Town of Orange, CT
New Haven County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Orange 1-21-1992. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 183.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 186.
Citations — See Ch. 195.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 305.
Zoning — See Ch. 383.
No person, firm, corporation or other entity shall demolish any building, structure, or part thereof without first obtaining a permit from the Building Official.
No such permit shall be issued until the applicant:
Complies with the provisions of Connecticut General Statute § 29-406(a); and
If the building, structure, or part thereof is larger than 500 square feet and more than 50 years old (hereinafter an "historic structure"), the provisions of § 184-2 of this chapter are complied with.
No permit for the demolition of an historic structure shall be issued until the following requirements are completed:
Filing of a notice of intent to demolish with the Office of the Building Official stating the address of the building, along with the description thereof.
Within 10 days of filing, the applicant shall post on the property upon which the building to be demolished is located, in a conspicuous place for at least 30 consecutive days, a sign provided by the Office of the Building Official.
The passage of a waiting period of 60 days after the filing of the notice of intent to demolish. (The sixty-day waiting period may be waived upon a written consent signed by the President of the Orange Historical Society, the Chairman of the Orange Historic District Commission, and the Orange Building Official.)
The Building Official shall maintain on file a list of all parties, along with their addresses, who are interested in receiving notice of the filing of a notice of intent to demolish an historic structure. The Building Official shall notify these parties by mail within seven days of the filing of a notice of intent to demolish. The Building Official shall also automatically notify the Orange Historic District Commission and the Orange Historical Society at this time.
Demolition permits shall be good for one year from the date of issuance.
This chapter is intended to supplement and not to limit any requirements now or hereafter imposed by the Connecticut General Statutes and regulations adopted thereunder, on any applicant for or recipient of a demolition permit, or any authority now or hereafter granted to the Building Official by the Connecticut Basic Building Code, including but not limited to his authority as it applies to unsafe structures, fire-damaged structures, or deteriorated structures and the demolition and/or removal of same.
The procedures set forth in §§ 184-2 and 184-3 of this chapter shall not apply to buildings or structures within historic districts or to historic properties, as the demolition waiting periods with respect thereto are governed by § 7-147j and § 7-147y of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Sections 184-2 and 184-3 of this chapter shall not apply to any building or structure, the proposed demolition of which was announced to the Orange Town Plan and Zoning Commission prior to October 1, 1991.
Failure to abide by the provisions of this chapter shall subject the violator to all applicable penalties under the law, including a fine of $100 for each violation, in accordance with Connecticut General Statute § 7-148(c)10.