Town of Ellington, CT
Tolland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Ellington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 36.
Building fees — See Ch. 70, Art. II.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 74.
Sewers — See Ch. 143.
Water — See Ch. 180.
Inland wetlands and watercourses — See Ch. 210.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 225.
Zoning — See Ch. 230.
[Adopted effective 4-22-1963]
A certain document, three copies of which are on file with the Town Clerk of the Town of Ellington, known as the "Basic Building Code, 1957 Edition," with accumulative supplements to date, be and hereby is adopted as the Building Code of the Town of Ellington for control of buildings and structures as herein provided, and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Basic Building Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made part hereof as if fully set out in this article.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances of the Town of Ellington inconsistent with said Basic Building Code hereby adopted are herewith repealed.
[Added 6-11-1968]
On or after the effective date of this section, no person, firm or corporation shall install, remove or repair any septic tank or its appurtenances within the Town of Ellington without first obtaining a permit from the Building Official and paying a fee of $15 for the same.
[Added 7-27-1972; amended effective 6-3-1993]
Any person who violates any provision of this code shall be fined not less than $200 nor more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than six months or both, as provided by Connecticut General Statutes § 29-254a.
Any person who shall continue any work in or about the building after having been served with a stop order, except such work as he is directed to perform to remove a violation of unsafe conditions, shall be liable to a fine of not less than $200 nor more than $1,000. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
[Adopted 11-13-2000, effective 12-12-2000]
[Amended by Town Meeting 5-14-2018]
Pursuant to § 7-148, Connecticut General Statutes, as such statute may be amended from time to time, approval of all applications for building permits, certificates of occupancy, or other building applications made to the Building Official of the Town shall be withheld for any property upon which taxes, sewer charges, rates or assessments are delinquent for the property for which an application is made.
[Amended by Town Meeting 5-14-2018]
The Board of Selectmen will adopt and implement procedures to implement this article.
Before approving any building application for property for which the taxes, sewer charges, rates or assessments appear to be unpaid, the Building Official shall require any applicant for any building application to obtain a certification from the Tax Collector that:
The delinquent taxes, sewer charges, rates or assessments have been paid; or
The taxpayer has entered into an acceptable agreement with the Tax Collector for the payment of the delinquent taxes, sewer charges, rates or assessments.
This article shall not apply in situations where the property is the subject of a tax appeal and the taxpayer has made the minimum tax payments required by § 12-118 of the Connecticut General Statutes.[1]
Editor's Note: Section 12-118 was repealed by P.A. 95-283.
The Building Official may grant a building application without the satisfaction of the above certifications if he certifies in writing, as part of the file, that an emergency exists affecting the health or safety of the occupants of a building upon which property the building application is sought.