[Code 1991, § 6-23]
The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, promulgated by the state board of housing and community development, as now in force, and all amendments thereto hereafter enacted under the provisions of Code of Virginia, § 36-97 et seq., are hereby adopted by reference and made a part of this chapter.
[Code 1991, § 6-24]
No permit required under this article shall be issued for any building or structure subject to view from any public street, right-of-way, or place within the Old and Historic Fredericksburg zoning district (HFD) until the Zoning Administrator has certified to the Building Official that such exterior alteration either does not require the issuance of a certificate of appropriateness pursuant to Chapter 78, Article III, Division 23, or that such certificate has been issued by the Architectural Review Board or, on appeal, by the City Council.
No final inspection involving a permit required under this article for any building or structure subject to view from any public street, right-of-way, or place within the HFD, or any certificate of occupancy for such building or structure, for which a certificate of appropriateness has been approved by the Architectural Review Board or, on appeal, by the City Council, shall be approved by the Building Official until the Zoning Administrator has inspected the exterior alterations covered by the permit or certificate of occupancy to determine whether they comply with the applicable provisions of the certificate of appropriateness.
[Code 1991, § 6-25]
The maximum flow and water consumption standards set forth in Section P604.4 of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code are hereby adopted by reference and made a part of this article.
[Code 1991, §§ 6-47, 6-50]
The City Manager shall have the authority to establish fees for building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire detection and prevention system and sign permits, inspections, and certificates required by the uniform statewide building and fire code, subject to the approval of the City Council. Such fee schedules shall be published in the City administrative manual and shall be available for public inspection in the office of the City Manager or his designee. All changes to such fee schedules shall be approved by resolution of the City Council.
A permit to begin work shall not be issued by the Director of Building and Development Services until the fees required by this section have been paid. No amendment to a permit necessitating an additional fee shall be approved until the additional fee has been paid. All fees in such schedules shall be paid to the City Treasurer.
[Code 1991, § 6-51]
The City Manager is authorized and directed, pursuant to Code of Virginia, § 36-137, to collect the levy imposed by the state department of housing and community development on all building permit fees established and collected by the City in accordance with this article. These shall include all fees collected for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and fire detection and prevention system permits. All monies collected by the City Manager pursuant to this section shall be transmitted quarterly by the City Manager to the state department of housing and community development.
[Code 1991, § 6-52]
Whenever any work for which a permit is required under this article is begun before such permit is issued, a fee of $20 shall be added to the prescribed fee for the required permit.
This section shall not be deemed to be in lieu of any penalty provisions of the building code relating to work done prior to the issuance of a permit.