City of Wildwood, NJ
Cape May County
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The authority for a municipality to adopt an electrical code by reference is found in R. S. Cu. Supp. 40:49-5.1, et seq.
In accordance with the authority granted by R. S. Cu. Supp. 40:49-5.1 to 5.3, inclusive, a code is hereby adopted establishing regulations governing the installation, renewal, extension, alteration, repair and maintenance of electrical work, including but not limited to, all electrical wiring, fixtures, motors, appliances and equipment. A copy of this code is annexed to and made part of this chapter without including the text of the code herein.
The code adopted by this section shall be the most recent edition of the code commonly known as the "National Electrical Code (1971)" issued by the National Fire Protection Association, and is sometimes referred to herein as the electrical code. The most recent edition of the referenced code shall be automatically adopted and implemented on January 1 of each and every succeeding years.
Three copies of the "National Electrical Code (1965) " have been placed on file in the office of the city clerk and will remain on file there for the use and examination of the public.
No person shall perform any electrical work in the city without first obtaining a permit from the electrical inspector. This section shall not apply to electrical work done in or about a single family dwelling by the owner or occupant, but such work shall conform to all other applicable provisions of the electrical code and this chapter.
A permit shall be issued by the electrical inspector upon the filing of an application and the payment of the required fees.
Permits shall expire one year from the date of issue unless extended by the electrical inspector for good cause shown.
Each permit shall apply only to the person to whom it is issued and shall not be transferable.
The holder of a permit shall display it in a prominent place at the location at which the work is being per-formed.
The fees for permits under this section shall be in accordance with the schedule as provided in subsection 11A-2.1, paragraph c, of this revision.
No person shall put into operation any electrical wiring or fixed appliances unless it has first been inspected and a certificate of approval issued.
The electrical inspector or his authorized representative shall make an inspection within five days after receiving a written request to do so. If the work conforms to the provisions of this chapter and the electrical code, he shall issue a certificate of approval.
No certificate of approval shall be issued for work which does not conform to the electrical code, the terms of the permit issued or this chapter, or for work which cannot be examined because it is concealed. Where a certificate of approval is refused the electrical inspector or his representative shall furnish the applicant with a written statement of the reasons for its refusal and a list of the changes necessary in order to obtain a certificate.
No electric utility company shall connect or commence service to any building until a certificate of approval has been issued. The electrical inspector shall, upon request, furnish a utility with a written statement as to whether a certificate of approval has been issued.
The electrical inspector or his representative may issue a temporary certificate of approval for electrical work which does not conform to the electrical code, the permit or this chapter. A temporary certificate shall be valid for 90 days from the date of issue and shall be issued only if the electrical inspector or his representative is satisfied that the wiring, fixtures or other electrical work in question may be used with safety and that it is reasonably necessary to commence using it prior to obtaining a final certificate of approval. A temporary certificate of approval shall be subject to any reasonable conditions which the electrical inspector or his representative may impose.
Any sign or signs, decorative lighting, exterior illumination, interior illumination for exterior appearance, outline lighting, festoon lighting and any other type of lighting whereby the use of materials, chemicals and electricity, either or any of them, are used and the usage of Neon, Helium, Argon, C, or any other similar gas enclosed in a glass tubing and which is electrically heated for the purpose of creating light, and installation of wires, glass tubing, transformers, auxiliaries and the construction of the sign boxes for the connection to an electric current to be used in or on any building, sign or place is hereby deemed to be a subject for regulation for the protection of public health, safety and general welfare of the people and for the protection of and to minimize fire hazards.
No person shall install, operate or use any sign as described in subsection 12-4.1 without obtaining a permit from the city electrical inspector. The electrical inspector shall not grant a permit under this section unless he is satisfied that the installation, operation and use will comply with the electrical code and will not be prejudicial or contrary to the interest of the health, safety and general welfare, and does not constitute a fire hazard.
The electrical inspector is empowered to make rules and regulations covering the installation, operation and use of electrical signs in accordance with the code and ordinances of the City of Wildwood.
The fees for permits for electrical signs in the city shall be in accordance with the following schedule.
Signs, Outline, Marquee, Festoon, Decorative Lighting, etc.
For installations not over 600 volts
No permit shall be less than
1 to 30 lights (inclusive)
31 to 50 lights (inclusive)
51 to 100 lights (inclusive)
For each additional 100 lights or fractional
For Neon or similar gas filled tube installations:
Each unit or transformer connected
Repairs or replacements
Installations shall be wired on an individual circuit of not less than No. 12' B. & S. gauge wire, and in no case shall the total load of a circuit exceed 1,000 watts. For festoon or decorative lighting, there shall be not more than thirty outlets on a circuit. All exterior wiring shall be in galvanized conduit or PVC rigid non-metallic conduit. An externally operated safety switch shall be used for sign or lighting and shall open and fuse ungrounded primary conductors.
With the exception of the above regulation all installations must comply with the current edition of The National Electric Code.
On any new construction in excess of ten thousand ($10,000.00) dollars, drawings and specifications by a certified electrical engineer in the State of New Jersey will be required.