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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations



(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 893)
  • § 893. Commencement of work; fees; work notice; inspection of work; certificate of completion

    (a) Electrical work in a complex structure shall not commence until a work notice accompanied by the required fee is submitted to the Department and the work notice is validated by the Department. There shall be a base fee of $40.00 for each work notice, except for electrical work done in one and two family residential dwellings. In addition to the base fee, the following fees shall be charged:

    (1) Services

    (A) Temporary-$30.00.

    (B) Permanent-1 phase and 3 phase through 400 amp-$35.00.

    (C) Permanent-401 to 800 amp-$50.00.

    (D) Permanent-801 amp and larger-$100.00.

    (2) Transformers

    (A) 1 to 25 KVA-$10.00 each.

    (B) 26 to 75 KVA-$15.00 each.

    (C) 76 to 200 KVA-$25.00 each.

    (D) Over 200 KVA-$35.00 each.

    (3) Motors and Generators

    (A) Up to 5 hp, KW, KVA-$10.00 each.

    (B) 5 to 25 hp, KW, KVA-$10.00 each.

    (C) 25 to 100 hp, KW, KVA-$15.00 each.

    (D) Over 100 hp, KW, KVA-$25.00 each.

    (4) Other electrical work

    (A) Each panel and feeder after the main disconnect-$35.00.

    (B) Outlets for receptacles, switches, fixtures, electric baseboard (per 50 units or portion thereof)-$20.00.

    (C) Yard lights signs-$5.00 each.

    (D) Fuel oil, kerosene, LP, natural gas, and gasoline pumps-$15.00 each.

    (E) Boilers, furnaces, and other stationary appliances-$10.00 each.

    (F) Elevators-$75.00 each.

    (G) Platform lifts-$40.00 each.

    (H) Fire alarm initiating, signaling, and associated devices (per 50 units or portions thereof)-$30.00.

    (I) Fire alarm main panel and annunciator panels-$50.00 each.

    (J) Fire pumps-$50.00.

    (5) Reinspection fee. For each reinspection for code violations, there will be a fee of $125.00.

    (b) The Commissioner may establish inspection priorities for electrical inspections. Priorities shall be based on the relative risks to persons and property, the type and size of the complex structure, and the type and number of electrical installations to be installed. Electrical installations regulated by the Board shall be inspected by the Commissioner or an electrical inspector in accordance with the procedures and priorities established by the Commissioner.

    (c) An electrical installation in any part of a complex structure shall not be covered unless it is inspected by an electrical inspector. The provisions of this subsection may be specifically waived by an electrical inspector in writing. Upon completion of a new electrical installation, the applicant shall request a final inspection by an electrical inspector in writing. Within five working days of receipt of the application, the Commissioner, or inspector, shall conduct an inspection, establish a reasonable date for inspection, or issue a waiver of inspection.

    (d) A certificate of completion shall be issued if the Commissioner or electrical inspector determines after inspection that the installation is in compliance with the standards and requirements adopted by the Board.

    (e) No part of a complex structure, in which part a new electrical installation has been made, shall be sold or conveyed for use or occupancy without first securing a certificate of completion for the new electrical installation.

    (f) The Commissioner or an inspector designated by the Commissioner shall have authority to enter any premises in which an electrical installation subject to the rules of the Board is being or has been installed, replaced, or repaired for the purpose of making such inspection as is necessary to carry out his or her responsibilities under this subchapter. If the owner or occupant of the premises refuses to permit entry by the Commissioner, or an electrical inspector, any Superior Court, on application of the Commissioner, shall have jurisdiction to issue an order enforcing such right of entry. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1973, No. 146 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. March 11, 1974; 1973, No. 193 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 9, 1974; 1983, No. 146 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. April 11, 1984; 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 1991, No. 234 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 1999, No. 49, § 141; 2001, No. 65, § 2; 2009, No. 134 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. May 29, 2010.)