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A. Electrical Code Adopted: The current national electrical code, which has been adopted by the state for use in the state, is hereby adopted by the city. Three (3) copies of the current code shall be filed for use and examination by the public in the office of the city recorder. (Ord. 2007-02, 1-24-2007)
B. Inspections: The building official shall perform all functions of electrical inspection and shall, among other things, inspect and supervise the construction, installation and repair of all electric light and power wiring, fixtures, appliances or apparatus installed within the limits of the city, except those of the public utility companies, and shall require compliance with the provisions of the electrical code. Wiring, fixtures and apparatus heretofore installed need not necessarily be made to conform strictly to all the provisions of the electrical code. The building official shall require the correction of such defects as he deems actually dangerous to life or property. Those same enforcement standards established in the building code shall be followed by the building official for all electrical work. (1989 Code § 12-301; amd. 2007 Code)
C. Fees: Permit fees for electrical permits and inspections shall be in such amounts as established by resolution of the city council. (1989 Code § 12-303; amd. 2007 Code)
1. Nuisance Declared: Electrical installations for signs, equipment or other facilities which create electrical disturbances that cause interference with normal radio or television reception beyond the immediate vicinity of such electrical installations are hereby declared to be a nuisance. The owners or operators thereof shall so install and maintain such installations as to avoid or eliminate such interference, using all known means and devices for such purpose, such as proper grounding, connections, condensers, resistors and live chokes.
2. Enforcement: The building official shall withhold or withdraw approval of any electrical installation causing the above disturbance, and is hereby authorized to take all steps necessary for the abatement of such conditions. (1989 Code § 12-304)
1. Business License Required: No person shall engage in the installation, alteration, repair or construction of any electrical work, wiring, fixtures, appliances or equipment inside or outside of any building, except work done for or on the property of the city, and excluding owner/builder, without first securing a business license and paying the fee therefor as provided in title 3, chapter 1 of this code. (1989 Code § 12-311; amd. 2007 Code)
2. Unlawful Installation; Disconnection:
a. If the building official shall find any part of any electrical light or power wiring appliances, apparatus or fixtures in or upon any building in the city to have been installed without a permit, or installed not in accordance with the provisions of the electrical code, or to be dangerous to life or property, the building official shall have the right and power to disconnect, or cause to be disconnected, such defective work, fixtures, appliances or apparatus and place a seal upon the same, and shall at the same time give written notice of such disconnection to the owner or occupant of the building.
b. After such disconnected wiring, fixtures, appliances or apparatus have been put in the condition required by this subsection, the seal so placed shall be removed by order of the building official. (1989 Code § 12-314; amd. 2007 Code)
3. Notification To Inspect:
a. Upon completion of the installation of any electrical wiring, fixtures, appliances or apparatus in or on any building, it shall be the duty of the person doing the work to notify the building official, who shall cause the same to be inspected and, if approved, to issue a certificate of inspection, which shall contain the date of such inspection and a statement that the installation is approved.
b. It shall be unlawful for any person to turn on or connect the current with such installation until such certificate shall be issued and it shall also be unlawful to make any change, alteration or extension in or to the installation of any electrical wiring, fixture, appliances or apparatus in or on any building after inspection without notifying the building official and securing a permit to do so. (1989 Code § 12-315)
c. The requirement of permits, inspection and supervision shall not apply to those items exempted by the National Electrical Code, and to minor repair work such as repairing flush and snap switches, replacing fuses, changing lamp sockets and receptacles, taping bare joints, repairing drop cords and wiring for appliances and devices operating at less than twenty five (25) volts. (1989 Code § 12-315; amd. 2007 Code)