Chapter 19.55


19.55.000    National Electrical Code adopted.

19.55.005    When code effective.

19.55.010    Nonliability.

19.55.015    Conflicts – How resolved.

19.55.000 National Electrical Code adopted.

Under the statutory authority of RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074, the National Electrical Code, 2011 Edition, as published by the National Fire Protection Association, is hereby adopted as the electrical code for the city of Edmonds subject to the amendments made herein. The State of Washington Department of Labor and Industries, Electrical Inspection Section, Rules and Regulations for Installing Electric Wiring and Equipment and Administrative Rules, 2008 Edition, is hereby adopted as part of the electrical code of the city of Edmonds. [Ord. 3926 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 3796 § 9, 2010; Ord. 3651 § 1, 2007].

19.55.005 When code effective.

If the state of Washington, through its duly designated electrical inspector or inspectors, for any reason fails to continue to inspect electrical installation, license the same or provide the standards, the provisions of the Edmonds electrical code as amended shall be applicable to all electrical installation in the city as if the state of Washington had not exercised jurisdiction of any kind. [Ord. 3926 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 3796 § 9, 2010; Ord. 3651 § 1, 2007].

19.55.010 Nonliability.

This chapter shall not be construed to relieve or lessen the responsibility of any person owning, operating or installing any electrical equipment for damages to anyone injured by a defect of the equipment, nor shall the city or its agent be held as assuming any such liability by reason of the inspection under this code or the certificate of inspection issued by the building department. [Ord. 3926 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 3796 § 9, 2010; Ord. 3651 § 1, 2007].

19.55.015 Conflicts – How resolved.

If there is any conflict between the electrical code of the city, the National Electrical Code and/or the rules and regulations as set forth by the state of Washington for electric wires and equipment, then the conditions, requirements, provisions or terms which provide, in the opinion of the building official, for the greatest public safety shall be observed and shall control. [Ord. 3926 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 3796 § 9, 2010; Ord. 3651 § 1, 2007].