ARTICLE III. ELECTRICITY

DIVISION 1. GENERALLY

 Sec. 6-40. Permits required.

 No person shall do work covered by the electrical code adopted by this article without first obtaining a permit therefor from the building official.  (Code 1962, 13-23)

 Sec. 6‑41. Exemption from permit for minor installations.

 Permits are not required for portable electrical appliances under one thousand, four hundred (1,400) watts, which are ordinarily attached to permanent wiring by means of a plug or cord; provided that permits shall be required prior to the installation or connection of any electrical appliance that requires a two hundred twenty (220) volt power source. (Code 1962, 13‑24, 13‑31)

Sec. 6‑42. Permit to be obtained before beginning work; exceptions.

 Electrical permits shall be procured before starting any work, provided that the building official may extend the time for procuring a permit in case of emergency or where definite data is not immediately available. (Code 1962, 13‑25)

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*State law reference--Similar provisions.  Electrical code and standards, F.S. 553.15 et seq.

Sec. 6‑43. Permit application required; contents.

Every applicant for an electrical permit shall describe the location of the work to be done, giving block, lot number or name of street, or such general description as will readily identify the proposed building or work. The applicant shall submit to the building official plans and specifications showing all work to be performed, the use of all parts of the building or premises, and giving complete information as to the scope of the work. The building official may waive this requirement in any case where he may determine such detailed information unnecessary in the proper prosecution of the work. (Code 1962, 13‑26)

Sec. 6‑44. Plans to be checked before issuing permit.

The plans and specifications, and all information filed by an applicant for an electrical permit, shall be carefully checked by the building official to ascertain that the work proposed complies with, and meets the minimum require­ments necessary to safeguard life and limb, health, property and the public welfare, as well as the requirements of this article and other applicable provisions, before issuing an electrical permit. (Code 1962, 13‑27)

Sec. 6‑45. Permit fee.

The fee for an electrical permit shall be as provided by section 6‑11. (Code 1962, 13‑30)

Sec. 6‑46. Master of journeyman to supervise work.

Every electrical job shall be under the direct supervision of a certified master or journeyman electrical who shall remain on the job in charge at all times; provided, that this requirement shall not apply to a home owner doing electrical work on his own residence.

Sec. 6‑47. Authority to stop work.

In any case of failure to comply with the plans and specifications previously submitted to the building official, or the doing of work contrary to the provisions of this article or any other applicable provision, or contrary to the minimum requirements necessary to safeguard life and limb, health, property, and the public welfare, the building official may order the work stopped by notice in writing served on any person engaged in such work or causing such work to be done, and such person shall immediately stop the work until authorized by the building official to again proceed therewith. (Code 1962, 13‑28)

Sec. 6‑48. Inspection, approval required.

No work for which a permit is required by this article shall be connected to a source of electrical powers, nor shall electrical power be supplied to any such installation, until it has been inspected and approved by the building official and a certificate of occupancy issued if one is required. (Code 1962, 9‑1)

Sec. 6‑49. Approval or rejection of work.

Upon completion of the inspection for roughing in of electric wiring, the building official shall attach to or adjacent to the main switch, a sticker provided for that purpose, which shall state his acceptance or rejection of the electrical work being done. In the event the work has been rejected, the person doing the work shall immediately correct any defects and secure the building official’s approval before any further permits are issued to him. (Code 1962, 13‑38)

Sec. 6‑50. Thirty‑day temporary service connection.

 A thirty‑day temporary electric service connection may be ap­proved by the electrical inspector if the wiring installation, appa­ratus or equipment is found to be in a safe operating condition and provided an urgent necessity for electrical current exists Under these circumstances, an application for a temporary ser­vice must be made in writing by the electrical contractor, firm, corporation, or owner requesting the temporary service connec­tion to the electrical inspector. (Ord No. 86‑1, 1, 11‑19‑85)

Secs. 6‑51–6‑59. Reserved.

DIVISION 2. STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS

Sec. 6‑60. Conformity required.

 All electrical work of any type or description whatsoever for which a permit is required by this article shall conform to the provisions of this article and to the provisions of the electrical code adopted by reference by section 6‑62. (Code 1962, 13‑45)

Sec. 6‑61. Compliance with rules of utility.

 All service equipment attached to any building or on any premises in the town shall conform to the rules of the electrical utility company, and shall be located as directed by its representatives. (Code 1962, 13‑46)

Sec. 6‑62. Code adopted.

 (a) There is hereby adopted by reference as fully and completely as though set out at length that certain code known as the most recently adopted National Electrical Code, NFPA No. 70, promulgated by the National Fire Protection Association, as fully and with the same effect as though set out at length herein. Whenever there shall be a conflict between the provisions of the electrical code adopted by this section, and the provisions of this article, the provisions of this article shall be controlling.  The National Electrical Code is specifically to be construed as being cumulative with all existing federal, state, applicable county, and town laws, ordinances and regulations now existing or hereafter adopted, or as amended from time to time.  The National Electrical  Code  shall not be  construed as an  authorization for any  construction which is now or hereafter prohibited by federal, state, applicable county, or other town laws, ordinances, or regulations.

(b)   Sections 553.19(2), (3), (4), and (5), Florida Statutes (1991), are hereby adopted by reference and constitute a listing of code standards applicable with the town.  (Code 1962, 13‑44; Ord. No. 92-11, 1, 7-21-92; Ord. No. 12-02, 8, 11-21-11)

Cross reference--Alarm systems, 6‑168 et seq.

Sec. 6‑63. “Authority having jurisdiction” defined for code.

 The “authority having jurisdiction,” for the purposes of the electrical code, shall be the building official.

 Sec. 6‑64.  Amendments to National Electric Code.

 That the following local amendments to the National Electrical Code are hereby added:

(1)   Conduit required.  All new electrical wiring in new or existing buildings being wired or required, as the case may be, for: (1) business, industrial, institutional or commercial occupancy; (2) for wet locations; or (3) locations subject to mildly corrosive fumes and vapors, shall be in an approved raceway.  In all residential buildings to be used in whole, or in part, for institutional, commercial or business purposes, such institutional, commercial or business part shall be wired in an approved raceway from its own panel, supplied from the main panel.

(2)   Service Entrance Conductors and Location. Service entrance conductors shall be of sufficient size to carry the loads as computed in Article 220 of the National Electric Code. Aluminum wire will only be accepted for the “Service Entrance Conductors” and rated no less than 100 amps. The point of service entrance to buildings and the location of the electric meter shall in each case be determined by the Town Manager or his designee. (Ord. No. 92-11, 2, 7-21-92)

 Secs. 6-65–6‑73. Reserved.