Chapter 5. Electrical Code

Sec. 9-5.01 Administration.

These regulations shall be known as the “Electrical Code,” and may be so cited, and will be referred to herein as “this Chapter.”

This Code is one of the technical codes of Building Regulations and is administered under Title 9, Chapter 1 of the Hercules Municipal Code. (Ord. 254 Div. 6 (part), 1987)

Sec. 9-5.02 Adoption by Reference.

The California Electrical Code, 2016 Edition, based on the 2015 Edition of the National Electrical Code, as published by the National Fire Protection Association, as modified by the State of California and published in the “California Code of Regulations,” is adopted by reference and made a part of this Chapter as though fully set forth herein, subject to the additions and deletions set forth in this Chapter. (Ord. 500 § 5 (part), 2017)

Sec. 9-5.03 Copies on File.

One (1) copy of the 2016 California Electrical Code as adopted by Section 9-5.02 is on file in the office of the Chief Building Official for inspection by the public. (Ord. 500 § 5 (part), 2017)

Sec. 9-5.04 Amendments, Additions and Deletions.

Addition to Chapter 1, Section 101 Scope to read as an additional paragraph as follows:

The Administrative part of this chapter is in addition to the City of Hercules Building Regulations Administrative Code, Title 9, Chapter 1 of the Hercules Municipal Code. Where conflicts occur between this chapter and Title 9, Chapter 1 of the Hercules Municipal Code, the provisions of Title 9, Chapter 1 of the Hercules Municipal Code shall govern.

(Ord. 254 Div. 6 (part), 1987)

Sec. 9-5.05 Permits Required.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to install, alter, repair, replace or remodel any electrical system or equipment regulated by this Code. (Ord. 288 Div. 1 (part), 1990)

Sec. 9-5.06 Unsafe Electrical Systems.

All electrical systems or equipment regulated by this Code which are unsafe, or which constitute a fire hazard, or are otherwise dangerous to human life are, for the purpose of this Section, unsafe. Any use of electrical systems or equipment regulated by this Code constituting a hazard to safety, health or public welfare by reason of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, obsolescence, fire hazard, disaster, damage or abandonment is, for the purpose of this Section, an unsafe use.

All such unsafe electrical systems or equipment are declared to be public nuisances and shall be abated by repair, rehabilitation, demolition or removal in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings or such alternate procedure as may be adopted by this jurisdiction. As an alternative, the Building Official or other employee or official of this jurisdiction as designated by the governing body may institute any other appropriate action to prevent, restrain, correct or abate the violation. (Ord. 288 Div. 1 (part), 1990)