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(a) Building. No person shall commence or proceed with the construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, removal or demolition of any building or other structure, or any part thereof, without a written permit therefor from the building inspector; provided, that no building permit shall be required for work the total cost of which does not exceed fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00) and which does not involve any change of the structural parts or the stairways, elevators, fire escapes or other means of egress of the building or the structure in question. Local board of health approval of property for septic tank is required where the sewage system cannot be connected to the town sewer. In all cases of removal or demolition of a building or structure a good and sufficient bond shall be posted by the property owner or by his contractor at the time of application for a permit, to ensure complete removal or demolition, including all rubble and debris. Failure on the part of the property owner or his contractor to completely demolish, remove and clear the premises, after thirty (30) days’ notice by the code enforcement officer shall be cause for forfeiture of such bond.
(b) Plumbing. No person shall commence or proceed with the installation, extension or general repair of any plumbing system without a written permit therefor from the plumbing inspector; provided, that no permit shall be required for minor repairs or replacements on the house side of a trap to an installed system of plumbing if such repairs or replacements do not disrupt the original water supply or the waste or ventilating systems. Local board of health approval of property for septic tank is required where the sewage system cannot be connected to the sewer system of the town.
(c) Heating-air conditioning. No person shall commence or proceed with the installation, extension, alteration or general repair of any heating or cooling equipment system without a written permit from the heating-air conditioning inspector; provided, that no permit shall be required for minor repairs or minor burner services or filter replacements of warm air furnaces or cooling systems.
(d) Electrical. No person shall commence or proceed with the installation, extension, alteration or general repair of any electrical wiring, devices, appliances or equipment without a written permit therefor from the electrical inspector; provided, that no permit shall be required for minor repair work such as the replacement of lamps or the connection of portable devices to suitable receptacles which have been permanently installed; provided, further, that no permit shall be required for the installation, alteration or repair of the electrical wiring, devices, appliances and equipment installed by or for an electrical public utility corporation for the use of such corporation in the generation, transmission, distribution or metering of electrical energy or for the use of such corporation in the operation of signals or the transmission of intelligence.
(e) Land survey of lot. To all building contractors, private property owners and subcontractors; before any building permits can be issued, either to the property owner or building contractor, there shall be a registered land surveyor's plot of the lot. The survey shall show the physical location of the proposed building to include all set backs which are side line, front and rear yards, and all four (4) corner stakes visible and drawn in place on the map. It must include total square footage of said lot, zoning district, all rights-of-way or easements, and the adjoining property owners. Surveyed plot must be completed within one hundred eighty (180) days prior to building permit issuance.
(Code 1977, § 7-21; Ord. No. 1985-3, 4-2-85; Ord. No. 2019-07, § I, 8-6-19)