Chapter 16.24
ELECTRICAL CODE

Sections:

I. Adoption by Reference

16.24.010    Adoption of the 2017 Edition of the National Electrical Code.

II. General Provisions

16.24.020    Definitions.

16.24.030    Scope.

16.24.040    Purpose.

16.24.050    Title.

16.24.060    Application.

16.24.070    Occupancy of building or structure.

16.24.080    Connection to electricity supply.

16.24.090    Electrical installations to comply with state requirements.

16.24.100    Liability for damages.

16.24.110    Validity.

16.24.120    Electrical work abandoned upon alteration.

III. Authority

16.24.200    Authority.

16.24.210    Inspector’s qualifications.

16.24.220    Records and reports.

IV. Permits and Approvals

16.24.300    Application.

16.24.310    Content.

16.24.320    Issuance of permits.

16.24.330    Who may secure.

16.24.340    Fees.

16.24.350    Inspection and approvals.

16.24.360    Notice of violations, penalties.

16.24.370    Revocation of permits.

16.24.380    Applications and extensions.

16.24.390    Appeals.

V. Plan Review

16.24.400    Plans review.

I. Adoption by Reference

16.24.010 Adoption of the 2017 Edition of the National Electrical Code.

That certain compilation, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk and presently known as the 2017 National Electrical Code and American National Standard, recommended by the National Fire Protection Association shall be, and is, adopted as the electrical code of the city, governing and regulating the installation, repair, use, and maintenance of electrical wiring, equipment and appliances; each and all of the regulations, provisions, conditions and terms contained therein are referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as though fully set forth in this chapter, except that the following regulations, provisions and conditions set forth in this chapter are also made a part of this code, which following specific regulations, provisions and conditions shall supersede the regulations, provisions and conditions contained in the National Electrical Code, when the same are in conflict with the specific regulations, provisions and conditions hereafter specified in this chapter. (Ord. 3346 § 1, 2017; Ord. 3264 § 1, 2014; Ord. 3071 § 2, 2008; Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

II. General Provisions

16.24.020 Definitions.

“Alteration” means any change made in an existing electrical installation, including any additions thereto, changes of circuits, panels, subpanels, service conduit or feeder wires, or loads added to the existing electrical system.

“Appliance repair” or “service dealer” means a person engaged in the business of repairing or servicing electrical appliances and whose work in the electrical field shall be limited to said repair and servicing of electrical appliances unless he carries a valid electrical contractor’s license.

“Authority having jurisdiction” means the organization, office, or individual responsible for approving equipment, materials, an installation, or a procedure.

“Chief electrical inspector” means an electrical inspector who either is the authority having jurisdiction or is designated by the authority having jurisdiction and is responsible for administering the requirements of this chapter.

“Consumer” means any person, persons, customer, firm, association, municipal corporation or corporation that uses electricity, including residential, commercial, industrial and public users.

“Electrical contractor” means any person who establishes themselves in any phase of, or who advertises in any manner, that he or she is engaged in the business of installation, repair, alteration, or maintenance of electrical wiring, equipment, fixtures, appliances or accessories for another person; provided, however, that any person engaged in the business of repairing or servicing electrical appliances on the owner’s premises or in their place or places of business shall not be included within this definition, with respect to such repair or service.

“Electrical inspector” means an individual meeting the requirements of LMC 16.24.210 and authorized to perform electrical inspections.

“Electrical utility company” or “utility” means any person, firm or corporation holding and exercising a franchise, permit or license to distribute electricity within the city limits.

“Premises” means the property of the consumer up to the property line and including any buildings or structures thereon.

“Structure” means a combination of materials to form a construction that is safe and stable, including, among others, stadiums, gospel or circus tents, receiving stands, platforms, staging, observation towers, radio towers, water tanks and towers, trestles, piers, wharves, sheds, coal bins, fences and display signs. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.030 Scope.

The following functions are covered:

(1) The inspection of electrical installations as covered by RCW 19.28.010(1).

(2) The investigation of fires caused by electrical installations.

(3) The review of construction plans, drawings, and specifications for electrical systems.

(4) The design, alteration, modification, construction, maintenance, and testing of electrical systems and equipment.

(5) The regulation and control of electrical installations at special events including but not limited to exhibits, trade shows, amusement parks, and other similar special occupancies. (Ord. 3071 § 2, 2008; Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.040 Purpose.

The purpose of this article shall be to provide requirements for administration and enforcement of the National Electrical Code and to provide minimum standards and requirements for safe installation, repair, use, and maintenance of electrical wiring, equipment, fixtures, appliances or accessories on consumers’ premises within the city. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.050 Title.

This chapter shall be known and may be cited as “the electrical code of the city of Longview.” This chapter shall be enforced and administered by the electrical inspector of the city. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.060 Application.

(1) New Installations. This chapter applies to new installations. Buildings with construction permits dated after adoption of this chapter shall comply with its requirements.

(2) Existing Installations. Existing electrical installations that do not comply with the provisions of this chapter shall be permitted to be continued in use unless the authority having jurisdiction determines that the lack of conformity with this chapter presents an imminent danger to occupants. Where changes are required for correction of hazards, a reasonable amount of time shall be given for compliance, depending on the degree of the hazard.

(3) Additions, Alterations, or Repairs. Additions, alterations, or repairs to any building, structure, or premises shall conform to that required of a new building without requiring the existing building to comply with all the requirements of this chapter. Additions, alterations, installations, or repairs shall not cause an existing building to become unsafe or to adversely affect the performance of the building as determined by the authority having jurisdiction. Electrical wiring added to an existing service, feeder, or branch circuit shall not result in an installation that violates the provisions of the code in force at the time the additions are made and are in conformance with LMC 16.24.070(2)(b).

(4) Connection to Utility Lines. No new or altered electrical installation shall hereafter be connected to the lines of the serving utility unless said serving utility is authorized and notified to do so by the electrical inspector and complies with the provisions of LMC 16.24.080.

(5) Electric Fences. Except where expressly permitted in the zoning ordinances of the city, it is unlawful for any person to install, use or maintain within the city any fence, barrier, partition or obstruction which is electrically charged or connected with any electrical source in such a manner as to transmit an electrical charge to persons, animals, or things which might come in contact therewith. Any electric fence permitted shall contain and be equipped with a certified electric fence controller. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.070 Occupancy of building or structure.

(1) New Construction. No newly constructed building shall be occupied in whole or in part in violation of the provisions of this chapter.

(2) Existing Buildings. Existing buildings that are occupied at the time of the adoption of this chapter shall be permitted to remain in use, provided the following conditions apply:

(a) The occupancy classification remains unchanged;

(b) There exists no condition deemed hazardous to life or property that would constitute an imminent danger. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.080 Connection to electricity supply.

Connections to the electric supply shall conform to subsections (1) through (5) of this section.

(1) Authorization. Except where work is done under an annual permit and except as otherwise provided in LMC 16.24.060(4), it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to make connection to a supply of electricity or to supply electricity to any electric equipment installation for which a permit is required or that has been disconnected or ordered to be disconnected.

(2) Special Consideration. By special permission of the authority having jurisdiction, temporary power shall be permitted to be supplied to the premises for specific needs of the construction project.

(3) Notification. If, within two business days after the electrical inspector is notified of the completion of an installation of electric equipment, other than a temporary approval installation, the electrical inspector has neither authorized connection nor disapproved the installation, the supplier of electricity is authorized to make connections and supply electricity to such installation.

(4) Disconnection. Where a connection is made to an installation that has not been inspected, as outlined in the preceding subsections of this section, the supplier of electricity shall immediately report such connection to the chief electrical inspector. If, upon subsequent inspection, it is found that the installation is not in conformity with the provisions of the electrical code of the city of Longview, the chief electrical inspector shall notify the person, firm, or corporation making the installation to rectify the defects and, if such work is not completed within the time specified in the notice, the chief electrical inspector shall have the authority to cause the disconnection of that portion of the installation that is not in conformity.

(5) Disconnection by Fire Department. When any electrical wiring, apparatus, appliance or fixture has been disconnected, or requested to be disconnected by the fire department, said wiring or equipment shall not be reconnected until inspected and approved by the electrical inspector. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.090 Electrical installations to comply with state requirements.

In accordance with the laws of the state, namely, Chapter 19.28 RCW and Chapter 296-46B WAC, part A, part B, and part C, excepting WAC 296-46B-906, inspection fees, all electrical installations hereafter installed or altered in the city shall conform to the requirements of the statutes, rules and regulations of the state pertaining to the same. In case of conflict between this chapter and any such state statutes, rules and regulations, the most strict regulations shall be applicable. (Ord. 3071 § 2, 2008; Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.100 Liability for damages.

The electrical code of the city of Longview shall not be construed to affect the responsibility or liability of any party owning, designing, operating, controlling, or installing any electric equipment for damages to persons or property caused by a defect therein, nor shall the city of Longview or any of its employees be held as assuming any such liability by reason of the inspection, reinspection, or other examination authorized. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.110 Validity.

If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase of the electrical code of the city of Longview is for any reason held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the electrical code of the city of Longview. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.120 Electrical work abandoned upon alteration.

Upon alteration of an existing electrical system, all nonconcealed portions of said electrical system, which are abandoned or discarded upon alteration, shall be removed by the person doing the electrical work, except that the conduits and related equipment within a commercial building, which in the future may again be used, need not be removed. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

III. Authority

16.24.200 Authority.

Where used in this article, the term “authority having jurisdiction” shall include the chief electrical inspector or other individuals designated by the city of Longview. This chapter shall be administered and enforced by the authority having jurisdiction designated by the city of Longview as follows:

(1) The authority having jurisdiction shall be permitted to render interpretations of this chapter in order to provide clarification to its requirements, as permitted by the National Electrical Code, Section 90.4. The inspector may suggest acceptable methods of installation; however, he is not empowered to, and shall not, lay out work for contractors, electricians, owners or any other interested party.

(2) When the use of any electrical equipment or electrical installation is found to be dangerous to human life or property, the authority having jurisdiction shall be empowered to have the premises disconnected from its source of electric supply. When such equipment or installation has been so condemned or disconnected, a notice shall be placed thereon listing the causes for the condemnation, the disconnection, or both, and the penalty under LMC 16.24.360 for the unlawful use thereof. Written notice of such condemnation or disconnection and the causes therefor shall be given within 24 hours to the owners or the occupant, or posted on site, of such building, structure, or premises. It shall be unlawful for any person to remove said notice, to reconnect the electric equipment to its source of electric supply, or to use or permit to be used electric power in any such electric equipment until such causes for the condemnation or disconnection have been remedied to the satisfaction of the inspection authorities.

(3) The authority having jurisdiction shall be permitted to delegate to other qualified individuals such powers as necessary for the proper administration and enforcement of this chapter.

(4) Police, fire, and other enforcement agencies shall have authority to render necessary assistance in the enforcement of this chapter when requested to do so by the authority having jurisdiction.

(5) The authority having jurisdiction shall be authorized to inspect, at all reasonable times, any building or premises for dangerous or hazardous conditions or equipment as set forth in this chapter. The authority having jurisdiction shall be permitted to order any person(s) to remove or remedy such dangerous or hazardous condition or equipment. Any person(s) failing to comply with such order shall be in violation of this chapter.

(6) Where the authority having jurisdiction deems that conditions hazardous to life and property exist, he or she shall be permitted to require that such hazardous conditions in violation of this chapter be corrected.

(7) To the full extent permitted by law, any authority having jurisdiction engaged in inspection work shall be authorized at all reasonable times to enter and examine any building, structure, or premises for the purpose of making electrical inspections. Before entering a premises, the authority having jurisdiction shall obtain the consent of the occupant thereof or obtain a court warrant authorizing entry for the purpose of inspection except in those instances where an emergency exists. As used in this section, “emergency” means circumstances that the authority having jurisdiction knows, or has reason to believe, exist and that reasonably can constitute immediate danger to persons or property.

(8) Persons authorized to enter and inspect buildings, structures, and premises as herein set forth shall be identified by proper credentials issued by this governing authority.

(9) Persons shall not interfere with an authority having jurisdiction carrying out any duties or functions prescribed by this chapter.

(10) Persons shall not use a badge, uniform, or other credentials to impersonate the authority having jurisdiction.

(11) The authority having jurisdiction shall be permitted to investigate the cause, origin, and circumstances of any fire, explosion, or other hazardous condition.

(12) The authority having jurisdiction shall be permitted to require plans and specifications to ensure compliance with this chapter.

(13) Whenever any installation subject to inspection prior to use is covered or concealed without having first been inspected, the authority having jurisdiction shall be permitted to require that such work be exposed for inspection. The authority having jurisdiction shall be notified when the installation is ready for inspection and shall conduct the inspection within two business days.

(14) The authority having jurisdiction shall be permitted to order the immediate evacuation of any occupied building deemed unsafe when such building has hazardous conditions that present imminent danger to building occupants.

(15) The authority having jurisdiction shall be permitted to waive specific requirements in this chapter or permit alternative methods where it is assured that equivalent objectives can be achieved by establishing and maintaining effective safety. Technical documentation shall be submitted to the authority having jurisdiction to demonstrate equivalency and that the system, method, or device is approved for the intended purpose.

(16) Each application for a waiver of a specific electrical requirement shall be filed with the authority having jurisdiction and shall be accompanied by such evidence, letters, statements, results of tests, or other supporting information as required to justify the request.

The authority having jurisdiction shall keep a record of actions on such applications, and a signed copy of the authority having jurisdiction’s decision shall be provided for the applicant. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.210 Inspector’s qualifications.

Inspector’s qualifications shall comply with RCW 19.28.321. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.220 Records and reports.

The authority having jurisdiction shall retain records in accordance with subsections (1) and (2) of this section.

(1) Retention. The authority having jurisdiction shall keep a record of all electrical inspections, including the date of such inspections and a summary of any violations found to exist, the date of the services of notices, and a record of the final disposition of all violations. All required records shall be maintained until their usefulness has been served or as otherwise required by law.

(2) Availability. A record of examinations, approvals, and variances granted shall be maintained by the authority having jurisdiction and shall be available for public review as prescribed by law during normal business hours. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

IV. Permits and Approvals*

*Permits and approvals shall conform to LMC 16.24.300 through 16.24.380.

16.24.300 Application.

(1) Activity authorized by a permit issued under this chapter shall be conducted by the permittee or the permittee’s agents or employees in compliance with all requirements of this chapter applicable thereto and in accordance with the approved plans and specifications. No permit issued under this chapter shall be interpreted to justify a violation of any provision of this chapter or any other applicable law or regulation. Any addition or alteration of approved plans or specifications shall be approved in advance by the authority having jurisdiction.

(2) A copy of the permit shall be posted or otherwise readily accessible at each work site or carried by the permit holder as specified by the authority having jurisdiction. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.310 Content.

Permits shall indicate the following:

(1) Operation or activities for which the permit is issued.

(2) Address or location where the operation or activity is to be conducted.

(3) Name and address of the permittee.

(4) Permit number and date of issuance.

(5) Period of validity of the permit.

(6) Inspection requirements. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.320 Issuance of permits.

The city of Longview department of community development shall be authorized to establish and issue permits, certificates, and notices. The authority having jurisdiction shall be authorized to issue approvals, or orders pertaining to electrical safety hazards pursuant to LMC 16.24.360, except that no permit shall be required to execute any of the classes of electrical work specified in WAC 296-46B-901(8) and (9). (Ord. 3071 § 2, 2008; Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.330 Who may secure.

Electrical permits shall be issued only to electrical contractors licensed by the state or to property owners, where such property owners propose to use such permit to make electrical installations, alterations or additions in their own buildings and the premises upon which their own buildings are located, subject to the following requirements:

(1) The owner shall do the work in the manner required by the electrical code of the city of Longview, and shall be entitled to the exemptions provided by RCW 19.28.261. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.340 Fees.

The fee for each electrical permit shall be as set forth in Table 16.24.340 as herein provided.

Table 16.24.340 Electrical Permit Fees 

1. Residential Fees

 

a.

New single-family residence or complete rewire of existing:

 

 

 

1)

200 amps or less

$163

 

 

2)

Over 200 amps

$207

 

b.

Mobile home service and feeder, detached garages and outbuildings, swimming pools, and other similar installations not specifically identified.

$82

 

c.

Service/panel change-out or adding a subpanel (including circuits).

$82

 

d.

200 amp panel altered to 400 amp (2-200 amp / 320 amps continuous).

$109

 

e.

Meter/mast repair.

$54

 

f.

Mobile home feeder, hot tubs, heat pumps, and similar installations.

$54

 

g.

Circuits added/altered without service change:

 

 

 

1)

1 to 5 circuits

$54

 

 

2)

6 to 11 circuits (12 or more circuits, see line (1)(a) above)

$82

 

h.

Low voltage:

 

 

 

1)

Thermostat for air handler

$39

 

 

2)

All others (exceptions: wireless security systems, data, phone and TV)

$54

 

i.

Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

$143

2. Commercial, Multifamily, and Low Voltage Fees (Excepting stand-alone low voltage equipment cost)

 

Total valuation of electrical installation* Use this table for all low voltage also.

 

$500 or less

$64

 

$501 to $5,000

$64 + 2% of cost over $500

 

$5,001 to $50,000

$163 + 1% of cost over $5,000

 

$50,001 to $250,000

$654 + 0.4% of cost over $50,000

 

$250,001 to $1,000,000

$1,525 + 0.3% of cost over $250,000

 

$1,000,001 and above

$3,976 + 0.15% of cost over $1,000,000

 

* Typical cost of labor and materials used to complete the project whether donated or not.

 

3. Miscellaneous Residential, Multifamily, and Commercial Fees

 

a.

Temporary services, for every 200 amp or portion thereof.

$54

 

b.

Carnival/Amusement rides.

$216

 

c.

Annual permit:

 

 

 

1)

For 1 to 4 electricians

$1,905

 

 

2)

Low voltage

$272

 

d.

Trip fee in addition to existing permit or re-inspection fee as needed.

$64

 

e.

Signs:

 

 

 

1)

The first sign

$54

 

 

2)

Each additional sign inspected at the same time

$16

 

f.

Variance application fee.

$82

 

g.

Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated (minimum charge – one-half hour)

$62

4. Plan Review Requirements

 

a.

All commercial and multifamily projects over 400 amps will require a preliminary plan review.

 

b.

Projects not qualified by a preliminary plan review shall be required to submit two sets of drawings detailing the scope of work in floor plan view and a complete one-line.

 

c.

Plan review is required for all educational, institutional or health or personal care facilities as outlined in Chapter 296-46B WAC.

5. Plan Review Fees

 

a.

Preliminary plan review by appointment (fee may be applied to permit or regular plan review if needed).

$64

 

b.

Regular plan review, 15% of permit fee.

Minimum charge

$82

 

c.

WAC-required plan review, 20% of permit fee plus

Minimum charge

$82

6. Civil Penalties

 

a.

Work performed without required permit (exception: emergency repairs) and other violations shall be subject to the penalties identified in LMC 16.24.360.

(Ord. 3310 § 1, 2015; Ord. 3235 § 1, 2012; Ord. 3191 § 1, 2011; Ord. 3154 § 1, 2010; Ord. 3053 § 1, 2008; Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.350 Inspection and approvals.

(1) Upon the completion of any installation of electrical equipment that has been made under a permit, it shall be the duty of the person, firm, or corporation making the installation to notify the electrical inspector having jurisdiction, who shall inspect the work within a reasonable time.

(2) Where the inspector finds the installation to be in conformity with the statutes of all applicable local ordinances and all rules and regulations, the inspector shall issue to the person, firm, or corporation making the installation a certificate of approval.

(3) When any portion of the electrical installation within the jurisdiction of an electrical inspector is to be hidden from view by the permanent placement of parts of the building, the person, firm, or corporation installing the equipment shall notify the electrical inspector, and such equipment shall not be concealed until it has been approved by the electrical inspector or until two business days have elapsed from the time of such notification; provided, that on large installations, where the concealment of equipment proceeds continuously, the person, firm, or corporation installing the equipment shall give the electrical inspector due notice in advance, and inspections shall be made periodically during the progress of the work.

(4) At regular intervals, the person, firm, or corporation making the installation shall request an inspection by the electrical inspector having jurisdiction. The electrical inspector having jurisdiction shall visit all buildings and premises where work may be done under annual permits and shall inspect all electric equipment installed under such permits since the date of the previous inspection. The electrical inspector shall issue a certificate of approval for such work as is found to be in conformity with the provisions of this chapter and all applicable ordinances, orders, rules, and regulations, after payments of all required fees.

(5) If, upon inspection, any installation is found not to be fully in conformity with the provisions of this chapter, and all applicable ordinances, rules, and regulations, the inspector making the inspection shall at once forward to the person, firm, or corporation making the installation a written notice stating the defects that have been found to exist.

(6) The electrical inspector shall have the power to stop all or any part of the work being done under any permit issued under the provisions of this chapter for the violation of any requirement of this chapter. The electrical inspector shall notify such permit holder, in writing, of his or her action.

(7) If, after such permit is granted to a property owner, it becomes apparent from the character of the work performed that such owner is doing said work, or any part thereof, in violation of this chapter, the electrical inspector may request that such portions of the work that are in violation of this chapter be changed, altered or replaced by a licensed electrical contractor or that the work in violation of this chapter be forthwith removed from said building, structure or premises, and in the event said property owner fails to comply with said requirement, the inspector is authorized and directed to disconnect or order the disconnection of the electrical service until such a time as the work in violation is corrected.

(8) An electrical final inspection is required in all buildings or applications within the city where circuits have been added or altered, and before such circuits shall be utilized, or a home, tenant space or commercial or other occupancy shall be occupied. The electrical contractor shall be responsible to make requests for inspection once wiring is completed and make any corrections deemed necessary by the inspector. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.360 Notice of violations, penalties.

Notice of violations and penalties shall conform to subsections (1) and (2) of this section.

(1) Violations.

(a) Whenever the authority having jurisdiction determines that there are violations of this chapter, a written notice shall be issued to confirm such findings.

(b) Any order or notice issued pursuant to this chapter shall be served upon the owner, operator, occupant, or other person responsible for the condition or violation, either posting on-site or by mail or by delivering the same to, and leaving it with, some person of responsibility upon the premises. For unattended or abandoned locations, a copy of such order or notice shall be posted on the premises in a conspicuous place at or near the entrance to such premises or the order or notice shall be mailed by registered or certified mail, with return receipt requested, to the last known address of the owner, occupant, or both.

(2) Penalties.

(a) Any person who fails to comply with the provisions of this chapter or who fails to carry out an order made pursuant to this chapter or violates any condition attached to a permit, approval, or certificate shall be subject to the penalties established by this jurisdiction.

(b) Failure to comply with the time limits of an abatement notice or other corrective notice issued by the authority having jurisdiction shall result in each day that such violation continues being regarded as a new and separate offense.

(c) Any person, firm, or corporation who shall willfully violate any of the applicable provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.370 Revocation of permits.

Revocation of permits shall conform to the following:

(1) The authority having jurisdiction shall be permitted to revoke a permit or approval issued if any violation of this chapter is found upon inspection or in case there have been any false statements or misrepresentations submitted in the application or plans on which the permit or approval was based.

(2) Any attempt to defraud or otherwise deliberately or knowingly design, install, service, maintain, operate, sell, represent for sale, falsify records, reports, or applications, or other related activity in violation of the requirements prescribed by this chapter shall be a violation of this chapter. Such violations shall be cause for immediate suspension or revocation of any related licenses, certificates, or permits issued by this jurisdiction. In addition, any such violation shall be subject to any other criminal or civil penalties as available by the laws of this jurisdiction.

(3) Revocation shall be constituted when the permittee is duly notified by the authority having jurisdiction.

(4) Any person who engages in any business, operation, or occupation, or uses any premises, after the permit issued therefor has been suspended or revoked pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, and before such suspended permit has been reinstated or a new permit issued, shall be in violation of this chapter.

(5) A permit shall be predicated upon compliance with the requirements of this chapter and shall constitute written authority issued by the authority having jurisdiction to install electrical equipment. Any permit issued under this chapter shall not take the place of any other license or permit required by other regulations or laws of this jurisdiction.

(6) The authority having jurisdiction shall be permitted to require an inspection prior to the issuance of a permit.

(7) A permit issued under this chapter shall continue until revoked or for the period of time designated on the permit. The permit shall be issued to one person or business only and for the location or purpose described in the permit. Any change that affects any of the conditions of the permit shall require a new or amended permit. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.380 Applications and extensions.

Applications and extensions of permits shall conform to the following:

(1) The authority having jurisdiction shall be permitted to grant an extension of the permit time period upon presentation by the permittee of a satisfactory reason for failure to start or complete the work or activity authorized by the permit.

(2) Applications for permits shall be made to the authority having jurisdiction on forms provided by the jurisdiction and shall include the applicant’s answers in full to inquiries set forth on such forms. Applications for permits shall be accompanied by such data as required by the authority having jurisdiction, such as plans and specifications, location, and so forth. Fees shall be determined as required by LMC 16.24.340.

(3) The authority having jurisdiction shall review all applications submitted and issue permits as required. If an application for a permit is rejected by the authority having jurisdiction, the applicant shall be advised of the reasons for such rejection. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

16.24.390 Appeals.

Any person aggrieved by the action of the electrical inspector may, within 10 days thereafter, appeal to the appeal board of adjustment, and the board may sustain, modify or overrule the action of the electrical inspector as codified in Chapter 19.12 LMC. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).

V. Plan Review

16.24.400 Plans review.

Review of plans and specifications shall conform to subsections (1) through (3) of this section.

(1) Authority. For new construction, modification, or rehabilitation, the authority having jurisdiction shall be permitted to review construction documents and drawings.

(2) Responsibility of the Applicant. It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the following:

(a) The construction documents include all of the electrical requirements.

(b) The construction documents and drawings are correct and in compliance with the applicable codes and standards.

(3) Responsibility of the Authority Having Jurisdiction. It shall be the responsibility of the authority having jurisdiction to promulgate rules that cover the following:

(a) Review of construction documents and drawings within established time frames for the purpose of acceptance or to provide reasons for nonacceptance.

(b) Review and approval by the authority having jurisdiction shall not relieve the applicant of the responsibility of compliance with this chapter.

(c) Where field conditions necessitate any substantial change from the approved plan, the authority having jurisdiction shall be permitted to require that the corrected plans be submitted for approval. (Ord. 2941 § 1, 2005).