[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Pittsford 7-21-1992 as Ch. 4, Art. I, of the 1992 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 70.
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 86.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 116.
The purpose of this chapter is to regulate the manner in which wiring is installed or electrical light, heat, power and signal systems, operating on 50 or more volts, in or on all real property in the town. Such regulations will mitigate the dangers inherent in the use of electrical energy.
All electrical installations referred to in § 79-1 of this chapter shall have been made in conformity with the requirements of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (NYSUFPBC) and the National Electrical Code (NEC) as adopted by the National Fire Protection Association. In the event of conflict between the NYSUFPBC and NEC, the provisions of NEC shall be recognized as proper compliance with this chapter.
It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person to install or cause to be installed or to alter or repair electrical installations referred to in § 79-1 of this chapter until an application for inspection has been filed with a qualified electrical inspector.
It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person to connect or cause to be connected electrical wiring, for installations referred to in § 79-1 of this chapter, to any source of electrical energy prior to the issuance of a temporary certificate or a certificate of compliance by a qualified electrical inspector.
[Amended 11-17-1992 by L.L. No. 16-1992; 7-18-2000 by L.L. No. 4-2000; 6-3-2008 by L.L. No. 2-2008; 3-20-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012]
Commonwealth Electrical Inspection Services, Inc., Middle Department Inspection Agency and the New York Electrical Inspection Agency, by their officers and employees, are hereby designated as the only qualified electrical inspectors in the Town of Pittsford for all installations referred to in § 79-1 of this chapter.
Such inspector may make inspections and reinspections of all electrical installations referred to in § 79-1 of this chapter and, where the installation is found to be in compliance with this chapter, to issue temporary certificates and certificates of compliance. Copies of such certificates shall be filed with the Building Inspector within one business day after issuance. Such inspections and reinspections shall be at the request and expense of the property owner.
Such inspector shall report, in writing, to the Building Inspector all violations of the NYSUFPBC and NEC insofar as they relate to electrical installations in the town referred to in § 79-1 of this chapter.
Such inspector shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations in the town referred to in § 79-1 of this chapter upon the written request of the Building Inspector or, in the event of an emergency, upon the oral request of the Building Inspector or any other town officer. The town will pay the inspector in accordance with his usual schedule of fees for each such inspection requested.
This chapter shall not be construed to relieve from or lessen the responsibility of any person owning, leasing, operating or controlling or installing any electrical installations referred to in § 79-1 for loss of life or damage to person or property caused by any defect therein, nor shall the town or such inspectors be deemed to have assumed any such liability by reason of any inspection, or the issuance of any certificates, made pursuant to this chapter.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the electrical installations in mines, ships, railway cars, automotive equipment or the installation or equipment employed by a railway, electrical or communication utility in the exercise of its function as a utility and located outdoors or in buildings used exclusively for that purpose. This chapter shall not apply to any work involved in the manufacture, assembly, test or repair of electrical machinery, apparatus, materials and equipment by a person engaged in electrical manufacturing as his principal business. It shall not apply to any building which is owned or leased in its entirety by the government of the United States or the State of New York.