Town of Windsor, CT
Hartford County
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Sec. 3-91 Permit required; requirements.

[Ord. No. 03-1, § 1, 2-18-2003]
No person, firm, corporation or other entity shall demolish any building, structure or part thereof without first obtaining a permit from the building department. No permit shall be issued until the applicant:
(a) 
Complies with the provisions of:
(1) 
Connecticut State Demolition Code;
(2) 
Section 29-401 et seq. of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(3) 
Section 105.0 of the Connecticut Basic Building Code; and
(4) 
Files an application for demolition permit with the building official upon a form provided by the town; and
(b) 
Complies with the provisions of Section 3-92 below, if the building, structure or part thereof to be demolished is listed on either or both the National Register of Historic Places and the "Town of Windsor Historic Survey" (1981).

Sec. 3-92 Requirements for certain historic buildings.

[Ord. No. 03-1, § 2, 2-18-2003]
With respect to any application to demolish a building, structure or part thereof that is listed on either or both the National Register of Historic Places and the "Town of Windsor Historic Survey" (1981), in addition to the applicant's complying with the provisions of Section 3-91 above, prior to the issuance of a demolition permit the applicant shall:
(a) 
Within 10 days following the filing of the demolition permit application, provide by registered or certified mail, notice to each adjoining property owner as required by Section 29-407 of the Connecticut General Statutes, and provide proof of such notice to the building official. The identity of the owners entitled to such notification under this provision shall be those adjoining property owners as shown on the then current Windsor Assessor's records.
(b) 
Give notice as prescribed above to any registered organization or other entity concerned with the historic preservation of structures within the municipality registered pursuant to Section 3-93 and provide proof of such notice to the building official.

Sec. 3-93 Filing of comments or objections.

[Ord. No. 03-1, § 3, 2-18-2003]
To be entitled to notification under this article, any organization or other entity concerned with the historic preservation of structures, shall register with the building official and indicate a desire to be notified of demolition permit applications. Such registration must be renewed annually each January 1, following the initial registration.
(a) 
If a written comment or objection is presented to the building official within 15 days following notice as described under Section 3-92 above, the building official shall postpone issuance of the permit for a period of 90 days from receipt of application, provided that the person presenting the comment or objection demonstrates to the building official that some reasonable alternative to demolition is being pursued.
(b) 
If the application is not withdrawn during the ninety-day period, and if the application is otherwise approved, the demolition permit shall be issued at the end of that period and the demolition may occur.
(c) 
If no comment or objection to the demolition of the subject building, structure or part thereof is filed within 15 days of said notice, the building official may issue the permit forthwith.

Sec. 3-94 Fees.

[Ord. No. 03-1, § 4, 2-18-2003]
(a) 
The fee is based on the cost of demolition work. The applicant for a demolition permit shall pay a permit fee set forth in the building department's fee schedule.
(b) 
No permit shall be issued until all required fees have been paid.

Sec. 3-95 Duration of permit.

[Ord. No. 03-1, § 5, 2-18-2003]
Any permit issued shall become invalid if the authorized work is not commenced within six months after issuance of the permit, or if the authorized work is suspended or abandoned for a period of six months after the time of commencing the work.

Sec. 3-96 Penalties.

[Ord. No. 03-1, § 6, 2-18-2003]
The Town Manager or his/her designee shall be responsible for the enforcement of this article. The Town Manager or his/her designee shall have the power to issue an order requiring any person, firm, corporation or entity in violation of this article to cease and desist from such violation. The Town Manager or his/her designee may seek enforcement of the provisions of this article through injunctive relief in any court of competent jurisdiction. In addition, any person, firm, corporation or entity violating the provisions of this article shall be fined in the amount of $100 for each day of violation, and each day of a continuing violation shall constitute a separate violation.

Sec. 3-97 through Sec. 3-100. (Reserved)