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Village of Grafton, WI
Ozaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton by Ord. No. A-002-92, 1992 (Title 16, Ch. 16.04, of the 1979 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Wisconsin Uniform Building Code has been adopted by the Village, and copies of the code are attached to Ordinance A-358-78, on file in the Village Clerk's office.
[Amended by Ord. No. A-003-93, 1993; Ord. No. 006. Series 1997; Ord. No. 012, Series 2000]
A. 
Future amendments to the Wisconsin Uniform Building Code are adopted and shall become a part of this title.
1. 
Section 30.55 of the Wisconsin Uniform Building Code is hereby deleted in it entirety.
[Added by Ord. No. 004, Series 2006]
B. 
Amendments. The following sections of the Wisconsin Uniform Building Code shall be amended.
1. 
Section 30.03(3.)(d.) shall be amended to require a roofing permit when more than 10% of the roof covering is replaced.
C. 
Sections created. The following sections of the Wisconsin Uniform Building Code shall be created:
1. 
Section 30.05(2.)(c.), Expiration of Applications. Applications for permits, which exceed 30 days from the date of issue, shall be void and reapplication shall be required.
2. 
Section 30.05(1.)(i.). Permits are required for any structural and nonstructural work that exceeds $500 market value.
3. 
Section 30.40(3.), Spas. Access to all outdoor spas shall be regulated as indicated in Section 30.40(2)(b)1. and 2. or by a keyed, lockable cover designed and used to prevent access when the spa is not in use or is left unattended.
[Amended by Ord. No. 011, Series 2003; Ord. No. 004, Series 2004; 3-17-2014 by Ord. No. 007-2014; 7-1-2019 by Ord. No. 012-2019]
A. 
The Building Inspector shall maintain a Schedule of Permit Fees of the Wisconsin Uniform Building Code. Permit fees shall be updated as needed and can be obtained through the Building Inspection Department.
B. 
A fee shall be required for a permit to an individual doing any work on or in any building owned by the Village, and a permit shall be procured before the commencement of any work on or in such building.
[Amended by Ord. No. 004, 2004; 8-20-2012 by Ord. No. 009-2012; at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.01, Code Adoption)]
The following Wisconsin Administrative Code chapters, their referenced codes and standards, and subsequent revisions are adopted for municipal enforcement by the Building Inspector, who shall be certified as a commercial building inspector by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. Wisconsin Administrative Code Chs. SPS 361-365, Wisconsin Commercial Building Code, and Chapters SPS 375-379, Existing Building Code, are hereby adopted by reference.
[Amended by Ord. No. 027, 2004; 8-20-1012 by Ord. No. 009-2012]
Upon the completion of the construction in or on any building, and before any construction is to be hidden from doing the same, to notify the Building Inspector. The inspection shall be made in accord with the provisions of § SPS 320.10, Wis. Adm. Code, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. If upon inspection it is found that the construction is in compliance with this chapter, the Building Inspector shall authorize the concealment of the work. If the construction is incomplete or not strictly in accordance with this chapter, orders shall be issued to the individual, firm or corporation conducting the same to make the necessary changes or additions within 30 days. However, if it is determined that an imminent lack of safety or current danger exists, the Building Inspector may issue a forty-eight-hour correction order. No individual, firm or corporation shall conceal any work before inspection or fail to comply with any order of the Building Inspector. Upon completion of the work in a building, a final inspection shall be required. If the work is not complete, the Building Inspector shall notify the individual doing the work of any additional work to be done. If such work is not done within 30 days after such notice, any individual, firm or corporation failing to comply with the order of the Building Inspector shall be fined according to Chapter 1.12, Citations, of the Code of the Village of Grafton. No permit shall be issued until all fees due and payable for inspections have been paid and all lawful orders of the Building Inspector complied with.
No person, firm, business or corporation shall occupy any owned, rented or leased building, structure, premises or space, except residential occupancies, without first having obtained an occupancy inspection and permit. The Building Inspector may waive the occupancy inspection if it has been determined that the premises has been inspected within the previous twelve-month period.
[Amended by Ord. No. 002, 2007]
Except in the case of approved residential developments with master plans, no Architectural Review Board one- or two-family building plan approval shall be valid for a period longer than six months unless a building permit is issued and construction is actually begun within that period and is thereafter continuously pursued to completion. An extension of time may be approved by the Architectural Review Board in six-month increments.
Section 5.16.050B.1 and 2 of the Municipal Code shall become a part of this chapter by reference.
It shall be unlawful to:
A. 
Permit construction waste or debris generated during the construction process to litter or remain on the construction site uncontained. Suitable containers are portable dumpsters or containment within the structure under construction.
[Amended by Ord. No. 006, 1997]
B. 
Permit access to any construction site without a graveled or paved access drive in place, sufficient in length and width to prevent sediment from being tracked onto Village streets. Material deposited onto Village streets shall be removed by the end of the workday.
[Amended by Ord. No. 006, 1997]
C. 
Permit the burial or burning of construction waste or debris.
[Amended by Ord. No. 006, 1997]
D. 
Interfere with the Building Inspector in the discharge of his duties.
E. 
Construct, install, operate, locate or use an outdoor wood furnace which is marketed for primary or supplemental hearing of, or is used to provide heat to, any building or structure or equipment within the Village.
[Amended by Ord. No. 004, Series 2006]
F. 
Conduct work on a one- or two-family structure without first having obtained a license, certification or registration as required by Ch. SPS 305, Wis. Adm. Code. Exception: A homeowner, after obtaining the required permits, may conduct work on a one- or two-family structure that is owned by said homeowner without obtaining a license, certification or registration as required by Ch. SPS 305, Wis. Adm. Code, unless further restricted by Chapter 16.08 or 16.12 of this title.
[Amended by Ord. No. 002, Series 2007; 8-20-1012 by Ord. No. 009-2012]
G. 
Conduct construction, plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilating or air-conditioning work on a site or structure without having made total payment of all applicable impact or assessment fees which are due to the Village within 14 days of the issuance of any applicable permits. Stop-work orders and citations shall be used for enforcement of this section.
[Amended by Ord. No. 002, 2007]
H. 
Engage in the construction business or offer to engage in the construction business that affects public buildings, places of employment and one- and two-family dwellings, public swimming pools, and water attractions unless the person or entity holds a registration issued by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services as a registered building contractor. "Construction business" means a trade that installs, alters or repairs any building element, component, material or device that is regulated under the Commercial Building Code, Chs. SPS 360 to 366; the Uniform Dwelling Code, Chs. SPS 320 to 325; the Electrical Code, Ch. SPS 316; the Plumbing Code, Chs. SPS 381 to 387; or the Public Swimming Pools and Water Attractions Code, Ch. SPS 390, Wis. Adm. Code. The term does not include the delivery of building supplies or materials or the manufacture of a building product not on the building site.
[Amended by Ord. No. 007, 2009; 8-20-1012 by Ord. No. 009-2012]
I. 
Allow the unmaintained exterior condition(s) of abandoned, unoccupied or foreclosed structures, properties or premises to exist. The owner of said abandoned, foreclosed structures, properties or premises will be notified by certified mail or electronic means that said unmaintained exterior conditions shall be removed or corrected within a specified period of time by the Building Inspector. Should the exterior condition(s) not be corrected within the specified period of time, the Building Inspector or Police Chief, at his discretion, may issue a citation for violation of this section or direct the Public Works Director to take appropriate action to correct the conditions or hire/contract to correct the conditions. Any costs incurred as a result of corrective action taken will be paid by the owner or assessed as a special charge on the tax roll.
[Added 3-17-2014 by Ord. No. 007-2014]
[Amended by Ord. No. A-003-93, 1993]
The Building Inspector shall have the authority to seal and tag unsafe devices or systems or order the disconnection of unsafe devices or systems which are found to be in an unsafe condition. No individual, firm or corporation shall reconnect any device or system thus sealed and tagged or disconnected until verbal or written authorization is given by the Building Inspector. It shall be unlawful to remove, alter or tamper with any device or system which has been sealed and tagged or disconnected by orders of the Building Inspector. Use of any such sealed or tagged device or system or removal of any seal or tag shall be unlawful under penalty of this chapter.
A. 
Permit required. A permit shall be required for all tank servicing activities, such as but not limited to removal out of service, installation, abandonment, etc.
B. 
Permit application. A permit application shall be completed by the certified installer/remover prior to permit issuance. All applicable information shall be supplied as indicated on the application form as well as any other information required by the Grafton Fire Department or Building Inspector.
C. 
Tank servicing. Tank servicing activities shall be conducted under the immediate supervision of the Grafton Fire Department and/or state-certified tank inspector and in accord with the provisions of Ch. ATCP 93, Flammable, combustible and hazardous liquids, Wis. Adm. Code.
[Amended by Ord. No. A-003-93, 1993; at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.01, Code Adoption)]
[Amended by Ord. No. 004, 2004]
In addition to any other penalty imposed or restitution required, any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit not less than $200 nor more than $1,000 together with the costs of prosecution and, in default in payment of such forfeiture and costs of prosecution, shall be imprisoned in the county jail until the forfeiture and costs are paid, but not exceeding 60 days.