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N.C. Gen. Stat. § 87-43(Copy citation) Statutes current through the 2012 Regular Session Annotations Current through March 29, 2013 General Statutes of North CarolinaCHAPTER 87.ARTICLE 4. § 87-43. Electrical contracting defined; licenses

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 87-43(Copy citation)
Statutes current through the 2012 Regular Session Annotations Current through March 29, 2013
General Statutes of North CarolinaCHAPTER 87.ARTICLE 4.

§ 87-43. Electrical contracting defined; licenses

Electrical contracting shall be defined as engaging or offering to engage in the business of installing, maintaining, altering or repairing any electric work, wiring, devices, appliances or equipment. No person, partnership, firm or corporation shall engage, or offer to engage, in the business of electrical contracting within the State of North Carolina without having received a license in the applicable classification described in G.S. 87-43.3 from the State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors in compliance with the provisions of this Article, regardless of whether the offer was made or the work was performed by a qualified individual as defined in G.S.87-41.1. In each separate place of business operated by an electrical contractor at least one listed qualified individual shall be regularly on active duty and shall have the specific duty and authority to supervise and direct all electrical wiring or electrical installation work done or made by such separate place of business. Every person, partnership, firm or corporation engaging in the business of electrical contracting shall display a current certificate of license in his principal place of business and in each branch place of business which he operates. Licenses issued hereunder shall be signed by the chairman and the secretary-treasurer of the Board, under the seal of the Board. A registry of all licenses issued to electrical contractors shall be kept by the secretary-treasurer of the Board, and said registry shall be open for public inspection during ordinary business hours.

MUNICIPALITIES

Carolina Beach, North Carolina Code of Ordinances Sec. 4-171

North Carolina Municipal Codes North Carolina, Carolina Beach Code of Ordinances, PART II - CODE OF ORDINANCES, Chapter 4 - BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS, ARTICLE VII. REGULATION OF ALARM SYSTEMS

§ Sec. 4-171 Alarm companies, requirement for license.
Each alarm company shall be licensed under chapter 74C of the North Carolina General Statutes.

Cherokee Indians Eastern Band, North Carolina Code of Ordinances Sec. 143-38

North Carolina Municipal CodesNorth CarolinaCherokee Indians Eastern Band Code of Ordinances, PART II - CODE OF ORDINANCES, Chapter 143 - BUILDING CODES AND FLOOD CONTROL, ARTICLE III. - ALARM SYSTEMS

§ Sec. 143-38 Duties of alarm system monitoring companies; verification process.   
(a) Every person, firm, association, corporation, or business that engages in or holds itself out as engaging in an alarm systems business within the territory of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians must be licensed by the North Carolina Alarm Systems Licensing Board and in addition shall:
    (1) Register with the Cherokee Chief of Police, pay a $100.00 registration fee, present proof of license, and certificate of liability insurance with the following minimum coverage: $50,000.00 for bodily injury or death of one person as a result of the negligent act or acts of the principal insured or his agents operating in the course and scope of his employment, subject to aid limit for one person, $100,000.00 because of bodily injury or death of two or more persons as the result of the negligent act or acts of the principal insured or his agent operating in the course and scope of his or her agency; $20,000.00 because of injury to or destruction of property of others as the result of the negligent act or acts of the principal insured or his agents operating in the course and scope of his or her agency. A current certificate of insurance shall be maintained on file with the Chief of Police at all times;
    (2) Provide the Chief of Police current and correct information about the nature of its property alarms, burglary alarms, robbery alarms, fire alarms, and panic alarms and its method of monitoring its program for preventing false alarms, its maintenance and testing procedures and frequencies, and its method of disconnecting audible alarms, as the Police Chief may require by rule;
    (3) Maintain a current list of all subscribers' names and the associated protected premises it serves, which list shall be accessible to the Chief of Police or designee at all times;
    (4) Use control panels tested for conformance to the Security Industry Association (SIA) Control Panel Standard - Features for False Alarm Reduction;
    (5) After completion of the installation, the alarm system monitoring company shall review with the alarm user the customer false alarm prevention checklist provided in section 143-44
    (6) Attempt to verify through an established verification process every alarm signal, except a duress or holdup alarm activation before requesting a law enforcement response to an alarm system site to prevent false alarms from resulting in unnecessary police and/or fire dispatches;
    (7) Ensure that all alarm users of alarm system equipped with a duress or holdup alarm are given adequate training as to the proper use of the duress or holdup alarm;
    (8) Contact the alarm user when an alarm dispatch request is made; and
    (9) When the Chief of Police reports that there appears to have been a false alarm at a subscriber's premises, work cooperatively with the subscriber and the Chief of Police in order to determine the cause thereof and prevent recurrences.
(b) For purposes of this section, a verification process is an independent method of determining that a signal from an automatic alarm system reflects a need for immediate police and/or fire assistance or investigation. The verification process shall not take more than five minutes calculated from the time that the alarm signal is received by the alarm system monitoring company until a decision is made whether to call for police and/or fire dispatch. The means of verification must include one or more of the following:
    (1) The establishment of voice communication with an authorized person at or near the premises who may indicate whether or not need for immediate police and/or fire assistance or investigation exists;
    (2) A feature that permits the alarm system user or a person authorized by the user to send a special signal to the alarm system monitoring company that will cancel an alarm immediately after it has been sent and prevent the monitoring company calling for a police and/or fire dispatch;
    (3) The installation of a video system that provides the alarm system monitoring company, when the signal is received, with the ability to ascertain that activity is occurring which warrants immediate police and/or fire assistance or investigation;
    (4) A confirmation that a signal reflects a need for immediate police and/or fire assistance or investigation either by the alarm system user, a person at or near the premises, or an alternate response agency made before dispatching police; or
    (5) An alternate system that the Chief of Police or designee determines has or is likely to have a high degree of reliability.
(c) Violation of this Subsection by an individual, firm, association, corporation or business that engages in or holds itself out as engaging in an alarm systems business shall result in a fine of $200.00 for the first violation and $500.00 for all subsequent violations.


Concord, North Carolina Code of Ordinances Sec. 36-4

North Carolina Municipal CodesNorth CarolinaConcord Code of OrdinancesPART II - CODE OF ORDINANCESChapter 36 - FALSE ALARMS

§ Sec. 36-4 Duties of the alarm company.
(a) Any person engaged in the alarm business in the City of Concord, shall comply with the following:
    (1) Obtain and maintain the required state, county and/or city license(s).
    (2) Be able to provide name, and telephone number of the permit holder or a designee, who can be called in an emergency, 24 hours a day; and who is able to respond to an alarm call, when notified, within 30 minutes.
    (3) Be able to provide the most current contact information for the alarm user.
(b) As of the effective date of this chapter, alarm companies shall be encouraged, on all new installations, to use only alarm control panel(s) which meet SIA Control Panel Standard CP-01.
(c) Prior to activation of the alarm system, the alarm company should provide instructions explaining the proper operation of the alarm system to the alarm user.
(d) Provide written information, as required by Alarm Licensing Board Rule 12 NCAC 11.0123, to the alarm user of how to obtain service from the alarm company for the alarm system.
(e) Before the City of Concord Police Department will respond to a reported alarm signal, the alarm company performing monitoring services shall:
    (1) Attempt to verify, by calling the alarm site and/or alarm user by telephone, to determine whether an alarm signal is valid before requesting dispatch. Telephone verification shall require, as a minimum that a second call be made to a different number, if the first attempt fails to reach an alarm user who can properly identify themselves to attempt to determine whether an alarm signal is valid, except in the case of a panic or robbery-in-progress alarm, or in cases where a crime-in-progress has been verified by video and/or audible means.
    (2) Provide alarm permit number to facilitate police dispatch.
    (3) Communicate any available information about the exact location or other specifics of the alarm.
    (4) Communicate a cancellation to the law enforcement communications center as soon as possible following a determination that response is unnecessary.
(f) No emergency services response shall be dispatched under circumstances where the alarm company has failed or refused to comply with the provisions of this section. No penalties shall be assessed against the alarm company for such failure or refusal. Any affected alarm user may be informed of the specific failure or refusal by the alarm company that resulted in nonresponse by emergency services.


Durham, North Carolina Code of Ordinances Sec. 46-119
North Carolina Municipal Codes - North Carolina, Durham Code of Ordinances, PART II - CODE OF ORDINANCES, Chapter 46 - PUBLIC SAFETY, ARTICLE IV. POLICE AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS

§ Sec. 46-119 Installation company registration and alarm system permits.
(a) Generally.
    (1) Every alarm system installation company providing services in the city shall register with the city. Registration forms may be obtained from city manager.
    (2) An alarm system user may voluntarily obtain a permit from the city for each property that utilizes an alarm system but obtaining such permit is not mandatory unless the user's alarm system has generated a false alarm. Permit application forms may be obtained from city manager. The content and format of the alarm system Permit application shall be prescribed by the city manager.
    (3) The alarm system user shall be required to obtain a permit when the user's alarm system generated a false alarm. Following such false alarm, the city manager shall provide written notice to the user that a permit is now required due to the false alarm. Such notice shall provide that the user shall apply for the permit within 30 days of receiving the notification. Failure to comply with this subsection shall result in the assessment of civil penalties set forth in subsection (f)(1) of this section.
(b) Installation company registration. The alarm system installation company registering with the city shall state on the registration form:
    (1) The name, address, and telephone number of the alarm system installation company; and
    (2) Requested information verifying that the alarm system installation company has a state license in accordance with G.S. 74D-1 et seq.
(c) Alarm system permit application.
    (1) The alarm system user applying for the permit required herein shall state on the permit application form:
        a. The name, address and telephone number of the person in control of the property on which the alarm system is installed;
        b. The street address of the property on which the alarm system has been or will be installed;
        c. The type of property (commercial, residential, religious, or governmental) on which the alarm system will be installed;
        d. The name of the alarm system installation company that has installed or will install the system; and
        e. The name of the alarm system monitoring company that will monitor the alarm system.
    (2) The alarm system user shall update its alarm system permit as required by the city, at no additional cost to them.
(d) Approval of registration forms and permit applications. Alarm system permit applications and installation company registration forms shall be submitted to city manager. The city manager shall approve such applications and forms if it is determined that all applicable information required in this section has been provided. Upon approval of the permit application, a permit shall be issued.
(e) Permit available for inspection on premises.
    (1) Each permit for a business, school, or religious facility shall be available at the premises wherein the alarm system is installed and shall be available for inspection by the city manager during normal hours of operation or when either the police or fire departments respond to an alarm at that location.
    (2) Each permit for a residence shall be available at the premises wherein the alarm system is installed and shall be available for inspection by the city manager when either the police or fire departments respond to an alarm at that location.
(f) Civil penalties.
    (1) Any alarm system user required by subsection (a)(3) of this section to obtain a permit and who fails to do so shall be assessed a civil penalty of $100.00 per alarm call while the alarm system is without said permit.
    (2) Any alarm system installation company who fails to register with the city as provided in this section shall be assessed a civil penalty of $100.00. The civil penalty assessed on the installation company is related to the failure to register and not the number of false alarm calls.

Jacksonville, North Carolina Code of Ordinances Sec. 21-8
North Carolina Municipal Codes - North Carolina, Jacksonville Code of Ordinances- CODE, Chapter 21 - ALARM SYSTEMS, ARTICLE I. AUTOMATIC ALARM SYSTEMS

§ Sec. 21-8 Duties of the alarm company.
An alarm company operating within the city shall register with the city police department or its designee, and supply to the police department information regarding its license. No person shall engage in the alarm business in the city, except in compliance with state alarm systems licensing board license. Ninety (90) days after enactment of this article it is recommended that the alarm installation companies, on all new and up-graded installations, use alarm control panel(s) which meet SIA Control Panel Standard CP-01.

Knightdale, North Carolina Code of Ordinances Sec. 63.07(Copy citation)
North Carolina Municipal Codes - North Carolina, Knightdale Code of Ordinances- CODE, Title VI - LICENSING AND REGULATION, CHAPTER 63. - ROBBERY AND BURGLAR ALARMS

§ Sec. 63.07 Obligation of alarm business operators.       
(a) It shall be the responsibility of each alarm business operator that installs, sells, leases, maintains, or monitors any alarm system(s) in the corporate limits of Knightdale to register with the Public Safety Department and obtain a privilege license to operate in Knightdale.
(b) No alarm business operator shall cause any intentional alarm activation for the purpose of testing without first notifying the Emergency Communications Center and the Public Safety Department.

Mount Airy, North Carolina Code of Ordinances Sec. 10.16
North Carolina Municipal Codes - North Carolina, Mount Airy Code of Ordinances, PART II - CODE OF ORDINANCES, Chapter 10 - OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS, ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL

§ Sec. 10.16 Alarms.
(a) Procedures.
    (1) The Fire Department or Police Department will not visually monitor fire, holdup or burglar alarms.
    (2) Existing visual monitoring alarm systems will be discontinued by February 17, 1993.
    (3) All alarms received by the Fire and Police Departments will be accompanied by an automatic dialing alarm system.
    (4) All automatic dialing alarm systems, including the Fire and Police Departments, will be installed in such a manner that the alarm signals will be routed through the Emergency E911 Telephone System.
    (5) Business establishments and private residents with an automatic dialing system will be assigned a code. To obtain a code both business establishments and private residents must call the Police Department Communication Supervisor.
(b) Fire alarms.
    (1) Fire alarms will be dialed into the E911 System which will be directed to the City Communication Center. At this time, the communication personnel will dispatch the Fire Department to the alarm.
    (2) If a false fire alarm is dispatched and the fire fighting personnel is dispatched, it will be the responsibility of the person placing the false alarm to pay the expenses incurred. The major expense in this case will be to pay the volunteer firefighter. For example, approximately 20 off-duty and volunteer firefighters answer each call. These individuals are paid at the City's current rate.
(c) Holdup alarms.
    (1) Holdup alarms will be dialed into the E911 System and will terminate in the City Communication Center. Communication personnel will dispatch police personnel to holdup alarms.
    (2) If a holdup alarm is set off accidentally, or the holdup alarm is false, a $25.00 charge will be assessed against the person, company or organization setting off the alarm.
(d) Burglar alarms.
    (1) Burglar alarms will be dialed into the E911 System and will terminate in the City Communication Center. The communication personnel will dispatch police personnel to the burglar alarm.
    (2) If a burglar alarm is set off accidentally or is false, a $10.00 charge will be assessed against the person, company or organization setting off the alarm.
    (3) The hookup of automatic dialing alarm systems through the Emergency E911 System shall not create a contract between the City and any agency, individual firm or corporation.
(e) Liabilities.
    (1) The City will assume no liability in connection with a default of the fire, holdup or burglar alarm system installed by any person, business or organization.
    (2) The accurate operation of an alarm is between the individual or business purchasing the alarm and the company providing the alarm service.
(f) Registering alarms. All persons installing an alarm of any type in a business, private residence, or any other organization must notify the Chief of Police.
(g) Failure to pay. Any person, business or organization who fails to pay the service charge for false alarm services within 30 days from written notice by the City will have the service charge assessed against their real property. No business license will be issued or renewed while such service charge is considered delinquent. As an alternative to collecting such charge as an assessment, the City, at its election, may collect such charges by civil action.

Nags Head, North Carolina Code of Ordinances Sec. 10.282
North Carolina Municipal Codes - North Carolina, Nags Head Code of Ordinances, PART II - CODE OF ORDINANCES, Chapter 10 - BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS, ARTICLE VI. - AUTOMATIC ALARM SYSTEMS, DIVISION 2. PERMITS

§ Sec. 10.282 Burglar alarm license.
No person shall lease, service, install or maintain automatic burglar detection systems without a current state private protection services license as required by G.S. ch. 74C.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Code of Ordinances Sec. 20-103
North Carolina Municipal Codes - North Carolina, New Hanover County Code of Ordinances- CODE OF ORDINANCES, Chapter 20 - EMERGENCY SERVICES, ARTICLE III. ALARM SYSTEM REGULATIONS

§ Sec. 20-103 Permit required.
(a) Every alarm system installer or installing company shall obtain a permit from the finance department prior to the installation of each alarm system operated by the subscriber. Thereafter, each permit shall be renewed annually by the subscriber at a charge prescribed in the fee schedule.
(b) Each installer or installing company, in order to obtain a permit, shall provide the information required by the sheriff for the purpose of ensuring that the proposed alarm system is compatible with and meets the reasonable specifications of the sheriff's department.
(c) The county commissioners shall establish reasonable charges to be assessed when the initial permit is issued to defray the costs associated with initial hookup for each alarm tied in directly to the county monitoring equipment in the sheriff's department.
(d) Each alarm system installer or installing company shall be licensed under G.S. 740-1 et seq.