Village of Monroe, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Monroe 4-1-1968 as Ch. 12 of the 1968 Code; amended in its entirety 7-6-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Blasting operations — See Ch. 76.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 107.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 175.
Zoning — See Ch. 200.
There is hereby established the office of Building Inspector, who shall administer and enforce the provisions of all laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and orders applicable to the location, design, materials, inspection, alteration, repair, equipment, maintenance, use, occupancy, removal and demolition of buildings and structures and their appurtenances located in the Village of Monroe.
[Amended 6-13-2017 by L.L. No. 6-2017]
The Board of Trustees may appoint one or more Assistant Building Inspectors to serve at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees and to exercise any and all of the duties of the Building Inspector. The Building Inspector may appoint such other employees as may be authorized from time to time by the Board of Trustees to assist in carrying out the daily functions of the Building Inspector. The compensation of such Assistant Building Inspectors and employees shall be fixed by the Board of Trustees.
[Amended 6-13-2017 by L.L. No. 6-2017]
In the absence of the Building Inspector, or in case of his disqualification or inability to act, the Mayor shall have the power, with the consent of the Board of Trustees, to designate a person to act in his place and to exercise all the powers conferred by this chapter, during such absence, disqualification or inability to act.
[Amended 6-13-2017 by L.L. No. 6-2017]
A. 
The Building Inspector shall have all of the powers relating to the administration and enforcement of the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code set forth in Article 18 of the Executive Law as well as Orange County Electrical License Local Law No. 11 of 2013, as now existing and hereafter amended, and any and all other laws, ordinances and regulations applicable to the construction, alteration, repair, removal and demolition of buildings and structures and the installation and use of materials and equipment therein and the location, use, occupancy and maintenance thereof.
B. 
The Building Inspector and any Assistant Building Inspector shall receive applications and issue permits for the erection, alteration, removal and demolition of buildings or structures or parts thereof.
C. 
The Building Inspector and any Assistant Building Inspector shall issue all appropriate notices or orders to remove illegal or unsafe conditions and to do any and all things necessary or desirable in his judgment in connection with the carrying out of his duties.
D. 
Whenever he shall deem it necessary or appropriate, the performance of tests in the field by experienced, professional persons or by accredited and authoritative testing laboratories or service bureaus or agencies may be required.
E. 
The Building Inspector and any Assistant Building Inspector shall be authorized to issue and serve appearance tickets with respect to all of said powers and duties under the Code of the Village of Monroe and any and all state laws under which his powers and duties are governed. Said Building Inspector and Assistant Building Inspectors may issue and serve such appearance ticket or tickets upon such person or persons who have committed an offense and violation of law as herein set forth.
[Amended 6-13-2017 by L.L. No. 6-2017]
A. 
The Building Inspector shall keep permanent official records of all transactions and activities performed.
B. 
The Building Inspector shall submit a written report and summary of all business conducted by him to the Board of Trustees monthly.
[Amended 6-13-2017 by L.L. No. 6-2017[1]]
Building permits shall be applied for and issued in accordance with § 200-68.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed original § 80-7, Issuance of building permit, and § 80-8, Performance of work under permit, which immediately followed this section. Said local law also renumbered original §§ 80-9 through 80-14 as §§ 80-7 through 80-12, respectively.
[Amended 3-3-2009 by L.L. No. 1-2009; 11-16-2010 by L.L. No. 1-2010]
A. 
The following Building Department fees are set from time to time by resolution of the Village Board of Trustees:[1]
(1) 
Building permits.
(2) 
Building permit for construction or improvement done without permit.
(3) 
Annual fire inspections, multifamily.
(4) 
Annual fire inspections, commercial.
(5) 
Annual fire inspections, public assembly.
(6) 
Title-street report letters.
(7) 
Clearing, filling and grading.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(8), Application for certificate of occupancy (C.O.) for structure, preexisting prior to zoning, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 6-13-2017 by L.L. No. 6-2017. Said local law also renumbered former Subsection A(9) as Subsection A(8).
(8) 
Application to build in floodway pertaining to Chapter 107.
[Amended 6-13-2017 by L.L. No. 6-2017]
[1]
Editor's Note: The current fee schedule is on file in the Village offices.
[Amended 6-13-2017 by L.L. No. 6-2017]
The Building Inspector may revoke a building permit theretofore issued where it is found:
A. 
That there has been a false statement or misrepresentation as to a material fact in the application, plans or specifications on which the building permit was based.
B. 
That the building permit was issued in error and should not have been issued in accordance with applicable law.
C. 
That the work performed under the permit is not being executed in accordance with the provisions of the application, plans or specifications.
D. 
Where the person to whom a building permit has been issued fails or refuses to comply with a stop order issued by the Building Inspector.
[Amended 6-13-2017 by L.L. No. 6-2017]
The Building Inspector, anyone authorized by the Village Board to carry out the function of the Building Inspector and any employees of the Building Inspector may enter upon any building, structure or premises at any reasonable hour and shall not be interfered with or prevented from so doing.
A. 
No building hereafter erected shall be used or occupied, in whole or in part, until a certificate of occupancy shall have been issued by the Building Inspector.
B. 
No building hereafter enlarged, extended or altered or upon which work has been done which required the issuance of a building permit shall continue to be occupied or used for more than 30 days after the completion of the alteration or work, unless a certificate of occupancy shall have been issued by the Building Inspector.
C. 
No change shall be made in the use or type of occupancy of an existing building, unless a certificate of occupancy shall have been issued by the Building Inspector.
D. 
Fees for copies of certificates of occupancy on file and affidavit certificates of occupancy stating the current status shall be set from time to time by resolution of the Village Board of Trustees.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The fee schedule is on file in the Village offices.
Upon request, the Building Inspector may issue a temporary certificate of occupancy for a building or structure or part thereof before the entire work covered by the building permit shall have been completed, provided that such portion or portions as have been completed may be occupied safely.
A. 
Violations of this chapter or of the State Building Code shall subject the violator to the penalties prescribed in Article 18 of the Executive Law of the State of New York, and if applicable, under § 304 of the Multiple Residence Law of the State of New York.
B. 
In addition to the penalties hereinbefore prescribed, a violation of this chapter or of the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code shall constitute disorderly conduct and the person violating the same shall be a disorderly person, and such violation shall constitute disorderly conduct and such person shall be a disorderly person.
C. 
The penalties herein provided shall be exclusive of penalties provided by any other ordinance or law.