Chapter 16.10
ELECTRIC CODE

Sections:

16.10.010    Copies of codes on file.

16.10.020    Repealed.

16.10.030    Repealed.

16.10.040    Repealed.

16.10.050    Codes adopted.

16.10.060    –

16.10.080    Repealed.

16.10.090    Electrical permit fees.

16.10.100    Repealed.

16.10.110    Repealed.

16.10.120    Effect of chapter on existing wiring.

16.10.130    Service entrance conductors.

16.10.140    

16.10.900    Repealed.

16.10.010 Copies of codes on file.

The city shall at all times keep on file with the city clerk, for reference by the general public, not less than one copy of the codes and resolutions, or parts thereof, as herein adopted by reference, together with the amendments and supplements thereto herein made a part of this chapter.

The copies of the codes on file may be placed by the city clerk in the custody of the office of the building official to make them more readily available for inspection and use by the general public. (Ord. 3404 § 3 (Att. A), 2021; Ord. 3396 § 6, 2021; Ord. 3266 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3063 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014; Ord. 2840 § 6, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 5, 2007; Ord. 2143 § 1, 1997)

16.10.020 Purpose.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3266 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3063 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014; Ord. 2840 § 6, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 5, 2007; Ord. 2143 § 1, 1997)

16.10.030 Definitions.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3266 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3063 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014; Ord. 2840 § 6, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 5, 2007; Ord. 2143 § 1, 1997)

16.10.040 Violations.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3266 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3063 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014; Ord. 2840 § 6, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 5, 2007; Ord. 2143 § 1, 1997)

16.10.050 Codes adopted.

As amended by the provisions of this chapter, the Washington State adopted National Electrical Code (NEC) issued by the National Fire Protection Association including Annex A, B, and C is adopted by reference. (Ord. 3396 § 6, 2021; Ord. 3266 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3063 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014; Ord. 2840 § 6, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 5, 2007; Ord. 2288 § 1, 1999; Ord. 2143 § 1, 1997)

16.10.060 Permits.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3266 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3063 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014; Ord. 2840 § 6, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 5, 2007; Ord. 2288 § 2, 1999; Ord. 2143 § 1, 1997)

16.10.065 Work exempt from permits.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3266 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3063 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014)

16.10.070 Application for permits.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3266 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3063 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014; Ord. 2840 § 6, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 5, 2007; Ord. 2288 § 3, 1999; Ord. 2143 § 1, 1997)

16.10.075 Expiration.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3266 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3063 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014; Ord. 2840 § 6, 2010)

16.10.080 Plan review fees.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3266 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3063 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014; Ord. 2840 § 6, 2010; Ord. 2699 § 25, 2007; Ord. 2683 § 5, 2007; Ord. 2588 § 5, 2005; Ord. 2288 § 4, 1999; Ord. 2218 § 1, 1998; Ord. 2143 § 1, 1997)

16.10.090 Electrical permit fees.

Fees shall be set forth in a fee ordinance adopted and from time to time amended by the city council. (Ord. 3396 § 6, 2021; Ord. 3266 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3063 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014; Ord. 2840 § 6, 2010; Ord. 2699 § 26, 2007; Ord. 2683 § 5, 2007; Ord. 2588 § 6, 2005; Ord. 2288 § 5, 1999; Ord. 2217 § 2, 1998; Ord. 2143 § 1, 1997)

16.10.100 Temporary installation.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3266 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3063 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014; Ord. 2840 § 6, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 5, 2007; Ord. 2143 § 1, 1997)

16.10.110 Wiring and circuit specifications – New work.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3266 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3063 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014; Ord. 2840 § 6, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 5, 2007; Ord. 2143 § 1, 1997)

16.10.120 Effect of chapter on existing wiring.

A. The provisions of this chapter are not intended to apply to electrical installations in existence at the time of its adoption, except in those cases which, in the opinion of the building official, are found to be dangerous to life or property, and except as is otherwise specifically provided in this chapter.

B. Whenever an existing electrical service is to be moved, altered, or enlarged, the service equipment may be required to be reinstalled in conformance with this chapter and Chapter 16.14 LMC for underground utilities.

C. Additions or alterations to existing electrical systems shall be done using materials and methods equivalent to or exceeding the currently adopted national, state and city of Lynnwood electrical codes.

D. Conductors not in use shall be removed. (Ord. 3396 § 6, 2021; Ord. 3266 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3063 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014; Ord. 2840 § 6, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 5, 2007; Ord. 2288 § 6, 1999; Ord. 2143 § 1, 1997)

16.10.130 Service entrance conductors.

The NEC and WCEC Article 230 as adopted by this chapter is amended by adding thereto the following:

Service entrance conductors shall be installed in the following manner:

A. Minimum coverage shall be 24 inches below finished grade.

B. Where current limiters are permitted, they shall be installed in an approved enclosure, and labeled “current limiters.”

C. Where Section 230-95(c) of the National Electrical Code applies, tests shall be performed by an approved testing agency.

(Ord. 3396 § 6, 2021; Ord. 3266 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3063 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014; Ord. 2840 § 6, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 5, 2007; Ord. 2288 § 7, 1999; Ord. 2143 § 1, 1997)

16.10.140 Grounding procedures.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3266 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3063 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014; Ord. 2840 § 6, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 5, 2007; Ord. 2288 § 8, 1999; Ord. 2143 § 1, 1997)

16.10.150 Raceways.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3266 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3063 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014; Ord. 2840 § 6, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 5, 2007; Ord. 2143 § 1, 1997)

16.10.160 Pool installations.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3266 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3063 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014; Ord. 2840 § 6, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 5, 2007; Ord. 2143 § 1, 1997)

16.10.900 Severability.

Repealed by Ord. 3396. (Ord. 3266 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3063 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014; Ord. 2840 § 6, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 5, 2007; Ord. 2143 § 2, 1997)