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File #: BL2020-551    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Indefinitely Deferred
File created: 11/23/2020 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 8/15/2023 Final action:
Title: An Ordinance to amend Chapter 16.04 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws relative to the issuance of certificates of occupancy and stop work orders.
Sponsors: Delishia Porterfield, Colby Sledge, Joy Styles, Freddie OConnell, Sandra Sepulveda, Emily Benedict, Kyonzte Toombs, Russ Bradford, Ginny Welsch, Kathleen Murphy, Sean Parker, Brandon Taylor, Zulfat Suara
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An Ordinance to amend Chapter 16.04 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws relative to the issuance of certificates of occupancy and stop work orders.

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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. That Section 16.04.100 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is hereby amended as follows:

16.04.100 - Certificate of occupancy-Issuance of electrical releases and temporary certificates.
A. To secure compliance with Chapters 16.04 and 16.28 through 16.56, the metropolitan government shall not provide nor permit another to provide utility services (such as water, sewer, electrical, or gas), either public or private, to any building or structure found to be in noncompliance of Chapters 16.04 and 16.28 through 16.56, or to any building or structure on a work site subject to a citation from the U.S. Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration and/or the Tennessee Occupation Safety and Health Administration until any and all violations have been abated or corrected, until such building or structure has been brought into compliance, inspected and a final certificate of occupancy issued. This requirement shall not preclude the temporary use of utility services as may be necessary during construction, repair or rehabilitation of a structure. Provided, however, the director may authorize the issuance of an electrical release to the utility to connect electrical service in accordance with Section 16.36.030 for portions of a building safe for occupancy.
B. 1. It is further expressly provided that in the case of one-family and two-family dwellings and apartment/condominium complexes not exceeding three stories, a full electrical release shall, without exception, be issued after the frame inspection has been made and approved subject to completion of the following items:
a. Electrical service must be completed and properly grounded;
b. All exposed electrical wires are made safe...

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