Ordinance For Adoption Of Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code



Town of Gilman


ORDINANCE #_2008-02________     




                  1.1     Authority

                  1.2     Purpose

                  1.3     Scope

                  1.4     Adoption of Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code

              1.5     Building Inspector

              1.6     Building Permit Required

              1.7     Building Permit Fees

              1.8     Penalties

              1.9     Effective Date


1.1             AUTHORITY.  These regulations are adopted under the authority granted by s. 101.65, Wisconsin Statutes



1.2             PURPOSE.  The purpose of this ordinance is to promote the general health, safety and welfare and to maintain required local uniformity with the administrative and technical requirements of the Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code.


1.3             SCOPE.  The scope of this ordinance includes the construction and inspection of one- and two-family dwellings built since June 1, 1980.


              Not withstanding s. Comm 20.05, the scope also includes the construction and inspection of alterations and additions to one- and two-family dwellings built before June 1, 1980.  Because such projects are not under state jurisdiction, petitions for variance and final appeals under ss. Comm 20.19 and 20.21, respectively, shall be decided by the municipal board of appeals.  Petitions for variance shall be decided per s. Comm 20.19(Intro) so that equivalency is maintained to the intent of the rule being petitioned.  As the board of appeals approves petitions for variance, the chief inspector is granted the power to apply the results to similar circumstances by precedent.



1.4             WISCONSIN UNIFORM DWELLING CODE ADOPTED.  The Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code, Chs. Comm 20-25 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code, and all amendments thereto, is adopted and incorporated by reference and shall apply to all buildings within the scope of this ordinance.


1.5             BUILDING INSPECTOR.  There is hereby created the position of Building Inspector, who shall administer and enforce this ordinance and shall be certified by the Division of Safety & Buildings, as specified by Wisconsin Statutes, Section 101.66(2), in the category of Uniform Dwelling Code Construction Inspector.  Additionally, this or other assistant inspectors shall possess the certification categories of UDC HVAC, UDC Electrical, and UDC Plumbing.


1.6             BUILDING PERMIT REQUIRED.  If a person alters a building in excess of  $50,000 value in any twelve-month period, adds onto a building in excess of  $50,000 in any twelve-month period, or builds a new building, within the scope of this ordinance, they shall first obtain a building permit for such work from the building inspector.  Any structural changes or major changes to mechanical systems that involve extensions shall require permits if over the forgoing thresholds.  Restoration or repair of an installation to its previous code- compliant condition as determined by the building inspector is exempted from permit requirements.  Residing, re-roofing, finishing of interior surfaces and installation of cabinetry shall be exempted from permit requirements.


1.7             BUILDING PERMIT FEE. The building permit fees shall be determined by resolution and shall include $25.00 to be forwarded to the Wisconsin Department of Commerce for a UDC permit seal that shall be assigned to any new dwelling.


1.8             PENALTIES.  The enforcement of this section and all other laws and ordinances relating to building shall be by means of the withholding of building permits, imposition of forfeitures and injunctive action.  Forfeitures shall be not less than $25.00 nor more than $1,000.00 for each day of noncompliance.


Commencing construction without a building permit will result in a penalty double the amount of the inspection fee.


1.9             EFFECTIVE DATE.  This ordinance shall be effective upon passage and publication as provided by law.





Adopted this      14th   ____  day of ___May___________, 2008           



signed                                                   _____________________________

Lorne Hanson, Chairperson








Sue Thompson, Clerk




Published: _May 28, 2008_____________________


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