(A)   The Electrical Inspection Department shall have immediate supervision over all electrical work, according to the rules established by the Electrical Commission, this chapter and other ordinances of the city. The Department shall have the power and duty to do the following:
      (1)   The Electrical Inspection Department shall issue permits for installation and alteration of electrical work where an application for a permit shall be made in accordance with the rules and regulations applicable thereto. However, no permit shall be issued for installing or altering electrical work unless the person applying for the permit is licensed; except, that no owner of property desiring to do his or her own electrical work on his or her own property shall be required to be licensed.
      (2)   The Department shall inspect all electrical installations authorized by any permit to assure compliance with the provisions of this chapter, approving or condemning any work in whole or in part as conditions require.
      (3)   The Department shall maintain an official record of all persons lawfully entitled to carry on or engage in the business of electrical work in the city.
      (4)   The Department shall require every owner, lessee or their representative to submit specifications, drawings, descriptions or diagrams necessary to show clearly the character, kind and extent of electrical work covered for the installation. If found to be in conformity with the requirements of this chapter and all other laws or ordinances, the Electrical Inspector shall endorse it, in writing or stamp the plans and specifications approved.
   (B)   The Chief Electrical Inspector and the electrical inspectors shall have the power to enter any building or premises in order to examine the electrical work in the building or premises, and it shall be unlawful for any person to interfere with them in the performance of their duties.
   (C)   No electrical work of any kind, including conduits and raceways, shall be concealed or enclosed until it has been inspected by the Electrical Inspection Department. No electrical service shall be supplied to any building or premises until the electrical work in the building or premises has been inspected and approved by the Electrical Inspection Department.
   (D)   Whenever, in the opinion of the Chief Electrical Inspector, it shall be necessary to call upon the Police Department for their aid and assistance in carrying out or enforcing any of the provisions of this chapter, governing the inspection of electrical work, he or she shall have the authority to do so. It shall be the duty of the Police Department when called upon by the Chief Electrical Inspector, to act according to the instructions of and to perform those duties as may be required by the Chief Electrical Inspector in order to enforce or put into effect the provisions of this chapter.
   (E)   The Chief Electrical Inspector and other electrical inspectors who may be designated and who are under the direction of the Chief Electrical Inspector, shall have full police power and shall have the right to arrest any person who violates any of the electrical regulations of this chapter.
   (F)   A public service utility shall not install its customers’ light or power service outlets, their distribution centers or their switches or their meter boxes in or on the public service utility’s property. But the public service utility may install and connect its services, meters, and metering equipment on its customers’ premises; however, in no event shall the service be energized until approval is given by the Electrical Inspection Department.
   (G)   The Electrical Inspection Department shall charge for their services in accordance with the schedule of permits and fees adopted by the Common Council, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
   (H)   The city shall appropriate money sufficient to operate the Electrical Inspection Department.
(Prior Code, § 151.11) (Ord. 3351, passed 11-9-1961) Penalty, see § 10.99