Village of Maple Bluff, WI
Dane County
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Title. This article shall be known as the "One- and Two-Family Dwelling Code of the Village of Maple Bluff."
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Purpose. The purpose and intent of this article shall be to:
(1) 
Exercise jurisdiction over the construction and inspection of new one- and two-family dwellings and additions to existing one- and two-family dwellings.
(2) 
Provide plan review and on-site inspections of one- and two-family dwellings by inspectors certified by the Department of Commerce.
(3) 
Establish and collect fees to defray administrative and enforcement costs.
(4) 
Establish remedies and penalties for violations.
(5) 
Establish use of the Wisconsin uniform building permit as prescribed by the Department of Commerce.
The Administrative Code provisions describing and defining regulations with respect to one- and two-family dwellings in Chs. COMM 20 to 25, Wis. Adm. Code, whose effective dates are generally June 1, 1980, are hereby adopted and by reference made a part of this article as if fully set forth herein. Any act required to be performed or prohibited by an Administrative Code provision incorporated herein by reference is required or prohibited by this article. Any future amendments, revisions or modifications of the Administrative Code provisions incorporated herein are intended to be made part of this article to secure uniform statewide regulation of one- and two-family dwellings in the Village. A copy of these Administrative Code provisions and any future amendments shall be kept on file in the Village Clerk-Treasurer's office.
As used in this article, certain words and phrases shall be defined as follows:
ADDITION
New construction performed on a dwelling which increases the outside dimensions of the dwelling.
ALTERATION
A substantial change or modification other than an addition or minor repair to a dwelling or to systems involved within a dwelling.
DEPARTMENT
The Department of Commerce.
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Any building, the initial construction of which is commenced on or after the effective date of this article, which contains one or two dwelling units.
B. 
An existing structure or that part of an existing structure which is used or intended to be used as a one- or two-family dwelling.
ELECTRICAL CODE
The National Electrical Code (NEC) as provided by Ch. COMM 16, Wis. Adm. Code.
[1]
HEATING CODE
See Chs. COMM 20 to 25, Wis. Adm. Code.
[2]
MINOR REPAIR
Repair performed for maintenance or replacement purposes on any existing one- or two-family dwelling which does not affect room arrangement, light and ventilation, access to or efficiency of any exit stairways or exits, fire protection or exterior aesthetic appearance and which does not increase a given occupancy and use. No building permit is required for work to be performed which is deemed minor repair.
ONE- OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING
A building or structure which contains one or separate households intended to be used as a home, residence or sleeping place by an individual or by two or more individuals maintaining a common household to the exclusion of all others.
PERSON
An individual, partnership, firm or corporation.
UNIFORM DWELLING CODE
Those Administrative Code provisions and any future amendments, revisions or modifications thereto, contained in following chapters of the Wisconsin Administrative Code:
Ch. COMM 20
Administration and Enforcement
Ch. COMM 21
Construction Standards
Ch. COMM 22
Energy Conservation Standards
Ch. COMM 23
Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Standards
Ch. COMM 24
Electrical Standards
Ch. COMM 25
Plumbing and Potable Water Standards
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[2]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
For the purpose of administering and enforcing the provisions of this article and the Uniform Dwelling Code, the Village shall establish the office of Building Inspector which shall be filled by that method prescribed under § 90-5.
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Appointment. The Building Inspector shall be the Village Administrator (see § 47-14 of this Municipal Code). He shall be certified for inspection purposes by the Department in each of the categories specified under Sec. COMM 26.06, Wis. Adm. Code, and by the Department of Commerce in the category of plumbing.
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Subordinates. The Building Inspector may appoint, as necessary, subordinates, which appointments shall be subject to confirmation by the Board. Any subordinate hired to inspect buildings shall be certified under Ch. COMM 26, Wis. Adm. Code, by the Department.
C. 
Duties. The Building Inspector shall administer and enforce all provisions of this article and the Uniform Dwelling Code.
D. 
Powers. The Building Inspector or an authorized certified agent may at all reasonable hours enter upon any public or private premises for inspection purposes and may require the production of the permit for any building, plumbing, electrical or heating work. No person shall interfere with or refuse to permit access to any such premises to the Building Inspector or his agent while in the performance of his duties.
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Records. The Building Inspector shall perform all administrative tasks required by the Department under the Uniform Dwelling Code. In addition, the Inspector shall keep a record of all applications for building permits in a book for such purpose and shall regularly number each permit in the order of its issue. Also, a record showing the number, description and size of all buildings erected indicating the kind of materials used and the cost of each building and aggregate cost of all one- and two-family dwellings shall be kept. The Building Inspector shall make a written annual report to the Village Board relative to these matters.
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Building permit required. No one- or two-family dwelling of which initial construction shall be commenced after July 8, 1980, shall be built, enlarged, altered or repaired unless a building permit for such work shall first be obtained by the owner or his agent from the Building Inspector. Application for a building permit shall be made in writing upon a form designated as the Wisconsin uniform building permit application furnished by the Department of Commerce.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
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Repairs and additions requiring permit. No addition, alteration or repair to an existing one- or two-family dwelling not deemed minor repair by the Building Inspector shall be undertaken unless a building permit for such work shall first be obtained by the owner or his agent from the Inspector.
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Submission of plans. The applicant shall submit three sets of plans for all new, or repairs or additions to existing, one- and two-family dwellings at the time that the building permit application is filed.
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Issuance of permit. If the Building Inspector finds that the proposed building or repair or addition complies with all Village ordinances and the Uniform Dwelling Code, the Inspector shall officially approve the application and a building permit shall be subsequently issued to the applicant. The issued building permit shall be posted in a conspicuous place at the building site. A copy of any issued building permit shall be kept on file with the Building Inspector.
At the time the application for a building permit is filed, the applicant shall pay the fees as established by the Village Board and filed with the Clerk-Treasurer.
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No person shall erect, use, occupy or maintain any one- or two-family dwelling in violation of any provision of this article or the Uniform Dwelling Code or cause to permit any such violation to be committed. Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall be subject to the provisions of § 1-4 of this Municipal Code.
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If an inspection reveals a noncompliance with this article or the Uniform Dwelling Code, the Building Inspector shall notify the applicant and the owner, in writing, of the violation to be corrected. All cited violations shall be corrected within 30 days after written notification unless an extension of time is granted pursuant to Sec. COMM 20.10(1)(c), Wis. Adm. Code.
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If, after written notification, the violation is not corrected within 30 days, a stop-work order may be served on the owner or his representative and a copy thereof shall be posted at the construction site. Such stop-work order shall not be removed except by written notice of the Building Inspector after satisfactory evidence has been supplied that the cited violation has been corrected.
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Each day each violation continues after the thirty-day written notice period has run shall constitute a separate offense. Nothing in this article shall preclude the Village from maintaining any appropriate action to prevent or remove a violation of any provision of this article or the Uniform Dwelling Code.
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If any construction or work governed by the provisions of this article or the Uniform Dwelling Code is commenced prior to the issuance of a permit, double fees shall be charged.
Any person feeling aggrieved by an order or a determination of the Building Inspector may appeal from such order or determination to the Board of Appeals. Those procedures customarily used to effectuate an appeal to the Board of Appeals shall apply.
This article shall not be construed as an assumption of liability by the Village for damages because of injuries sustained or property destroyed by any defect in any dwelling or equipment.