Village of Shorewood, WI
Milwaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Shorewood as Ch. 9, Arts. 5 and 8 of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Boiler operators — See Ch. 214.
Building construction — See Ch. 225.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 290.
Housing standards — See Ch. 326.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide certain minimum standards, procedures and requirements for the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical wiring, materials, fixtures, equipment and apparatus in connection with the use of electricity in buildings and structures in the Village.
[Amended 11-21-2016 by Ord. No. 2065]
No person, firm, partnership or corporation shall install, alter or repair any electrical wiring, fixtures or other electrical apparatus in the Village of Shorewood without first procuring a valid license therefor as provided hereinafter, unless excepted hereunder.
[Amended 1-4-1999 by Ord. No. 1777; 2-25-2008 by Ord. No. 1935; 9-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1956; 11-21-2016 by Ord. No. 2065]
A. 
A master electrician certificate issued by the State of Wisconsin will be accepted by the Village as evidence of qualification, provided that said license is valid and current.
B. 
An owner-occupant of a single-family dwelling or an owner-occupant of a two-family dwelling may perform electrical work in the dwelling in which he resides per Wisconsin State Stats. 101.862(4)(a). The scope of such work is to be limited to one-hundred-twenty-volt circuits and only if such circuit is protected by a single main disconnect switch of dead front construction. In such case, a homeowner's permit application outlining the scope of work to be accomplished will be filed with the Planning and Development Department; said work shall then be performed by the applicant only. The Village Fee Schedule[1] shall be applicable. No work shall be commenced until a permit is issued. The work to be done will require a preliminary or rough-in inspection where wall or similar closing is necessary and before any walls are closed and circuits are energized. Final inspection will be required after completion of the work. If, upon inspection, the work completed by the owner-occupant is not in accordance with the state and Village electrical codes, upon order of the Electrical Inspector, the owner-occupant shall immediately remove or cause to be removed the defective work or have said work immediately corrected by a licensed electrical contractor under a separate permit application. The Electrical Inspector shall not engage in providing design or instruction for untrained individuals. Any person violating the provisions of this subsection or any provision of the Shorewood Electrical Code shall be subject to the penalties as hereinafter set forth.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Village Fee Schedule is on file in the Village offices.
C. 
Maintenance personnel employed in public or private buildings, and owner-occupants of a one-family or two-family dwelling, shall be permitted to make those minor repairs which, by their nature, can be performed by persons not having experience in electrical wiring; these shall include the replacement of switches, receptacles and fixtures with a rating of not more than 20 amperes, but shall not include the extension of circuits or the adding, replacing or creating of new circuits. No license or permit will be required for this minor work. All other electrical work shall be done under permit in accordance with § 275-6 hereof and under the direct supervision of a person licensed hereunder.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 275-4, License procedure, as amended, was repealed 11-21-2016 by Ord. No. 2065.
A. 
No person, firm, partnership or corporation shall install, repair, maintain or alter any electric wiring or any electrical fixture, equipment or apparatus without securing a permit before the day on which such work is started, unless otherwise provided herein. Application shall be made in accordance with the provisions of § 275-6 of this chapter; excepted herefrom are minor repairs to switches, receptacles and fixtures.
B. 
All emergency work shall be reported to the Electrical Inspector within two days after commencing such work and a permit submitted immediately thereafter.
[Amended 2-25-2008 by Ord. No. 1935]
A. 
The Electrical Inspector shall issue permits for the electrical installations for light, heat or power. Application shall be made on forms furnished by the Electrical Inspector, which shall state clearly the work or alterations to be performed. All later deviations from the original permit issued will require a supplemental application listing such deviations or additions but with no additional minimum fee. Fees as required by the Village Fee Schedule are to be paid to the Planning and Development Department at the time of application. A temporary permit will be required for all electricity furnished to construction sites during the construction period. Permit application for temporary work shall specify the period of time for which such wiring is to remain in service. Service shall be cut off at the end of the specified period and shall not be reconnected without the written permission of the Electrical Inspector.
B. 
If the applicant shall fail to obtain a permit on the day on which an electrical installation has been started, except in emergency cases, the total fees for such purpose shall be triple the normal fees charged. No further permits will be issued to any licensee until all arrearage in fees have been paid and compliance had with all lawful orders of the Electrical Inspector.
[Amended 11-21-2016 by Ord. No. 2065]
C. 
In new construction of commercial and/or multi-occupancy buildings, the location of this equipment is to be clearly described before a building permit will be granted by the Building Inspector.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Subsection C, formerly § 275-11B(1), was redesignated 9-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1956.
A. 
Fees and inspection charges shall be as listed under the Village Fee Schedule.
B. 
One rough-in as required and one final inspection will be given without further fee. If reinspection is required, a fee will be charged for each reinspection required as enumerated in the Village Fee Schedule.
[Amended 7-17-1995 by Ord. No. 1714; 9-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1956]
C. 
All fees to be paid hereunder are to be paid to the Planning and Development Department before inspection will be made. If said fees are not paid as required, said omission shall be considered a violation of the Village Code and shall be subject to the penalties hereinafter enumerated. In addition, any permit issued hereunder shall be subject to immediate suspension upon order of the Electrical Inspector.
[Amended 2-25-2008 by Ord. No. 1935]
A. 
The Electrical Inspector or his authorized designee shall have the right to enter any building or premises in the discharge of his official duties and for that purpose shall be given prompt access on notification to the proper authority.
[Amended 11-21-2016 by Ord. No. 2065]
B. 
The Electrical Inspector or his authorized designee shall order the utility to cut off the electric current from any building or equipment which is found to be in an unsafe condition, and no person, firm, or corporation shall reconnect the same until written permission is given by the Electrical Inspector.
[Amended 11-21-2016 by Ord. No. 2065]
C. 
Wiring for which a permit has been issued shall not be concealed until accepted by the Electrical Inspector.
D. 
The Electrical Inspector or competent person delegated by him shall have the power to cause the removal of all wires, and the turning off of all electrical currents, where the circuits interfere with the work of the Fire Department during progress of a fire.
A. 
Current shall not be turned on in any electrical wiring until a certificate of inspection has been issued by the Electrical Inspector to the utility furnishing the same. The closing of meter loops or other temporary connections will not be permitted by the Planning and Development Department until inspection has been made and a certificate of inspection issued.
[Amended 11-21-2016 by Ord. No. 2065]
B. 
Where it is necessary for more prompt action to be taken than the regular routine will allow, it will be necessary for the licensee or his agent to come to the office of the Electrical Inspector personally and obtain the necessary certificate and deliver the same in person to the appropriate department of WE Energies.
[Amended 2-25-2008 by Ord. No. 1935]
C. 
Certificates to be issued hereunder shall be issued only when work has been performed by a licensee.
D. 
All meter sockets shall have meter protection installed before certificates will be issued.
[Amended 9-5-2006 by Ord. No. 1916; 9-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1956; 11-21-2016 by Ord. No. 2065]
All electrical work, including the placing of wires and other equipment, shall be done in conformity with the National Electrical Code and Wisconsin State Electrical Code SPS 316 as it now exists and may, from time to time, be modified or amended. The additional rules and regulations as set forth in this chapter are hereby adopted as supplementary to the National Electrical Code and Wisconsin State Electrical Code SPS 316 regulations for the installation of all electrical wiring and electrical apparatus and other electrical installations in the Village. All such installations shall comply with all said regulations and shall be done in the same manner as in the judgment of the Electrical Inspector will not endanger life or cause fire. Where requirement of state law and local ordinances conflict, the stricter requirement shall govern.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 275-11, Installation requirements, amended 2-25-2008 by Ord. No. 1935, was repealed 9-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1956. Said ordinance also redesignated former § 275-11B(1) as § 275-6C.
[Amended 10-24-2005 by Ord. No. 1894; 2-25-2008 by Ord. No. 1935; 11-21-2016 by Ord. No. 2065]
In addition to all other powers granted to the Planning Director, Building Inspector or their designee to enforce the provisions of this chapter, the Planning Director, Building Inspector or their designee is authorized, pursuant to § 800.02, Wis. Stats., to issue municipal citations for violations of any of the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 11-21-2016 by Ord. No. 2065]
Subject to other provisions of this chapter, any person aggrieved by an administrative ruling, judgment or decision may appeal for a hearing before the Board of Appeals within 30 days after the issuance of such ruling, judgment or decision. A nonrefundable appeal fee as provided by the Village Fee Schedule shall accompany each and every appeal brought hereunder. The Village Clerk shall give notice of a hearing to the appellant, to be held within 30 days after service of the notice on the appellant, said service to be served either personally or by certified mail addressed to the appellant's last known address. All other interested parties may be given written notice of said hearing by regular mail. Upon conclusion of the hearing held by the Board of Appeals, the Board shall make a ruling. The written decision of the Board shall be mailed to the appellant by the Village Clerk within 10 days of said decision. Any determination by the Board of Appeals may be appealed to the Circuit Court of Milwaukee County as provided by law.
A. 
Any person, firm, partnership, limited liability company or corporation found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a forfeiture in a sum not less than $25 nor more than $2,000 and the costs of prosecution and in default of the payment thereof shall be imprisoned in the county jail or house of correction of Milwaukee County for a period not to exceed 90 days. Every day such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
[Amended 2-25-2008 by Ord. No. 1935]
B. 
In addition to the provisions of Subsection A hereunder, compliance with the provisions of this chapter may be enforced by Village officers by injunctional order issued upon the suit of the Village or of any owner of real estate within the Village.