Town of Henrietta, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Henrietta 10-7-1959. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building and development — See Ch. 48.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 119.
This chapter shall be known as the "Electrical Code of the Town of Henrietta."
Since there is danger to life and property inherent in the use of electrical energy, this chapter is enacted to regulate the installation, alteration or repair of wiring for electric lights, heat or power and signal systems operating on 50 volts or more in or on all real property within the Town of Henrietta.
[Amended 6-20-2001 by L.L. No. 3-2001]
All electrical installations heretofore mentioned shall be made in conformity with the requirements of the National Electrical Code except where the provisions of this chapter or any other local law, ordinance or building code of the Town of Henrietta[1] shall differently prescribe, in which event compliance with the provisions of such local law, ordinance or building code shall be recognized as proper compliance with this chapter. The requirements of the National Electrical Code shall be known as "National Fire Protection Association Pamphlet No. 70 (NFPA 70)," approved as an American National Standard on August 6, 1998, and as amended from time to time.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 48, Building and Development.
[Amended 8-15-1984]
The Chief Inspector and each of the duly appointed Inspectors of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters, or other electrical inspection firm or agency approved by the Town Board, are hereby authorized and deputized as agents of the Town of Henrietta to make inspections and reinspections of all electrical installations heretofore and hereafter described and to approve or disapprove the same. In no event, however, will the cost or expense of such inspections and reinspections be a charge against the Town of Henrietta.
A. 
It shall be the duty of the Inspector to report in writing to the Fire Marshal/Building Inspector, whose duty it shall be to enforce all the provisions of this code, all violations of or deviations from or omissions of the electrical provisions of the National Electrical Code and all local laws, ordinances and the building code as referred to in this chapter, insofar as the same apply to electrical wiring.
[Amended 2-15-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]
B. 
The Inspector shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations in and on properties in the Town of Henrietta upon the written request of an authorized official of the Town of Henrietta or as herein provided. The Inspector is authorized to make inspections and reinspections of electrical wiring installations, devices, appliances and equipment in and on properties within the Town of Henrietta where he deems it necessary for the protection of life and property.
C. 
In the event of an emergency, it is the duty of the Inspector to make electrical inspections upon the oral request of an official or officer of the Inspector to furnish written reports to the proper officials of the Town of Henrietta and owners and to lessees of property where defective electrical installations and equipment are found upon inspection.
D. 
He shall authorize the issuing of reports to the proper officials of the Town of Henrietta and owners and/or lessees of property where defective electrical installations and equipment are found upon inspection.
E. 
He shall authorize the issuing of a certificate of compliance be sent to the Town of Henrietta to the attention of the Fire Marshal/Building Inspector.
[Amended 2-15-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]
[Amended 8-15-1984]
It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person, firm or corporation to install or cause to be installed or to alter or repair electrical wiring for light, heat or power in or on properties in the Town of Henrietta until an application for inspection has been filed with the New York State Board of Fire Underwriters or other electrical inspection firm or agency approved by the Town Board. It shall be a violation of this chapter for a person, firm or corporation to connect or cause to be connected electrical wiring in or on properties for light, heat or power to any source or electrical energy supply prior to the issuance of a temporary certificate, or a certificate of compliance, by the New York Board of Fire Underwriters or other electrical inspection firm or agency approved by the Town Board.
[Amended 6-20-2001 by L.L. No. 3-2001]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation made pursuant thereto shall be guilty of an offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined a minimum of $100 up to a maximum fine of $250, and each day on which such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the electrical installations in mines, ships, railway cars or automotive equipment or the installations 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 electric machinery, apparatus, materials and equipment by a person, firm or corporation engaged in electrical manufacturing as his or its 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.
This chapter shall not be construed to relieve from or lessen the responsibility of any person owning, operating, controlling or installing any electric wiring, devices, appliances or equipment for loss of life or damage to person or property caused by any defect therein, nor shall the Town of Henrietta or the New York State Board of Fire Underwriters be deemed to have assumed any such liability by reason of any inspection made pursuant to this chapter.