TITLE 9
BUILDING REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 1
GENERAL BUILDING REGULATIONS
SECTION:
9-1-1: Building Permits
9-1-2: Insurance Or Bond (Rep. by Ord. 3131, 7-21-2003)
9-1-3: Fire District
9-1-4: Barbed Wire And Electric Fences
9-1-5: Obstructing Stairways Or Exits
9-1-6: Enforcement
9-1-7: Penalty
9-1-1: BUILDING PERMITS:
   A.   Permit Required: It shall be unlawful to construct, repair, alter, or remodel any building or structure in the City without a building permit where the total cost of such construction, repair, alteration, or remodeling work exceeds one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00). For purposes of this Chapter, "repair" shall mean and include the fixing or restoration of any damaged exterior portion of any building or structure; and "alter" or "alteration" or "remodel" or "remodeling" shall include and mean the renovation or improvement or changing the form or surface of any damaged exterior portion of any building or structure. (Ord. 3861, 8-20-2018)
   B.   Application For Permit: Applications for such permits shall be made to the Health and Building Officer and shall be accompanied by plans and specifications, in duplicate, showing the work to be done; such plans shall be verified by the signature either of the owner of the premises or by the architect or contractor in charge of operations. No permit shall be issued except upon payment of the applicable fee, if any, as provided herein. Furthermore, no permit shall be issued to any "person" (as that term is defined and construed in Title 1, Chapter 3 of this Code) who is in default to the City of Taylorville (other than for payment of Real Estate Taxes levied by the City) until and unless such person fully pays the amount due the City of Taylorville and/or fully performs all other work or obligations due or owed to the City of Taylorville.
   C.   Permit Fee: Fees for building permits for construction work (excluding "repair", "alteration" or "remodeling" work as defined in this Section) shall be determined as prescribed in Title 10 of this Code.
   D.   Compliance With Plans: It shall be unlawful to alter or vary from the approved plans and specifications deposited with the Health and Building Officer unless amended plans and specifications showing such proposed alteration or variation are first filed with the Health and Building Officer; if such alteration or variation involves an increase in the total area or cost of the work, a statement to that effect shall be made and the necessary additional fee shall be made.
   E.   Term And Conditions Of Permit:
      1.   A building permit for the construction of any building or structure on property shall only be valid for twelve (12) consecutive calendar months from date of issuance of the building permit. All construction work must be completed within twelve (12) consecutive calendar months from date of issuance of such initial building permit; provided, however, if the construction of such building or structure on such property covered by such initial building permit is not then fully completed within such twelve (12) month period, then a second building permit not to exceed a twelve (12) consecutive calendar month period and another full building permit fee shall be required and paid prior to the continuation of any further work on such building or structure on such property. Such new building permit, if issued, shall only be valid for a maximum of twelve (12) additional consecutive calendar months from date of expiration of the initial building permit. All construction work covered by said second building permit for such property shall be fully completed within said maximum twelve (12) consecutive calendar month period.
      2.   A building permit for the "repair", "alteration", or "remodeling" (each as defined in this Section) of any building or structure on property shall only be valid for six (6) consecutive calendar months from date of issuance of the building permit; and all repair, alteration or remodeling work must be completed within six (6) consecutive calendar months from date of issuance of the building permit.
      3.   An issued initial or second building permit, as the case may be, shall become void if the holder of such building permit fails to commence construction, repair, alteration, or remodeling of such building or structure within ninety (90) consecutive calendar days from the date of issuance of said initial or second building permit.
      4.   Notwithstanding subsection C of this Section the initial or second building permit fee for construction work (excluding "repair", "alteration" or "remodeling" work each as defined in this Section) shall be double the otherwise appropriate building fee for issuance of a building permit if work has been commenced or continued on any building or structure prior to the issuance of a valid building permit.
   F.   Issuance Of A Building Permit: The Health and Building Officer shall be the person responsible for issuing the building permit.
   G.   Building Permit Required: Any accessory building larger than one hundred twenty (120) square feet requires a building permit. (Ord. 3797, 3-6-2017)
   H.   Accessory Buildings:
      1.   An accessory building shall be located on a single platted parcel, lot, or tract of real estate rather than any combination of parcels, lots, or tracts of real estate.
      2.   The accessory building shall be constructed of materials architecturally compatible with the existing or proposed principal residence on the real estate lot, tract, parcel, surrounding buildings, and buildings on adjacent properties.
      3.   The accessory building shall be of a design architecturally compatible with the design of the existing or proposed principal residence and surrounding buildings on the lot, parcel, or tract of real estate with respect to roof pitch, eave dimensions, height, window design, door design and other details.
      4.   The square footage of the detached accessory building shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the remaining space available in the rear yard except by obtaining a variance.
      5.   Notwithstanding subsections H2 and H3 of this Section to the contrary, the Zoning Board of Appeals may from time to time approve an applicant's request for a building permit to locate (on the applicant's single platted parcel, lot, or tract of real estate) a detached accessory one-story enclosed storage building or an open one-story carport (for parking of 1 motor vehicle only) under the following circumstances:
         a.   Said storage building or said carport is a mobile non-permanent building or structure that will be placed on skids or on a concrete pad; and
         b.   Said storage building or said carport does not exceed a total floor space of two hundred (200) square feet; and
         c.   In the case of said storage building, it is constructed with the following materials: 1) wood and/or 26-28 gauge metal interior frame; 2) fiberglass or 26-28 gauge metal external siding; 3) fiberglass or 26-28 gauge metal external roof; 4) swinging or roll-up or sliding entry fiberglass or 26-28 gauge metal doors; and 5) all such fiberglass or 26-28 gauge metal shall be painted with a color coordinating with the primary building on said real estate, other than silver or galvanized; and 6) the Zoning Board of Appeals determines that the location of said storage building will not unreasonably distract from the character or materials of the existing primary building on said real estate or from the existing primary or accessory buildings located on adjacent properties or on properties within three hundred feet (300') from all directions of both front property boundary line corners of the applicant's subject real estate; and
         d.   In the case of said carport, it is constructed with the following materials: 1) wood and/or fiberglass interior frame; 2) wood or fiberglass external siding; 3) wood or fiberglass external roof; and 4) other than one motor vehicle, no other property shall be stored or located on said carport; and 5) all such wood or fiberglass shall be painted with a color other than silver or galvanized; and 6) the Zoning Board of Appeals determines that the location of said carport will not unreasonably distract from the character or materials of the existing primary building on said real estate or from the existing primary or accessory buildings located on adjacent properties or on properties within three hundred feet (300') from all directions of both front property boundary line corners of the applicant's subject real estate.
         e.   Notwithstanding anything herein stated to the contrary, all metal or "Quonset style" carports or accessory buildings shall not be allowed or permitted. (Ord. 3833, 2-20-2018)
      6.   Notwithstanding anything herein stated in this Section to the contrary, the provisions of this Section shall not be applicable to boat docks or boat lifts or accessory covers or canopies or buildings on or related to boat docks or boat lifts located on private property adjacent to Lake Taylorville or located on Lake Taylorville. However, any such boat docks or boat lifts or accessory covers, canopies, or buildings shall not be constructed or maintained on Lake Taylorville or on private property adjacent to Lake Taylorville without first receiving the approval and permission by the City Council, and subject to such plans and specifications as the City Council may require from time to time. Any request for such approval and permission can be denied from time to time by the City Council for any or no reason whatsoever in its sole discretion. All such requests shall first be presented to and considered by the Lake Committee for any recommendations to the City Council. (Ord. 3861, 8-20-2018)
   I.   Location Of Accessory Buildings: No accessory building shall be erected or altered at, nor moved to, a location within ten feet (10') of the nearest wall of the principal building nor within the required area for front or side yard setbacks for the lot, parcel, or tract of real estate. (Ord. 3797, 3-6-2017)
9-1-2: INSURANCE OR BOND:
(Rep. by Ord. 3131, 7-21-2003)
9-1-3: FIRE DISTRICT:
   A.   Boundaries: The Fire District of the City shall be the area bounded on the north by Vine Street, on the west by Webster Street, on the south by Franklin Street and on the east by Walnut Street. (1979 Code §18-2-1)
   B.   Exterior Coverings: It shall be unlawful to construct or erect any permanent building or structure or portion thereof or addition thereto in the Fire District unless the exterior walls and roof of such building or structure are constructed of fire retardant material acceptable to the Fire Chief and the Health and Building Officer 1 . (1979 Code §18-2-2)
   C.   Repairs: It shall be unlawful to repair any existing frame building within the Fire District after the same shall be damaged by any cause to fifty percent (50%) of its value as further prescribed in Section 9-4-4 of this Title. (1979 Code §18-2-3)
9-1-4: BARBED WIRE AND ELECTRIC FENCES:
It shall be unlawful to maintain or construct in any residential, commercial or industrial zoned area of the City any fence composed in whole or in part of barbed wire or with any similar material designed to cause injury to persons or any wire charged with electric current; except, that in commercial or industrial zoned areas, no more than three (3) strands of barbed wire above a security fence shall be permitted, provided such barbed wire is at least six feet (6') above ground level. (Ord. 2241, 5-16-1987)
9-1-5: OBSTRUCTING STAIRWAYS OR EXITS:
It shall be unlawful to obstruct or permit the obstruction of any stairway, aisle, corridor or exit in any office building, factory, hotel, school, church, theater, assembly hall, lodge or other public hall or any building used by two (2) or more tenants or families in such a manner that it interferes with the free use of such stairway, aisle, corridor or exit. (1979 Code §24-4-27)
9-1-6: ENFORCEMENT:
   A.   Enforcement Officer; Inspections: It shall be the duty of the Health and Building Officer 2 and any lawfully appointed deputies to enforce the provisions of this Title. The Health and Building Officer is hereby empowered to make such inspections as may be necessary to see to the enforcement of seeing if they comply with the provisions of this Title. (1979 Code §18-1-6)
   B.   Stop Work Order: The Health and Building Officer, or such other person as may be authorized by the Mayor or City Council, may order work stopped whenever any construction, alteration or repair work is being done in violation of any provision of this Title. Such stop work order, when oral, shall be followed by a written stop order within twenty four (24) hours. It shall be unlawful to continue work in violation of a stop order until such order has been revoked by the person issuing it or by the Mayor or City Council. (1979 Code §18-1-8)
9-1-7: PENALTY:
Any person violating any provision of this Chapter shall, for each offense, be punished as provided in Section 1-4-1 of this Code. (Ord. 3797, 3-6-2017)

 

Notes

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1. See Title 1, Chapter 9, Article B of this Code.
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2. See Title 1, Chapter 9, Article B of this Code.