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TOWN OF SWAN’S ISLAND
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION AND INSPECTION ORDINANCE

Section 1. ENACTMENT AUTHORITY AND SCOPE
This Ordinance is enacted pursuant to Title 30-A MRSA § 4151 et seq.
and applies to original installations of electrical equipment and alterations or
additions to existing electrical equipment.

Section 2. ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR
This Ordinance shall be administered and enforced by a Local Electrical
Inspector who shall be appointed by the Selectmen. The Selectmen may also
appoint a Deputy Local Electrical Inspector. Whenever the term Electrical
Inspector is used hereafter in this Ordinance, the term shall include the Deputy
Electrical Inspector.

Section 3. PERMIT REQUIRED
A. No electrical equipment shall be installed in, altered, or added to
any building, structure or premises within the territorial limits of the
Town of Swan’s Island unless an Electrical Installation Permit has
been issued under this Ordinance.
B. No permit shall be required to do minor repair work such as, but not
limited to, the following:
1. The replacement of fuses;
2. The installation of additional outlets;
3. The replacement of existing switches, sockets, outlets and
lamps;
4. Repairs to entrance service equipment; and
5. Repairs or installation of radio and low voltage equipment.
C. Emergency work may be undertaken without first obtaining a
permit. A permit shall then be obtained as soon as is reasonably
possible.
D. No major deviation may be made from the installation described in
the permit without the prior written approval of the Local Electrical
Inspector.
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Section 4 APPLICATION FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION PERMIT
Application for an Electrical Installation Permit shall be made in writing on
a form approved by the Local Electrical Inspector describing the work to be done
and signed by the applicant
A. If the proposed work is to be performed in a single-family structure,
the applicant shall be the owner of that structure.
B. In all other cases the applicant shall be the licensed master
electrician employed to do the proposed work; a holder of a limited
license who may obtain a permit within such limited licensee’s area
of expertise; or the general contractor for the construction project of
which the proposed work is a part, providing that the contractor
shall provide as a part of the application the name, address and
license number of the licensed electrician employed to do the
proposed work.

Section 5. EXPIRATION OF PERMIT
Any permit issued under this section shall expire if:
A. The authorized work is not commenced within six (6) months after
issuance of the permit;
B. The authorized work is suspended or abandoned for a period of six
(6) months after the time of commencing the work;
C. The authorized work is not completed within twenty-four (24)
months after the issuance of the permit, or
D. The permit holder fails to correct a violation of any provision of this
Ordinance within the time prescribed in a Notice of Violation
hereunder.
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Section 6. PERMIT FEES
The fee for a permit hereunder shall be:
Proposed Work Fee
Change in size of Residential Service Entrance $25.00
Installation, addition or alteration to:
Single-family residence $25.00
Two or more-family residence $25.00
per family dwelling unit
Commercial structure: $50.00

Section 7. CONFORMITY TO NFPA CODE
All installations of electrical equipment must be reasonably safe to
persons and property. Conformity with applicable provisions of National Fire
Protection Association No. 70 - National Electric Code (2002 Ed.) and its
subsequent amendments is prima facie evidence that an installation is
reasonably safe to persons and property.

Section 8 CERTIFICATE OF ACCEPTANCE
A. The applicant, by obtaining a permit, consents to the inspection by
the Local Electrical Inspector of work and equipment described in
the permit at all reasonable times during the course of the
authorized work to insure compliance with this Ordinance
B. Prior to the sale, lease, use or occupancy of any building, structure,
portion of a structure or premises for which a Permit has been
issued, the permit holder shall obtain a Certificate of Acceptance
from the Local Electrical Inspector stating that the electrical
equipment is in conformity with the standards set forth for electrical
equipment in Section 7 of this Ordinance. Prior to the issuing a
Certification of Acceptance, the Local Electrical Inspector shall
inspect the property to see that all requirements of this ordinance
have been met. A Certificate of Acceptance shall be issued or
denied within 4 working days of application for inspection by the
permit holder, and failure to issue a Certificate within 4 working
days shall be deemed an approval of the request for a Certificate,
subject to further proceedings under Section 9.
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Section 9 ENFORCEMENT
A. Upon the discovery of any electrical equipment which does not
comply with this Ordinance, the Local Electrical Inspector may
make a written complaint to the State Electrical Inspector in
accordance with Title 32 MRSA § 1104.
B. Whenever the Local Electrical Inspector determines that there is a
violation of any provision of this Ordinance, written notice of such
violation shall be given to the property owner and the person
making the installation, if known. Such written notice shall contain:
1. A description of the building, structure or premises in question in
sufficient detail to identify it;
2. A description of the violation found and a citation to the
provisions of this Ordinance or the NFPA Code violated;
3. The remedial action required for correction of such violation;
and
4. A date by which such violation must be corrected.
C. Prosecution of violations of this Ordinance shall be made pursuant
to 30-A MRSA § 4452. The penalties include, but are not limited to,
fines, injunctive relief and the reimbursement of the Town’s
attorney’s fees and costs.

Section 10 EFFECTIVE DATE
The effective date of this Ordinance or any amendments thereto shall be
the day immediately following it/their adoption at a Regular or Special Town
Meeting.

Section 11 CERTIFICATE OF ADOPTION
I hereby attest that this is a true copy of the Swan’s island Electrical
Installation and Inspection Ordinance duly adopted at a Regular or Special Town
Meeting held on , 2004
Town Clerk