Village of Elmsford, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Elmsford 5-1-1989 by L.L. No. 2-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction and fire prevention — See Ch. 109.
Dancing and dining establishments — See Ch. 135.
A. 
Buildings required to have sprinkler systems. All classifications of buildings listed below, which buildings are constructed after the effective date of this chapter, shall be required to have approved sprinkler systems as hereinafter listed and defined. Such systems shall be approved by the New York Board of Fire Underwriters, Factory Mutual, National Fire Protection Association or another nationally recognized approval organization prior to installation and shall meet all prescribed standards of installation and operations.
(1) 
Multiple dwellings (except enclosed closets 50 square feet or less in area and bathrooms).
(2) 
Office buildings.
(3) 
Administrative buildings.
(4) 
Bank buildings.
(5) 
Professional buildings.
(6) 
Retail and personal service buildings (mercantile).
(7) 
Industrial buildings.
(8) 
Storage buildings.
(9) 
Amusement park buildings.
(10) 
Armories.
(11) 
Art galleries.
(12) 
Assembly halls.
(13) 
Auditoriums.
(14) 
Bathhouses.
(15) 
Bowling alleys.
(16) 
Clubrooms.
(17) 
Coliseums and stadiums.
(18) 
Courtrooms and buildings.
(19) 
Dance halls.
(20) 
Exhibition halls or buildings.
(21) 
Gymnasiums.
(22) 
Indoor tennis courts or other sport courts.
(23) 
Lecture halls.
(24) 
Libraries.
(25) 
Lodge halls or rooms.
(26) 
Hotels.
(27) 
Motels.
(28) 
Lodging and boarding houses.
(29) 
Motion-picture theaters.
(30) 
Museums.
(31) 
Nightclubs (as defined in Chapter 135, Dancing and Dining Establishments).
(32) 
Recreation centers.
(33) 
Restaurants.
(34) 
Skating rinks.
(35) 
Theaters.
(36) 
Churches, synagogues and similar places of worship.
(37) 
Schools, colleges and similar places of education.
(38) 
Outpatient clinics.
(39) 
Day-care centers.
(40) 
Child caring institutions.
(41) 
Clinics.
(42) 
Hospitals.
(43) 
Infirmaries.
(44) 
Sanatoriums.
(45) 
Boathouses.
(46) 
Nursing homes.
(47) 
Group homes.
(48) 
Halfway houses.
(49) 
One- and two-family dwellings (except enclosed closets 50 square feet or less in area and bathroom and unheated areas). Piping systems will be approved as per National Fire Protection Association Bulletin 13D-1980.
B. 
Existing buildings and occupancies, as defined below, which do not contain sprinkler systems, as defined herein, shall be required to comply with this section within 60 months from effective date of this chapter. For purposes of compliance, owners of buildings in this category shall be required to enter into a valid contract for such installation within 36 months of the effective date of this chapter and shall be required to complete the sprinkler installation within the next twenty-four-month period.
(1) 
Hotels.
(2) 
Motels.
(3) 
Child caring institutions.
(4) 
Hospitals.
(5) 
Infirmaries.
(6) 
Sanatoriums.
(7) 
Nursing homes.
(8) 
Nightclubs (as defined in Chapter 135, Dancing and Dining Establishments).
(9) 
Public restaurants.
(10) 
Day-care centers.
(11) 
Halfway houses.
C. 
Building permits. No building permit shall be issued for the construction of any building, structure or portion thereof unless compliance is met, as defined in Subsection A above.
D. 
Certificates of occupancy. No certificate of occupancy shall be issued for occupancy or use of any building, structure or portion thereof required to have a sprinkler system, as defined in Subsection A above, unless such system is installed, inspected, tested and approved.
E. 
Exception. Sprinklers shall not be required to be installed in spaces where the discharge of water would be hazardous. In such places, other approved fire-extinguishing equipment should be provided, as approved by the Fire Prevention Code, Chapter 109, Part 2.
F. 
Additional requirements. Buildings more than two stories in height, in addition to meeting the sprinkler requirements as hereinbefore defined, shall conform to the following:
(1) 
All walls enclosing elevator shafts, except the walls with elevator door openings, shall be constructed of approved masonry materials.
(2) 
Walls enclosing all stairwells shall be constructed of approved masonry materials.