[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Blue Mounds as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as Ch. 14 of the 2001 Village Code]
Title. This article shall be known as the "One- and Two-Family Dwelling Code of the Village of Blue Mounds."
Purpose. The purpose and intent of this article is to:
Exercise jurisdiction over the construction and inspection of new one- and two-family dwellings and additions to existing one- and two-family dwellings;
Provide plan review and on-site inspections of one- and two-family dwellings by inspectors certified by the Department of Safety and Professional Services;
Establish and collect fees to defray administrative and enforcement costs;
Establish use of the Wisconsin uniform building permit as prescribed by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.
The administrative code provisions describing and defining regulations with respect to one- and two-family dwellings in Chapters SPS 320 through 325 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code, whose effective dates are generally June 1, 1980, are hereby adopted and by reference made a part of this article as if fully set forth herein. Any act required to be performed or prohibited by an administrative code provision incorporated herein by reference is required or prohibited by this article. Any further amendments, revisions or modifications of the administrative code provision incorporated herein are intended to be made part of this article to secure uniform statewide regulation of one- and two-family dwellings in this Village of the State of Wisconsin. A copy of these administrative code provisions and any future amendments shall be kept on file in the Village Clerk/Treasurer's office.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- New construction performed on a dwelling which increases the outside dimensions of the dwelling.
- A substantial change or modification other than an addition or minor repair to a dwelling or to systems involved within a dwelling.
- The Department of Safety and Professional Services.
- MINOR REPAIR
- Repair performed for maintenance or replacement purposes on any existing one- or two-family dwelling which does not affect room arrangement, light, ventilation, access to or efficiency of any exit stairways or exits, fire protection, or exterior aesthetic appearance, and which does not increase a given occupation and use. No building permit is required for work to be performed which is deemed minor repair.
- ONE- OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING
- A building structure which contains one or separate households intended to be used as a home, residence or sleeping place by an individual or by two or more individuals maintaining a common household, to the exclusion of all others.
- An individual, partnership, firm or corporation.
- UNIFORM DWELLING CODE
- Those administrative code provisions, and any future amendments, revisions or modifications thereto, contained in the following chapters of the Wisconsin Administrative Code:
[Amended by Ord. No. A-138]
For the purpose of administering and enforcing the provisions of this article and the Uniform Dwelling Code, the Village shall establish the office of Building Inspector, which shall be filled by that method prescribed under Chapter 51, Officers and Employees, of the Village Code.
Building permits required. No one- or two-family dwelling of which initial construction shall be commenced after May 24, 1981, shall be built, enlarged, altered, or repaired unless a building permit for that work shall first be obtained by the owner, or his agent, from the Building Inspector. Application for a building permit shall be made in writing upon that form, designated as the Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Permit Application, furnished by the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
Repairs and additions requiring permit. No addition, alteration or repair to an existing one- or two-family dwelling not deemed minor repair by the Building Inspector shall be undertaken unless a building permit for this work shall first be obtained by the owner, or his agent, from the Inspector.
Submission of plans. The applicant shall submit two sets of plans for all new or repairs or additions to existing one- and two-family dwellings at the time that the building permit application is filed.
Issuance of permit. If the Building Inspector finds that the proposed building or repair or addition complies with all Village ordinances and the Uniform Dwelling Code, the Inspector shall officially approve the application and a building permit shall be subsequently issued to the applicant. The issued building permit shall be posted in a conspicuous place at the building site. A copy of any issued building permit shall be kept on file with the Village Clerk/Treasurer.
[Amended 10-13-1993 by Ord. No. A-104]
At the time of application for a building permit, the applicant shall pay to the Village Clerk/Treasurer fees for administrative costs of the Village and for building, plumbing and heating and electrical permits, as established by resolution of the Village Board and posted in the office of the Village Clerk/Treasurer. Plan review fees shall be paid to the Village Clerk/Treasurer when determined by the Building Inspector upon review of plans. If work is commenced prior to issuance of a permit, double fees shall be charged.
No person shall erect, use, occupy or maintain any one- or two-family dwelling in violation of any provision of this article or the Uniform Dwelling Code or cause to permit any such violation to be committed. Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be subject to penalties as provided in § 1-3A(1) and (2) and B of the Village Code.
If an inspection reveals a noncompliance with this article or the Uniform Dwelling Code, the Building Inspector shall notify the applicant and the owner, in writing, of the violation(s) to be corrected. All cited violations shall be corrected within 30 days after written notification unless an extension of time is granted pursuant to Wis. Admin. Code Ch. SPS 320.10.
If, after written notification, the violation is not corrected within 30 days, a stop-work order may be served on the owner or his or her representative and a copy thereof shall be posted at the construction site. Such stop-work order shall not be removed except by written notice of the Building Inspector after satisfactory evidence has been supplied that the cited violation has been corrected.
Each day each violation continues after the thirty-day written notice period has run shall constitute a separate offense. Nothing in this article shall preclude the Village from maintaining any appropriate action to prevent or remove a violation of any provision of this article or the Uniform Dwelling Code.
If any construction or work governed by the provisions of this article or the Uniform Dwelling Code is commenced prior to the issuance of a permit, double fees shall be charged.
Any person feeling aggrieved by an order or a determination of the Building Inspector may appeal from such order or determination to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Those procedures customarily used to effectuate an appeal to the Zoning Board of Appeals shall apply.
This article shall not be constructed as an assumption of liability by the Village for damages because of injuries sustained or property destroyed by any defect in any dwelling or equipment.