[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Woodruff as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Uniform Dwelling Code
These regulations are adopted under the authority granted by § 101.65, Wis. Stats.
The purpose of this article is to promote the general health, safety and welfare and to maintain local uniformity with the administrative and technical requirements of the Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code.
The scope of this article includes the construction and inspection of new one- and two-family dwellings, as well as additions and alterations to all dwellings regardless of the age of the dwelling. All detached garages are also included in this article.
[Amended 9-10-2008; 8-15-2012]
The building structure and any heating and electrical or plumbing system shall comply with the Uniform Dwelling Code. For the purpose of this article, habitable additions are those that add year-round conditioned space either horizontally or vertically to an existing dwelling.
The Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code, Chs. Comm 20 to 25, Wis. Adm. Code, and all amendments thereto, is adopted and incorporated by reference and shall apply to all buildings within the scope of this article.
There is hereby created the position of Building Inspector or Building Inspectors, who shall administer and enforce this article and shall be certified by the Division of Safety and Buildings, as specified by § 101.66(2), Wis. Stats., in the category of Uniform Dwelling Code Construction Inspector. Additionally, this Inspector or other assistant inspectors shall possess the certification for all categories being inspected.
No person shall build, add onto or alter any building within the scope of this article without first obtaining a building permit for such work from the Building Inspector. Any structure changes or major changes to mechanical systems that involve extensions shall require permits. Restoration or repair of an installation to its previous code-compliant condition as determined by the Building Inspector is exempted from permit requirements. Residing, reroofing, finishing of interior surfaces, window replacement of original size or smaller, floor coverings and installation of cabinetry shall be exempted from permit requirements.
The building permit fees shall be determined by resolution of the Woodruff Town Board upon adoption of this article.
Effective April 1, 2007, the Town of Woodruff, Wisconsin, is in compliance with Ch. Comm 20, Administration and Enforcement, Wis. Adm. Code, as it pertains to the permitting and inspection of manufactured homes. Such permitting and inspection will be conducted by the Town of Woodruff Building Inspector in accordance with all the provisions of §§ Comm 20.01, 20.02, 20.03, 20.04, 20.05, 20.06 and also 21.40, Wis. Adm. Code, as they pertain to installation of manufactured homes in manufactured home communities under § Comm 20.01(2), Wis. Adm. Code, and § 101.96, Wis. Stats. Permit fees for the inspection of such manufactured homes shall be as provided in the Town Fee Schedule, with the number of inspections to be at the discretion of the Building Inspector (minimum of three inspections).
[Amended 4-22-2008; 5-11-2010 by Res. No. 08-2010]
The enforcement of this article and all laws and ordinances relating to building shall be by means of the withholding of building permits, imposition of forfeitures and injunctive action. Forfeitures shall be as provided in § 1-3 of this Code for each day of noncompliance. It is understood that the homeowner shall be responsible for any penalties or forfeitures as he/she is contracting with the home builder.
Stop order. If written violations are not corrected after 30 days, the Building Inspector shall issue a stop order to the owner. The stop order shall be posted at the construction site.
Penalties. Any person in violation of this chapter or the UDC shall, upon conviction, be subject to a forfeiture of not less than $25 or more than $500, together with the cost of prosecution. Each day such violation exists shall constitute a separate offense (§§ 66.119, 66.12 and 101.66, Wis. Stats.).
Fines or penalties.
Work started without a UDC permit: $200.
Code violations: 30 days to correct. No fine. If not corrected within 30 days, the fine will be $100 each.
Each additional day will constitute an additional fine of $10.
Any person feeling aggrieved by an order of the Building Inspector may, within 20 days thereafter, appeal from such order to this appointing authority. The procedures set forth in Ch. 68, Wis. Stats., shall be followed by the Town in arriving at a final determination of the appeal. Such final determination may be reviewed as set forth in Wisconsin Administrative Rules Comm 20.21.