The following additional fees shall apply to each permit covered under this ordinance:
a. a 2% fee levy as authorized by Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC) for Code Academy activities;
b. a 5% automation enhancement surcharge; and
c. a 15% indirect cost surcharge.
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Temporary electrical permits will be issued for sixty (60) days. A temporary permit may be renewed for an additional thirty-day period, if necessary. Applications for temporary permits must be filed under any of the following conditions:
a. For connection to temporary service drop and for equipment to be used for construction of circuits to be used or number of power units to be installed.
b. For connection to permanent service or for installation of temporary lighting or power equipment not included in original permit, a separate permit based on the permit fee schedule is required.
c. For connection to permanent service of heating equipment, a temporary permit will be issued if a regular permit for permanent connection of the heating equipment is issued or is on file at the time the temporary connection is requested.
|60 – 100 amperes service||$85.00|
|101 – 600 amperes service||$90.00|
|Over 600 amperes service||$134.00|
Electrical Permit Fees: Electrical Preventive Maintenance
Preventive maintenance for 1,000 amperes equipment. It shall be unlawful to perform any work on service equipment, any compartment of a switchboard, a motor control center, a transformer, or a panel for which the ampacity is one thousand (1,000) amperes or larger, or [which has a] voltage rating over two hundred fifty (250) volts regardless of ampacity, without first completely disengaging the electrical power within that piece of equipment or compartment. Pursuant to the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, Volume II, Building Maintenance Code, it shall be the responsibility of the owner, or his responsible agent, of a switchboard having a capacity of one thousand (1,000) amperes or larger, to have a master electrician disconnect said equipment once every five (5) years or less to perform normal preventive maintenance. The preventive maintenance shall consist of all maintenance normally performed by electrical contractors including by way of illustration:
- Vacuum entire interior of switchboard.
- Clean bus and contacts with a suitable nonconductive solvent.
- Lubricate all moving mechanisms.
- Check all conductors for abrasions.
- Torque bus and conductors’ connections to manufacturers’ recommended specifications.
- Check calibration of over current trip units and protective devices.
- Megger board to manufacturers’ specifications before re-energizing.
- Replace worn, damaged or deteriorating components.
- Submit report of preventive maintenance performed to inspection services division within thirty (30) days.
|Each additional hour||$56.00 per hour, per inspector|
No electrical work, except minor repair work, shall be performed by any registered electrical contractor, or master electrician, or any owner, owner’s agent, architect or engineer until such person has applied for and received a permit from Inspection Services. See Electrical Permit Fees.
Before permits required can be issued for any electrical work involving a new or renovated commercial or high-rise or multifamily residential building, the prescribed sets of plans must be submitted to and approved by Inspection Services. Before permits can be issued for major electrical repairs in existing buildings, the registered electrical contractor, owner, owner’s agent, architect, engineer or master electrician shall file with the inspection services division detailed sketches of the work proposed to be done. The permit will not be issued until the plan or sketches have been approved by the construction plan examiner.
In case of abandonment or withdrawal of any permit, 65% of the fee shall be refunded to the applicant, provided the applicant makes a written request before the work is commenced.
If work has commenced, the applicant may return the permit with a written request for cancellation and a pro-rata refund of the fee will be made, based on the remaining, incomplete work; provided further, that such request is made within six (6) months after date of the permit or the last inspection. See instructions on how to apply for a refund.
Work in Single-Family Dwellings and Townhouses
Any permit required by this section may be issued to a person, whether registered or not, to do any work regulated by this chapter in a single-family dwelling or townhouse used exclusively for residence purposes, including the usual accessory buildings and quarters in connection with such building, provided that the person is the bona fide owner or agent of the owner of such dwelling.
Work Continued Was Started by Another Permittee
Before proceeding with any electrical equipment installation which has been started by any other permit grantee, an owner shall request the electrical section of the Inspection Services Division to inspect the installation for which a permit was granted and also to inspect any work performed, and shall also obtain an owner’s permit for the remaining part of the installation.
Permit Fees Exception
There shall be no fees assessed for a permit required by this section to do electrical work by or for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in connection with the construction, alteration, repair or maintenance of bus and rapid rail system; the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. Nothing in this section shall be construed to alter, amend or modify any rule, regulation, standard or requirement of the National Electrical Code, as adopted by the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, including standards and amendments previously or subsequently adopted.