Town of Glocester, RI
Providence County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Planning Board — See Ch. 106.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 300.
Fees — See Ch. 368.
[Adopted 9-14-1989 (Ch. II, § 1, 2-01-01, Section 1, of the 1991 Code)[2]]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 368, Fees, for specific fee amounts.
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 145-1 Application for building permit.

A. 
Any person contemplating the erection, extension, alteration or repair, moving or demolition of a structure or contemplating the structural alteration, reroofing, electrical wiring or installation of plumbing or mechanical equipment, in an existing or new structure, shall make application for a permit on the prescribed forms in the office of the Building Official. Said application shall be submitted prior to the start of construction and shall be accompanied by a fee according to the schedule established from time to time by the Town Council for the following. Permit fees are based on valuation of current construction cost per square foot of floor area as determined by the Building Official. There shall be available in the Building Official's office a schedule of current construction costs according to the following categories:
First floor of building
Second floor of building
Third floor of building
Unfinished second floors, etc.
Finished basements
Unfinished basements
Garages
Barns
Breezeways and enclosed porches
Open porches
Sheds
Swimming pools, in-ground
Swimming pools, aboveground
Wooden decks
B. 
Permit fees for:
(1) 
A permit for the construction, alteration, removal, demolition, equipment, electrical work, signs, fire escapes, swimming pools, etc., and moving buildings.
(2) 
Electrical permits.
(3) 
Plumbing permits.
(4) 
Mechanical permits.
(5) 
Demolition or moving permits.
(6) 
Wood stove permits.
(7) 
Sign permits.
(8) 
Reinspection fee per failed or rejected electrical, plumbing or mechanical inspection. The reinspection fee will apply if an inspector is locked out of a house after inspection has been requested and arrangements for access to project were made with Building Official's office.
(9) 
Commercial.
(a) 
Permit fees for gasoline stations. The fees for the erection of gasoline station buildings or alterations of gasoline stations shall be the amount specified in the Chapter 368, Fees, and in addition fees will be established for the following:
[1] 
Each gas pump.
[2] 
Each tank for petroleum products.
(10) 
Late filing fees.
C. 
No building permit shall be issued by the Building Official unless all past-due taxes, assessments, fines or fees on the real estate thereon, due to the Town, have been paid. Notification of such shall be evidenced by a certificate executed by the Tax Collector or Deputy Tax Collector.
D. 
Permit fees for libraries, fire departments, police departments, municipal buildings and public schools shall be waived. Inspection fees for each inspection for electrical, plumbing, and mechanical shall be required.
[Amended 4-15-1993, effective 5-12-1993]
E. 
There shall be no refund, in whole or in part, of any fee relating to the application for building, electrical, plumbing or mechanical permit(s).
[Amended 3-17-1994, effective 4-14-1994]
[Adopted 9-14-1989 (Ch. II, § 1, 2-01-01, Section 2, of the 1991 Code)]

§ 145-2 Building lot to abut improved street.

No permit for the erection of any building shall be issued unless the building lot abuts a street which has been placed on the official road map of the Town giving access to the proposed structure. In addition, before a building permit may be issued, on a non-Town road (street), such street and the part of the street abutting the building lot shall have been certified by the Glocester Planning Board to be suitably improved in accordance with standards for street design contained in the Glocester Subdivision Regulations,[1] or such suitable improvements shall have been assured by means of a performance guarantee, in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the Glocester Planning Board. Such certification by the Glocester Planning Board shall be subject to final approval by the Glocester Town Council.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 300, Subdivision of Land.

§ 145-3 Exceptions.

Where enforcement of this article would entail practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship, or where circumstances do not require the building to be related to a street, the Glocester Town Council may, in a specific case and after a public hearing for which reasonable notice has been given to all interested parties, and at which parties in interest and others shall have an opportunity to be heard, make reasonable exceptions and issue a permit subject to conditions that will assure adequate access for school buses, fire-fighting equipment, ambulances and other emergency and Town vehicles necessary for the protection of the health and safety, and that will protect any future street layout shown on the official road map. Applications for such exceptions will be referred by the Glocester Town Council to the Glocester Planning Board for an advisory opinion thereon, but all such applications shall be subject to a decision by the Glocester Town Council after a hearing as provided herein.

§ 145-4 Amendments.

The Glocester Planning Board is authorized to adopt, modify and amend rules and regulations reasonably necessary to carry out the purposes and intent of this article, subject to the final approval of the Glocester Town Council.