Town of Kent, NY
Putnam County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Kent 9-11-1972. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning, Building and Plumbing Inspector — See Ch. 19, Art. XII.
Building administration and construction — See Ch. 27.
Fees — See Ch. 36.
Water — See Ch. 75.

§ 54-1 Adoption of standards; definitions.

The plumbing standards of the State Building Construction Code dated December 1, 1964, shall be and the same hereby are declared to be the minimum standards for all buildings hereafter constructed in the Town of Kent and for all existing buildings wherein any installation, alteration, extension, repair or replacement of plumbing work is proposed to be done.[1] The definitions of "plumbing" and "plumbing system" as used in the plumbing standards above mentioned are hereby adopted for the purpose of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: The applicability of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code was accepted by the Town Board of the Town of Kent 12-19-1983 by L.L. No. 10-1983; see Ch. 27, Building Administration and Construction.

§ 54-2 Permit required; application.

No installation, alteration, enlargement, extension, repair or replacement of any plumbing system in any building or structure in the Town of Kent shall be commenced until a permit therefor has been obtained by the owner, agent, lessee or occupant of such building or structure from the Building Inspector of the Town of Kent.[1] Applications shall be on forms provided by the Building Inspector and shall contain such plans, specifications, cost, data and other information as the Building Inspector may require in a particular case.
[1]
Editor's Note: For information concerning the Zoning, Building and Plumbing Inspector, see Ch. 19, Art. XII.

§ 54-3 Performance of work; permit term, display.

Any permit so issued by the Building Inspector shall require that the work be done by a plumber or plumbing firm duly licensed by the County of Putnam. An owner of a dwelling may perform plumbing work on his own premises without a license requirement. Such permit shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance but may be extended for good cause shown to the Building Inspector for two successive periods not to exceed three months each. Every permit issued shall be prominently displayed while the work is in progress on the premises where the work is being performed.

§ 54-4 Plumbing permit fees.

[Amended 2-7-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994; 3-15-2004 by L.L. No. 2-2004[1]]
The fees for each permit shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Town Board[2] and shall be payable to the Building Inspector of the Town of Kent.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 36, Fees.

§ 54-5 Revocation of permit.

Any permit duly issued hereunder may be revoked after a hearing by the Building Inspector for good cause shown, after five days' notice to the holder of such permit personally or 10 days' notice by mail addressed to the holder of the permit at the address given under the application. Said notice shall state the reason for the proposed revocation and the date, time and place where the Building Inspector shall conduct the hearing. The applicant is obliged to notify the Building Inspector of any change of address immediately.

§ 54-6 Penalties for offenses.

A violation of this chapter shall be an offense, but prosecuted as a misdemeanor, pursuant to the Town Law, and a penalty by fine of not more than $50 or 30 days in jail, or both, may be imposed for each violation.