Uniform Dwelling Code Building Inspection Requirements

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1.1 Authority: These regulations are adopted under the authority granted by SS. 101.65, WI. Statues.

1.2 Purpose: 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: Includes the construction and inspection of one and two – family dwellings built since June 1, 1980. One and two – family dwellings built prior to 1980 are exempt from this ordinance.

1.4 Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code Adopted: The Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code, Chapters SPS 320-325 of the WI. Administrative Code, and all amend­ments thereto, is adopted and incorporated by reference and shall apply to all buildings within the scope of this ordinance.

Building Inspector:
is hereby created the position of Building Inspector, who shall be certified By
the Division of Safety & Buildings, as specified by WI. 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, UDE Electrical, and UDC Plumbing.

1.6 Building Permit Required: No person shall alter, in excess of $3,000 value, in any 12 month period, build, add on to or alter any building within the scope of this ordinance without first obtaining a building permit for such work from the building inspector.  Any structural or major changes to mechanical systems that involve extensions shall require permits. 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, replacing windows, finishing of interior surfaces and installation of cabinetry and general maintenance shall be exempt from permit requirements.

1.7 Building PermitFee: The building permit fee shall be determined by the Town Board, or its designee.

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 not be less than $100 and not more than $500 for each violation.


1.9 Effective Date: This ordinance shall be effective July 1, 2004 upon passage and publication as provided by law.

Adopted: September 18, 2004

Chairman, Mary Lansing

Supervisor, Tim Mittlestadt

Supervisor, Harold James

Attest: Lucille Mittelstadt


Published: September 20, 2004


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