Chapter 18.08
ELECTRICAL CODE

Sections:

18.08.010    Electrical Code of the city of Santa Cruz.

18.08.030    Adoption of the Electrical Code.

18.08.040    Electrical Code deletions and modifications.

18.08.050    Permit fees.

18.08.060    Penalties.

18.08.070    Permits – To whom issued.

18.08.010 ELECTRICAL CODE OF THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ.

This chapter constitutes the Electrical Code of the city of Santa Cruz.

(Ord. 2010-23 § 5 (part), 2010).

18.08.030 ADOPTION OF THE ELECTRICAL CODE.

The following documents are hereby adopted as part of the Electrical Code of the city of Santa Cruz:

CCR T 24, Part 3, The 2016 California Electrical Code, except as modified herein (hereafter CEC).

One copy of the above documents is and shall be maintained on file in the office of the building official, for use and examination by the public.

(Ord. 2016-16 § 4, 2016: Ord. 2013-22 § 4, 2013: Ord. 2010-23 § 5 (part), 2010).

18.08.040 ELECTRICAL CODE DELETIONS AND MODIFICATIONS.

None.

(Ord. 2010-23 § 5 (part), 2010).

18.08.050 PERMIT FEES.

The chief building official shall charge and receive such fees for services, inspections and permits relating to any work subject to this chapter as set forth in Chapter 3, Table 3B, of the Uniform Administrative Code as adopted in Section 18.04.030 and in the fee schedule established by city council resolution.

(Ord. 2010-23 § 5 (part), 2010).

18.08.060 PENALTIES.

Any person, firm, or corporation violating any provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the penalties provided in Title 4 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code or alternatively or delineated in the Santa Cruz County superior court uniform bail and penalty schedule for the city of Santa Cruz.

(Ord. 2010-23 § 5 (part), 2010).

18.08.070 PERMITS – TO WHOM ISSUED.

(1)    Permits shall be issued only to qualified contractors, duly licensed by the state of California and authorized by their license to perform electrical work except as specifically provided below:

(a)    Maintenance Electrician. In lieu of an individual permit for each installation or alteration, an annual permit may, upon written application therefor, be issued to any person, firm or corporation regularly employing one or more qualified electricians for the installation and maintenance of electrical wiring, devices, appliances, apparatus or equipment on premises owned or occupied by the applicant for the permit.

(b)    Homeowner. The chief building official may issue to an individual a homeowner’s permit authorizing said individual to install, alter, change, or repair any electric fixture, appliance or electric system regulated by this chapter in or about a single-family dwelling used exclusively for living purposes, including the usual accessory buildings and quarters in connection with such buildings; provided, that such person is the owner of the premises, is the permanent occupant of the premises and personally performs the work. The building official may also revoke said homeowner’s permit for cause if it is demonstrated the homeowner or his/her agent is not qualified to perform the permitted work and require that a licensed contractor install the work.

(Ord. 2010-23 § 5 (part), 2010).