City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17F
Chapter 17F.050
Section 17F.050.165

Title 17F Construction Standards

Chapter 17F.050 Electrical Code

Section 17F.050.165 Fixed Outdoor Electric Deicing and Snow-Melting Equipment
  1. Ground-fault protection of equipment shall be provided in compliance with the National Electric Code for all fixed outdoor electric deicing and snow melting equipment that is embedded in driveways, sidewalks, steps, or other areas that are publically traversable. This requirement shall apply to all embedded systems and shall apply retroactively to systems that were installed under older versions of the National Electrical Code.
  1. All fixed outdoor electric deicing and snow melting systems shall be maintained by the property owner according to ANSI/IEEE 515.1-2012. Systems located within the public right of way shall be maintained by the adjacent property owner. Testing of the systems shall be conducted by the property owner and shall occur annually.
  1. Property owners with a fixed outdoor electric deicing and snow melting systems located within the adjacent public right of way or on public property shall register the system with the City Engineer on a form approved by the city engineer. The registration shall include a site plan showing the location of the system. In addition to any required permits, registration submittals for new installations shall include manufacturers cut sheets.


Date Passed: Monday, July 1, 2019

Effective Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

ORD C35788 Section 1