[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Westbrook as Ch. XLII of the 1942 Code; amended 12-17-1963; 10-4-1993 (Ch. 24 of the 2007 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
The rules and regulations relative to plumbing work done within this state, known as the "Maine State Plumbing Code," as adopted by the State Department of Professional and Financial Regulation under the authority conferred by 22 M.R.S.A. § 42, shall be the plumbing law or code of the City.
This section applies to fees charged by the City for plumbing and subsurface wastewater disposal system permits issued pursuant to 30-A M.R.S.A. § 4201 et seq. and pursuant to the State Plumbing Code. At the time of issuance, the plumbing permit applicant shall pay a fee in accordance with Chapter A400, Master Fee Schedule.
Any person who shall begin any work for which a permit is required by the State Plumbing Code, without first having obtained a permit therefor, shall, if subsequently eligible to obtain a permit, pay the fine set forth in Chapter A401, Master Fine Schedule. Such additional amount shall be deposited within the City Treasurer and shall not be part of the Inspector's compensation. However, the foregoing provisions shall not apply to emergency work when it shall be proved to the satisfaction of the City Plumbing Inspector that such work was urgently necessary, and that is was not practical to obtain a permit before commencement of the work. In all such emergencies, the permit must be obtained within two business days after the work has been started, or else the double fee shall be charged.
For the purpose of this chapter, a sanitary plumbing outlet on or to which a plumbing fixture or appliance may be set or attached shall be construed to be a fixture. Fees for reconnection or retest of existing plumbing systems in relocated buildings shall be based on the number of plumbing fixtures, water heaters, etc., involved.
Prior to the City Plumbing Inspector's issuance of a subsurface wastewater disposal system permit, the permit applicant must pay the Inspector a permit fee calculated in accordance with Chapter A400, Master Fee Schedule.