TITLE 7:  HOUSING AND BUILDING REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 70:  BUILDING REGULATIONS*
Section
ARTICLE I.   BUILDING CODE
   70.001   Kentucky Building Code adopted
   70.002   Designated enforcement officer
   70.003   Permits; fees
   70.004   Use of fees
   70.005   Construction; authorized signs required
   70.006   Display mandatory
ARTICLE II.   ELECTRICAL CODE
   70.100   National Electrical Code adopted
   70.101   Evidence of compliance
   70.102   Inspector designated
   70.103   Inspections
   70.104   Schedule of fees
   70.105   Furnishing power to unapproved installations
ARTICLE III.   PLUMBING CODE
   70.200   State Plumbing Code adopted
ARTICLE IV.   INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE
   70.300   International Property Maintenance Code adopted
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*Cross reference:
   Fire prevention and protection, see Ch. 73
   Flood damage prevention, see Ch. 74
   Landscape buffers, see Ch. 81
   Signs and advertisement, see Ch. 41
   Streets, sidewalks, and other public places, see Ch. 41
   Subdivisions regulations, see Ch. 72
   Utilities, see Ch. 30
   Zoning code, see Ch. 80
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Statutory reference:
   Housing, buildings, and construction, see KRS Ch. 198B
ARTICLE I.  BUILDING CODE
§ 70.001  KENTUCKY BUILDING CODE ADOPTED
   (A)   The city hereby adopts the provisions of the Kentucky Building Code, and all future codes as may be adopted by the state. 
   (B)   The provisions of the Kentucky Building Code are adopted by reference and a copy of the code is on file for inspection in the city office at 525 High Street, Paris, Kentucky.
(Ord. 1-83, § 1, passed 3-8-83; Am. Ord. 94-8, passed 5-10-94; Am. Ord. 98-10, passed 5-12-98)
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Cross reference:
   Public records, see Ch. 27
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Statutory reference:
   Authority to adopt standard codes by reference, see KRS 83A.060(5)
   Uniform State Building Code, see KRS 198B.050
§ 70.002  DESIGNATED ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
   The City Engineer/Building Inspector shall be designated as the local enforcement agent for the Kentucky Building Code.  All inspections shall be performed by persons certified by the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction.
(1986 Code, § 5-22; Am. Ord. 94-8, passed 5-10-94)
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Statutory reference:
   Local enforcement of Building Code, see KRS 198B.060
§ 70.003  PERMITS; FEES
   (A)   Building inspection fees shall be charged by the city and paid by any person securing a building permit or certificate of occupancy measured by the reasonably estimated cost of the construction or repair or reconstruction covered by such permit with seventy-five percent (75%) of building permit fees to be paid to the Building Inspector.  Each re-inspection will cost the developer forty dollars ($40.00), all of which will be paid to the Building Inspector. 
   (B)   The fees for permits and inspections shall be as follows:
BUILDING PERMIT FEES
Non-commercial Structures
                              Combined Permit
Estimated Cost                        and Certificate of
of Construction         Permit Fee            Compliance Fees
$          -      500         $    5.00            $   10.00
    501  -  5,000             10.00               20.00
  5,001  -  10,000             15.00               30.00
10,001 -  15,000             25.00               50.00
15,001 -  20,000             35.00               70.00
20,001 -  25,000             45.00               90.00
25,001 -  30,000             55.00                    100.00
Over 30,000                65.00                    100.00
Commercial Structures
(Same as Non-commercial up to $30,000 Cost)
                              Combined Permit
Estimated Cost                        and Certificate of
of Construction         Permit Fee            Compliance Fees
$ 30,000 -  50,000                        $   85.00
  50,000 - 100,000                                150.00
If cost exceeds $100,000, add $10.00 to the fee for each additional $10,000, or fraction thereof.
(1976 Code, § 5-4; Am. Ord. 30-87, passed 10-13-87; Am. Ord. 94-8, passed 5-10-94)
§ 70.004  USE OF FEES
   Inspection fees shall be paid into the general funds of the city to reimburse it for any and all expenses incurred in connection with the issuance of building permits and certificates of occupancy and inspecting properties under this article, the city zoning code, and the city subdivisions regulations.
(1976 Code, § 5-5)
§ 70.005  CONSTRUCTION; AUTHORIZED SIGNS REQUIRED
   Prior to the commencement of any construction upon any property within the corporate limits of the city, and after the building permit has been issued, the builder shall procure a sign from the city stating that such construction is authorized by the city.
(1976 Code, § 5-6)
§ 70.006  DISPLAY MANDATORY
   (A)   Before commencing any construction, a construction authorized sign shall be prominently placed in the public view on the premises.
   (B)   It shall be unlawful for any person to fail to procure a construction authorized sign or to fail to display such sign.  Each ten (10) days of violation shall be considered a separate offense.  (1976 Code, § 5-7)
ARTICLE II.  ELECTRICAL CODE*
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*Statutory reference:
   Regulation of electricians, see KRS 227.450, et seq.
§ 70.100  NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE ADOPTED
   The National Electrical Code, 1981 edition, as adopted by the Board of Housing, Buildings, and Construction, and any additions, copies of which are  made a part of the public records of the city, and are filed in the office of the City Clerk/Treasurer, are hereby adopted by reference and shall control the erection, construction, or repair of all buildings in the city.
(1976 Code, § 5-8)
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Cross reference:
   Public records, see Ch. 27
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Statutory reference:
   Authority to adopt technical codes by reference, see KRS 83A.060(5)
§ 70.101  EVIDENCE OF COMPLIANCE
   Compliance with the Electrical Code adopted in § 70.100, as amended, shall be prima facie evidence of compliance with the provisions of this article.
(1976 Code, § 5-9)
§ 70.102  INSPECTOR DESIGNATED
   (A)   The designated official electrical inspector for the city shall have the functions, responsibilities, rights and powers as established by the city.
   (B)   The designation of such inspector as the official inspector is subject to withdrawal and cancellation at any time by the city.
(Ord. 30-82, § I(A), passed 1-11-83)
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Cross reference:
   Personnel policies and procedures, see Table 6
§ 70.103  INSPECTIONS
   (A)   All applications for inspections must be made on application blanks furnished by the electrical inspector and inspection fees must accompany the application.
   (B)   Inspection shall be scheduled for rough as well as finish work.  The rough inspection shall be divided into as many inspections as may become necessary to cover all roughing in.
   (C)   Special attention is called to the fact that work concealed in any manner which will not permit full inspection will not be accepted.  For each re-inspection made necessary because of faulty construction, unfinished work, or unapproved materials, a minimum charge of ten dollars ($10.00) will be made.
(Ord. 30-82, § 1(B), passed 1-11-83)
§ 70.104  SCHEDULE OF FEES
   (A)   A schedule of fees to be charged and paid for the inspections and the issuing of the certificate of approval provided for in § 70.105 shall, at all times, be on file for public inspection in the city hall.
   (B)   The schedule may not be changed without the approval of the Board of Commissioners expressed in a formal resolution adopted at a regular or special meeting.
(1976 Code, § 5-11)
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Cross reference:
   Public records, see Ch. 27
   Board of Commissioners, regular, special meetings, see § 20.150 - 20.151
§ 70.105  FURNISHING POWER TO UNAPPROVED INSTALLATIONS
   It shall be unlawful for any person, including any electric light or power company to connect with or furnish current to any electrical installation within the corporate limits of the city until after such electrical installation shall have been inspected and approved by the inspector and a certificate of approval issued by him.
(1976 Code, § 5-12)
ARTICLE III.  PLUMBING CODE
§ 70.200  STATE PLUMBING CODE ADOPTED
   The State Plumbing Code, promulgated by the State Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction, copies of which are made a part of the public records of the city and are filed in the office of the City Clerk/Treasurer, are hereby adopted by reference and shall control the erection, construction, or repair of all buildings in the city.
(1976 Code, § 5-13)
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Cross reference:
   Public records, see Ch. 27
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Statutory reference:
   Authority to adopt technical codes by reference, see KRS 83A.060(5)
   Authority to adopt State Plumbing Code, see KRS 318.140
   Plumbers and plumbing, see KRS Ch. 318
ARTICLE IV.  INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE
§ 70.300  INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE ADOPTED
   Pursuant to KRS 8A.060(5), the City Commission states that the 2006 International Property Maintenance Code is a local, statewide or nationally recognized standard code whose title is the 2006 International Property Maintenance Code, whose source is the International Code Council and is dated 2006.  The full provisions of the 2006 International Property Maintenance Code are adopted by reference without being set out in full as a copy of the 2006 International Property Maintenance Code is attached hereto as permanent record of the city.
(Ord. 2010-8, passed 6-8-10)