Town of Bethlehem, CT
Litchfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Bethlehem as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 84.
Street numbering — See Ch. 116.
[Adopted 5-9-1972; amended in its entirety 12-20-1999]

§ 64-1 Violations of State Building Code.

Any person who shall violate any provision of the State Building Code or the requirements thereof shall be punished as provided in C.G.S. § 29-254a.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Pursuant to C.G.S. § 29-253, the State Building Code is applicable in the Town of Bethlehem.

§ 64-2 Violations of local administrative regulations.

Any person who shall erect, construct, alter or repair a building or structure in violation of any approved plan or directive of the Building Official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of the State Building Code, or who shall continue any work in or about a building after having been served with a stop order, except such work as he or she is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $100. Each day any such violation shall continue or each act in violation shall constitute a separate offense.

§ 64-3 Enforcement.

The chapter has been specifically designated for enforcement by citations issued by the designated municipal officers or employees, and the citation hearing procedure established in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I, Citation Hearing Procedure, shall be followed.

§ 64-4 Building Official fees.

[Added 12-22-2015]
A. 
Pursuant to the State Building Code, the Bethlehem Building Official is authorized to charge the following fees for the issuance of a building permit or certificate of occupancy, to be paid by the applicant to the Town of Bethlehem at the time of application, which fees shall be nonrefundable and in addition to any fees charged by the State of Connecticut, and shall be based on the estimated cost of construction, alteration, installation, repair, removal or demolition of any building, structure, sign, swimming pool or other work under the State Building Code as determined by the Building Official:
(1) 
Building permit and other fees.
(a) 
Building permit fees:
[1] 
Twenty-five dollars for the first $1,000 cost or fraction thereof; and
[2] 
Ten dollars for each additional $1,000 cost or fraction thereof; and
[3] 
Twenty-six cents for each $1,000 shall be added to the above fees to pay the State Education Fund assessment by the Connecticut Department of Public Safety pursuant to C.G.S. § 29-252a or as determined by the State of Connecticut.
(b) 
Certificate of occupancy fees.
[1] 
Thirty dollars for issuance of each certificate of occupancy; and
[2] 
Thirty dollars for each certificate of occupancy inspection after the second; and
[3] 
Two hundred fifty dollars for each inspection for work performed for which no building permit or certificate of occupancy was issued.
B. 
These fees shall apply to applications submitted or resubmitted and to inspections requested or conducted on or after the effective date of this section.
[Adopted 12-22-2015]

§ 64-5 Fire Marshal plan review fees.

A. 
Pursuant to the State Fire Safety Code, the Bethlehem Fire Marshal is authorized to charge the following plan review fees, to be paid by the applicant to the Town of Bethlehem at the time of submission or resubmission of such plans, which fees shall be nonrefundable and in addition to any fees charged by the State of Connecticut:
(1) 
Fire Marshal plan review fees and other fees.
(a) 
Site plan reviews.
[1] 
Building less than 5,000 square feet: $75
[2] 
Building equal to or greater than 5,000 square feet: $125
[3] 
Resubmittal fee for previously rejected plans: 1/2 base fee
[4] 
Resubmittal fee for modified approved plans: 1/3 base fee
(b) 
Building plan reviews.
[1] 
Building less than 2,000 square feet: $50
[2] 
Building equal to or greater than 2,000 square feet but less than 5,000 square feet: $250
[3] 
Building equal to or greater than 5,000 square feet: $350
[4] 
For each additional building using the same floor plan on same site: $275
[5] 
Resubmittal fee for previously rejected plans: 1/2 base fee
[6] 
Resubmittal fee for modified approved plans: 1/3 base fee
(c) 
Mechanical plan reviews.
[1] 
Building less than 2,000 square feet: $50
[2] 
Building equal to or greater than 2,000 square feet but less than 5,000 square feet: $100
[3] 
Building equal to or greater than 5,000 square feet: $200
[4] 
Resubmittal fee for previously rejected plans: 1/2 base fee
[5] 
Resubmittal fee for modified approved plans: 1/3 base fee
(d) 
Fire alarm plan review; square feet of area protected by alarm system.
[1] 
Building less than 5,000 square feet: $150
[2] 
Building equal to or greater than 5,000 square feet: $275
[3] 
Resubmittal fee for previously rejected plans: 1/2 base fee
[4] 
Resubmittal fee for modified approved plans: 1/3 base fee
(e) 
Fire protection systems and equipment plan review; sprinklers (area protected in square feet).
[1] 
Up to 12,000 square feet: $275
[2] 
Over 12,000 square feet: $350
(f) 
Sprinkler modifications.
[1] 
One to 100 heads: $175
[2] 
Over 100 heads $275
(g) 
Standpipes: $150
(h) 
Fire pumps.
[1] 
Each pump: $300
[2] 
Resubmittal fee for previously rejected plans: 1/2 base fee
[3] 
Resubmittal fee for modified approved plans: 1/3 base fee
(i) 
Automatic hood systems.
[1] 
Each hood: $100
[2] 
Resubmittal fee for previously rejected plans: 1/2 base fee
[3] 
Resubmittal fee for modified approved plans: 1/3 base fee
B. 
These fees shall apply to plans submitted or resubmitted and to inspections requested or conducted on or after the effective date of this ordinance.