Town of Spring Lake
Building Code Ordinance
Ordinance Number 08-003
The purpose of this ordinance is to promote the general health, safety and welfare of town residents, to protect property values, and to promote the uniformity of construction standards by regulating construction of and additions to or alterations to one and two-family dwellings and Commercial Buildings. The full text of this ordinance may be viewed at the Spring Lake Town Hall, N7717 County Rd. B, Spring Valley, by contacting the Town Clerk at (715) 772-4228.
The following codes shall be adopted by reference: Uniform Dwelling Code, Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapters Comm 20 to 25, and all amendments thereto are adopted and incorporated in this chapter by reference and shall apply to all buildings within the scope of this chapter; adoption of Plumbing, Electrical Codes, and Heating and Ventilating Codes. Chapters Comm 82 to 84, Plumbing Code, Chapter 16, Electrical Code, Wisconsin Administrative Code, Wisconsin Comm 61-65 of the Wisconsin Commercial Building Code, Comm 75-79 of the existing Building Code, Comm 70 of the Wisconsin Historic Building Code; and all amendments thereto in effect on the date of the adoption of this chapter are hereby adopted and made part of this chapter by reference and are applicable to all those classes of buildings to which said code apply. Copies of said codes are available online and in the office of the Town Building Inspector.
There is hereby created the position of Building Inspector, who shall administer and enforce this chapter and who shall be certified by the Department of Commerce as specified by W.S.A. s. 101.66(2). Additionally, this or other assistant inspectors shall possess the certification categories of UDC HVAC, UDC Electric, UDC Plumbing, UDC Construction, and Commercial Building Inspector. The Town Board shall make appointment.
No person shall build or cause to be built any new one- or two-family dwelling, or any addition or alteration to an existing one- or two-family dwelling, without first obtaining a state uniform building permit or town building permit for such dwelling, structure, etc., as determined by the Building Inspector.
Minor repairs or alterations which cost less than $30,000 and which do not change the occupancy area, structural strength, fire protection, exits, natural light or ventilation do not require a permit. Repairs or alterations that change any one of the above items (regardless of cost) require a permit. Repairs and alterations costing more than $30,000 require a permit. Replacement or repair of roofing, siding, replacement of doors, may be done without a permit. Landscaping, not including decks, may be done without a permit.
A building permit shall lapse and be void unless construction under the permit is commenced within six months from the date of issuance thereof. The building permit shall lapse and be void if the permit purpose has not been fully completed within 24 months from the date of issuance of the permit. Once a permit has lapsed, no further work shall be performed under such lapsed permit until such time as a new permit has been issued.
This ordinance shall take effect the day after the date of publication or posting as provided by sec. 60.80, Wis. Stats.
Adopted this 13th day of May, 2008.
TOWN OF SPRING LAKE
Gary L. Peterson, Chairman
Donna Borgschatz, Clerk published June 11, 2008 24C