Village of Footville, WI
Rock County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Footville 6-5-2008 by Ord. No. 6-5-08. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
Title. These regulations shall be known as the "Village of Footville Building Code," may be cited as such, and will be referred to hereinafter as "the Building Code" or "this code."
B. 
Content and purpose. This code provides certain minimum standards, provisions and requirements for safe and stable design, methods of construction and uses of materials in buildings and structures hereafter erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, converted to other uses or demolished, and regulates the equipment used in connection with, maintenance, use and occupancy of all such buildings and structures. The purpose of this code is to protect and foster the health, safety and well-being of persons occupying or using such buildings and the general public.
C. 
Scope. The provisions of this code shall apply to all buildings and structures, including, but not limited to, one- and two-family dwellings, multifamily dwellings, commercial and industrial buildings and other structures within the Village of Footville, with the exception of the following:
(1) 
Recreational vehicles and mobile homes. On-site additions, if permitted by the manufacturer, to recreational vehicles and mobile homes are not exempt.
(2) 
Historical buildings designated as such by the federal or state government.
(3) 
Temporary buildings used exclusively for construction purposes, not exceeding one story in height and not used as living quarters.
(4) 
Buildings owned by the federal government. Buildings owned by other than the federal government but leased to the federal government are not exempt.
D. 
Application. The provisions of this code shall apply to all new construction, all additions and alterations to existing buildings, all remodeling, repairs and maintenance of existing buildings, building use changes, buildings being moved from one location to another and to demolition of buildings.
E. 
Responsibility. This code shall be binding alike upon every owner of a building; every person in charge of or responsible for or who causes the construction, repair or alteration of any building or structure; and every professional engineer, architect or other person who shall prepare plans for the construction of, alteration of or addition to any building or structure in the Village.
F. 
Relationship to other regulations. This code shall not affect violations of any other ordinance, code or regulation in existence prior to the effective date hereof, and any such violation shall be governed by and shall continue to be punishable to the full extent of the law under the provisions of those ordinances, codes or regulations in effect at the time the violation was committed. The provisions of this code shall not be construed to prevent the enforcement of other ordinances or regulations of the Village or of the State of Wisconsin which prescribe standards other than those provided herein. In case of conflicts among such standards, the more restrictive standard shall apply.
G. 
Matters not provided for. Any requirement essential for the structural, fire or sanitary safety of an existing or proposed building or structure, or essential for the safety of the occupants thereof, and which is not specified by this code, shall be determined by the Building Inspector.
H. 
Workmanship. All work performed under the scope of this code shall be conducted, executed and completed in a workmanlike and acceptable manner so as to secure the results intended by this code.
I. 
Maintenance. All buildings and structures and all parts thereof shall be maintained in a safe condition and all devices and safeguards which are required for the erection, alteration, addition, repair or use of any building shall be maintained in good working order. This section shall not be construed as permitting the removal or non-maintenance of any existing devices or safeguards unless authorized in writing by the Building Inspector. Such maintenance requirements shall apply to all buildings now existing or hereafter erected.
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Liability for damages. This code shall not be construed as creating any liability on the part of the Village for injury to any person or damage to any property resulting from a defect in any building or element.
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Code availability. A copy of this code shall be kept on file at the office of the Building Inspector and/or Village Clerk and shall be made available to the public for reference, inspection and purchase upon request during normal business hours. Copies of the Wisconsin Administrative Code referenced herein may be purchased from the Wisconsin Department of Administration, Document Sales and Distribution.
L. 
Effective date. Except as otherwise indicated in the individual sections or subsections, provisions of this ordinance are effective as to all structures and buildings constructed after 6-10-2008 and to all modifications thereof, to which this code applies, commenced thereafter.
Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, when used in this code, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
ALTERATION
A substantial change or modification other than an addition or minor repair to a building or to systems (electrical, plumbing, and HVAC) within or on a building.
BUILDING
A structure intended for support, shelter or enclosure of persons or property.
BUILDING INSPECTOR
The official in charge of building inspection within the Village of Footville and administration of this Building Code as described in § 111-4A herein or any person officially authorized by the Building Inspector or the by the Village of Footville to carry out the administrative and enforcement functions prescribed in this Chapter 111, Building Construction.
CODE
This Chapter 111, Building Construction, of the Village of Footville.
MAINTENANCE
The maintaining of existing buildings such as:
A. 
Repairing of existing elements in the building such as replacing existing doors, windows with like sizes, and similar repairs of existing elements;
B. 
Replacing existing plumbing fixtures without moving such fixtures;
C. 
Repairing existing electrical receptacles, light fixtures, and other minor repairs;
D. 
Repairing existing heating and air-conditioning equipment.
MINOR REPAIR
Repairs, the estimated cost of which do not exceed the total sum of $1,000 and do not involve any structural or mechanical changes.
STRUCTURE
An assembly of materials intended for occupancy or any other use.
VILLAGE
The Village of Footville.
A. 
Adoption of state codes. The provisions of the following State of Wisconsin Administrative Codes and subsequent amendments and recodifications thereof are hereby adopted by reference and incorporated in this code as if fully set forth. Violations of the provisions hereby adopted shall be deemed a violation of this chapter and subject to enforcement and abatement procedures as set forth in § 111-17 of this chapter.
(1) 
Uniform Dwelling Code, SPS 320-325, Wisconsin Administrative Code [excepting therefrom SPS 320.05(1)(3)(5)].
(2) 
Commercial Building and Heating Ventilating and Air-Conditioning Code, SPS 361-366, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
(3) 
Electrical Code, SPS 316, Volume 2, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
(4) 
Plumbing Code, SPS 381-387, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
(5) 
Licensing, Certification and Registration, SPS 305, Wisconsin Administrative Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Subsection (1)(f), Historic Building Code, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
(6) 
Existing Building Code, SPS 375-379, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
B. 
Existing buildings. Areas and rooms of dwelling units which are remodeled shall comply with the adopted code requirement as referenced in § 111-3A.
C. 
Repeal of conflicting ordinances. Any existing ordinances which are inconsistent with this section are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistencies.
A. 
Office established; appointment. The office of Building Inspector is hereby established. The Building Inspector shall be appointed by the Village President upon approval of the Village Board.
B. 
Organization. The Building Inspector, with approval of the Village Board, shall appoint such officers, technical assistants, inspectors and other employees as shall be necessary for the administration and enforcement of this code.
C. 
Qualifications. The Building Inspector and all other Inspectors shall possess the necessary qualifications and inspector certifications as required by the State of Wisconsin to supervise the general construction of buildings and enforce the provisions of this code. All inspectors employed by the Village shall possess necessary Department of Safety and Professional Services Inspector certifications as mandated by law and other qualifications as required by the Building Inspector and approved by the Village Board.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III)]
D. 
Restrictions on employees. No inspector employed by the Village shall be directly engaged in or indirectly connected with the furnishing of labor, materials or appliances for the construction, alteration or maintenance of any building within the Village, or the preparation of plans or of specifications thereof, unless that person is the owner of the building; nor shall such inspector engage in any work which conflicts with his/her official duties or with the interests of the Village.
A. 
State statute reference. The Building Inspector shall be recognized as being the same officer referred to in the Wisconsin Statutes as "Building Inspector," and shall have the same powers and duties. The Building Inspector shall enforce all the provisions of this code and all other state laws and Village ordinances relating to the construction, alteration, repair, removal, safety and use of buildings and permanent building equipment, except as otherwise specifically provided by statute or by this code. The Building Inspector shall have full power to pass upon any question arising under the provisions of this code subject to the conditions contained herein.
B. 
Rule-making authority. The Building Inspector shall have the power as necessary in the interest of public health, safety and general welfare, to adopt and promulgate orders and directives, to interpret and implement the provisions of this code to secure the intent thereof, and to designate requirements applicable because of local climatic or other conditions, but such rules shall not have the effect of waiving structural or fire performance requirements specifically provided in this code and shall be subject to approval by the Village Board.
C. 
Duties, permits, inspections and correction orders.
(1) 
The Building Inspector shall be responsible for the issuance of all permits required by this code and for the inspection of all work for which such permits have been issued.
(2) 
The Building Inspector shall enforce compliance with the provisions of this code and shall issue necessary notices and correction orders to insure compliance with all code requirements for the health, safety and general welfare of the public.
(3) 
The Building Inspector may issue citations for violations of Chapters 8, Art. II, 111, 245, 252, 280, 342, 350, 364 and 370 of this Code.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III)]
D. 
Recordkeeping. The Building Inspector shall keep official records of applications received, permits and certificates issued, fees collected, reports of inspections, and notices and orders issued. Such records shall be retained as part of his/her official records so long as the building or structure to which they relate remains in existence unless otherwise provided by law.
A. 
Building permits required.
(1) 
No person shall erect or construct any building or other structure whatever or add to, enlarge, move, improve, alter, extend, convert or demolish any building or other structure or cause the same to be done or commence any work covered by this code on any building or other structure without first obtaining a building permit therefor from the Building Inspector.
(2) 
Permits required for swimming pools shall be as required by § 280-4 of the Code of the Village of Footville.
B. 
Building permits not required. Building permits shall not be required for:
(1) 
Minor repairs required for the maintenance and upkeep of any building which do not involve a change in use and do not affect the structural strength, fire hazard, exits, natural lighting or involve the replacement of a major piece of equipment of the building.
(2) 
Residential accessory buildings and storage sheds not used to house motor vehicles which are 80 square feet or less in floor area, provided such buildings conform to all setback, yard and open space requirements in this code and other Village ordinances.
(3) 
Attached or detached uncovered wood decks with floor surfaces less than 12 inches above adjacent grade level for the entire perimeter of the deck.
(4) 
Satellite dishes and antennas intended for private residential use.
(5) 
Buildings and structures not within the scope of this code.
(6) 
Reroofing, re-siding and other similar nonstructural maintenance.
C. 
Compliance with construction standards. Construction and other activities referred to in § 111-6B(1) through (6) above shall comply with all applicable code sections and construction standards regardless of building permit requirements.
D. 
Electrical permits. No person shall commence any electrical work covered by this code without first obtaining an electrical permit therefor from the Building Inspector. Maintenance of existing electrical equipment shall not require a permit.
E. 
Plumbing permits. No person shall commence any plumbing work covered by this code without first obtaining a plumbing permit therefor from the Building Inspector. Maintenance of existing plumbing systems and associated fixtures shall not require a permit.
F. 
Heating permits. No person shall commence any heating, ventilating or air conditioning (HVAC) work covered by this code without first obtaining an HVAC permit therefor from the Building Inspector. Maintenance of existing HVAC equipment shall not require a permit.
G. 
Waiver of permits. If, in his/her opinion, a proposed alteration of a building or equipment is insignificant, or equipment or other component thereof is being replaced in the course of normal maintenance, the Building Inspector may waive the requirement of a permit.
A. 
Permit applications. Application for a permit shall be made by the owner of the building or structure or an authorized agent and shall be made in writing upon a form furnished by the Building Inspector. The permit application shall contain:
(1) 
The name, mailing address and phone number of the owner of the building and land.
(2) 
The name, mailing address and phone number of the engineer, architect, designer or contractor responsible for the work.
(3) 
Copies of licenses of contractors, when required to be licensed by the State of Wisconsin.
(4) 
A general description of the proposed work, location of the proposed work, and the proposed use and occupancy of all parts of the building or structure.
(5) 
Any other information as required by the Building Inspector to enforce the provisions of this code.
B. 
Plans required. Building plans, site plans and specifications shall accompany every application for a permit and shall be filed in duplicate with the Building Inspector.
(1) 
One- and two-family dwellings. All plans submitted shall be legible, drawn to a minimum scale of 1/4 inch to one foot and shall include the information required by SPS 320.09(4).
(2) 
Commercial and industrial buildings covered by SPS 361.02. All plans shall contain sufficient information to determine compliance with this code and all other applicable regulations. All plans shall be prepared in accordance with the provisions in SPS 361.31 and of this code. Plans shall bear the name of the architect, engineer or designer who prepared them, if any, and shall clearly indicate the nature and character of the work proposed. All plans for projects involving buildings over 25,000 cubic feet and up to 50,000 cubic feet shall be prepared and signed by a Wisconsin registered architect or engineer and be subject to the requirements in SPS 361.31.
C. 
Review by Village, Board, Plan Commission or other agencies. Building plans requiring review by the Village Board, Plan Commission or State agencies such as the Department of Safety and Professional Services shall be reviewed and stamped "Approved" or "Conditionally Approved" by said departments or agencies prior to submittal for permits required by this code.
D. 
Quality of materials. When a particular quality of materials is essential for conformity to this code, specific information shall be given on plans submitted to establish such quality and this code shall not be cited, nor shall the term "legal" or its equivalent be used as a substitute for specific information.
E. 
Waiver of plans. The Building Inspector may waive the requirement for the filing of plans when the work involved is of a minor nature, when plans would not sufficiently show the nature and character of the work, or when the work is adequately described on the permit application. A detailed written description of all work proposed may also be substituted for building plans, at the discretion of the Building Inspector.
F. 
Amendments to plans. Subject to the limitations described in § 111-7G of this chapter, amendments to a plan, application or other document accompanying the same shall be filed at any time before completion of the work for which the permit is sought or issued. Such amendments are subject to the same review and approval process as the original plans and shall be deemed part of the original application.
G. 
Time limitations. An application for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned six months after the date of filing unless such application has been diligently prosecuted or a permit has been issued except that the Building Inspector may grant one or more extensions of time for additional periods not exceeding 90 days each if there is reasonable cause.
A. 
Plan review and permit issuance. The Building Inspector shall examine all applications for permits, plans, specifications, and amendments thereto within a reasonable time after filing. If the application, plans and specifications are in substantial conformity with the requirements of this code, with all applicable ordinances of the Village, and with all laws and lawful orders of the State of Wisconsin, the Building Inspector shall, upon receipt of the required fee(s), issue a permit for the work and shall sign, date and stamp the plans "Approved" or "Conditionally Approved."
B. 
Approved plans. One set of approved plans and specifications shall be retained by the Building Inspector and one set of approved plans and specifications shall be returned to the applicant, which set shall be kept at the job site at all times until the work authorized thereby is completed and shall be made available for inspection by any Village Inspector. Such approved plans and specifications shall not be changed, altered or modified in any respect which involves any of the laws, ordinances or administrative rules referred to above, or which involves the safety of the building or its occupants, except with the written consent of the Building Inspector.
C. 
Building permit card. With every building permit issued, the Building Inspector shall issue to the applicant an appropriate card properly filled out as evidence of permit issuance and the applicant shall post the card in a conspicuous place on the job site. The card shall be unobstructed from public view and shall remain posted until all the work described in the permit is completed.
D. 
Permit expiration. A permit issued under the authority of this code shall lapse and be void thereafter if either: substantial construction (or repair) of the building for which the permit was issued is not commenced within six months after the date the permit was issued; or the building has not been completed and a certificate of occupancy obtained within 24 months after the date the permit was issued. In the event a building permit has lapsed as provided for herein, construction of the building shall cease and a new building permit shall required before construction may be recommenced. Fees for such a new building permit shall be based upon the fee schedule existing at the time the new building permit is issued and shall be computed upon the same basis (square footage, cost of project, etc.) applicable to the original building permit. Any exterior portion of a building project which is visible to the public and which has not been completed within 24 months after issuance of the original building permit shall constitute a public nuisance. Failure to commence or to complete repairs prior to the lapse of a building permit issued for the same shall constitute a violation of this code.
E. 
Permit to start construction. The Building Inspector or designated appointee is authorized to issue a "Permit to Start Construction" for the construction of foundations or any other part of the building or structure before the plans and specifications for the entire building or structure have been submitted, provided that work on any such foundation or other part of the building shall not be commenced unless all approvals required from any State of Wisconsin department or agency have been obtained and a Permit to Start Construction has been issued. The holder of a Permit to Start Construction shall proceed at the holder's own risk with the building construction and without assurance that a permit for the entire structure will be granted.
F. 
Permit suspension or revocation. The Building Inspector may suspend or revoke a permit or approval issued under the provisions of this code where the Building Inspector or authorized official is denied access to the premises, where the applicant has willfully refused to correct a violation of the provisions of this code, or in case of any false statement or misrepresentation of fact in the application or in the plans on which the permit or approval is based. No construction activity shall take place on a job site after suspension or revocation of the permit, except such work as the Building Inspector shall order be done as a condition precedent to the reinstatement of the permit or issuance of a new permit, or which the Building Inspector may authorize as reasonably necessary to protect work already completed on the job site, existing property, adjoining property and the general public.
G. 
Permit authority. The issuance or granting of a permit or approval of plans or specifications shall not be deemed or construed to be a permit for, or an approval of, any violation of any of the provisions of this code. No permit presuming to give the authority to violate or fail to comply with the provisions of this code shall be valid, except insofar as the work or use which it authorizes is lawful. If errors shall, subsequent to the issuance of the permit, be discovered in the application, plans, specifications or execution of the work, the Building Inspector may require the correction of said errors in the application, plans, specifications or construction.
A. 
Fee schedule. A fee schedule for all permits issued by the Building Inspector shall be as set forth in a fee schedule which shall be kept on file in the Village Clerk's office and shall be referred to as the "Building Inspection Permit Fee Schedule." The Building Inspection Permit Fee Schedule shall be considered a supplement to this code and shall be made available for reference and public inspection during normal business hours. The fee schedule shall be approved and amended, from time to time, by resolution of the Village Board.
B. 
Payment of fees. Permit fees shall be paid by the applicant prior to permit issuance. The Building Inspector and/or Village Clerk shall collect all permit fees and keep an accurate account of all fees collected.
C. 
Delinquent permit penalty. Permit fees shall be doubled if any work is commenced prior to permit issuance.
D. 
Waiver of permit fees. Permit fees may be waived for buildings and structures owned by the Village if such waiver is granted by the Village Board.
A. 
Inspections required. Buildings shall be inspected at such times and in such manner as may be necessary to secure compliance with the laws, ordinances, rules and orders applicable thereto. The Building Inspector shall determine the number and types of inspections to be completed for each building project, but in no case shall any electrical, plumbing or HVAC installations be enclosed or any structural portion of any part of any building or structure be covered or concealed prior to completion of any required inspection and approval by the Building Inspector except as specifically provided for in § 111-10B of this chapter. After inspection, the Building Inspector may issue a certificate of compliance or direct any changes necessary for the building or structure to be in compliance therewith so that a certificate of compliance may be issued. After the issuance of such certificate, no structural part of the building shall be changed.
B. 
Requests for inspections. The permit applicant or an authorized representative shall notify the Building Inspector after the completion of each phase of construction requiring inspection and shall request all inspections orally or in writing. The Building Inspector shall make every reasonable attempt to complete all requested inspections in a timely manner. Work shall not proceed until required inspections have been completed and approval has been given by the Building Inspector; provided, however, that construction may proceed if an inspection is not completed within two business days after proper request therefor has been received unless otherwise directed by the Building Inspector upon reasonable grounds of which the applicant has been informed.
C. 
Inspection types. In general, the following inspections shall be completed for all building projects, whenever applicable:
(1) 
Building sewer inspection. To be completed after building sewer is installed, while the water or air test is being conducted, but before being covered or concealed.
(2) 
Footing inspection. To be completed after forms and required reinforcing are in place but before concrete is poured.
(3) 
Foundation inspection. To be completed after forms are removed but before backfilling. Drain tiles (when required) shall be in place and foundation waterproofing and insulation shall be applied.
(4) 
Rough inspection. To be completed for all electrical, plumbing and HVAC installations and all general construction and framing work. Inspections shall be completed after all rough work is finished but before it is covered or concealed.
(5) 
Insulation/energy inspection. To be completed after insulation and vapor barrier are in place but before they are covered or concealed.
(6) 
Final occupancy inspection. To be completed for all electrical, plumbing and HVAC installations and all general construction work after all work is finished but before use or occupancy of the building or part thereof under construction.
D. 
Documentation and notification of inspection results. The Building Inspector shall record, in writing, in a form to be determined by him or her, the results of all inspections required hereunder. The Building Inspector shall inform the permit applicant and/or property owner of the results of all inspections completed. Notification of inspection results shall be in the form of a written notice posted in a conspicuous place at the job site, a written inspection report mailed to the applicant and/or property owner, or verbal communication between the inspector and the applicant and/or property owner, which verbal communication shall be in strict compliance with the written documentation of the inspection prepared by the Building Inspector with the date of such communication being recorded thereon. Notification of inspections may be given to an authorized representative of the applicant and/or property owner or to another responsible party designated thereby.
E. 
Stop-work order. Upon determining that work on any building or structure is being performed contrary to the provisions of this code or in an unsafe or dangerous manner, the Building Inspector may issue an order requiring that the work be stopped immediately. The stop-work order shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property involved, or to the owner's agent, or to a person at the job site apparently in charge of the work. The stop-work order shall state the conditions under which work will be permitted to resume. Any person who shall continue any work in or about the building or structure, after having received a stop-work order, other than work which the person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this code and shall be subject to penalties and forfeitures as described in § 111-17 of this chapter.
F. 
Right of entry. The Building Inspector or any other inspector(s) employed by the Village may, at all reasonable times in performance of his or her duties, enter upon any public or private premises and make inspections thereof to determine compliance with the provisions of this code and may require production of the permit for any building or for any permanent building equipment, electrical, plumbing, HVAC work. In exercising such authority, the Building Inspector or any other inspector(s) employed by the Village shall comply with the provisions of § 66.0119, Wis. Stats., if applicable.
G. 
Inspection disclaimer. Inspection findings are intended to report conditions of apparent noncompliance with code standards that are readily apparent at the time of inspection. The inspection does not involve a detailed examination of the mechanical systems or the closed structural and nonstructural elements of the building or premises. No guarantee or warranty of the condition, operation, or use of the premises, or of the durability of equipment or materials used therein is expressed or implied.
A. 
New buildings. No building or structure hereafter erected shall be used or occupied in whole or in part until a certificate of use and occupancy has been issued by the Building Inspector.
B. 
Buildings altered. No portion of any building or structure hereafter altered, enlarged, moved, improved or converted from one use to another, shall be used or occupied until a certificate of use and occupancy has been issued by the Building Inspector.
C. 
Existing buildings. Upon written request from the owner of an existing building, the Building Inspector shall issue a certificate of use and occupancy, provided there are no existing violations of any laws or orders of the Building Inspector and it is established that the intended use of the building has theretofore legally existed. Nothing in this code shall require the removal, alteration, or abandonment of or prevent the continued use and occupancy of a lawfully existing building unless such use is found likely to endanger public safety and welfare.
D. 
Temporary occupancy. Upon request of the holder of a permit, the Building Inspector may issue a temporary certificate of use and occupancy for a building or structure, or portion thereof, provided such portion may be occupied prior to full completion of the building without endangering the safety or welfare of the public.
A. 
Major alterations and repairs. The requirements specified in this section shall apply to all existing buildings which do not conform to the requirements of this code for new buildings. If alterations or repairs are made to any existing building, where deemed practicable by the Building Inspector, the entire building shall be made to conform to the requirements specified herein for new buildings.
B. 
Change of use or occupancy. If the current use or occupancy of any existing building or structure, or portion thereof, is changed to a use or occupancy which would not be permitted in a similar building erected after the effective date of this code, the entire building, or such portion thereof, shall be made to conform to the requirements specified herein for new buildings. The foregoing provisions of this Subsection B notwithstanding, the Building Inspector may approve any such change in the use or occupancy of any existing building or structure, or portion thereof, even though such building, structure or portion thereof is not made to conform fully with the requirements of this code, if, in his/her judgment, such change will not extend or increase any nonconformity with the requirements of this code or hazard associated with the building, structure or portion thereof, and provided, further, that such use or occupancy conforms to the provisions of Chapter 270, Zoning, of the Code of the Village of Footville, as determined by the Building Inspector in consultation with the Village Fire Chief or designee.
C. 
Structural alterations and repairs. Every alteration of or repair to any structural component or portion of any existing building or structure shall, when deemed necessary for the safety of the occupants in the opinion of the Building Inspector, be made to conform to the requirements of this code.
A. 
Order to comply and notice. Whenever the Building Inspector finds that any building or structure, or any part thereof, is dangerous to life or adjoining property, due to lack of maintenance, defective construction, overloaded floors, decay, lack of safeguards against fire, general dilapidation or other cause, he/she shall order the owner or responsible tenant thereof to cause the same to be made safe or to be removed, as in the judgment of the Building Inspector may be necessary. The owner or responsible tenant of such building or structure shall thereupon immediately cause the same to be made safe, or to be removed, as ordered.
B. 
Emergency measures. Where the safety of the public requires immediate action, the Building Inspector may enter upon premises with such assistance as may be necessary, and cause the building or structure to be made safe or to be removed, and the expense of such work may be recovered by the Village in an action against the owner or responsible tenant.
A. 
Permit required. Prior to the moving of any building or structure within or into the Village, a permit authorizing the same shall be obtained from the Building Inspector.
B. 
Compliance. Buildings or structures moved within or into the Village shall comply with the provisions of this code for new buildings and structures where deemed practical by the Building Inspector.
C. 
Unsafe or unfit buildings. No building or structure shall be moved within or into the Village if determined by the Building Inspector to be structurally unsafe.
D. 
Bond required. Before a permit to move any building or structure is issued by the Building Inspector, the applicant therefor shall provide a bond in the sum of $10,000, with good and sufficient sureties to be approved by the Building Inspector, Village Board and Village Attorney, insuring that the applicant will defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Village, its officers, employees and agents, from any claims, judgments, costs or expenses which may arise from any actions related to the move or from the granting of such permit.
E. 
Conditions of approval. Every permit to move a building or structure shall describe all conditions to be complied with, designate the route to be taken and specify the periods of time during which the move will be carried out.
F. 
Regulations for buildings in transit. The moving of a building shall be continuous during all hours of the day and day by day, and at night if the Building Inspector so orders, until completed, with the least possible obstruction to Village streets. The exterior of the building shall be lighted at night so as to make the location of the buildings conspicuous to all persons, including, but not limited to, motorists and pedestrians, in its vicinity. The route and times of moving shall be approved, in writing, by the Chief of Police and/or Rock County Sheriff's Department.
G. 
Damage to streets and highways. Every person receiving a permit to move a building or structure shall, within one day after the move has been completed, report the completion of the move to the Building Inspector who shall cause the streets and highways over which the building was moved to be inspected and their condition to be ascertained. If moving of the building or structure has caused any damage to any street or highway in the Village, the permit holder shall repair and restore the same to its condition existing immediately before the move was begun. Upon failure of the permit holder to complete such repairs within 10 days after receiving notification from the Building Inspector of the required repairs, the Building Inspector shall order that the repairs be completed and shall be entitled to receive reimbursement for the cost of the repairs from the sureties on the bond given by the permit holder as required hereinabove.
A. 
Permit required. Prior the razing or demolition of any building or structure in the Village, a permit shall be obtained from the Building Inspector authorizing the same.
B. 
Barricade required. A snow fence or other barricade approved by the Building Inspector shall be provided around the demolition site prior to the commencement of demolition activities and shall be maintained until those activities are completed and the site restored to a condition sufficient to insure the safety of the public.
C. 
Service connections. Before a building or structure may be demolished or removed, the owner or agent shall notify all utilities having service connected to the building or structure such as water, gas, sewer and other services. All service connections and appurtenant equipment, such as meters and regulators, shall be removed or sealed and plugged in a safe manner. All such utilities shall be disconnected or otherwise terminated at the right-of-way, curbline, property line or other location acceptable to the utility providing the service and the Building Inspector.
D. 
Restoration of site. Whenever a building or structure is demolished hereunder, all debris and materials resulting from such demolition shall be removed from the premises, all basements and other excavations and depressions exposed or caused by such demolition shall be filled to the general grade of the premises, and all driveways, walkways or other surfacing on such premises shall be removed unless intended to be used in connection with the proposed use of the premises. All appurtenant structures on the premises no longer useful for the proposed use of the premises shall likewise be razed or demolished and the resulting debris removed from the premises. All resulting vacant areas shall be seeded or planted as required by the Building Inspector.
A. 
Appealable matters. Any person aggrieved by an order, ruling or decision of the Building Inspector has a right of administrative appeal to the Village Board of Appeals pursuant to § 62.23(7) and (9), Wis. Stats.
B. 
Procedure. Those procedures customarily used to effectuate an appeal to the Board of Appeals shall apply, including, but not limited to, the procedures set forth in § 62.23(7)(e), Wis. Stats., which are incorporated herein by reference. Any such appeal shall be commenced within 20 days after receipt by the aggrieved party of an order, ruling or decision of the Building Inspector.
A. 
Unlawful acts. The following actions or inactions on the part of any person, firm or corporation shall constitute a violation of this code:
(1) 
Construction, erection, alteration, extension, repair, removal, demolition or use or occupancy of any building or structure or equipment regulated by this code, in violation of any of its provisions.
(2) 
Failure to timely comply with any lawful order issued in accordance with this code.
(3) 
Failure to perform in compliance with a detailed statement or plan approved in accordance with this code or to perform in compliance with all of the requirements of any permit or certificate issued thereunder.
(4) 
Removal by any person other than the Building Inspector of a stop-work order from any job site.
(5) 
Any action permitting or suffering any of the above to be done in violation of any provision of this code.
B. 
Notice of violation and order.
(1) 
The Building Inspector shall serve written notice of any violation of this code upon the person, firm or corporation who or which has committed the violation by certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the same; by personal delivery to the same; or by delivery of the notice to any person at the job site apparently in charge of the work. Such notice may include a stop-work order directing the discontinuance of the conduct or condition constituting the violation and directing the abatement of the violation. A copy of any stop-work order shall be posted at the job site and shall not be removed therefrom except by the Building Inspector after receiving satisfactory evidence that the violation described in the notice has been corrected.
(2) 
The Building Inspector may also suspend or revoke any permit for any building or structure on any property where noncompliance with this code is discovered in accordance with § 111-8F of this chapter.
(3) 
Any practice or condition in violation of this code shall be corrected within the time designated by the Building Inspector, which shall not exceed 30 days following service of notice of a violation in the manner set forth above. In extraordinary circumstances, where violations have been substantially but not entirely corrected, the Building Inspector may grant an extension of the time within which the violation must be corrected, not to exceed 30 additional days.
C. 
Prosecution. If a notice of violation or order is not complied with, the Building Inspector may request the Village Attorney to institute the appropriate proceeding at law or in equity to correct or abate such violation or require the removal or termination of the unlawful use of the building or structure in violation of the provisions of this code or of the notice or order made pursuant thereto. In any court action or legal proceeding, an error, oversight or dereliction of duty on the part of the Building Inspector shall not constitute a defense.
D. 
Injunctions and restraining orders. As a substitute for, or in addition to, forfeiture actions, the Village Attorney may, on behalf of the Village, seek enforcement of any and all provisions of this code by court action seeking an injunction or restraining order against the person or entity responsible for the violation ordering that person or entity to do one or more, of the following:
(1) 
Correct or remove the violation or refrain from any further performance the work.
(2) 
Correct the installation, erection or alteration of such building or structure.
(3) 
Remove all work in violation of any provision of this code.
(4) 
Cease the occupation or use of the building or structure or part thereof erected, constructed, installed or altered in violation of any provision of this code.
(5) 
Undertake or refrain from any other action required in order to abate, cure or correct a violation of any provision of this code or to prevent future violations thereof which are reasonably likely to occur.
E. 
Penalty. Any person who fails to comply with any of the provisions of this code shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a forfeiture of not less than $100, nor more than $500 per violation, and the costs of prosecution. In default of payment of such forfeiture and costs where no showing of indigency is made, such person shall be imprisoned in the county jail until such forfeiture and costs are paid, but not exceeding 90 days. Each day a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense, punishable as such in accordance with the provisions of this Subsection E.