Town of Bell
Ordinance #2005-1
Uniform Dwelling Code

1.1 Authority
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Adoption of Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code
1.4 Building Inspector
1.5 Building Permit Required
1.6 Building Permit Fees
1.7 Penalties
1.8 Effective Date

1.1 AUTHORITY. These regulations are adopted under the authority granted by S. 101.65, Wisconsin Statutes.

1.2 PURPOSE. The purpose of this ordinance is to promote the general health, safety and welfare and to maintain required local uniformity with the administrative and technical requirements of the Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code.

1.3 WISCONSIN UNIFORM DWELLING CODE ADOPTED. The Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling code, Chs. Comm 20-25 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code, and all amendments thereto, is adopted and incorporated by reference and shall apply to all buildings within the scope of this ordinance.

1.4 BUILDING INSPECTOR. There is hereby created the position of Building Inspector, who shall administer and enforce this ordinance and shall be certified by the Division of Safety & Buildings, as specified by Wisconsin Statutes, Section 101.66(2), in the category of Uniform Dwelling Code Construction Inspector. Additionally, this or other assistant inspectors shall possess the certification categories of UDC HVAC, UDC Electrical, and UDC Plumbing.

1.5 BUILDING PERMIT REQUIRED. If a person builds a new one or two family dwelling, within the scope of this ordinance, they shall first obtain a building permit for such work from the building inspector.

1.6 BUILDING PERMIT FEE. The building permit fees shall be determined by resolution and shall include $25.00 to be forwarded to the Wisconsin Department of Commerce for a UDC permit seal that shall be assigned to any new dwelling.

1.7 PENALTIES. The enforcement of this section and all other laws and ordinances relating to building shall be by means of the withholding of building permits, imposition of forfeitures and injunctive action. Forfeitures shall be not less that $25.00 nor more than $1,000.00 for each day of noncompliance.

1.8 EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance shall be effective Oct. 11, 2005, upon passage and publication as provided by law.

Adopted this 11 day of October, 2005.

George A. Lazorik, Chairman

Attest: MaryBeth Tillman, Clerk

Published: 11/11/05


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