City of Monroe, WI
Green County
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§ 7-4-1 Rapid entry key lock box system.

[4-5-2006; 2-17-2016; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Definition. When used in this Chapter "Rapid entry key lock box" means a high security key vault master keyed to the key configuration provided by the Monroe fire department.
(B) 
Required installation of rapid entry key lock boxes. The following structures shall be equipped with a rapid entry key lock box at a highly visible location approved by the fire chief or his or her designee at or near the main entry to the structure:
(1) 
All buildings within the city having an automatic alarm system or equipped with an automatic fire suppression system, except one, two or three family residential structures.
(2) 
All multiple family residential structures containing four or more living units, whether rental units or condominiums.
(3) 
All buildings or structures having floors at or above 50 feet above ground level.
(4) 
All commercial and industrial buildings identified by fire officials as difficult to access during an emergency.
(C) 
Permitted installation of rapid entry key lock boxes. Any structure may be equipped with a rapid entry key lock box. If so equipped the rapid entry key lock box shall be placed at a highly visible location approved by the fire chief or his or her designee at or near the main entry to the structure.
(D) 
Rapid entry key lock box contents.
(1) 
Required keys. The owner of a structure required to have a rapid entry key lock box shall at all times keep a key or keys in the rapid entry key lock box for access to all of the following:
A) 
Common lobbies or vestibules.
B) 
Common hallways.
C) 
Rooms or spaces housing mechanical equipment serving the structure.
D) 
Alarm panels for any fire or entry alarm systems.
(2) 
Permitted keys. The owner of a structure required to have a rapid entry key lock box may keep a key or keys in the rapid entry key lock box for access to individual spaces within the structure.
(3) 
Marking and placement of keys. Keys placed in a rapid entry key lock box shall be clearly marked and their placement in the in a rapid entry key lock box shall be organized in a manner approved by the fire chief or his or her designee.
(E) 
New construction. All new construction subject to the requirements of this chapter shall have a rapid entry key lock box installed before the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
(F) 
Existing structures. All structures in existence on the effective date of this chapter to which the regulations of this chapter apply shall have six months from the effective date of this chapter to have a rapid entry key lock box installed and operational.

§ 7-4-2 Penalty.

[4-5-2006; 2-17-2016; 2016 Code]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall upon conviction be subject to a Class 5 forfeiture.