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(A) Unlawful acts. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to install, erect, construct, alter, extend, repair or remove any electrical distribution system regulated by the Electrical Code, or cause the same to be done, in conflict with or in violation of any of the provisions of the Electrical Code as hereby adopted.
(B) Authority. The Electrical Inspector is hereby authorized to inspect any and all electrical installations within the city jurisdiction, to placard and order removed or remodeled and put in proper and safe condition for the prevention of fire and safety of life, and electrical heating and lighting apparatus, power generators, motors, machinery, fixtures and connections, electrical equipment used in the supply, distribution or utilization of electrical current for light, heat or power purposes and to control the disposition and arrangements of the same so that persons and property shall not be endangered.
(C) Notice. The Electrical Inspector or other enforcing officer shall serve a notice or order on one or more of the persons, firms or corporation responsible for the installation, erection, construction, alteration, extension, repair or removal, demolition, any electrical distribution system or equipment in violation of the provisions of the Electrical Code, in violation of a detailed statement or a plan approved thereunder, or in violation of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of the Electrical Code. The order shall direct the discontinuance of the illegal action or condition of the abatement of the violation. For this purpose, the owner, lessee or licensee of the building or structure or equipment shall be considered responsible as well as any persons, firm or corporation engaged in the activities.
(D) Summary abatement of violation. If the necessary changes or repairs are not completed within the time specified in any notice, the Electrical Inspector or enforcing officer shall have the authority to disconnect the electrical service to the equipment or installation in question where the maintenance or continuance of the violation creates an imminent threat of serious injury to persons or property in addition, and even if prior notice has not been given, if the Electrical Inspector or enforcing officer in the course of discharging his or her duties, discovers any violation of this code, which creates an imminent threat of serious injury to persons or property, and the circumstances do not allow for notice to be given, as provided above, or if any electrical equipment may interfere with the work of the Fire Department, the Electrical Inspector shall have the authority to disconnect or cause the immediate disconnection of the service or equipment (without prior notice). If fires have damaged the wiring of any building or structure, reconnection to electrical supply shall not be made until authorized by the Inspector, enforcing officer, Building Inspector, Fire Chief or his or her respective designees.
(1980 Code, § 26.006) Penalty, see § 54.99