Chapter 16.01
ELECTRICAL CODE Amended Ord. 22-008


16.01.010    Title. Amended Ord. 22-008

16.01.020    Adoption of Electrical Codes. Amended Ord. 22-008

16.01.030    Penalties. Amended Ord. 22-008

16.01.040    Administrative citations. Amended Ord. 22-008

16.01.010 Title. Amended Ord. 22-008

This chapter shall be known and cited as the “Dixon Electrical Code” and may hereinafter be referred to as such or “this code.” Article, section, division, and appendix numbers used in this chapter are those of the California Electrical Code or codes adopted by reference in this chapter. [Ord. 05-003; Ord. 07-019; Ord. 11-001.]

16.01.020 Adoption of Electrical Codes. Amended Ord. 22-008

Those certain codes and standards known as the 2016 California Electrical Code, Title 24, California Code of Regulations, Part 3 (hereinafter the “California Electrical Code” or “CEC”), which incorporates and amends by reference the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) published by the National Fire Protection Association, and all Annexes thereto, with the exception of Annex G, are hereby adopted by reference. Not less than two (2) copies of the CEC have been and are now filed in the Dixon Building Department, 600 East A Street, Dixon, CA 95620. Said code is adopted by reference pursuant to Cal. Gov’t Code § 50022 et seq. [Ord. 05-003; Ord. 07-019; Ord. 11-001; Ord. 16-010 § 2.]

16.01.030 Penalties. Amended Ord. 22-008

Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter or the codes adopted by reference and amended herein or fails to comply therewith, or who violates or fails to comply with any order made thereunder, or who builds in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, shall severally for each and every such violation and noncompliance, respectively, be guilty of a misdemeanor, unless the City Attorney determines the violation should be punished as an infraction. Misdemeanor violations shall be punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment in the County jail for a period of time not to exceed six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The imposition of one (1) penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue; and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time; and when not otherwise specified, each ten (10) days that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.

The application of any above-mentioned penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of the prohibited conditions and/or the imposition of administrative fines or citations for the violation of the provisions of this chapter if approved by the City Council. [Ord. 05-003; Ord. 07-019; Ord. 11-001.]

16.01.040 Administrative citations. Amended Ord. 22-008

In addition to any other enforcement mechanism prescribed by law, this chapter may be enforced by the issuance of administrative citations pursuant to the administrative citation ordinance (Chapter 9.01 DMC, Article VI). [Ord. 05-003; Ord. 07-019; Ord. 11-001.]