(a) Permits required.
(1) No person shall erect, construct, alter or change any electrical installation, work or wiring in the city until proper application for a permit has been received and a permit has been issued by the Electrical Inspector. When required, plans and specifications must be filed with the Electrical Inspector before the permit will be issued.
(2) Electrical permits will be issued to licensed state electrical contractors or persons qualifying under subsections (b)(1) and (d)(2) below.
(3) Electrical permits and fees are required for all work described in subsections (b) through (h) below.
(b) Residential permits. (For multiple residential occupancies, see subsection (c) below.)
(1) Electrical permits for work in residential structures may be issued to a person who owns and actually occupies the structure as a residence, or owns and will occupy the structure as a residence upon completion of construction.
(2) Residential Fees:
Single-family dwelling, two-family dwelling, townhouse dwelling
New service only
Per dwelling unit
Wiring of additions and rewiring
Each additional room
$10 up to a maximum of $150
(c) Commercial and industrial permits.
(1) This is to also include energy management systems, multiple residential occupancies, sign wiring and 120 volt alarm systems. (Note: A fire alarm permit is required for all low voltage fire alarm installations.)
(2) The schedule of Commercial fees shall be based on the value of the electrical job cost, with a minimum fee of$65, as follows:
2.5% of job cost
$50,000.01 and over
$1,250 for first $50,000 plus 3/4% of balance
(3) The job cost shall include all fixtures, switch gear, electrical heat equipment, installation cost and all other electric components necessary for a complete electrical installation whether furnished by the electrical contractor, owner or others and shall be based on billing cost to the customer.
Upon completion of the job, the electrical contractor will furnish the city with a notarized statement of the full cost of the job.
(d) Factory, shop or building maintenance permits (required quarterly).
(1) The fee shall be 2.5% of the job cost which is incurred on a quarterly basis. The job cost is described in subsection (c)(2) above. Arrangements shall be made with the Electrical Inspector for quarterly inspections.
(2) Electrical permits for factory, shop or building maintenance will be issued only to a licensed state electrical contractor or to the following full-time employees of a company: a maintenance electrician, an electrical engineer or a Class A master electrician. All must be licensed and registered with the State Board of Electricity.
(e) Elevator and moving stair permits. Per unit, $25.
(f) Temporary service installed during construction. $40.
(g) Transitory projects, events, special inspections or re-inspection. $42 per inspection.
(h) Plan-check fees. There shall be a plan-check fee of 10% of the permit fee when the job cost exceeds $50,000.
(1958 Code, § 60.09) (Added by Ord. 133, passed 4-17-1958; Ord. 190, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. 195, passed 11-25-1952; Ord. 97, passed 12-17-1956; Ord. 107, passed 5-20-1957; Ord. 109, passed 5-20-1957; Ord. 197, passed 8-17-1959; Ord. 63-20, passed 6-24-1963; Ord. 63-26, passed 8-26-1963; Ord. 69-9, passed 1-20-1969; Ord. 69-44, passed 6-2-1969; Ord. 72-58, passed 11-20-1972; Ord. 79-2, passed 1-22-1979; Ord. 87-21, passed 3-16-1987; Ord. 88-3, passed 1-11-1988; Ord. 90-53, passed 12-10-1990; Ord. 93-5, passed 1-11-1993; Ord. 2007-22, passed 6-25-2007; Ord. 2016-25, passed 11-7-2016)