CHAPTER IV. BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

 


ARTICLE 1. BUILDING CODE. 3

4-101.       International building code incorporated. 3

4-102.       Additional provisions. 3

4-103.       Building officials; powers; duties. 3

4-104.       Building permit required; application; approval. 3

4-105.       Same; application information required. 3

4-106.       Same; plans and specifications. 4

4-107.       Same; fees. 5

4-108.       Same; posting. 5

4-109.       Building inspector; appointment. 5

4-110.       Same; duties. 5

4-111.       Same; powers. 6

4-112.       Same; right of entry. 6

4-113.       Clarification; modification. 6

4-114.       Inspections of building; layout of building; foundations and footings; notice to inspector. 6

4-115.       Certificate of approval. 7

4-116.       Fire limits defined. 7

4-117.       Buildings in fire limits: new construction; exceptions. 7

4-118.       Alteration or extension of certain buildings in fire limits. 7

4-119.       Moving buildings into or within fire limits. 8

4-120.       Repair of frame buildings and roofs in fire limits. 8

4-121.       Contractors defined. 8

4-122.       Contractor’s license required; building permits; unlawful acts. 9

4-123.       Same; application; granting. 9

4-124.       Same; license fees; conditions; renewal; unlawful acts. 9

4-125.       Insurance required. 10

4-126.       License suspension; revocation; unlawful acts. 10

4-127.       Liability. 11

4-128.       Severability. 11

4-129.       General penalty applied: successive violations. 11

ARTICLE 2. ELECTRICAL CODE. 12

4-201.       Adoption of electrical code by reference. 12

4-202.       Same; additional provisions. 12

4-203.       Definitions. 12

4-204.       Permits required; application. 13

4-205.       Permits issued. 13

4-206.       Electrical inspector; powers and duties. 13

4-207.       Request for inspection. 13

4-208.       Inspection; concealment of prior work. 14

4-209.       Certificate of approval. 14

4-210.       Fees for electrical permits. 15

4-211.       Connection to installations. 15

4-212.       Reinspection. 15

4-213.       Condemnation: review by governing body. 15

4-214.       Work by property owners. 16

4-215.       Interference by unauthorized person. 16

4-216.       Wiring methods. 16

4-217.       Approved materials. 17

4-218.       Liability. 17

4-219.       Severability. 17

4-220.       Electrical contractor's license or certificate required. 17

4-221.       Electrical contractor's licenses; application; granting; bonds. 17

4-222.       Electricians' certificate; application; granting. 18

4-223.       License and certificate fees; expiration renewal. 18

4-224.       Insurance required. 18

4-225.       License and bond exceptions. 19

4-226.       Misuse of license. 19

4-227.       Suspension or revocation of license; no refunds. 19

4-228.       General penalty applied: successive violations. 20

ARTICLE 3. PLUMBING CODE. 21

4-301.       Purpose of article; unsanitary, unsafe, or unlawful plumbing. 21

4-302.       Definition of plumbing. 21

4-303.       International plumbing code incorporated. 21

4-304.       Same; amendments to uniform plumbing code. 21

4-305.       Toilet room floors; business establishments and places of public assembly. 21

4-306.       Toilet facilities in places of public resort. 22

4-307.       Frost proof closets prohibited, when; outdoor water closets; special permits. 22

4-308.       Permit required. 22

4-309.       Same; application. 23

4-310.       Same; fees. 23

4-311.       Same; display of permit. 23

4-312.       Plumbing subject to inspection; plumbing inspected; number and record of inspections. 24

4-313.       Testing standards: water, air or smoke tests; duty of plumber; certificate of approval. 24

4-314.       Plumbing inspector; powers and duties. 25

4-315.       Plumbing contractor's license or certificate required. 25

4-316.       Plumbing contractors' licenses; application; granting; bonds. 25

4-317.       Plumber’s certificate; application; granting. 26

4-318.       License and certificate fees; expiration; renewal. 26

4-319.       License and bond exceptions. 26

4-320.       Insurance required. 27

4-321.       Misuse of license. 27

4-322.       Suspension or revocation of license; no refunds. 28

4-323.       Excavations. 28

4-324.       Severability. 28

4-325.       General penalty applied: successive violations. 28

ARTICLE 4. GAS-FITTING CODE. 30

4-401.       International mechanical code incorporated. 30

4-402.       Gas fitters; license required. 30

4-403.       Same; bond. 30

4-404.       Same; insurance. 30

4-405.       Permit required; exceptions. 31

4-406.       Same; application. 31

4-407.       Same; fees; number of inspections. 31

4-408.       Plumbing inspector; powers and duties. 31

4-409.       Inspection required. 32

4-410.       Same; notice to inspector. 32

4-411.       Same; unsatisfactory work. 32

4-412.       Same; piping defects; notices; orders. 32

4-413.       Same; certificate of approval. 33

4-414.       General penalty applied: successive violations. 33

ARTICLE 5. HEAT LOSS STANDARDS AND EER   34

4-501.       Definitions. 34

4-502.       Certificate of compliance. 34

4-503.       Standards. 35

4-504.       General penalty applied: successive violations. 35

ARTICLE 6. MOVING BUILDINGS. 36

4-601.       Moving permit required. 36

4-602.       Same: applications for permits. 36

4-603.       Same; bond. 36

4-604.       Insurance required. 36

4-605.       Same; fee. 37

4-606.       Same; route inspection; approval. 37

4-607.       Same; special approval required. 38

4-608.       Notice to utility companies, owners; duty of city clerk. 38

4-609.       Duty of owners. 38

4-610.       Interfering with poles; wires. 38

4-611.       Duty of mover; lights, barricades; street protection. 38

4-612.       Duty of city officers during moving; report of completion; claims of city. 39

4-613.       General penalty applied: successive violations. 39

ARTICLE 7. NUMBERING BUILDINGS. 40

4-701.       Method of numbering. 40

4-702.       Numbering duplexes and apartments. 40

4-703.       Duty to place numbers; materials; size. 40

4-704.       Master-numbering plan. 40

4-705.       Unlawful acts. 41

4-706.       General penalty applied; successive violations. 41

ARTICLE 8. FENCES, HEDGES AND WALLS. 42

4-801.       Classification of fences. 42

4-802.       Installation permit required; application fee. 42

4-803.       Requirements for location within residential zone; waiver. 42

4-804.       Requirements of commercial or industrial fences. 43

4-805.       Maintenance and repair of fences. 43

4-806.       Certain fences, walls, hedges deemed nuisances; notice to repair or remove. 43

4-807.       Nonconforming fences. 43

4-808.       Unlawful acts. 44

4-809.       Severability. 44

4-810.       Protective fences around swimming pools. 44