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#43430 10/15/04 10:36 AM
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Jps1006 ---

In my area homeowners and business owners are not allowed to do work that requires a permit. Those people are forced to hire a professional if they need to change their electric work. (I am sure that many people including my self are happy to hire professionals.)

My practice is for me to pay for any reinspections or appeal/legal fees that result from my doing work.

The code is not subjective and open to interpretation. In the appeals process (courts) if the work MEETS ANY interpretation of the code it is code compliant. (The inspector can fail work only if it FAILS ALL interpretations.) Kick your inspectors real hard a couple times and they will enforce the just the code.

#43431 10/15/04 10:59 AM
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Re-inspect fees are basically non-existant here in NJ. The permit fees charged by the municipalities cover ALL inspections required. (Rough, ceiling, trench, bond,TCO, final etc)

Yes, I have had jobs as a AHJ that have numerous "fails" and numerous re-inspects, and it's all within the 'base' fee.

Short & sweet; an HVAC CU replacement ($35) elec permit fee can (and sometimes does) get unlimited inspections. Usually, after 2 fails the "EC" gets a personal call.

Fees are controlled by Municipal Ordinances, and 3rd party fees are contractually set.

Our 'Bond' is State mandated, and no municipal fees (Lic/Reg) may be assessed to State Lic EC's doing only electrical work.


#43432 10/16/04 01:17 PM
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I should add that the reinspect fees seem to come from the very small departments around here...every little town or village has a builbing dept.. Many of the smaller towns subcontract the inspections.


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