[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Simsbury 3-23-1987. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm, corporation or other entity shall demolish any building, structure or part thereof without first obtaining a permit from the Building Department. No such permit shall be issued until:
The applicant complies with the provisions of Connecticut General Statutes Section 29-406;
The applicant supplies the Building Department with a certificate from a licensed exterminator which certifies that the premises to be demolished is free from rodent infestation; and
With respect to any application to demolish a building, structure or part thereof which is 500 square feet in size or larger and more than 50 years old, in addition to the applicant's complying with the provisions of § 72-1 above, prior to the issuance of a demolition permit the Building Inspector or his designee shall:
Publish a legal notice of the demolition permit application in a daily or weekly newspaper having substantial circulation in the municipality. The notice shall be published within 10 days following the filing of the demolition permit application. Such notice shall state the following:
That an application has been filed for a demolition permit.
The date of the filing of such application.
The location of the property.
The name of the owner of the property.
That unless written objection, stating the nature of the objection, is filed with the Building Inspector within 15 days of the publication of the notice, the permit may be issued after the expiration of such fifteen-day period.
Within 10 days following the filing of the demolition permit application, provide, by first-class mail, a copy of the legal notice required under Subsection A above to any individual, firm, corporation, organization or other entity concerned with the preservation of structures within the municipality or the social or economic development of the neighborhood in which the building is located. To be entitled to notification under this provision, any such individual, firm, corporation, organization or other entity shall register with the Building Inspector and indicate a desire to be notified of demolition permit applications. Such registration must be renewed annually each January 1 following the initial registration. Within such period, such notice shall also be provided in like manner to the Connecticut Historical Commission and to abutting landowners of the property in question. The Commission and such landowners shall be exempt from the registration requirement.
With respect to any application to demolish any building, structure or part thereof covered under § 72-2 above, if a written objection stating the nature of the objection to the issuance of the demolition permit is filed with the Building Inspector by any individual, firm, corporation, organization or other entity within 15 days following publication of the legal notice as required under § 72-2A above, the Building Inspector shall delay issuance of the permit for a period of 90 days from the receipt of the application. If no objection to the demolition of the subject building, structure or part thereof is filed within 15 days of said publication, the Building Inspector may issue the permit forthwith.
Cost of notices. If an application is for demolition of a building or structure of part thereof which is more than 50 years old, in addition to the above, the applicant shall pay the cost of the legal notice, the cost of the affidavit of publication and the cost of certified or registered mail upon receipt of a written statement and request for payment from the building official.
No permit shall be issued until all required fees and costs have been paid.
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.