[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Mamaroneck 1-17-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 71.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 90.
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 106.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 110.
Wetlands and watercourses — See Ch. 114.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 161.
Sewers — See Ch. 173.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 187.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 192.
Water — See Ch. 231.
Editor's Note: This local law repealed former Ch. 158, Plumbing, adopted 1-21-1987 by L.L. No. 1-1987.
This chapter shall be known and cited as a "Local Law Regulating the Administration and Enforcement of the Plumbing Code for the Town of Mamaroneck, Outside of the Incorporated Villages."
The purpose of this chapter is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Town of Mamaroneck by providing for the licensing and regulation of the plumbing trade.
No person shall do any plumbing work on any premises in the Town of Mamaroneck unless such person shall first be duly licensed by the County of Westchester.
Any person, firm or corporation doing plumbing work in the Town of Mamaroneck shall exhibit his or its license upon request to any officer of the Town and shall, while opening any highway for purposes incidental to such work and while such highway is opened, display a sign at least one foot square, plainly marked, showing the number of such license. No street or highway may be opened without first complying with all regulations pertaining to street openings.
[Amended 10-16-2002 by L.L. No. 10-2002; 9-15-2010 by L.L. No. 7-2010; 1-20-2016 by L.L. No. 1-2016]
Except as provided in the last sentence of § 158-5A, the Building Inspector or the Director of Building Code Enforcement and Land Use Administration must issue a permit before any plumbing work, including the installation of gas appliances or the installation, removal or abandonment of oil or gas storage tanks, is started or before there are any additions or alterations made to existing installations. The application for the permit shall be made on forms approved by the Building Inspector or the Director of Building Code Enforcement and Land Use Administration and shall be signed by a licensed master plumber. The application shall be filed in the office of the Building Inspector or the Director of Building Code Enforcement and Land Use Administration, together with plans and a description, in duplicate, showing and describing the proposed plumbing work. No permit shall be required when the only plumbing work to be done is the removal of stoppages, the repair of leaks or when plumbing fixtures or residential cooking appliances are replaced without altering or disturbing any gas supply piping, drain, soil, waste or vent pipe.
The plans filed with the application shall consist of such floor plans and sections as may be necessary to show clearly all the work to be done, including all sewers, drains, soil, waste and vent pipes. The plans also shall show the location of fixtures, their traps and connections. The plans may be drawn to scale in ink or be prints produced to scale.
If the plumbing work involves the installation, removal or abandonment of an oil or gas storage tank, the Building Inspector or the Director of Building Code Enforcement and Land Use Administration cannot issue a permit until a performance bond or a cash bond is posted with the Town by the permittee or the owner of the property on which the plumbing work is to be performed. The amount of the bond shall be sufficient to cover the cost of repairing any property, public or private, that may be damaged during the course of the plumbing work for which the permit is issued and shall be fixed by the Building Inspector or the Director of Building Code Enforcement and Land Use Administration in consultation with the Town Engineer. Under no circumstances shall the amount of the bond be less than $1,500. In cases where a street opening permit also is issued, the Building Inspector or the Director of Building Code Enforcement and Land Use Administration may allow a single bond for both permits if he or she determines that a single bond will be sufficient for the purposes of this chapter and of Chapter 187. Any bond posted under this chapter shall be released to the person who posted it no later than six months after a certificate of completion is issued for the plumbing work covered by the permit, provided that such work is done in accordance with the provisions of the permit and the provisions of any street opening permit and that all areas disturbed during the work (including any rights-of-way) are restored to a condition that is satisfactory to the Town Engineer.
[Amended 12-7-2011 by L.L. No. 10-2011; 1-20-2016 by L.L. No. 1-2016]
Modification of approved plans or of the work described therein shall not be permitted until such changes are approved, in writing, by the Building Inspector or the Director of Building Code Enforcement and Land Use Administration on written application, signed by a master plumber.
[Amended 1-20-2016 by L.L. No. 1-2016]
A permit for plumbing work shall expire six months from the date it is issued unless the plumbing work for which the permit has been issued is in progress. If the permit expires, the applicant shall be required to reapply for a permit for plumbing work pursuant to this section.
[Amended 8-17-2011 by L.L. No. 8-2011]
The fee for a service provided or a license or a permit issued pursuant to this chapter is as set forth in § A250-1.
All house sewers between the building and the street line shall be laid by a licensed plumber under the specifications set forth. This work shall be inspected once by the inspector upon notification by the plumber that the entire line is complete and ready for inspection.
[Amended 10-16-2002 by L.L. No. 10-2002; 1-20-2016 by L.L. No. 1-2016]
Plastic pipe to be used in roof leaders, other stormwater pipes and underground drainage pipes for groundwater may not be used until samples of plastic or fiber pipe of strong and durable quality are submitted to the Building Inspector or the Director of Building Code Enforcement and Land Use Administration for approval. Only if approved may they thereafter be used in and around structures as set forth in plans submitted to the Building Inspector or the Director of Building Code Enforcement and Land Use Administration.
[Amended 10-16-2002 by L.L. No. 10-2002; 1-20-2016 by L.L. No. 1-2016]
Whenever a person violates any of the provisions of this chapter or whenever any person omits or refuses to comply with the provisions of this chapter or deviates from the approved plans and specifications for plumbing and draining filed with the inspector, the Building Inspector or the Director of Building Code Enforcement and Land Use Administration or either's designated representative shall serve notice of violation thereof upon the master plumber doing the work and upon the owner or occupant of the premises.
Such notice may be served personally or by mail and, if by mail, may be addressed to such master plumber at the address registered by him with the Building Inspector or the Director of Building Code Enforcement and Land Use Administration or either's designated representative and upon the owner or occupant at the address given by him upon any application made by him for the plumbing work in connection with which the violation occurs; or, if no permit is obtained, notice shall be served upon the owner or occupant at the location of the work, but the failure of the master plumber to register shall relieve the Building Inspector or the Director of Building Code Enforcement and Land Use Administration or either's designated representative from the requirement of giving such notice to the master plumber. Unless the violation is removed within five days after the day of serving or the mailing of such notice, exclusive of the day of serving or mailing, then each day thereafter that such violation continues shall be considered a separate offense.
Any person who omits or refuses to comply with or resists, willfully violates any of the provisions of this chapter or who obstructs or hinders any inspector or officer in the due performance of his duty hereunder shall be punishable for each conviction by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $500 or by imprisonment, in case of default in payment of the fine, for a period not exceeding 15 days. Each day the provisions of such chapter are violated after due notice has been served upon the offender, in writing, shall constitute a separate offense and subject the offender to a like penalty. Such violation shall also subject any person committing the same to a penalty in the sum of $1,000, recoverable in a civil action brought by or on behalf of the Town of Mamaroneck. In addition, the Town may take whatever additional actions in the nature of injunction or otherwise that is otherwise provided for by law.