NEW PROCESS FOR COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL INSPECTION
My municipalities are non-dellegated municipalities so please contact the following for your commercial electrical inspections as required. See SPS 316.012
Marinette and Oconto County contact: Lakeside Consultants 331-274-9630
Outagamie County contact: SAFEbuilt 262-328-7638
SPS 316.012 Permits.
(1) (a)Except for an electrical wiring project described in s.101.875 (2), Stats., and as provided in par.(b), no electrical wiring project may commence unless the owner of the premises where the installation is to occur or their agent holds a permit from the designated inspection agency if the project involves the installation of new or an addition to any electrical service, feeder, or branch circuit serving any of the following:
2.A public building, structure, or premises.
3.A place of employment.
5.A manufactured home community.
6.A public marina, pier, dock, or wharf.
7.A recreational vehicle park.
(b)Under emergency conditions, the necessary electrical wiring may commence without obtaining a permit, provided the owner of the premises where the installation is to occur or their agent submits a permit application to the inspection agency designated by the department to provide electrical inspections for the installation no later than the next business day after commencement of the installation.
(2) The application for a permit required under sub.(1)shall contain all of the following information:
(a)The name of the applicant.
(b)The name of the building or property owner.
(c)The location of the electrical wiring installation.
(d)The scope and extent of the electrical wiring installation.
(e) 1.The name of the person responsible for the installation.
2.The name and license number of the master electrician, residential master electrician, or registered master electrician under s.SPS 305.437responsible for the installation, unless exempted under s.101.862 (4), Stats.
(a)The issuing inspection agency shall indicate on the electrical permit the date of issuance.
(b)A permit required under sub.(1)shall expire 12 months after the date of issuance, if installation of the electrical wiring has not commenced.
SPS 316.013 Inspections.
(1) Except as provided under s.101.875 (2), Stats., electrical wiring installations shall be subject to inspection.
Note:See s.SPS 320.10regarding the inspections for the construction of new one- and 2- family dwellings.
(2) Inspections of electrical wiring installations described under s.SPS 316.012 (1) (a)shall be conducted by a certified commercial electrical inspector.
Note:See s.SPS 305.62for certification provisions for commercial electrical inspectors.
(a)The building owner or their agent shall notify the inspection agency designated by the department to provide electrical inspections when the electrical wiring installation is ready for inspection.
(b)Except as provided in par.(c), to facilitate inspection all of the following shall apply:
1.Electrical wiring shall remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes.
2.Electrical wiring may not be energized.
1.The concealment or energizing of electrical wiring, other than an electrical service, may proceed if inspection has not been completed within 2 business days after notification is received or as otherwise agreed between the wiring installer and the designated inspection agency providing the inspection.
2.The notification that an electrical wiring installation is ready for final inspection shall be made to indicate when all electrical fixtures, outlets and face plates are in place and the installation or that portion of the installation is energized.
1.If upon inspection, it is found that the installation is in compliance with this chapter, the certified inspector shall approve the installation prior to concealment or energizing of the electrical wiring.
2 2If upon inspection, it is found that the installation is incomplete or not in compliance with this chapter, orders to correct shall be issued. An order may include the condition that the electrical wiring is to remain unconcealed and non-energized until re-inspected.
Note:Section101.02 (13) (a), Stats., indicates penalties will be assessed against any employer, employee, owner or other person who fails or refuses to perform any duty lawfully enjoined, within the time prescribed by the department, for which no penalty has been specifically provided, or who fails, neglects or refuses to comply with any lawful order made by the department, or any judgment or decree made by any court in connection with ss.101.01to101.599, Stats. For each violation, failure or refusal, the employee, owner or other person must forfeit and pay into the state treasury a sum not less than $10 nor more than $100 for each violation.
Note:Section101.02 (12), Stats., indicates that every day during which any person, persons, corporation or any officer, agent or employee thereof, fails to observe and comply with an order of the department will constitute a separate and distinct violation of such order.
History:Cr.Register, October, 1990, No. 418, eff. 11-1-90; am.,Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99;CR 08-047: renum. from Comm 16.06Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09;CR 16-093: renum. from SPS 316.006Register June 2018 No. 750, eff. 8-1-18.