[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Henrietta as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Licensing of Plumbers and Electricians
Article II Plumbing and Electrical Permits
[Adopted 11-21-1962; amended in its entirety 2-18-2015 by L.L. No. 1-2015]
No person, firm or corporation shall conduct the trade, business or calling of plumbing/electrical within the Town of Henrietta without first having obtained a license therefor issued by the Fire Marshal/Building Inspector of said Town or otherwise than in accordance with the terms of said license and without having first obtained and filed with said Inspector a bond as hereinafter provided. Such license shall be issued in writing on blanks furnished for such purpose.
The annual license fee, as established by the Town Board, shall be payable when the license is issued, and the same license fee is payable for a period of less than one year. Each and every license shall expire on December 1 next after the issuance thereof.
The Town Fire Marshal/Building Inspector may issue a license to any applicant therefor, provided that such applicant holds a license issued by the Examining Board of Plumbers of the City of Rochester, New York, or the Electrical Examining Board of the City of Rochester, New York, or said Fire Marshal/Building Inspector may issue a license to any person who has carried on the trade of plumbing/electrical for a period of at least 10 years prior to the date of the issuance of such license or may issue such license to any person who has qualified therefor by passing such examination as may be prescribed by the Fire Marshal/Building Inspector. The Town Fire Marshal/Building Inspector may issue a license to any domestic corporation which, pursuant to the provisions of § 198-4, is entitled to conduct the trade, business or calling of plumbing/electrical.
A domestic corporation may conduct the trade, business or calling of plumbing/electrical within the Town of Henrietta and shall be entitled to a license therefor, provided that one or more officers of such corporation separately or in the aggregate actually hold or own at least 51% of the issued and outstanding capital stock of said corporation, and provided that each of such officers holding such percentage of the stock is the holder of a license issued as aforesaid. In case one or more officers of a corporation engaged in such business shall die, said officer being the holder of such license, the corporation may continue the business during the time necessarily required for the administration of the estate of such deceased officer, not exceeding two years from the granting of letters, provided that one or more officers of the corporation are the holders of such license and, together with the legal representatives of such deceased officer or officers, actually own and hold at least 51% of the issued and outstanding capital stock of said corporation.
A bond in the sum of $5,000, to be approved by the Town Board, shall be executed by every person or corporation engaging in such trade within the Town of Henrietta, and the bond shall be filed in the office of the Department of the Fire Marshal/Building Inspector before a license shall be issued as hereinbefore specified; such bond shall be conditioned so that the Town of Henrietta will be indemnified and saved harmless from all claims or damages caused or occasioned by any negligence either in the execution or the performance or the protection of the work of the licensee or on account of any unfaithful or inadequate work done or performed by him as such plumber/electrician. Such bond shall be renewed from year to year so long as the licensee engages in or does plumbing/electrical work in said Town. This article shall not apply to any person doing repair work on or to his own private sewage disposal system nor to any member of his household nor to employees of public service corporations while they are engaged in the work of such corporation.
A license may be refused if the applicant shall have been convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony which, in the judgment of the Town Fire Marshal/Building Inspector, renders the applicant an unfit or undesirable person or the applicant, in the opinion of said Fire Marshal/Building Inspector, is incapable of conducting the trade, business or calling of plumbing/electrical. Any applicant who has been refused a license by the Town Fire Marshal/Building Inspector may appeal to the Town Board from such refusal, and such license may be granted or refused by the Town Board.
The Fire Marshal/Building Inspector may revoke any license issued under the authority of this article, provided that before such revocation a public hearing thereon has been had and the licensee has had an opportunity to be heard, and provided that the Fire Marshal/Building Inspector, before such revocation, shall make a determination that such licensee is undesirable or is incapable, except that a violation of this article shall be sufficient grounds for the revocation of such license. The granting, refusal or revocation of such license by the Fire Marshal/Building Inspector shall be subject to review by certiorari.
A violation of this article or any subdivision or provision thereof shall be an offense and shall be punishable, upon conviction thereof, by a minimum fine of $100 up to a maximum fine of $250 or imprisonment not to exceed 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
[Adopted 6-20-2001 by L.L. No. 3-2001; amended in its entirety 2-18-2015 by L.L. No. 1-2015]
No person, firm or corporation shall commence the installation, alteration or removal of any plumbing/electrical system, in whole or in part, or cause the same to be done without first obtaining a separate plumbing/electrical permit from the Fire Marshal/Building Inspector for each such installation, alteration or removal, except that no plumbing/electrical permit shall be required for the performance of ordinary repairs.
Application for a plumbing/electrical permit shall be made to the Fire Marshal/Building Inspector on forms provided by the Department of the Fire Marshal/Building Inspector and shall contain the following information:
The location of the building in which the work is to be done.
The valuation of the proposed work.
The full name and address of the owner and of the applicant and the names and addresses of their responsible officers, if any of them are corporations.
A brief description of the nature of the proposed work.
The name, business address and telephone number of the plumber/electrician who will do the work.
Such other information as may reasonably be required by the Fire Marshal/Building Inspector to establish compliance of the proposed work with requirements of the applicable plumbing/electrical laws, ordinances and regulations.
Application shall be made by the plumber/electrician who will perform the proposed work or his duly authorized representative.
Each application shall be accompanied by a duplicate set of plans and specifications, drawn to scale, showing location and size of all piping, fixtures, appliances, fittings and other materials to be incorporated and any other details required by the Fire Marshal/Building Inspector which may be reasonably required to show compliance with applicable laws, ordinances and regulations. The Fire Marshal/Building Inspector may waive the filing of plans.
All procedures under other relevant sections of this Code, as amended, shall apply to plumbing/electrical permits and to all plumbing/electrical work done under building permits.
Before any plumbing/electrical work is concealed, it shall be subjected to all tests called for in the plumbing/electrical standards of the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, in the presence of the Fire Marshal/Building Inspector or his duly appointed representative, and no plumbing/electrical work shall be concealed or put into use until the tests have been made and all requirements of said code have been complied with and the Inspector has given his approval.
All plumbing/electrical work shall conform in all respects to the plumbing/electrical standards of the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and such additional standards and requirements as the Town of Henrietta may now or hereafter impose.
Refer to current fee schedule approved by the Town Board.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
- All materials, devices or appliances located for the purpose of conducting or safeguarding electrical current.
- PLUMBING SYSTEM
- the water system, drainage system, the vent system, fixtures and traps and hot-water heaters, including their respective connections, devices and appurtenances within the property line of the premises, except that septic tank systems are excluded, these being subject to permits and approval of the Monroe County Health Department.
It shall be unlawful to perform or cause to be performed any plumbing/electrical work except upon compliance with the requirements of this article, as amended. If any person shall perform or cause to be performed plumbing/electrical work without a permit or if any person shall install or cause to be installed plumbing/electrical work that does not conform to the plumbing/electrical standards of the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code or other applicable regulations, he shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined a minimum of $250 up to a maximum fine of $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both; provided, however, that no property owner or lessee of premises on which plumbing/electrical work is performed shall be convicted hereunder except upon evidence that such property owner or lessee personally participated in or performed the plumbing/electrical work alleged to be in violation of this article or had actual knowledge that work was done in violation thereof.