CHAPTER VI. BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

CHAPTER VI. BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

 


ARTICLE 1A.                  BUILDING CODE. 1

6-101. International building code and international residential code incorporated. 1

6-102. Board of examiners and appeals created, duties. 1

6-103. Deletions to international building code and international residential code. 2

6-104. Amendments to international building code and international residential code. 3

6-104a....... Additional interim amendments to international building code and international residential code. 8

6-105:112.  Reserved for future use. 8

6-113. Building permits required. 8

6-114. Application for permit. 9

6-114a....... Same; alternate procedure. 9

6-114a1..... Same; phase I, site work. 9

6-114a2..... Same; phase II, footing, foundation, structural frame and bearing walls. 10

6-114a3..... Same; phase III, completion of project. 10

6-115. Plot diagram. 10

6-116. Fee schedule. 10

6-116.1...... Same; new construction, additions to existing buildings and building repairs and alterations. 11

6-116.2...... Same; wrecking permits. 12

6-116.3...... Same; mechanical equipment. 12

6-116.4...... Same; miscellaneous. 12

6-117. Substantiation of valuation; exemption. 13

6-118. Contractor defined. 13

6-119. Responsibility. 13

6-120. License required. 13

6-121. Licensing renewal. 14

6-122. Class A license. 14

6-123. Class B license. 14

6-124. Class C license. 14

6-125. Class D license. 14

6-126. Wrecking contractor’s license. 14

6-126a....... Insurance required. 15

6-127. Reserved for future use. 15

6-128. Examination for contractors. 15

6-129. License approval and issuance. 16

6-130. Revocation of license. 16

6-131. Reserved for future use. 16

6-132. Exemptions. 16

ARTICLE 1B.                   DANGEROUS AND UNFIT STRUCTURES  17

6-133. Purpose. 17

6-134. Definitions. 17

6-135. Public officer; duties. 17

6-136. Procedure; petition. 17

6-137. Same; notice. 18

6-138. Same; publication. 18

6-139. Same; hearing, order. 18

6-140. Duty of owner. 18

6-141. Same; failure to comply. 18

6-142. Same; make site safe. 19

6-143. Assessment of costs. 19

6-144. Immediate hazard. 19

6-145. Appeals from order. 19

6-146. Scope of article. 20

ARTICLE 1C.                   FIRE DISTRICTS. 21

6-147. Zones designated. 21

ARTICLE 1D.                  CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS  22

6-148. Reserved for future use. 22

6-149. Basements. 22

6-150. Crawl spaces. 22

6-151. Vapor barriers. 22

6-152. Permit to use street. 22

6-153. Agreement to use adjoining property. 22

6-154. Wood and other solid fuel burning fireplaces and appliances. 23

6-155. Enforcement, penalty for violations. 23

ARTICLE 2. ELECTRICAL CODE. 24

6-201. Scope. 24

6-202. National Electrical Code incorporated; installation standards. 24

6-202a....... Amendments to National Electrical Code. 24

6-203. Definitions. 26

6-204. Not retroactive. 26

6-205. Electrical inspector; appointment; duties. 27

6-206. Inspections. 27

6-207. Authority to disconnect electrical wiring. 27

6-208. Reinspection. 27

6-209. Right of entry. 28

6-210. Liability for damages. 28

6-211. Hold harmless clause. 28

6-212. Electrical advisory board. 29

6-213. Same; compensation. 29

6-214. Same; duties. 29

6-215. Examination for electricians. 29

6-216. Same; fee. 30

6-217. Electrician’s certificates required; insurance required. 30

6-218. Same; exceptions. 31

6-219. Nonresident electrician certificate. 31

6-220. Revocation or suspension of certificates and licenses. 31

6-221. Same; notice, hearing. 31

6-222. License required. 31

6-223. License; general electrical fees. 32

6-224. Electrical contractor. 32

6-225. Firm or corporation wiring. 33

6-226. Permits required; fees established. 33

6-227. Same; fee waived. 34

6-228. Expiration of permits; new permit required. 34

6-229. Wiring methods: marking of conductors. 35

6-229a....... Same; aluminum conductors. 35

6-230. Same; fire zone 1. 35

6-231. Power to condemn. 35

6-232. Decision of questions. 35

6-233. Violation and penalties. 35

6-234. Validity. 36

ARTICLE 3. PLUMBING AND GAS FITTING CODE  37

6-301. Uniform plumbing code incorporated. 37

6-302. Deletions, amendments and additions. 37

6-303. Additional local regulations. 38

6-304. Definitions. 38

6-305. Permits. 39

6-306. Same; fees. 39

6-307. License, fees. 40

6-308. Examination for plumbers. 41

6-309. Same; certificates. 41

6-309a....... Firm or corporation plumbing; certificates of competency. 42

6-310. Revocation or suspension of certificates and licenses. 42

6-311. Same; notice, hearing. 42

6-312. Plumbing advisory board. 42

6-313. Same; duties. 43

6-314. Insurance required. 43

6-315. Inspections and testing. 44

6-316. Disconnecting water supply. 44

6-317. Violations and penalties. 44

ARTICLE 3A.                  INTERNATIONL FUEL GAS CODE  45

6-3a01....... International fuel gas code incorporated. 45

ARTICLE 4. MECHANICAL CODE. 46

6-401. Incorporating international mechanical code. 46

6-402. Deletions. 46

6-403. Additions and amendments. 46

6-404. Permits, fees. 47

6-405. Local regulations. 49

6-406. License, fees. 49

6-406a....... Mechanical installers certificates required. 49

6-407. Insurance required. 49

6-408. Exception. 50

6-409. Examination for mechanical equipment installers and servicers. 50

6-410. Same; fee. 50

6-411. Certificates. 51

6-412. Nonresident certificate. 51

6-412a....... Firm or corporate mechanical equipment installation and servicing; certificates of competency. 51

6-413. Revocation or suspension of certificates and licenses. 52

6-414. Same; notice, hearing. 52

6-415. Mechanical advisory board. 52

6-416. Same; duties. 52

6-417. Violations and penalties. 53

ARTICLE 5. PREFABRICATED ASSEMBLIES. 54

6-501. Definitions. 54

6-502. Certificates of approval. 54

6-503. Field erection. 54

6-504. Certificates required. 54

ARTICLE 6. RESERVED.. 55

ARTICLE 7. HOUSE NUMBERING.. 56

6-701. Numbering. 56

6-702. Exceptions to system. 56

6-703. Display of numbers required. 56

6-704. Penalty. 56

ARTICLE 8. AIR CONDITIONING.. 57

6-801. Definitions. 57

6-802. Newly installed systems. 57

6-803. Permit required. 57

6-804. Application for permit. 57

6-805. Fees. 58

6-806. Permit requirements. 58

6-807. Air conditioners outside the city but attached to city water supply and sewage system. 59

6-808. Type prohibited. 59

6-809. Exemptions. 59

6-810. Emergency restrictions. 59

6-811. Penalty. 59

ARTICLE 9. FAIR HOUSING.. 60

6-901. Statement of policy. 60

6-902. Definitions. 60

6-903. Unlawful discriminatory housing practices. 60

6-904. Fair housing board. 62

6-905. Procedure for processing complaints. 63

6-906. Enforcement. 63

6-907. Severability. 63

ARTICLE 10. MINIMUM HOUSING CODE. 65

6-1001....... International property maintenance code incorporated. 65

6-1002....... Housing advisory and appeals board. 65

6-1003....... Enforcement; penalties for violations. 66

ARTICLE 11. CITY BEAUTIFICATION.. 67

6-1101....... Dangerous structures; regulations. 67

6-1102....... Definitions. 67

6-1103....... Designation of public officer. 67

6-1104....... Petition filed; procedure. 67

6-1105....... Public officer, determine unfit structures. 69

6-1106....... Public officer; serve complaints, orders. 69

6-1107....... Persons affected, may petition. 69

6-1108....... Public officer; exercise powers. 69

6-1109....... Owner comply with provisions of code. 70

6-1110....... Public officer; place notice. 70

6-1111....... Other powers preserved. 70

6-1112....... Penalty. 70

6-1113....... Board of structure appeals. 70

ARTICLE 11A.                DANGEROUS STRUCTURES  73

6-11a01..... Definitions. 73

6-11a02..... Reserved. 73

6-11a03..... Reserved. 73

6-11a04..... Nuisance abatement and enforcement in procedures by the governing body. 74

6-11a05..... Authority of public officers; interference. 76

6-11a06..... Powers reserved. 77