.[1]
[Amended 5-27-1997 by L.L. No. 2-1997]
[1]
Editor's Note: The fee schedule is on file in the city offices.
(7) 
All licenses shall expire on December 31 in the year they have been issued. Applications for renewal or licenses shall be filed during the month of December of each year with the Examining Board, together with such verification of the plumbing work performed under the authority of the prior license as the Board may require to determine the continuing competency of the licensee. Such renewals shall not be for a period longer than one year from January 1 of each year. The fee for license renewals shall be set forth from time to time by the City Council.
[Amended 5-27-1997 by L.L. No. 2-1997]
(8) 
Any licensed plumber not securing his or her renewal by the first February of each year shall be required to make a new application, be reexamined and pay the sum as set forth from time to time by the City Council.
[Amended 5-27-1997 by L.L. No. 2-1997]
(9) 
Duplicate certificates. In case a certificate of competency is lost by the holder thereof, the Board may issue a duplicate copy for a fee as set forth from time to time by the City Council.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: The fee schedule is on file in the city offices.
(10) 
Filing of drawings. Duplicate applications on forms furnished by the Building Department for all plumbing and draining shall be properly filled in and filed in this Department by a master or employing plumber holding a certificate of competency of license in the City of Glen Cove.
(11) 
It shall be unlawful for any such master or employing plumber to commence or proceed with said plumbing and drainage until application shall have been so filed and approved by the Chief Building Inspector and written permit has been issued.
The Examining Board of Plumbers shall meet at the call of the Chairperson; notice of meeting of the Board shall be given by mailing notice of the time and place of meeting, addressed to each member, at least five days before the time of meeting.
[Amended 5-27-1997 by L.L. No. 2-1997]
Fees for plumbers shall be set forth from time to time by the City Council.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The fee schedule is on file in the city offices.
There shall be appointed as provided by law a Plumbing Inspector also designated as Deputy Building Inspector whose duties in addition to those prescribed by law shall be to inspect the construction and alteration of all plumbing work performed in the city and to report in writing the results of such inspection to the Building Department Administrator. He or she shall also report in like manner any person engaged in or carrying on the business of employing plumber, without having the certificate herein provided.
The office of the Plumbing Inspector shall be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, except on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 212-7, Violations and penalties, was repealed 4-25-2000.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 212-8, Service of notice, was repealed 4-25-2000.
A. 
Examination, certificate of competency prerequisites to engaging in business; examination fee. A person desiring or intending to conduct the trade, business or calling of a plumber or plumbing in the city as employing or master plumber shall be required to submit to an examination before the Examining Board of Plumbers as to his or her experience and qualifications for such trade, business or calling, and it shall not be lawful in the city for a person to conduct such trade, business or calling, unless he or she shall have first obtained a certificate of competency from such Board. The examination fee shall be set forth from time to time by the City Council.[1]
[Amended 5-27-1997 by L.L. No. 2-1997]
[1]
Editor's Note: The fee schedule is on file in the city offices.
B. 
Conduct of business by corporation. A domestic corporation desiring or intending to conduct the trade, business or calling of a plumber or of plumbing in the city as employing or master plumber may do so, provided that one or more officers of such corporation separately or aggregately actually hold and own at least 51% of the issued and outstanding capital stock of said corporation, and provided that each of such officers holding such percentage of the stock is the holder of a certificate of competency of such Board as provided in Subsection A. Each and every member of said corporation holding a certificate of competency shall comply with all the rules and regulations applicable to master or employing plumbers in the city. Such corporation shall register at the office of the Examining Board of Plumbers as provided in Subsection D of this section.
C. 
Metal license plate to be issued to qualified plumber.
(1) 
Plate required. No person otherwise qualified shall engage in the trade, business or calling of a plumber or of plumbing in the city as employing or master plumber until he or she has first procured from the Examining Board of Plumbers a metal plate or sign appropriately lettered or marked "licensed plumber;" such plate or sign shall be conspicuously posted in the window of the place where such business is conducted.
(2) 
Surrender. Any person retiring, abandoning or not actually engaged in such trade, business or calling hereinbefore mentioned shall surrender to the Examining Board of Plumbers such metal plate or sign and shall not again engage in such trade, business or calling until he or she has again procured a metal sign as herein provided.
(3) 
Cost. The cost of sign or plate shall be set forth from time to time by the City Council[2] and there shall be no cost for a renewal plate which shall bear the year in effect, and which shall be attached to the original sign or plate issued.
[Amended 5-27-1997 by L.L. No. 2-1997]
[2]
Editor's Note: The fee schedule is on file in the city offices.
(4) 
Issue. Every person now actually engaged or about to engage in the trade, business or calling of a plumber or of plumbing as employing or master plumber, who has otherwise complied with the provisions of law relating to the conduct of such business upon the payment as set forth from time to time by the City Council to the Examining Board of Plumbers, shall have issued to him or her a sign or plate as described in Subsection C(1).[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(5) 
Violations. Any person to whom such plate or sign has been issued who shall loan, rent, sell or transfer the same to another person, whether such person be entitled to receive a similar plate or sign or not, or otherwise willfully violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a violation punishable as set in accordance with Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty, and in addition thereto shall forfeit his or her license and certificate of qualification.[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
D. 
Registration of plumbers; registration fee. Every employing or master plumber carrying on his or her trade, business or calling in the city shall register his or her name and address at the office of the Examining Board of Plumbers and thereupon shall be entitled to receive a certificate of such registration; provided, however, that such employing or master plumber shall at the time of applying for such registration hold a certificate of competency from the Examining Board of Plumbers. The registration fee shall be set forth from time to time by the City Council.[5],[6]
[5]
Editor's Note: The fee schedule is on file in the city offices.
[6]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
E. 
Cancellation of registration; notice, hearing required. The registration provided for in Subsection A may be canceled by the Examining Board of Plumbers for a violation of the rules and regulations for the plumbing and drainage of the city or the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, after a hearing had before the Examining Board of Plumbers and upon a prior notice of not less than 10 days stating the ground of complaint and served on the person charged with the violation. It shall not be lawful for any person to engage in or carry on the trade, business or calling of an employing or master plumber in the city unless his or her name and address shall have been registered in the city.
F. 
Expiration, renewal of certificates, licenses.
(1) 
Expiration. All certificates of registration issued under the provisions of this section and all licenses authorizing connections with street sewers or water mains shall expire on the 31st day of December of the year in which they shall be issued, and may be renewed within 30 days preceding such expiration.
(2) 
Renewal. Such renewals shall be for one year from the first day of January in each year. The renewal fee shall be set forth from time to time by the City Council.[7],[8]
[7]
Editor's Note: The fee schedule is on file in the city offices.
[8]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
G. 
Forfeiture of registration. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section, the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code or any rules or regulations of the Examining Board of Plumbers shall be guilty of a violation and on conviction, if a master plumber, shall forfeit any certificate of competency or registration which he or she may hold under the provisions thereof.
The officer having charge of sewer and water mains of the city shall not issue a permit to anyone to connect with the sewers or with the water mains of the city unless such person is a registered plumber and has obtained and shall produce a certificate of competency from the Examining Board of Plumbing.
All gas piping and setting of gas fixtures and gas appliances within a building shall only be performed by a registered plumber holding a certificate of competency.
A. 
Scope, purpose of inspections; inspection fees. All piping, traps and fixtures of a plumbing system shall be inspected by the proper administrative authority to ensure compliance with all the requirements of this Code and the installation and construction of the system in accordance with the approved plans and the permits, for which inspection a fee shall be set forth from time to time by the City Council.[1],[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: The fee schedule is on file in the city offices.
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
Notification to inspect or test.
(1) 
Time for notice. It shall be the duty of the plumber to notify the Plumbing Inspector and the owner or his or her authorized agent orally, by telephone or in writing not less than eight working hours between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. before the work is to be inspected or tested.
(2) 
Prerequisite to notice. It shall be the duty of the plumber to make sure that the work will stand the test prescribed before giving the above notification.
(3) 
Renotification; fee. If the Plumbing Inspector finds that the work will not stand the test, the plumber shall be required to renotify as above and to pay a fee as shall be set forth from time to time by the City Council[3] for each renotification until the system is proven tight.[4]
[3]
Editor's Note: The fee schedule is on file in the city offices.
[4]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(4) 
Failure to appear. If the Plumbing Inspector fails to appear within 24 hours of the time set for each inspection or test, the inspection or test shall be deemed to have been made, and the plumber shall file an affidavit with the Building Department that the work was installed in accordance with the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, the approved plans and permit, that it was free from defects, that the required tests had been made and the system found free from leaks, and whether the owner or his or her authorized agent was present when such inspection or test was made or was duly notified.
(5) 
Waiver of notification. At the time the permit is taken out a written waiver of notification may be filed by the owner with the Plumbing Inspector.
C. 
Material and labor for tests. The equipment, material, power and labor necessary for an inspection and test shall be furnished by the plumber.
All applications, plans and specifications requiring signature shall be signed under oath in the following manner:
STATE OF NEW YORK)
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COUNTY OF NASSAU)
ation; that deponent has read the foregoing application and knows the content thereof; that same is true to deponent's own knowledge, except as to the matters therein stated to be alleged on information and belief, and that to those matters deponent believes it to be true.
Sworn to me this
day
of
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Signature of Applicant
A. 
Required. Plans and specifications of the work together with an application signed by the owner or his or her agent for a permit must be submitted to the Building Department Administrator for approval, and the permit must be obtained before any part of the work is commenced.
B. 
Contents. There shall be a separate plan for each building, public or private, accompanied by specifications describing the drainage of said building on blanks prescribed and furnished for this purpose, showing the size and kind of pipe, traps, closets, fixtures, etc., to be used, the same to be examined and placed on file in the office of the Examining Board of Plumbers.
C. 
Preparation. Plans must be made by an architect or by an engineer where one is employed.
Application for a change in plans or work in a building must be made in writing by the plumber, duly signed by the owner or his or her agent, and a written permit obtained from the Examining Board of Plumbers before any part of the change is commenced.
[Amended 4-22-1986]
A. 
Plumbing shall be conducted in a good and workmanlike manner to fully secure the results sought to be obtained in all of the applicable sections of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.
B. 
In no event, however, shall soldering, connecting or joining substance or composition be used to solder, connect or join any pipes or tubing in the water supply piping systems in the City of Glen Cove which is composed of a lead content in excess of 0.2% thereof.
A. 
Minimum standards. All plumbing installed by the owner shall comply with the requirements of this chapter and in such event the word "owner" shall be substituted for the word "plumber" throughout this chapter.
B. 
Applicability of provisions. All work of plumbing or drainage in the city shall be performed by or under the supervision of an employing or master plumber holding a certificate of competency or license issued by the Examining Board of Plumbers. This shall not prohibit the employees of any special water district of the city from making water service line connections to property line or building.
C. 
Effect of provisions. This shall not prohibit the owner of a residence building occupied or to be occupied by himself or herself and family from installing plumbing himself or herself in such building, provided that application is made and a permit issued for said installation, and work is done in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
All installed plumbing fixtures found defective or in an unsanitary condition shall be repaired, renovated, replaced or removed within 30 days upon written notice from the Building Department Administrator or the Plumbing Inspector.
Suitable toilet facilities shall be provided for the use of workmen during the construction of any building. These toilet facilities shall be maintained in a sanitary condition.
The use of public and private wastewater disposal systems shall be governed by Chapter 225, Sewer, of this Code.
A. 
Independent systems of drainage, plumbing.
(1) 
Required. The drainage and plumbing system of each new building, and of new work installed in an existing building, shall be separate from and independent of that of any other building except as provided below, and every building shall have an independent connection with a public or private sewer when available.
(2) 
Exception. Where one building stands in the rear of another building on an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through adjoining alley, court, yard or driveway, the house drain from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole will be considered as one house drain.
B. 
Old drains, use restricted. Old drains may be used in connection with new buildings or new plumbing only when they are found, on examination and test, to conform in all respects to the requirements governing new drains as prescribed in this chapter. If the old work is found defective, the Plumbing Inspector shall notify the owner to make the necessary changes to conform with this chapter.
C. 
Connections with private sewage disposal works. When a public sewer is not available, drain pipes from buildings shall be connected with approved private sewage disposal system.
D. 
Excavations.
(1) 
Generally. Each system of piping shall be laid in a separate trench, provided that drainage trenches may be benched not less than 18 inches for lighter piping, if not in violation of any city regulation prescribed for their installation. Where a double system of drainage is installed, the sanitary and surface house drains may be laid side by side in one trench.
(2) 
Tunneling. Tunneling for distances not greater than six feet is permissible in yard, courts or driveways of any building site. When pipes are driven, the drive pipes shall be at least one size larger than pipe to be laid.
(3) 
Work to be open, uncovered. All excavations required to be made for the installation of a house drainage system or any part thereof within the walls of a building shall be open trench work. All such trenches and tunnels shall be kept open until the piping has been inspected, tested and approved.
E. 
Entry to be below basement or cellar floor. Whenever possible all house drains shall be brought into the building below the basement or cellar floor.
A. 
A cleanout shall be provided in the house sewer line just inside the property line.
B. 
The following diagram shall govern installation of cleanouts for sanitary sewers:
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to construct, alter, repair, move, remove, demolish, equip, use, occupy or maintain any building or structure or portion thereof in violation of any provision of this chapter or to fail in any manner to comply with a notice, directive or order of the Building Department Administrator or other authority, or to construct, alter or use and occupy any building or structure or part thereof in a manner not permitted by an approved building permit or certificate of occupancy.
B. 
Any person or corporation or officer thereof who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter, or who fails to comply therewith or who shall fail to comply with any written notice of violation or order issued by the Building Department Administrator, shall be guilty of a violation within the meaning of the New York Penal Law and, upon conviction, shall be liable to a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $2,000 or to imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both; and, upon a second conviction for the same offense committed within five years of the date of the first offense, shall be liable to a fine of not less than $2,000 nor more than $3,500 or to imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both; and, upon a third conviction for the same offense committed within five years of the date of the second offense, shall be liable to a fine of not less than $3,500 nor more than $5,000 or to imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both. Each week that any such violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct violation. The owner or owners of any building or premises or part thereof where a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall exist or any lessee, tenant, builder, contractor, subcontractor, agent, person or corporation employed in connection therewith and any person who assisted in the commission of any such violation shall each be guilty of a separate offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable as herein provided.
[Amended 5-27-1997 by L.L. No. 2-1997; 6-27-2000]
C. 
Except as provided otherwise by law, such a violation shall not be a crime and the penalty or punishment imposed therefor shall not be deemed for any purpose a penal or criminal penalty or punishment and shall not impose any disability upon or affect or impair the credibility as a witness, or otherwise, of any person convicted thereof.
D. 
This section shall not apply to violations of the provisions of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code punishable under § 382, Subdivision 2, of the Executive Law of the State of New York; nor to violations of the provisions of the Multiple Residence Law punishable under § 304 of the Multiple Residence Law of the State of New York.
[Amended 5-27-1997 by L.L. No. 2-1997]
Appropriate actions and proceedings may be taken at law or in equity to prevent unlawful construction or to restrain, correct or abate a violation or to prevent illegal occupancy of a building, structure or premises or to prevent illegal acts, conduct of business in or about any premises; and these remedies shall be in addition to the penalties prescribed in the preceding section.