Village of Pleasant Prairie, WI
Kenosha County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Pleasant Prairie 6-4-2001 by Ord. No. 01-21 (Ch. 14 of the 1988 Code); amended in its entirety 8-4-2014 by Ord. No. 14-26. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarm systems — See Ch. 114.
Contractors — See Ch. 150.
Fair housing — See Ch. 173.
Fire and rescue protection — See Ch. 180.
Manufactured/mobile homes — See Ch. 221.
Sewers — See Ch. 285.
Stormwater management and drainage system facilities — See Ch. 298.
Water — See Ch. 355.
Construction site maintenance and erosion control — See Ch. 381.
Land division and development control — See Ch. 395.
Zoning Ordinance — See Ch. 420.

§ 370-1 Authority.

These regulations are adopted under the authority granted by §§ 62.17, 66.0103, 66.0413, 66.0435, 66.1019, 101.12, 101.65, 101.76 and 101.86, Wis. Stats., and annotations, as may be amended from time to time.

§ 370-2 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to promote the general health, safety and welfare and to maintain the required local uniformity with the administrative and technical requirements of this chapter and to set forth regulations designed to safeguard life and property by regulating and providing for the plan review and inspection of all buildings and structures for compliance with the provisions of this chapter.

§ 370-3 Title.

This chapter, as amended from time to time, shall be known, referred to and cited as the "Village of Pleasant Prairie Building and Mechanical Code" or as "Chapter 370 of the Code of the Village of Pleasant Prairie."

§ 370-4 Scope.

This chapter pertains to the construction, addition, enlargement, alteration, modification, improvement, conversion, repair, maintenance, demolition, relocation, or change of use of all new or existing residential, commercial, agricultural, recreational or related accessory buildings and structures within the Village of Pleasant Prairie (the "Village"). In addition, this chapter pertains to any structural changes; changes to mechanical systems, including plumbing, electrical and heating, air conditioning and ventilation; and the restoration or repair of an installation to its previous code-compliant condition as determined by the inspector.

§ 370-5 Terminology.

For the purpose of this chapter, words used in the present tense include the future, the singular number includes the plural number, and the plural number includes the singular number. The word "shall" is mandatory and "may" is permissive; however, the phrases "shall not" and "may not" are synonymous. Words of a particular gender include all genders. Words shall be construed according to any applicable definition set forth in either the Wisconsin State Statutes, Wisconsin Administrative Code or other Village ordinance or, in lieu thereof, shall be construed according to accepted building, land use, scientific, or architectural definition or, in lieu thereof, according to their customary dictionary definition.

§ 370-6 Administration.

A. 
Building Inspection Department. The Building Inspection Department was created by the Village Board of Trustees for the purpose of administering and enforcing all inspections for building-related functions required by the Wisconsin State Statutes and Village ordinances enacted by the Village Board under the direction of the Building Inspection Superintendent.
B. 
Building Inspection Superintendent.
(1) 
The Building Inspection Superintendent or his designees shall administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter and all other relevant state and local laws, rules and regulations.
(2) 
The Building Inspection Superintendent or his designees may, at all reasonable hours, enter upon any public or private premises for inspection purposes and may require the production of the permit for any building, plumbing, electrical or heating work or any other permits which may be required. No person shall interfere with or refuse to permit said access to any such premises.
(3) 
The Building Inspection Superintendent or his designees shall perform all administrative tasks required by Village or state laws, rules and regulations regarding public health, safety and welfare pertaining to this chapter, including but not limited to the following:
(a) 
To administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter and, in particular, the state regulations as referenced in § 370-7 of this chapter;
(b) 
To maintain records of all permits issued, inspections made, work approved and other official actions taken;
(c) 
To investigate all complaints made and violations found relating to the location, removal, construction or reconstruction of all structures or portions thereof;
(d) 
To assist the Village Attorney in the prosecution of violations of this chapter;
(e) 
To be permitted access to the properties and structures during reasonable hours to make those inspections as deemed necessary by him or his designees to ensure compliance with this chapter; if, however, he or his designees are refused entry after presentation of identification, he or his designees may procure a special inspection warrant in accordance with the Wisconsin Statutes; and
(f) 
To prohibit the construction of any structures or modifications to any structures until the proper permits have been first applied for and issued by the Village.
C. 
Inspectors.
(1) 
The Building Inspection Superintendent may fill such vacant positions of inspectors as funded by the Village Board and approved for filling by the Village Administrator.
(2) 
Under the direction of the Building Inspection Superintendent, the Village shall employ or contract with State of Wisconsin certified inspectors for the inspection and implementation of this chapter. Nothing in this chapter, however, shall preclude the Village from hiring or training persons to become fully certified for the building inspector positions. Inspectors shall have the authority to complete inspections for the following areas in which they are certified:
(a) 
Single-family and two-family residential inspectors shall be certified by the State of Wisconsin as:
[1] 
Certified Uniform Dwelling Code: construction inspector.
[2] 
Certified Uniform Dwelling Code: electrical inspector.
[3] 
Certified Uniform Dwelling Code: HVAC inspector.
[4] 
Certified Uniform Dwelling Code: plumbing inspector.
[5] 
Certified soil erosion inspector.
(b) 
Commercial inspectors shall be certified by the State of Wisconsin as:
[1] 
Commercial building inspector, which includes commercial HVAC.
[2] 
Commercial electrical inspector.
[3] 
Commercial plumbing inspector.
[4] 
Certified soil erosion inspector.
(c) 
The above-noted State of Wisconsin certified inspectors shall hereinafter be referred to as "inspector(s)."

§ 370-7 Adoption of codes.

The following codes are hereby adopted and incorporated into this chapter by reference:
A. 
The code titled "Flammable, Combustible and Hazardous Liquids," Ch. SPS 310, Wis. Adm. Code, and all amendments thereto.
B. 
In accordance with § SPS 316.015, Wis. Adm. Code, the Wisconsin Electrical Code, Ch. SPS 316, Wis. Adm. Code, and all amendments thereto.
C. 
In accordance with § SPS 320.06, Wis. Adm. Code, the Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code, Chs. SPS 320 to 325, Wis. Adm. Code, and all amendments thereto.
D. 
The code titled "Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors," Ch. SPS 328, Wis. Adm. Code, and all amendments thereto.
E. 
In accordance with § 101.12, Wis. Stats., the Wisconsin Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Code, Ch. SPS 364, Wis. Adm. Code, and all amendments thereto.
F. 
The code titled "Existing Buildings Code," Ch. SPS 366, Wis. Adm. Code, and all amendments thereto.
G. 
The code titled "Commercial Building Code," Chs. SPS 361 to 366, Wis. Adm. Code, and all amendments thereto.
H. 
The code titled "Historic Building Code," Chs. SPS 375 to 379, Wis. Adm. Code, and all amendments thereto.
I. 
In accordance with § 145.13, Wis. Stats., the Wisconsin Plumbing Code, Chs. SPS 381 to 387, Wis. Adm. Code, and all amendments thereto.
J. 
The NFPA 54 titled "National Fuel Gas Code" and all amendments thereto.
K. 
The code titled "Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems," Ch. SPS 383, is hereby adopted and regulated on behalf of the Village by Kenosha County.

§ 370-8 Licenses required for electrical work.

A. 
State electrical license required.
(1) 
All electrical contractors intending to do work in the Village shall be licensed by the state prior to commencing said work. An electrical contractor licensed by the state shall complete all electrical wiring or electrical work done in the Village, including but not limited to one- and two-family dwellings, outbuildings, rental buildings, and buildings used for commercial purposes, except as provided below.
(a) 
Upon successful permit application, including a plan demonstrating substantial code knowledge and understanding, and after a certificate of compliance or occupancy has been issued for a single-family dwelling, the owner-occupant may perform electrical operations with the following exclusions:
[1] 
New electrical services and service upgrades;
[2] 
Swimming pools, pond electric, spas or hot tubs;
[3] 
Wiring over 120 volts; or
[4] 
Any rental property.
(b) 
If the inspector deems that the owner-occupant is incapable of installing the wiring per this chapter, then the inspector may elect not to issue a permit or to condemn the installation and require the homeowner to hire a licensed electrical contractor.

§ 370-9 Compliance required.

No person shall perform any work except in full compliance with the requirements of this chapter, and in full compliance with the terms and conditions of any required permit, and in full compliance with the requirements of any applicable approvals, decisions, orders, judgments or other requirements made, issued or imposed pursuant to or in the enforcement of this chapter, and in full compliance with the requirements of any other applicable Village, county, state or federal statute, ordinance, code, regulation, permit, approval, decision, order or judgment relating to land use, land division, environmental protection or development control.

§ 370-10 Certified municipality for examination of commercial building plans and inspections.

A. 
Authority. On March 27, 2000, the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services granted the authority and certified the Village of Pleasant Prairie as a certified municipality to examine commercial building plans and perform inspections.
B. 
Inspector. An inspector as referenced in this section shall be authorized by the Village to enforce the adopted codes and shall be properly certified by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services as a commercial building inspector.
C. 
Certified municipality plan examination jurisdiction. The inspector shall have the authority to review plans, specifications and calculations for all the types of commercial and public buildings and structures, except state-owned buildings and structures, proposed to be constructed within the Village, if the plans are for:
(1) 
A new building or structure containing less than 50,000 cubic feet of total volume;
(2) 
An addition to a building or structure where the area of the addition results in the entire building or structure containing less than 50,000 cubic feet of total volume; or
(3) 
An alteration to an existing building or structure that is less than 100,000 cubic feet of total volume.
D. 
Certified municipality plan examination waiver. The Village may waive its jurisdiction for the plan review of a specific project, in which case the required plans shall be submitted to the Department of Safety and Professional Services for review and approval prior to issuance of local permits.

§ 370-11 Permit application procedure.

A. 
Preconditions to issuance of permit. No permit application shall be deemed complete and no permit shall be issued until all of the applicable preconditions set out below have first been satisfied. No permit issued in error shall be valid or effective until all such preconditions have been satisfied.
(1) 
A complete application, signed by the owner and licensed contractor, if applicable, together with all required information and documentation related to the proposed project to demonstrate compliance with this chapter, has been filed with the Village Building Inspection Department;
(2) 
All fees imposed by or pursuant to § 370-27 of this chapter have been paid to the Village;
(3) 
All unpaid overdue forfeitures resulting from violations of any Village ordinance or code owed by the applicant or the owner of the property for which the work is proposed have first been paid pursuant to § 66.0115, Wis. Stats., unless the imposition of such unpaid forfeiture(s) is being appealed;
(4) 
With respect to any work proposed for any lot or parcel created in violation of Chapter 395, Land Division and Development Control, of the Village Code, all such violations have first been cured, in accordance with § 395-14B of that chapter;
(5) 
All outstanding building or zoning violations on the property on which the work is proposed, regarding which the Village has issued a written notice of violation, have first been cured, unless the notice of violation is being appealed; and
(6) 
The use of the property on which the work is proposed is in conformance with the provisions of Chapter 420, Zoning Ordinance, of the Village Code.
B. 
Binding nature of application.
(1) 
It shall be the duty of the owner to duly authorize the filing of any permit application and any information submitted with or in connection with any such application. Every permit shall be conditioned upon the accuracy of all such information.
(2) 
Any permit approved or issued on the basis of materially inaccurate information may be suspended by the inspector or revoked or voided by the inspector.
C. 
Acceptance of permit before commencement of work. It shall be the duty of the contractor and/or owner to review and accept the terms and conditions of any permit at least 30 days after said permit has been approved by the Village and before commencement of said work pursuant to such permit. Commencement of said work pursuant to a permit automatically constitutes acceptance of the permit and waives any right to appeal or challenge the permit decision, the permit or any condition thereof. Any permit not accepted prior to commencement of said work may be suspended or revoked or voided by the inspector.
D. 
Duration of rights pursuant to permit.
(1) 
Every permit shall automatically expire 60 days from the date of issuance of the permit if the proposed work has not commenced.
(2) 
Every permit shall automatically expire one year form the date of issuance of the permit except as provided below:
(a) 
Permits for the construction of a new single-family or two-family dwelling shall automatically expire two years from the date of issuance of said permit.
(b) 
Permits for the construction of a new commercial building shall automatically expire two years from the date of issuance of said permit.
(c) 
If said permit(s) is a part of a larger project, such as a new residential or commercial structure, then said permit(s) shall expire at the same time that said building permit expires.
(d) 
Permits for temporary work shall automatically expire 60 days after the date of issuance of said permit.
(3) 
After such permit expires, or after the permit is revoked or voided, or while it is suspended, no work requiring such a permit shall be commenced, continued or resumed until after a new permit is issued or until after the original permit has been reinstated. A suspension of the permit tolls the remainder of such permit period.
(4) 
It shall not be necessary for the Building Inspection Department to serve any notice declaring said permit null and void.
(5) 
A valid permit may be extended in writing by the inspector for up to 60 additional days upon a showing of good cause by the applicant and the payment of any permit extension fee imposed by or pursuant to § 370-27 of this chapter, provided that the applicant's rights under the permit have not expired or been revoked or voided. New regulations that have become effective after the approval of the initial permit shall be applied to any application for an extension, and an extension shall not be granted unless the original application is amended to conform to such new or amended regulations.
E. 
Assignment. A permit shall not be assigned to a new contractor unless the new contractor receives written consent of the inspector, provided that the rights pursuant to the permit have not expired or been revoked or voided and that the assignee or successor accepts the permit and timely satisfies all conditions of the permit.
F. 
Permit application required.
(1) 
A complete written application shall be filed with the Village of Pleasant Prairie on a form supplied by the Village. Without limitation, such application form shall require the following minimum information:
(a) 
The name, address and telephone number of the owner of the property;
(b) 
The name, address, telephone number and e-mail of the applicant (the person who is authorized to act for the owner in connection with the application);
(c) 
The name, address, telephone number and e-mail of the contractor;
(d) 
Contractor's license (if applicable);
(e) 
The street address of the property (if available);
(f) 
The tax parcel number(s) of the property;
(g) 
The zoning classification of the property;
(h) 
The proposed use of the structure as it relates to the application; and
(i) 
The estimated value of the proposed work to be completed in the permit application.
(2) 
The completed permit application shall include or attach to it the following documents and information; provided, however, that the inspector is authorized to waive in writing, on the application or in a separate written document, the submission of any information which is readily available to the Village or which the inspector believes is not required to process the application:
(a) 
A fully completed written application form as provided by the Village. Said application shall be signed by the owner and the licensed contractor, if applicable.
(b) 
Two sets of complete detailed plans and specifications to ensure compliance with this chapter, except if a certified municipality plan examination pursuant to § 370-10 of this chapter is requested, then four sets of complete building plans and specifications, which at a minimum shall include the information as specified in § SPS 361.60(5) and (4), Wis. Stats. In addition, the applicant shall provide calculations showing the total volume of the building.
(c) 
Two sets of state-approved plans for commercial buildings wherein an applicant is not requesting or meeting the requirements for a certified municipality plan examination pursuant to § 370-10 of this chapter.
(d) 
A copy of the Kenosha County sanitary permit, if an on-site sanitary sewer system is proposed.
(e) 
Commercial electrical permits for new construction and Level 2 or higher alterations will require two complete sets of electrical plans including an emergency egress lighting plan and an outlet location letter for any new service or service upgrade.
(f) 
For a plumbing permit to install a multipurpose piping system (single- and two-family residential sprinkler system), the following shall be provided:
[1] 
A certificate indicating that the contractor has completed a State of Wisconsin training program for the installation of said system; and
[2] 
A drawing indicating the layout and material proposed to be used.
(g) 
If applicable, the required application fee pursuant to § 370-27 of this chapter.
(h) 
Any other information required by this chapter or requested by the inspector to process the application.
G. 
Incomplete application. The inspector is authorized to hold for completion or deny, in his or her discretion, any incomplete permit application. With respect to any such application held for completion, the inspector shall promptly notify the contractor or owner in writing by first-class mail or by e-mail what information is needed to complete the application and what, if any, preconditions must be satisfied pursuant to Subsection A of this section. Any application not completed within 30 days after the filing of the application shall be denied.
H. 
Application approval/denial.
(1) 
Upon the Village's receipt of a complete permit application, the inspector shall approve or deny said application within 10 business days. The inspector shall have authority to impose any conditions reasonably based upon the requirements of this chapter. The inspector shall promptly notify the applicant of the approval, or in the event that the application is denied, the owner and the contractor shall be notified in writing by first-class mail or by e-mail. In the event of denial, the notice shall state the reasons for the denial.
(2) 
The inspector shall have the authority to impose any conditions reasonably based upon the requirements of this section. Additional conditions to be imposed on any permit shall be the following:
(a) 
That the owner has duly authorized the contractor to file the application and all related information and that all information contained in or submitted in connection with the application is true and accurate;
(b) 
That the contractor has a valid state certification;
(c) 
That the permit and all terms and conditions thereof must be reviewed and accepted by the contractor prior to commencement of the proposed work and that such commencement constitutes acceptance;
(d) 
That the applicant shall request the required inspections a minimum of 48 hours in advance and shall request a final occupancy inspection a minimum of 72 hours in advance;
(e) 
That the work shall be completed only in full compliance with the conditions of approval and the required adopted Department of Safety and Professional Services (SPS) codes or other federal, state, county or local ordinances or regulations and must be in accordance with the approved plans, specifications and other information submitted with the application; and
(f) 
That commencement of said work constitutes a waiver of any right to appeal the decision or permit of the inspector or any part thereof to the Village Zoning Board of Appeals or to otherwise challenge such decision or permit.
(3) 
If a permit is not issued within 30 days after the date on which notice of approval of said permit was made to the applicant, the application approval shall automatically be terminated. No permit shall be issued on the basis of a terminated permit application approval. The applicant may reapply at any time thereafter without prejudice.
(4) 
All non-code-complying and other conditions stated in the conditional approval notice shall be corrected or met before or during construction and before occupancy or issuance of a certificate of compliance of the building or a structure.
(5) 
If the inspector determines that the plans and specifications submitted do not substantially conform to the provisions of adopted Department of Safety and Professional Services (SPS) codes or other federal, state, county or local ordinances or regulations, the inspector shall deny plan approval in the following manner:
(a) 
The plans shall be stamped "Not Approved," signed and dated by the inspector.
(b) 
One set of the not-approved plans and specifications shall be retained by the Village, and the other sets shall be returned to the applicant with the notice of "not approved."
(c) 
A notice of the not-approved plans shall be provided in writing to the applicant and the owner stating the reasons for the denial.
I. 
Permit issuance. Following a conditional approval of the permit application, the inspector or his designee shall promptly notify the applicant of the conditional approval of the application and the procedure for issuance of the permit. A permit shall be issued only upon payment of any permit fees provided in § 370-27 of this chapter.
J. 
Revisions to approved plans.
(1) 
All revisions and modifications, which involve provisions of this chapter, made to the approved plans or specifications shall be submitted to the Village for review.
(2) 
Any revisions and modifications to the plans shall be approved in writing by the Village prior to the work involved in the revision or modification being commenced.
K. 
Liability. A conditional approval of a plan by the Village shall not be construed as an assumption of any responsibility on the part of the Village or the inspector for the design or construction of the building.

§ 370-12 Inspections.

A. 
All inspections, for the purpose of administration and enforcement of the adopted Department of Safety and Professional Services (SPS) chapters, shall be performed by an inspector.
B. 
Inspections shall be conducted by an inspector to ascertain whether or not the work conforms to the conditionally approved plans, the notice of conditional approval and the adopted Department of Safety and Professional Services (SPS) chapters.
C. 
The inspectors periodically shall make thorough examinations of all the work pursuant to this chapter.
D. 
A written record of each inspection shall be prepared and kept by the Village. The record shall include, at a minimum, the date of the inspection, the type of inspection, the name of the inspector, the result of the inspection, and all items of noncompliance noted during the inspection and any other relevant information.
E. 
A copy of each inspection record shall be made available to the owner and applicant; the original inspection record shall be permanently maintained by the Village.
F. 
When any work is found to be in a dangerous or unsafe condition, the inspector shall notify the person, firm or corporation owning, using, operating or installing the same to place it in a safe condition. If noncompliance items are not corrected, written orders to correct shall be issued in accordance with Village ordinances. Any person, firm or corporation failing or refusing to make the necessary repairs or changes shall constitute a violation punishable in accordance with Chapter 1, § 1-4, of the Village Code.
G. 
Inspection types. The following inspections, if applicable to the permit issued, shall be required:
(1) 
Erosion control inspection prior to any land disturbance on commercial buildings performed by the Engineering Department.
(2) 
Staking inspection is required for all accessory structures or additions to principal structures prior to work commencing.
(3) 
Footing forms inspection is required prior to any concrete being poured.
(4) 
Foundation wall inspection is required prior to the backfilling of the foundation. For all new residential principal structures, a plat of survey that certifies the top of foundation shall be submitted for review and approval prior to the foundation being backfilled.
(5) 
Basement drain tile inspection is required prior to backfilling and prior to the basement floor being poured.
(6) 
Electric service inspection is required prior to WE Energies making the connection.
(7) 
Rough plumbing inspection is required prior to any plumbing work being concealed from view.
(8) 
Rough electrical inspection is required prior to any electrical work being concealed from view.
(9) 
Rough HVAC inspection is required prior to any HVAC work being concealed from view.
(10) 
Rough carpentry inspection is required after all other rough inspections are completed and prior to any insulation being installed.
(11) 
Insulation inspection is required prior to applying any finish materials.
(12) 
Inspection is required prior to obtaining sewer, water and storm sewer permit for all new one- and two-family homes.
(13) 
Sewer, water and storm sewer lateral inspection is required prior to backfill.
(14) 
Piping from the building drain to the on-site septic tank shall be inspected by the inspector, and the rest of the system shall be inspected by the Kenosha County Sanitarian and written verification shall be submitted to the Village.
(15) 
Low-voltage wiring inspection.
(16) 
Fire alarm system wiring inspection.
(17) 
Any other inspections may be required to ensure compliance with this chapter and the permit conditions.
(18) 
Final inspection is required after all work associated with the permit is completed and prior to occupancy of the building.
(19) 
Signs (self-illuminated).

§ 370-13 Certificate of occupancy or compliance.

A. 
Upon completion and prior to occupancy of any new principal structure or addition thereto and prior to occupancy of a new use within an existing structure, a written certificate of occupancy or compliance shall be issued by the Village.
B. 
The inspector may verbally authorize occupancy if all life and safety issues are satisfied. Said verbal authorization shall be valid for 30 days, or such other specified time frame, as determined by the inspector, and all outstanding issues shall be satisfied prior to the inspector issuing a written certificate of occupancy or certificate of compliance, except as provided in Subsection D below. The inspector shall make a written record of such verbal approval and place it in the applicant's file. Failure to comply with this provision shall result in violations and penalties as set forth in § 370-26.
C. 
Commercial projects shall require approval from other Village departments prior to issuance of a verbal or a written certificate of occupancy or compliance.
D. 
All new one- and two-family projects shall require the satisfaction of all outstanding issues within one year from the issuance of verbal occupancy. Failure to comply with this provision shall result in violations and penalties as set forth in § 370-26.

§ 370-14 Suspension, revocation or voiding of permit.

A. 
In the event that the inspector, prior to the completion of permitted work pursuant to a valid permit, finds that the work is not in accordance with the terms and conditions of such permit or the requirements of this chapter, or that the information on the basis of which the permit was approved or issued was untrue or inaccurate in material respects, the inspector may suspend such permit, notify the owner and the contractor in writing by first-class mail or by e-mail of the reasons for the suspension and issue a written stop-work order until the problem or defect is cured. In the event that the owner or the contractor refuses or fails to cure the problem or defect within the prescribed time following such notice of suspension, and after conferring with the owner or the contractor regarding such refusal or failure, the inspector may revoke the permit and notify the applicant in writing by first-class mail or by e-mail of the reasons for the revocation and any related violations.
B. 
In the event that the inspector determines, after the completion of work done pursuant to any such permit, that the work was not in accordance with the terms and conditions of such permit or the requirements of this chapter, or that the information on the basis of which the permit was approved or issued was inaccurate in material respects, the inspector shall issue and cause to be served a notice of violation. If such violations are not cured to the reasonable satisfaction of the inspector within the prescribed time following service of such notice of violation, the inspector may, in addition to all other remedies, void the permit and promptly notify the owner and the contractor and user of the property in writing by first-class mail or by e-mail of the reasons for voiding the permit.
C. 
Any work pursuant to a permit which has been revoked or voided is illegal and a violation of this chapter. If the permit has been revoked, a new complete application and permit fee shall be submitted to the Village to complete the work as if the project was starting anew.

§ 370-15 Permit not required.

A. 
The following shall not require a permit:
(1) 
Siding or re-siding of a single-family or two-family dwelling.
(2) 
Finishing of existing interior surfaces, such as the installation of cabinetry.
B. 
The following electrical apparatus and/or equipment manufacture or repair shall not require an electrical permit:
(1) 
Any person manufacturing or repairing electrical apparatus and equipment and employing a competent electrician shall not be required to have a permit for his testing equipment.
(2) 
The completion of minor repair work, such as repairing drop cords, snap switches, replacing fuses or changing lamp sockets.
(3) 
The installation of portable devices, such as grinders, drills, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, radios, electric refrigerators, and similar devices, not permanently wired but intended to be connected to the circuit by a flexible cord and plug.
(4) 
The installation, alteration or repair of electrical generation, transmission or distribution equipment which is owned and operated by an electrical utility company or the Village.
(5) 
The installation, alteration or repair of signal or communication equipment where such equipment is owned and operated by a public utility company or the Village.
C. 
It is recognized that it is not practical to list all of the work not requiring a permit, and therefore it is intended that the above list be only illustrative. Any individual aggrieved by a failure to list a particular type of work not requiring a permit in this section shall have the right to file a written petition explaining the proposed work with the inspector for a determination as to if the work proposed to be performed requires a permit to be issued.

§ 370-16 Permit required.

No person shall alter, directly or indirectly, or cause the construction, addition, enlargement, alteration, modification, improvement, conversion, repair, demolition, relocation, or change of use of new or existing residential, commercial, agricultural, recreational or related accessory buildings and structures within the Village without first obtaining a building permit for such work from the Village, except as specified in § 370-15 of this chapter. In addition, any structural changes, changes to mechanical systems, including plumbing, electrical and heating, air conditioning and ventilation, and the restoration or repair of an installation to its previous code-compliant condition as determined by the inspector shall require a permit to assure full compliance with this chapter.

§ 370-17 Municipal work.

Any work proposed for any property, building or structure owned by the Village shall be required to follow this chapter, except that no application or permit fees shall be required for said permit.

§ 370-18 Cash deposit.

A. 
New single-family or two-family structures. Prior to return of the grading and erosion control cash deposit pursuant to Chapter 381, § 381-9E, of the Village Code and in addition to satisfying the requirements of § 381-9E, all conditions of the related building permit shall be complied with and a final certificate of occupancy or compliance shall be issued.
B. 
Other grading activities. Prior to return of the street sweeping payment pursuant to Chapter 381, § 381-9F, of the Village Code and in addition to satisfying the requirements of § 381-9F, all conditions of the related building permit shall be complied with, and a final certificate of occupancy or compliance shall be issued.

§ 370-19 Additional requirements.

In addition to the regulations and requirements adopted in § 370-7 of this chapter, the following shall be required to promote the purpose and scope of this chapter:
A. 
Drain tile. Complete drain tile systems shall be required for all new structures. Partial drain tile systems shall be required for all additions to existing buildings where the footings of the addition are at the same elevation as, or lower than, the lowest footing level of the existing building.
B. 
Authority to discontinue electrical system. The electrical inspector may order the cutting off of all electrical current from any electrical system which is found to be in an unsafe condition and order the cutting off of electrical current in cases of emergency and where such electrical currents are dangerous to life or property or may interfere with the work of the Village's Fire & Rescue Department. No person shall reconnect any equipment that is cut off until the electrical inspector gives permission.
C. 
Residential electrical service update. Any alterations to the electrical service shall conform to the following requirements:
(1) 
All work shall be installed per current adopted NEC, SPS 316[1] and We-Energies metering manual.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. SPS 316, Wis. Adm. Code.
(2) 
All dwelling units shall be metered separately.
(3) 
Any exposed knob and tube wiring shall be replaced.
(4) 
Receptacles in unfinished basements, crawl spaces, garages, outdoors and within six feet of a sink shall be ground fault protected.
(5) 
Individual branch circuit shall be installed for fixed motor-operated appliances.
(6) 
An individual branch circuit is required for furnace.
(7) 
An individual branch circuit is required for laundry appliances.
(8) 
Two ground-fault-protected small appliance circuits shall be provided with a minimum four-foot separation or separate countertops.
(9) 
Each bathroom/toilet shall have a ground-fault-protected receptacle located adjacent to the lavatory.
(10) 
Garage door openers shall have a ground-fault-protected receptacle within two feet of the motor.
(11) 
Outdoor ground-fault-protected receptacles required in the front and rear of dwelling.
(12) 
Illumination shall be provided in stairways and exits.
(13) 
Every habitable room shall have a lighting outlet controlled by a switch located at the entrance.
(14) 
Any unsafe or noncompliant installations shall be replaced with code-complying methods.
D. 
Temporary electrical work. An application for a permit for temporary work shall specify the period of time, not to exceed 60 days, in which such wiring is to remain in service. Electrical service shall be cut off at the end of this period and shall not again be connected without permission from the inspector.
E. 
Energy conservation. In lieu of submitting the required thermal performance calculations for additions or alterations to a single-family or two-family dwelling, said dwelling shall meet the following minimum insulation and energy requirements:
(1) 
R-3.5 for the full foundation wall area;
(2) 
R-11 for the exterior walls adjacent to outside or unconditioned air;
(3) 
R-25 in cathedral ceilings;
(4) 
R-25 in floors over unconditioned space;
(5) 
R-30 in floors over outside air;
(6) 
R-38 in conventional ceilings; and
(7) 
U value of 0.51 or less for all glazing.
F. 
Exhaust fan venting. All exhaust fans shall be oriented in the direction of discharge, and no unnecessary turns or bends shall be installed from said fan to the point of discharge unless specified below:
(1) 
A minimum 50 cubic feet per minute shall be demonstrated.
(2) 
Full compliance with the manufacturer's specifications shall be demonstrated.
G. 
Field drain tile. In the event that field drain tile is encountered during the excavation of a new principal or accessory structure, the field drain tile shall be rerouted and reconstructed with rigid pipe identical in inside diameter to the existing field tile, so as to maintain the integrity of the drainage system.
H. 
Floors open to outside air. All insulated framed floors open to outside air and within 18 inches of earth shall not be allowed without treated lumber fastened to and completely covering the underside of the framework.
I. 
Foundation requirements.
(1) 
Additions to existing foundations, footings, piers, slabs, etc., shall be fastened/anchored together using standard engineering practices and design methods accepted by this code and approved by the building inspector. Foundations for additions to existing buildings shall be of like dimension and depth below grade, or expansion joints shall be utilized.
(2) 
Foundations for detached structures over 250 square feet and falling outside the scope of this chapter shall have at minimum a twelve-inch by twelve-inch grade beam or thickened edge slab foundation around the entire perimeter.
(3) 
Foundations for structures over 800 square feet shall conform to this chapter or be designed through structural analysis. Concrete slabs shall be completely reinforced with six-inch by six-inch by No. 10 woven wire mesh or other equivalent and approved method of primary reinforcement.
J. 
Manufactured homes and manufactured home communities. This chapter shall apply to all manufactured homes and additions thereto, where not in conflict with state or federal law.
K. 
Moving buildings.
(1) 
The written application shall be submitted to the Village a minimum of 30 days prior to the date the building is proposed to be moved. In addition, the following information shall be submitted:
(a) 
A description of the structure proposed to be moved.
(b) 
A plat of survey, pursuant to Subsection Q of this section, indicating the location that the building or structure is proposed to be located.
(c) 
Moving a building off site shall require:
[1] 
A copy of the proposed and alternate routes. Prior to submitting said routes to the Village for final review and approval, the routes, if applicable, shall be approved in writing by the Village of Pleasant Prairie Police Department.
[2] 
A copy of a permit or other written approval by the state, if the route includes travel on a state highway.
[3] 
A copy of a permit or other written approval by the county, if the route includes travel on a county highway.
[4] 
A copy of a permit or other written approval related to any utilities that may be impacted by the move.
(2) 
If the move involves traveling on a Village road right-of-way, then a cash deposit of $5,000 shall be deposited with the Village Treasurer in an interest-bearing account prior to issuance of the moving permit to guarantee payment for any repair or damage resulting from moving said building. Upon completion of the moving, the Village shall inspect the route for any damages. The inspector shall notify the owner in writing of any damages to be repaired and the time frame for said repair. If the damages are not repaired as specified in the written notice, the cash deposit on file with the Village shall be used to repair said damages. If the cost to repair said damages exceeds the cash deposit, the Village shall invoice the property owner for the additional costs. Upon completion of the move and compliance with the permit, the cash deposit shall be refunded to the property owner, with interest, less a six-percent administrative fee and less any amount paid by the Village to repair said damages. Any damages to any state or county road or any non-Village utility shall be settled between the applicant and the state, county or non-Village utility.
(3) 
Any addition, alterations and/or repairs made to the building moved within or into the Village shall be made to conform to this chapter in its entirety. All other areas of the building shall be made safe for purposes of health, safety and welfare of the occupants.
L. 
Municipal sanitary sewer and water installation. All municipal sanitary sewer and water shall be pursuant to the requirements of the Village Code.[2] In addition, prior to installation of municipal sanitary sewer or water lateral, the following requirements shall be met:
(1) 
New single-family, two-family and multifamily dwellings shall be completely weathertight and insulated, permanent electrical service shall be installed and energized, the sump pump shall be permanently installed and operating, the furnace shall be installed and operating (dictated by weather), and the basement floor shall be complete. At least one energized receptacle shall be provided on each floor of the dwelling to ensure that the sump pump remains electrically connected during construction.
(2) 
Existing single-family, two-family and multifamily dwellings. All water lateral work shall be coordinated for installation of a Village water meter immediately after the cross-connection inspection has been approved.
(3) 
One- and two-family residential water meters. Upon approval of a water lateral into a building, the inspector shall notify the Public Works Department for installation of a water meter. The valve shall be sealed with a meter seal until the meter is installed by the Village Public Works Department. All water meters shall be sealed with a Village-issued meter seal. Removal of said seal by anyone other than the Village Public Works Department shall be an offense subject to penalties as provided in this chapter.
(4) 
All commercial structures.
(a) 
Sanitary sewer laterals shall be plugged at the downstream side of the inspection manhole(s) until the plumbing contractor sets all of the final fixtures. All sanitary lines shall be flushed clean prior to removal of said plug.
(b) 
Water laterals shall be coordinated with the plumbing inspector and Fire & Rescue Department. Any water used during the construction process shall be metered with a Village-issued temporary water meter.
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 285, Sewers, and Ch. 355, Water.
M. 
Property building or structure maintenance, unsafe buildings and razing of buildings.
(1) 
The inspector is designated to carry out the provisions of § 66.0413, Wis. Stats.
(2) 
If the inspector finds that any building, structure, or part thereof is dangerous to life, health or adjoining property by reason of bad condition, defective construction, overloaded floors, decay, lack of guards against fire, general dilapidation, lack of routine maintenance or other cause, he shall notify the owner thereof to cause the same to be made safe or to be removed, maintained or corrected as in the judgment of the inspector may be necessary, and he shall affix a notice of such order in a conspicuous place on the outside wall of the building. No person shall remove or deface such notice.
(3) 
The owner of such building or structure shall thereupon immediately cause the same to be made safe, removed or repaired as ordered, and if any such building is used for any purposes requiring a license, the inspector may revoke such license until the building is made safe or removed to the satisfaction of the inspector.
(4) 
Where public health or safety requires immediate action, the inspector shall enter upon the premises, with such assistance as may be necessary from the Village Fire & Rescue Department and the Police Department, and cause the building or structure to be made safe or to be removed. The expense of such work may be recovered by the Village in an action against the owner.
(5) 
If a property owner proposes to raze a building or structure, the following shall apply:
(a) 
A written application shall be submitted to the Village pursuant to § 370-11 of this chapter. In addition, the following information shall be submitted:
[1] 
Written verification shall be provided to the inspector from the Village Fire & Rescue Department that no hazardous fire conditions are present or that no fire hazards could result from the razing.
[2] 
The inspector shall determine if an asbestos assessment is required. An asbestos assessment will be required if the inspector cannot make a definite determination on any portion of the building. If an asbestos assessment is required, then the property owner shall contract with a licensed abatement contractor to perform said assessment and provide the written results to the inspector. If the result of the asbestos assessment determines that there is asbestos in the structure or building, then the asbestos shall be properly removed, and the licensed abatement contractor shall provide written verification that the asbestos has been properly removed.
[3] 
Written verification shall be provided to the inspector from the electric and gas companies that the electric and gas services have been properly disconnected.
(b) 
If a permit to raze a building or structure is issued pursuant to § 370-11 of this chapter, the following additional conditions of the permit shall be required:
[1] 
If applicable, the municipal sanitary sewer and water system shall be properly capped off by a master plumber or utility contractor. The ditch shall be left open and secured by the contractor for the inspector to verify proper capping.
[2] 
If applicable, the private on-site sewage disposal system or holding tank shall be properly filled and abandoned. The contractor shall provide to the Village a copy of the pumping ticket from a licensed solid waste carrier to verify that the solid waste has been properly removed from the tank, prior to filling the tank with slurry or granular material and prior to the required inspection. In addition, the area shall be left open and secured by the contractor for the inspector to verify proper abandonment.
[3] 
If applicable, the private well shall be properly abandoned per the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) requirements. The contractor shall provide the Village with a copy of the Wisconsin DNR well abandonment report.
[4] 
The foundation shall be removed and/or properly filled. In addition, all junk and building debris shall be removed from the property, not landfilled into the property and inspected, prior to the foundation being filled.
[5] 
If applicable, all existing signage shall be removed from the site.
[6] 
If applicable, municipal sanitary sewer, water and garbage collection charges will continue to be billed for the property until all conditions of the permit have been satisfied and final inspection by the inspector has been passed.
[7] 
The building or structure will not be removed from the tax assessment rolls until all conditions of the permit have been satisfied and final inspection by the inspector has been passed.
N. 
Space heaters. Unvented fuel-burning heating equipment is strictly prohibited in all dwellings, habitable structures, attached garages, and in all commercial buildings unless otherwise specifically allowed by the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
O. 
Stormwater systems. Connections at stormwater sump pumps to storm sewer piping shall be made with approved vented caps or similar approved methods to prevent the introduction of foreign objects. Stormwater drains shall be provided with compliant vented caps.
P. 
Sump pumps for new construction. All residential structures shall require a sump pump that is permanently connected and operational as soon as possible after the electrical service to the structure is completed. In no case shall municipal sewer and water service be installed prior to permanent installation of a sump pump. All such sump pumps shall discharge at least eight feet from the foundation wall until the sump pump discharge can be permanently connected to the municipal storm sewer system, if available.
Q. 
Top of foundation and grade levels. The height of all proposed top of foundations and grades for single-family, two-family, and multifamily structures shall conform to the following:
(1) 
"Top of foundation" is defined as the highest elevation taken at the top of the foundation wall. Finish grade is assumed to be 0.67 foot below the top of the foundation wall elevation.
(2) 
Existing grade levels at property lines shall not be altered or changed to an appreciable extent in relation to grade levels of adjoining property.
(3) 
A plat of survey shall include the following information:
(a) 
All grades shown on the plat of survey shall utilize the Wisconsin Plane Coordinate System (south zone) vertical control datum;
(b) 
All items required pursuant to Chapter 381, § 381-9B, of the Village Code;
(c) 
The elevation at the crown of road at the corners and center of the lot;
(d) 
The highest point of the proposed top of foundation; and
(e) 
Finish grade at foundation of abutting residential structures; the finished first-floor elevations are also acceptable.
(4) 
Top of foundation elevation shall conform to the following:
(a) 
The top of foundation shall comply with the approved engineering plans for a subdivision located within the Village, except as provided in Subsection Q(4)(b) below. Any changes to the top of foundation shall be approved in writing by the developer of the subdivision and the developer's engineer, as authorized by the Village. An amended development agreement shall be provided by the developer and approved by the Village for all new subdivisions which modify the top of foundation or drainage plans. Such agreement shall indemnify and hold harmless the Village for any and all liabilities associated with the modifications or changes to the Village-approved engineering plans.
(b) 
If there are no approved engineering plans on file with the Village, the top-of-foundation elevation shall be approved by the inspector based on the following criteria:
[1] 
An average of the top of foundation of the adjacent structures. Example: Existing Dwelling No. 1: 650 feet; Existing Dwelling No. 2: 656 feet; top of foundation for new dwelling: 653 feet.
[2] 
The top of foundation shall not be less than one foot or more than two feet above the center line of the average height of the adjacent roadway, except that if the existing lot grade is more than two feet above existing road grade, the inspector may approve a top of foundation that exceeds two feet above the center of the average height of the adjacent roadway.
[3] 
In the event that extraordinary or unusual circumstances exist on the property, the Village may consider altering the top of foundation; however, the Village may impose other requirements to ensure that the structure will not cause a drainage problem.
[4] 
In all cases, the top-of-foundation elevation shall be approved by the Village.
R. 
Unsafe electrical equipment. No person shall keep, offer for sale or sell within the Village any appliance, equipment or fixtures designed for or intended to be used for the production, transmission or utilization of electric current or power unless said appliances, equipment or fixtures are approved by the electrical inspector in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Wisconsin State Electrical Code.
S. 
Well abandonment. All persons abandoning a well within the Village shall complete the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Form 3300-5B. The property owner/contractor shall submit one copy to the DNR and one copy to the Village, and one copy shall be retained by the person/contractor performing the abandonment procedures. If the abandonment is not performed by a licensed well contractor, an inspection shall be required prior to filling the well casing.
T. 
Workmanship. An inspector has the authority to require that construction, alteration, repair and removal of buildings or structures be performed in accordance with the standards of good workmanship.

§ 370-20 Continuation of existing uses.

Buildings and structures that were legally created and whose use and occupancy are legal may be continued without change, except for regulations related to backflow prevention, fuel-burning appliance venting, smoke detection, carbon monoxcide detection, connection of the perimeter drain tiles to the municipal sanitary sewer system, property maintenance and other requirements as deemed necessary by the inspector for the general safety and welfare of the occupants and the public.

§ 370-21 Emergency work.

In the event that emergency work is required, the person doing or causing such work to be done shall report the same to the Building Inspection Department the next business day after beginning work. Such work shall be done in accordance with the provisions of this code. The required permit and inspection process shall be followed and initiated at this time.

§ 370-22 Temporary work.

All temporary work shall comply with this chapter.

§ 370-23 Stop-work order.

A. 
The inspector may issue a stop-work order for construction to be stopped for any of the following reasons:
(1) 
If written violations are not corrected within 30 days.
(2) 
Construction significantly deviates from approved and permitted plans, as determined by the inspector.
(3) 
When construction is dangerously unsafe, as determined by the inspector.
(4) 
The inspector is denied access to property.
B. 
The stop-work order shall be posted at the construction site, and the property owner and contractor shall be notified in writing of the reasons for issuance of the stop-work order and corrections required prior to the order being lifted.
C. 
The inspector is authorized to remove the stop-work order and allow construction to continue upon correction of said violation(s).

§ 370-24 Appeals.

Any appeal to this chapter, except for as it relates to § 370-14 of this chapter, shall be pursuant to Chapter 18, Article V, Zoning Board of Appeals, of this Code.

§ 370-25 Liability.

This chapter shall not be construed to relieve from or lessen the responsibility or liability of any person engaged in any activity within the scope of this chapter for damages to person or property caused by any defect therein or therefrom, nor shall the Village be held as assuming any such responsibility or liability by reason of the issuance or revocation of any license, permit or certificate, or the inspection or reinspection authorized by this chapter, or by reason of the approval or disapproval of any work as authorized by this chapter, nor shall the Village be held liable for any damages resulting from the enforcement of this chapter.

§ 370-26 Violations and penalties.

Enforcement of this chapter shall be by means of the issuance of a stop-work order, withholding of building permits, imposition of forfeitures and injunctive action. Forfeitures shall be pursuant to Chapter 1, Article I, of the Village Code.

§ 370-27 Building permit fees.

A. 
Fees required.
(1) 
Any construction, use, occupancy or other work requiring a permit, certificate, or approval within the Village's ordinances shall not commence, resume or continue until all required approvals have been made and all required fees as required by this chapter or any other Village ordinance are paid to the Village Treasurer.
(2) 
Whenever any construction, use, occupancy or other work requiring a permit, certificate, or approval within the Village's ordinances is commenced, resumed or continued before such a permit, certificate or approval is issued, the fees for reviewing and processing the application for such permit shall be tripled to take into account the added difficulty and time required to process the application.
(3) 
If an application for a permit, certificate, or approval is withdrawn after the review and processing of such application has substantially commenced, the application fee shall not be refunded.
(4) 
If two of the same inspections fail, a reinspection fee shall be paid to the Village prior to scheduling each additional inspection, except for commercial, including multifamily, electrical permits, wherein the reinspection fee shall be paid to the Village if the first inspection fails and prior to scheduling each additional inspection.
B. 
Single-family residential permit fees.
[Amended 4-20-2015 by Ord. No. 15-16]
Type
Fee
State building fee
$55
Plan review (for new structures)
$175
Plan review for additions
$75
Plan review for alteration
$50
Plan review for large detached accessory structures
$40
Dwelling unit
$0.35 per square foot; $250 minimum
Additions
$0.25 per square foot; $75 minimum
Alteration with structural changes (examples: changing roof pitch; adding a dormer; replacing damaged roof trusses; adding a new window/door; enlarging a window or door opening)
$0.10 per square foot, $50 minimum; or where square footage cannot be calculated, $35 minimum for first 2 structural changes; 3 or more structural changes $50
Alteration without structural changes (example: interior alteration)
$0.05 per square foot of affected area; $50 minimum
Certificate of compliance or occupancy
New homes
$100
Additions
$75
Alterations
$50
Large accessory structures such as attached and detached garages, pole barns and carports (over 151 square feet)
$0.05 per square foot; $30 minimum
Small accessory structures such as sheds, gazebos or structures (less than 150 square feet)
$30
Decks/sport courts
$0.10 per square foot; $30 minimum
New electric service
$180
Additional electric subpanel
$50 per panel
Electric service update
$100 per panel
Electric service repair
$50
Electric wiring extension/rewiring (fee based on area being added or remodeled)
$0.10 per square foot; $50 minimum
Electric for swimming pool or pond
$50
New heating units (gas, oil or electric) for a new home
$150 per unit plus $25 for each additional unit
Additional heating unit added to an existing home
$50
Furnace update/water heater
$50 per unit
Fireplace
$50 per fireplace
Heating pipe extension
$0.10 per square foot of area affected; $50 minimum
Air-conditioning unit
$50 per unit
Lawn sprinkler system
$50
Plumbing fixtures
New home
$10 per fixture; $150 minimum
Other
$10 per fixture; $50 minimum
Sewer connection
$75
Water connection
$75
Storm sewer connection
$75
Temporary city water/sewer service fee
Current City of Kenosha rates plus 25% Village administrative fee
Renewal of permit
50% of original permit fee; $50 minimum
Reinspection
$50 each inspection
Early start footings and foundations*
$150
Special inspection*
$350
Overtime inspections*
$75 per hour, 2-hour minimum
Overtime plan review*
$75 per hour, 2-hour minimum
New single-family house administrative fee
$200 per dwelling unit
*Shall be preapproved by the Building Inspection Superintendent
C. 
Two-family residential permit fees.
[Amended 4-20-2015 by Ord. No. 15-16]
Type
Fee
State building fee
$55
Plan review (for new structures)
$250
Plan review for additions to a two-family unit
$100
Plan review for alteration
$50
Plan review for large detached accessory structures
$40 each
Dwelling unit
$0.35 per square foot; $250 minimum
Additions/remodel
$0.25 per square foot; $50 minimum
Alteration with structural changes (examples: changing roof pitch; adding a dormer; replacing damaged roof trusses; adding a new window/door; enlarging a window or door opening)
$0.10 per square foot, $50 minimum; or where square footage cannot be calculated, $35 minimum for first 2 structural changes; 3 or more structural changes $50
Alteration without structural changes (example: interior alteration)
$0.05 per square foot of area affected; $50 minimum
Certificate of compliance or occupancy
New structure
$200
Additions
$75
Alterations
$50
Large accessory structures such as attached and detached garages, pole barns and carports (over 151 square feet)
$0.05 per square foot; $50 minimum
Small accessory structures such as sheds, gazebos or structures (less than 150 square feet)
$30
Decks/sport courts
$0.10 per square foot; $25 minimum
New electric service
$360
Additional electric subpanel
$50 per panel
Electric service update
$100 per panel
Electric wiring extension/rewiring (fee based on area being added or remodeled)
$0.10 per square foot; $50 minimum
Electric for swimming pool or pond
$50
New heating units (gas, oil or electric) for a new two-family structure
$150 per unit plus $25 for each additional unit
Additional heating unit added to an existing two-family unit
$50 per unit
Furnace update/water heater
$50 per unit
Fireplace
$50 per fireplace
Heating pipe extension
$0.10 per square foot of area affected; $50 minimum
Air-conditioning unit
$50 per unit
Lawn sprinkler system
$50
Plumbing fixtures
New structure
$10 per fixture; $300 minimum
Other
$10 per fixture; $50 minimum
Sewer connection
$75 per connection
Water connection
$75 per connection
Storm sewer connection
$75 per connection
Temporary city water/sewer service fee
Current City of Kenosha rates plus 25% Village administrative fee
Renewal of permit
50% of original permit fee; $50 minimum
Reinspection
$35 each inspection
Early start footings and foundations*
$200
Special inspection*
$350 per unit
Overtime inspections*
$75 per hour, 2-hour minimum
Overtime plan review*
$75 per hour, 2-hour minimum
Two-family building administrative fee
$400 per building
*Shall be preapproved by the Building Inspection Superintendent
D. 
Commercial permit fees, excluding multifamily.
[Amended 4-20-2015 by Ord. No. 15-16]
(1) 
Application fee for commercial certified municipality plan review for a new principal or accessory structure or a tenant buildout or tenant change of an existing structure with alterations:
Square Feet
Building HVAC and Lighting
Building Only
HVAC Only
Lighting Only
Less than 2,500
$290
$220
$130
$85
2,500 to 5,000
$390
$290
$200
$100
5,001 to 10,000
$520
$430
$220
$120
Over 10,000 but not more than 100,000 cubic feet
$810
$570
$330
$165
(2) 
Other fees.
Type
Fee
Application fee for commercial plan review for a tenant change without alterations
$50
Application fee for a commercial plan review with state-approved plans
$100
New buildings and additions
$10 per 1,000 cubic feet; $150 minimum
Alteration with structural changes (examples: changing roof pitch; adding a dormer; replacing damaged roof trusses; adding a new window/door; enlarging a window or door opening)
$0.10 per square foot, $100 minimum; or where square footage cannot be calculated $50 minimum for first 2 structural changes; 3 or more structural changes $100
Alteration without structural changes (example: interior alterations)
$0.10 per square foot of area affected; $50 minimum
Accessory structures and additions
$6.50 per 1,000 cubic feet; $200 minimum
Interior demolition
$160
Certificate of compliance or occupancy
New structure
$200
Additions
$100
Accessory structure
$100
Alteration
$75
Tenant change or temporary occupancy
$55
Fireplace
$50 per fireplace
Heating units
$10 per 50M BTU input; $50 minimum
Air conditioning
$10 per 12M BTU input; $50 minimum
Heating and air-conditioning distribution duct
$1 per 100 square feet; $50 minimum
Hoods and exhaust systems
$50 per hood or system
Lawn sprinkler
$50
Plumbing fixtures
New structure
$10 per fixture; $100 minimum
Other
$10 per fixture; $50 minimum
Sewer connection
$0.50 per linear foot; $75 minimum
Water connection
$0.50 per linear foot; $75 minimum
Storm sewer connection
$0.50 per linear foot; $75 minimum
Fire protection loop
$0.50 per linear foot, $75 minimum
Building drain, storm
$0.50 per linear foot, $75 minimum
Building drain, sanitary
$0.50 per linear foot, $75 minimum
Manholes
$20 each
Catch basins
$20 each
Restraint systems
$20 each
Temporary city water/sewer service fee for business and institutional
Current City of Kenosha rates plus 25% Village administrative fee
Temporary city water/sewer service fee for industrial
$115
Electrical for a new principal or accessory structure or addition encompassing all electrical work
$35 plus $0.03 per square foot or addition, $100 minimum
Reinspection fee (no access or noncompliance)
$50
Failure to call for inspection
$75
Minimum permit fee
$100
Electrical: replacement, modifications and miscellaneous items
Light, switch and convenience outlet
$0.50 each
Power receptacles over 150 volts
$5 for first 30 amps plus $6 for each additional amp
Lighting fixtures
$0.50 per fixture
Tubular lamp, such as fluorescent
$0.25 per tube
Exterior luminaries: ground lights, wall packs, pole lights
$3 each
Temporary service
$40
Service
First 200 amps or less $25, plus $10 for each additional 100 amps or fraction thereof
Medium-voltage service (new or replace)
$250
Range, oven, clothes dryer, water heater, dishwasher, disposal, etc.
$5 each
Refrigeration unit
$5 for first 5 HP plus $1 for each additional HP or fraction thereof
Furnace unit heater
$5 each
Air conditioner
$5 for first 5 tons, plus $1 for each additional ton or fraction thereof
Combination heating and cooling unit, split systems
$20
Feeder, subfeeder branch circuit and raceway
$10 per 100 amps
Medium-voltage feeder
$100
Construction trailer feeder
$50
Motors
$0.50 per HP; $1 minimum
Dispenser: gasoline, fuel oil, permanent vending machines and well pumps
$6 each
Generator, transformer, reactor, rectifier, capacitor, welder, converter and electric furnace
$1 per kw
Medium-voltage transformer
$100
Electric unit heating device (VAV)
$5 per device
Dimmer and rheostats, occupancy sensors
$2 each
Swimming pool/pond (wiring/grounding)
$25
Sign, fluorescent, neon, incandescent, LED (primary power)
$25 each
Wire way, trough, cable tray
$0.50 per foot/$25 each
Alarm initiating and signaling devices
$1 per device
Fans: bath, paddle and miscellaneous under 1 HP
$1 per device
Hydromassage and hot tubs
$10 per device
Bus duct, trenches
$25/$0.25 per foot
Exit light/EM light
$5 per system
Fire alarm control panels and NAC panels
$25
Renewal of permit
50% of orig. permit fee; $50 minimum
Reinspection, excluding electrical
$50 each inspection
Early start footings and foundations*
$500
Special inspection, excluding electrical*
$350
Overtime inspection, excluding electrical*
$75 per hour, 2-hour minimum
Overtime plan review*
$75 per hour, 2-hour minimum
*Shall be preapproved by the Building Inspection Superintendent
Low voltage permit:
Control panel
$15
Power supply
$5
REX
$1
Card readers
$1
Key pads
$1
Bio-readers
$1
Door strikes
$1
Indoor camera
$5
Outdoor camera
$5
Door magnet switches
$1
Multitechnology sensors
$1
Data racks
$5
Data/phone jacks
$0.50
WAPs
$5
Patch panels
$2
Punch down blocks
$2
UPS
$5
Speakers
$1
Receiver
$5
TV outlet jacks
$0.50
Splitters/boosters
$1
Low-voltage/signaling/communication cable
$10/$0.01 per foot
Signaling devices
$1
Initiating devices
$1
Relays
$2
Thermostats
$2
VAVs (low voltage)
$5
Dampers (low-voltage)
$5
Signs: LED (secondary power)
$25
E. 
Multifamily permit fees (three or more units per structure).
[Amended 4-20-2015 by Ord. No. 15-16]
(1) 
Application fee for multifamily certified municipality plan review for a new principal or accessory structure or modifications to a principal and accessory structure.
Square Feet
Building HVAC and Lighting
Building Only
HVAC Only
Lighting Only
Less than 2,500
$290
$220
$130
$85
2,500 to 5,000
$390
$290
$200
$100
5,001 to 10,000
$520
$430
$220
$120
Over 10,000 but not more than 100,000 cubic feet
$810
$570
$330
$165
(2) 
Other fees.
Type
Fee
Multifamily administrative fee
$300 per building for 3 to 8 units; $400 per building for 9 to 24 units; $500 per building over 24 units
Application fee for a multifamily plan review with state-approved plans
$150
Multifamily buildings
$0.30 per square foot; $500 minimum per building
Alteration with structural changes (examples: changing roof pitch; adding a dormer; replacing damaged roof trusses; adding a new window/door; enlarging a window or door opening)
$0.10 per square foot, $50 minimum; or where square footage cannot be calculated $35 minimum for first 2 structural changes; 3 or more structural changes $50
Alteration without structural changes (example: interior alteration)
$0.05 per square foot of area affected; $35 minimum
Certificate of compliance (new, additions or alterations)
$50 per unit for first 8 units, $25 per unit for next 9 to 24 units, $10 per each unit over 24 units
Additions/alteration (per unit)
$0.25 per square foot, $75 per unit minimum
Siding or roofing (replacement or adding shingles or siding to an existing structure)
$25 per building
Large accessory structures such as attached and detached garages, pole barns and carports (over 151 square feet)
$0.10 per square foot; $50 minimum
Small accessory structures such as sheds, gazebos or structures less than 150 square feet
$25
Decks/sport courts
$0.10 per square foot; $25 minimum
New heating units
$50 per unit
Air conditioning
$50 per unit
Fireplace
$50 per fireplace
Heating and air-conditioning distribution duct
$1 per 100 square feet; $50 minimum
Lawn sprinkler system
$50
Plumbing fixtures
New structure
$10 per fixture; $250 minimum
Other
$10 per fixture; $50 minimum
Sewer connection
$0.50 per linear foot; $75 minimum
Water connection
$0.50 per linear foot; $75 minimum
Storm sewer connection
$0.50 per linear foot; $75 minimum
Fire protection loop
$0.50 per linear foot, $75 minimum
Building drain, storm
$0.50 per linear foot, $75 minimum
Building drain, sanitary
$0.50 per linear foot, $75 minimum
Manholes
$20 each
Catch basins
$20 each
Restraint systems
$20 each
Temporary city water/sewer service fee for multifamily
Current City of Kenosha rates plus 25% Village administrative fee
Electrical for a new principal or accessory structure or addition
$35 plus $0.03 per square foot; $100 minimum
Reinspection fee (no access or noncompliance)
$50
Failure to call for inspection
$75
Minimum permit fee
$50
Light switch and convenience receptacle
$0.50
Power receptacle over 150 volts
$5
Lighting fixtures: incandescent/fluorescent/LED
$0.50
Exterior luminaires: ground lights, wall packs, pole lights
$3
Temporary service and temporary wiring
$40
Service switch, each or alteration thereof
First 200 amperes
$25
Plus if over 200 amperes, additional per 100 amps or a fraction thereof
$10
Feeder, subfeeder, branch circuit and raceway, per 100 amps or fraction thereof
$10
Range, oven, clothes dryer, dishwasher, disposal, water heater
$5
Refrigeration unit up to 5 HP
$5 minimum, plus $1 per HP over 5 HP
Furnace, unit heater
$5
Air conditioner up to 5 tons
$5, plus $1 per ton over 5 tons
Combination heating and air-conditioning unit, split systems
$20
Medium-voltage service (new or replace)
$250
Medium-voltage feeder
$100
Medium-voltage transformer
$50
Each motor, per HP or fraction thereof
$0.50; $1 minimum
Dispense: gasoline, fuel oil, permanent vending machines, and well pump
$6
Generator, transformer, reactor, rectifier, capacitor, welder, converter and electric furnace
$1/kw
Construction trailer
$25
Electric unit heating device, VAVs
$5
Dimmer, rheostat, occupancy sensor
$2
Swimming pool (electrical wiring and grounding)
$25
Sign: fluorescent, neon or incandescent, LED (primary power)
$25
Wire way, trough, cable tray
$0.25 per foot; $10 minimum
Exit/EM light
$5
Fans: bath, paddle and miscellaneous under 1 HP
$1
Hydromassage and hot tubs
$10
Bus duct and trench
$25/$0.50 per foot
Fire alarm initiating and signaling devices
$1
Fire alarm control panel, NAC panels and industrial control panels
$25
Renewal of permit
50% of original permit fee; $50 minimum
Reinspection, excluding electrical
$50 each inspection
Early start footings and foundations*
$350/building
Special inspection, excluding electrical*
$350
Overtime inspection, excluding electrical*
$150
Overtime plan review*
$150
*Shall be preapproved by the Building Inspection Superintendent
Low voltage permit:
Control panel
$15
Power supply
$5
REX
$1
Card readers
$1
Key pads
$1
Bio-readers
$1
Door strikes
$1
Indoor camera
$5
Outdoor camera
$5
Door magnet switches
$1
Multitechnology sensors
$1
Data racks
$5
Data/phone jacks
$0.50
WAPs
$5
Patch panels
$2
Punch down blocks
$2
UPS
$5
Speakers
$1
Receiver
$5
TV outlet jacks
$0.50
Splitters/boosters
$1
Low-voltage/signaling/communication cable
$10/$0.01 per foot
Signaling devices
$1
Initiating devices
$1
Relays
$2
Thermostats
$2
VAVs (low voltage)
$5
Dampers (low-voltage)
$5
Signs: LED (secondary power)
$25
F. 
Miscellaneous permit fees.
[Amended 4-20-2015 by Ord. No. 15-16]
Type
Fee
Razing principal building
$50 plus $0.03 per square foot of building razed; $100 minimum, $250 maximum fee per building
Razing accessory building
$35 each
Moving principal buildings off the site
$150 plus actual overtime costs for police escort
Moving accessory building on site
$35 per building
Moving accessory building off the site
$50 plus actual overtime costs for police escort

§ 370-28 Property record maintenance fees.

A. 
The Village of Pleasant Prairie Office of Assessments creates and maintains property records for all real estate parcels within the Village of Pleasant Prairie in which it has jurisdiction. Pursuant to § 70.32(1), Wis. Stats., all properties that are issued building permits are field reviewed, described, and valued by "actual view." This means that each building permit requires assessment personnel to:
(1) 
Initially process existing records or create new records;
(2) 
Physically review, on site, the purpose of each building permit to document all property description additions and/or alterations; and
(3) 
Process the information gathered in the field to determine an assessed value.
B. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
AGRICULTURAL BUILDING
A structure principally utilized for the storage of farm equipment and machinery, crop production, or the shelter and feeding of livestock.
COMMERCIAL BUILDING
A building or structure that houses a business use, enterprise, or activity at a greater scale than home industry involving the distribution of, or retail or wholesale marketing of, goods or services.
DWELLING UNIT
A single unit providing complete, independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, cooking, and sanitation.
MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
A single building or structure containing more than one dwelling unit under single ownership and in which the owner rents or leases the right to occupy any of the dwelling units to a tenant(s).
RESIDENTIAL
Used by occupants as a home, abode, domicile, or dwelling that has housekeeping and cooking facilities for the occupants only. A residential property may have multiple dwelling units.
RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM
A multiple dwelling or development containing individually owned dwelling units and jointly owned and shared areas and facilities.
C. 
Fees to be charged for property record maintenance. Every person receiving an approved building permit from the Village in which said building permit requires an employee of the Assessor's office to physically view on site any descriptive property change in an effort to maintain the property record shall pay a property record maintenance fee commensurate with the type of building permit issued by the Village.
D. 
Schedule of fees for property record maintenance.
Schedule of Fees for Property Record Maintenance
Permit Type
Residential/ Agricultural
up to 3 Dwelling Units; Each Unit
Residential Condominiums:
4+ Units; Each Building
Multifamily Residential:
4+ Units; Each Building
Commercial Buildings
Base
Each Unit
Base
Each Unit
New residential dwellings
200
350
50
400
50
New commercial buildings
400
Structural addition
80
80
80
165
Structural alteration
80
80
80
110
Nonstructural alterations
80
80
80
110
Accessory structures
30
30
30
50
Porch, deck, patio, canopy, gazebo
30
30
30
30
Plumbing
15
15
15
20
HVAC addition/upgrade
15
15
15
20
Electrical addition/upgrade
15
15
15
20
Fireplace
15
15
15
20
Exterior siding; roofing; windows
15
15
15
20
Swimming pool
15
15
15
20
Building demolition/move off site
15
15
15
15