CHAPTER 105

LEVY COURT--NEW CASTLE COUNTY

REGULATING PLUMBING INSTALLATIONS

AN ACT TO REGULATE AND CONTROL THE CONSTRUCTION OF WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS, BUILDING AND HOUSE DRAINING SYSTEMS, AND GAS LINES; THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS ENGAGED THEREIN AND IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION OF OIL BURNING EQUIPMENT AND AIR CONDITIONING AND PROVIDING FOR THE SUPERVISION THEREOF IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY OUTSIDE OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. The Levy Court of New Castle County, in order to provide for the health and safety of the citizens of New Castle County, shall have the power and authority, and is hereby authorized and empowered to adopt and promulgate suitable rules and regulations controlling, regulating and supervising the installation, use, size, kind and materials of all plumbing or plumbing work, performed, constructed or installed in or on any property in New Castle County, outside of the City of Wilmington. The words "plumbing or plumbing work" shall include all work and operations ordinarily performed by plumbers upon, in or about, or in connection with the construction, operation, maintenance, or repair of all water and sewer systems, drainage systems, and gas lines.

Section 2. The Levy Court of New Castle County is hereby authorized and empowered to require a permit to be first secured before the performance of any work or operation specified in Section 1 hereof, to require the registration of all plumbers authorized to do business in the State of Delaware and especially in New Castle County before the performance of any work or operation specified in Section 1, and to fix a reasonable fee for the issuance of a permit and for registration.

Section 3. All persons, firms or corporations engaged in the selling, constructing, installing, maintaining or repairing of oil burners, oil burning equipment for heating purposes, and/or air conditioning equipment in New Castle County, outside of the City of Wilmington, shall register with the Inspector hereinafter provided for, or with such other person as the Levy Court of New Castle County may designate, and it shall be unlawful for any person to sell, construct, install, maintain or repair any oil burner, oil burning equipment for heating purposes, and/or air conditioning equipment in New Castle County, outside of the City of Wilmington, until said person, firm or corporation is so duly registered. No person, firm or corporation shall construct or install any oil burner, oil burning equipment for heating purposes, or air conditioning equipment in New Castle County, outside of the City of Wilmington, until a permit has been issued therefor by the Inspector provided for by this Act, or some other person so designated by the Levy Court of New Castle County.

The Levy Court is hereby authorized and empowered to fix and establish a reasonable fee for registration and for each permit issued under this section.

Section 4. The said Levy Court of New Castle County is hereby authorized and empowered to adopt and promulgate suitable rules and regulations to provide for the proper inspection and supervision of all work performed or materials used or installed by any person, firm or corporation included with the provisions of this Act.

The Levy Court shall have the authority to appoint an Inspector or such Inspectors as it deems fit and proper to fix the term of office, the compensation, and the power and duties of such Inspector or Inspectors as it may deem fit and advisable to secure the proper performance and obedience to any and all rules and regulations adopted pursuant to the provisions of this Act.

Section 5. The provisions of this Act shall not apply to any farm properties or properties located within any incorporated City or Town in New Castle County.

Approved May 13, 1939.