All electric light, heat and power wires, fixtures, appliances, conductors and apparatus and their supports, hereafter placed or in­ stalled in or upon any building or other structure in the city shall be in strict conformity with the approved standards of construction for safety to life and property. Materia ls for wiring, appliances and equipment which conform to the standards of the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. shall be prima facie evidence that such materials, devices, appliances and equipment comply with the requirements of this article. The maker’s name, trademark or other identification symbol shall be placed on all electrical material, device, appliance and equipment installed under this article.

The National Electrical Code, Edition of 1987 (NFPA, No. 70-1987) a standard for electric wiring and apparatus as recommended by the National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02269, the same being a standard code for the installation of electric wiring and apparatus and available in book or pamphlet form, shall be and is hereby incorporated by reference thereto. The said code shall be the minimum standard for all electrical work done or performed under the provisions of this article, except as hereinafter provided.

(Ord. 786; Code 2015)

No person, firm or corporation shall make any material alteration or addition in existing wiring in any building, nor shall any building or an addition thereto; be wired for electric lights, motors, heating devices, or any apparatus requiring the use of electric current, before making an application in writing to the city clerk for a permit therefor. Application for permits shall be made on blanks furnished by the city and shall set forth in detail such work to be done, class and location of building and name of the owner: Provided, that, no permit shall be required for maintenance or minor repair of electrical installations.

Permits to do electrical wiring work covered by this article shall be issued only to licensed and bonded electricians or contractors: Provided, That, the owner of any building or structure to be wired or rewired may obtain an owner’s permit hereunder to do such work, but such permit shall authorize only such work as may be done personally by such owner on his own property.

This article shall not be construed to relieve from responsibility any person, firm or corporation owning, controlling, or in­ stalling electrical wiring equipment or device nor shall the city be held as assuming any liability of any nature by reason of this code.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00) or imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding sixty (60) days or by both such fine and imprisonment.

All references to an inspector or inspection appearing in the National Electrical Code Edition of 1975 are hereby deleted.