Space Heater Ordinance
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Orange 10-19-1982. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Equipment or materials included in a list published by a nationally recognized testing laboratory, inspection agency, or other organization concerned with product evaluation, that maintains periodic inspections of production of listed equipment or materials and whose listing states either that the equipment or material meets nationally recognized standards or has been tested and found suitable for use in a specific manner.
- SPACE HEATER
- Any heating unit designed to use solid, liquid, or gaseous fuel, and which is designed to heat or is used to heat the area in which it is located, and which is not connected with the central heating system.
A. It shall be unlawful to use or maintain any space heater in a building or structure in the Town of Orange.
B. Exceptions: A space heater may be used in a one-family dwelling to supplement the central heating system, if the heater is listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory, inspection agency, or other organization as set forth in § 334-1 hereof. The prohibition of this § 334-2 shall not apply to any non-listed solid fuel space heater which was installed and safely functioning in a one-family dwelling prior to the effective date of this chapter.
During the construction of any building, prior to occupancy, space heaters may be temporarily installed and used if and when written permission for such use is issued by the Fire Marshal of the Town of Orange.
Nothing in this chapter shall diminish the authority of the Orange Fire Marshal pursuant to the Connecticut General Statutes to issue any order to abate any condition hazardous to life or property.
Any person, firm or corporation who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to arrest and prosecution by the proper authorities and may be fined an amount not to exceed $100 for each violation. Each day of violation of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense.