Town of Genesee, WI
Waukesha County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Genesee 11-14-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Address numbers — See Ch. 207.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 330.
Land division and development — See Ch. 375.
A. 
The State Uniform Dwelling Code, being Chs. SPS 320 through 325, Wis. Adm. Code, and all amendments thereto, is adopted and incorporated into this chapter by reference.
[Amended 2-9-2015 by Ord. No. 15-1]
B. 
The Building Inspector, as certified by the Department of Safety and Professional Services, is hereby authorized and directed to administer and enforce all of the provisions of the Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code.
C. 
Any existing ordinances pertaining to the construction of new dwellings that conflict with the Uniform Dwelling Code are hereby repealed.
[Amended 2-9-2015 by Ord. No. 15-1]
No person shall build or cause to be built any one- or two-family dwelling without first obtaining a state uniform building permit for such dwelling. Such building permit shall be furnished by the Town of Genesee. A copy of such permit issued shall be filed with the Town Clerk.
[Amended 2-9-2015 by Ord. No. 15-1; 7-11-2016 by Ord. No. 16-3]
A. 
Permit fees will be established by the Town Board by separate resolution.
B. 
The Building Inspector shall charge a triple fee for commencement of any work prior to obtaining a permit.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The original section titled "Exemptions," which followed this section, was repealed 2-9-2015 by Ord. No. 15-1.
No person shall occupy any dwelling or building subject to the terms of this chapter without first obtaining an occupancy permit from the Building Inspector of the Town of Genesee. Any person violating the terms of this section shall be subject to the penalties contained in § 250-10 below.
Any building permit received under this chapter shall expire two years from date of issuance. Once the building permit has expired, no work shall proceed on said building unless a new building permit is obtained.
[Amended 2-9-2015 by Ord. No. 15-1]
The State Commercial Building Code, being Chs. SPS 361 through 366, Wis. Adm. Code, and all amendments thereto, is adopted and incorporated into this chapter by reference.
[Amended 2-9-2015 by Ord. No. 15-1]
A. 
The provisions of the State Fire Prevention Code, as published by the Department of Safety and Professional Services, are adopted by reference and shall apply in the Town. See Ch. SPS 314, Wis. Adm. Code.
B. 
The provisions of the State Electrical Code, as published by Department of Safety and Professional Services and Public Service Commission, are adopted by reference and shall apply in the Town. See Chs. PSC 114 and SPS 316, Wis. Adm. Code.
C. 
The provisions of the State Plumbing Code, as published by the Department of Safety and Professional Services, are adopted by reference and shall apply in the Town. See Chs. SPS 381 to 387, Wis. Adm. Code
[Amended 2-9-2015 by Ord. No. 15-1]
Any person feeling aggrieved by an order or a determination of the Building Inspector may appeal from such order or determination in accordance with Chapter 9, Administrative Review, of this Code.
[Amended 2-9-2015 by Ord. No. 15-1]
If any section, clause, provision or portion of this chapter or Wisconsin Administrative Code chapters incorporated by reference is adjudged unconstitutional or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions shall not be affected hereby.
[Amended 9-12-1994 by Ord. No. 94-6; 2-9-2015 by Ord. No. 15-1]
Each violation of any provision of this chapter shall be subject to the penalties and remedies described in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I, General Penalty, of this Code. In addition, and not to the exclusion or prejudice of such general penalties, the following additional penalties and remedies apply:
A. 
Any building or structure erected, enlarged, altered, repaired or moved or any use hereafter established in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed an unlawful building, structure or use.
B. 
The Building Inspector shall promptly report all such violations to the Town Board, which may bring an action to enjoin the erection, enlargement, alteration, repair or moving of such building or structure or the establishment of such use or to cause such building, structure or use to be removed.
C. 
In the event of violation, the fact that a permit was issued shall not constitute a defense, nor shall any error, oversight or dereliction of duty on the part of the Building Inspector constitute a defense.
D. 
A permit issued pursuant to this chapter may be revoked by the Building Inspector if the Building Inspector finds that a violation has occurred.
E. 
Compliance with the provisions of this chapter may also be enforced by injunction order at the suit of the owner or owners of any real estate within the jurisdiction of this chapter.