§ 9-86. Permits generally.  

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  • (a)

    A permit is required to perform any electrical construction, to install any electrical wiring, apparatus, or equipment, or to make any extensions or changes to existing systems of wiring for light, heat, or power, except under the following conditions:


    Permits are not required for work done by employees of public utility companies, for installation or repairs of generation, control, transformation, transmission, distribution or metering apparatus or equipment, and routine maintenance of same.


    Permits are not required for the installation, maintenance, or service of any public utility energy management system, provided the work is performed by a licensed electrician on behalf of a certified electrical contractor or by an employee of a public utility company.


    Permits are not required for repairs of damaged apparatus or equipment, replacement of luminaries in one- and two-family dwellings, and/or routine maintenance of the same. Repairs and/or maintenance shall not mean the total replacement of said equipment, but may mean replacement of luminaries.


    Permits are not required on service calls which involve no wiring and/or installation of equipment by an electrical contractor, or by a certified master electrician or journeyman electrician serving in the name of a certified electrical contractor.


    Fire alarm systems.


    In the case of fire alarm construction and/or any system wired into the fire alarm system, permitting by the county division of building safety shall not be required. Such fire alarm construction is subject to state licensure requirements, permitting, and inspections by the county fire department.


    The division of building safety will permit and inspect all conduits (only) installed for a fire alarm system.


    Before any permit is issued for the installation or alteration of electrical system wiring, apparatus, or equipment, the electrical contractor making application for the permit shall pay the appropriate fee as determined by the board of county commissioners.


    Any permit issued under the provisions of this article shall become invalid if the work authorized thereby is not commenced within six (6) months after issuance or within six (6) months after the last inspection if work has commenced. A request for extension not to exceed ninety (90) days must be received in writing by the chief electrical inspector prior to each expiration date.

(Code 1965, § 6-362; Ord. No. 86-6, § 12, 3-17-86; Ord. No. 87-28, § 7, 7-21-87; Ord. No. 90-20, § 12, 9-10-90; Ord. No. 92-15, § 3, 4-28-92; Ord. No. 97-27, § 6, 12-30-97; Ord. No. 2001-26, § 1.W., 12-18-01; Ord. No. 2005-13 , § 1(M, HH), 10-4-05; Ord. No. 2009-12 , § 1, 4-28-09)