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(A) Inspections of the work are governed by Section 109 of the IBC and Section R-109 of the IRC. Section 109.3 of the IBC requires the Building Code Administrator to “conduct inspections from time to time during and upon completion of the work for which a permit has been issued.” Section R-109 of the IRC calls for “necessary inspections.” The village shall conduct inspections pursuant to IRC and IBC, and shall also inspect electric service installations, during the following phases of the work:
(1) Site or stakeout;
(4) Rough-in (mechanical, electrical and plumbing);
(5) Fireplace (if applicable);
(6) Electric meter base and outdoor electrical equipment installation inspection; and
(B) The Building Code Administrator shall respond or shall ensure that his or her inspectors respond to inspection requests made by contractors as follows – the response time for inspection of one- and two-family dwelling units shall be two business days after notification, with the exception of footing inspections, which shall be four hours after notification, so long as notification for a footing inspection is given before 1:00 p.m. on any business day. Inspections for all other structures shall be within three business days after notification. In no event shall the Building Code Administrator or building, plumbing or electrical inspectors be required to make inspections on Saturdays and Sundays, or after business hours, although they may do so in their discretion and upon payment by the contractor or owner of a $50 surcharge to the village. Plumbing and electrical inspections shall be made within two business days of notification for one- and two-family dwellings, and three business days for other structures.
(C) Notwithstanding the above, only a site or stakeout inspection shall be required for the following:
(1) One story detached accessory buildings used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses, and similar uses, provided the projected roof area does not exceed 120 square feet;
(2) Fences not over six feet high;
(3) Retaining walls which are not over four feet in height, measured from the top of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge or impounding flammable liquids;
(4) Water tanks supported directly upon grade if the capacity does not exceed 5,000 gallons and the ration of height to diameter or width does not exceed 1:2.
(5) Stoops, 5 feet x 5 feet or less; walks, ramps, less than 20 feet long; and driveways not more than 30 inches above grade and not over any basement or story below.
(6) Pre-fabricated swimming pools in which the pool walls are entirely above the adjacent grade and if the capacity does not exceed 5,000 gallons.
(D) Final inspection certificates.
(1) Upon successful completion of a final inspection in accordance with division (A)(7) of this section, the Building Code Administrator shall issue a final inspection certificate.
(2) No Person shall occupy new construction prior to the issuance of a final inspection certificate unless the Building Code Administrator: has made express findings: (i) that the deficiencies noted in the final inspection do not present a safety hazard, (ii) that the contractor or owner has made best efforts to remedy the deficiencies but cannot promptly make repairs due to unavailability of materials or special tools; and (iii) the contractor or owner has scheduled a firm date for re-inspection not more than 60 days after the initial final inspection. It shall be the duty of the holder of the building permit to ensure that this provision is complied with.
(3) It shall be the duty of the holder of the building permit or their duly authorized agent to notify the building official when work is ready for inspection. It shall be the duty of the permit holder to provide access to and means for inspections of such work that are required by this Code.
(4) The Building Administrator may withhold action on any new building permit application submitted by any contractor or owner if the Building Code Administrator determines that the contractor or owner has completed an earlier construction job but (i) has failed to apply for a final inspection certificate with respect to such other job or (ii) the premises have been occupied in violation of division (D)(2) of this section.
(Ord. 94-07, passed 3-24-94; Am. Ord. 04-43, passed 7-13-04; Am. Ord. 13-01, passed 1-8-13; Am. Ord. 14-43, passed 8-26-14; Am. Ord. 16-34, passed 6-28-16)