[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Marion as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I One- and Two-Family Dwellings
[Adopted 7-22-1993 as Title 15, Ch. 1, of the 1993 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 required 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:
The building structure and any heating, electrical or plumbing systems shall comply with the Uniform Dwelling Code.
The Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code, Chs. SPS 320 to 325, 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, 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 or other assistant inspectors shall possess the certification categories of UDC HVAC, UDC Electrical, and UDC Plumbing.
If a person alters, adds onto, builds or demolishes a building within the scope of this article, he or she shall first obtain a building permit for such work from the Building Inspector. Any structural 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.
Re-siding, re-roofing (maximum of two layers) and replacement of windows and/or doors (of the same or smaller dimensions) shall be included for permit requirements as part of a permit granted by the City at a cost referenced in the Fee Schedule and shall not be required to pass through the Building Inspector. Re-roofing and replacement of windows and doors that do not meet the above criteria are subject to the full building permit requirements given under the scope of the Building Inspector.
Editor's Note: The current Fee Schedule is available at the office of the City Clerk-Treasurer.
The building permit fees shall be determined by resolution.
The enforcement of this article and all other 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 not less than $25 nor more than $500 for each day of noncompliance.