Wellesley Town Offices
Article 23
Inspectors
23.1. Appointment. The Selectmen shall appoint the:

a. Inspector of Wires;
b. Inspector of Gas;
c. Inspector of Buildings; and
d. Sealer of Weights and Measures.

The Inspector of Buildings shall appoint the Inspector of Plumbing (who may, but need not, be the Inspector of Gas).

23.2. Term. The term of office shall be one year commencing on July 1, except as otherwise provided by law.

23.3. Inspector of Wires. The Inspector of Wires shall perform the duties prescribed for inspectors of wires in Towns under the General Laws and the Electric Code of the Commonwealth.

23.4. Inspector of Gas. The Inspector of Gas shall perform the duties prescribed for Town inspectors of gas piping and gas appliances in buildings under Chapter 143 of the General Laws and the Fuel and Gas Code of the Commonwealth.

23.5. Inspector of Buildings. The Inspector of Buildings shall perform the inspection and zoning enforcement duties prescribed for inspectors of buildings of Towns under Chapter 143 of the General Laws, Article XXIII of the Town Zoning Bylaws, and the Building Code of the Commonwealth. The Inspector of Buildings shall also enforce the Stretch Energy Code, so called, as appearing in 780 CMR Appendix 115.AA, or any amendments thereto. (Amended ATM 2011)

23.6. Sealer of Weights and Measures. The Sealer of Weights and Measures shall perform the duties prescribed for sealers of weights and measures of Towns under the General Laws.

23.7. Inspector of Plumbing. The Inspector of Plumbing shall perform the duties prescribed for inspectors of plumbing of Towns under Chapter 142 of the General Laws and the Plumbing Code of the Commonwealth.

23.8. General Provisions. The Inspectors and the Sealer of Weights and Measures shall also begoverned by the applicable provisions of Articles 2 through 7 of these bylaws and other provisions of these bylaws applicable generally to all boards, except as is specifically directed by law or a provision of these bylaws to act otherwise.

23.9. Requirements for Wiring. Every corporation or person proposing to place wires designed to carry a current of electricity for light, heat or power purposes shall give notice thereof to the Inspector of Wires before commencing any work. This notice shall be on an application furnished by the Inspector of Wires and shall indicate the general character of the proposed installation, and the number, rating and kind of current consuming devices to be connected. Upon receipt of such a notice and payment of the proper fee, a permit for the commencement of the work as described shall be issued by the Inspector of Wires if all legal requirements have been observed. No work, except of an emergency nature, shall commence until a valid permit has been issued.

No conduit, either within or connecting two buildings, or any wiring within or between two buildings to be used in connection with the distribution of current for light, heat, or power, shall be covered over until approved by the Inspector of Wires, and such approval posted in a conspicuous place on or within the building so wired.

No person engaged in the practice of electrical wiring for hire shall install wires designed to carry a current of electricity for heat, light or power in the Town unless that person has exhibited and registered a license or certificate at the office of the Inspector of Buildings.

Whoever violates any provision of this section shall, in cases not otherwise provided for, forfeit and pay for each offense a fine not exceeding $50.