PART THIRTEEN - BUILDING CODE
 
         Chap.  1301.    Ohio Building Code.
         Chap.  1305.    Residential Code of Ohio.
         Chap.  1311.    Property Maintenance Code.
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER 1301
Ohio Building Code
 
1301.01   Adoption.
1301.02   Inspection copies.
1301.03   Purpose.
1301.04   Compliance.
1301.05   Compliance with ordinances.
1301.06   Fees.
1301.99   Penalty.
 
CROSS REFERENCES
      Authorization by Board of Building Standards - see Ohio R.C. 3781.12
      Enforcement - see Ohio R.C. 3781.03, 3781.031, 3781.10(E), 3781.102, 3781.19
      Final jurisdiction - see Ohio R.C. 3781.04
      Application - see Ohio R.C. 3781.06, 3781.10(E), 3781.11(A)
      Submission of plans - see Ohio R.C. 3791.04
      Dead bolt locks in apartment buildings - see Ohio R.C. 3781.103
      Smoke detection system for apartments and condominiums - see Ohio R.C. 3781.104; OAC Ch. 4101:2-89
      Use of public buildings by handicapped persons - see Ohio R.C. 3781.111
      Energy conservation - see Ohio R.C. 3781.181; OAC Art. 4101:2-25
      Safety glazing - see Ohio R.C. 3781.51 et seq.
 
   1301.01 ADOPTION.
   Pursuant to Ohio R.C. 731.231, there is hereby adopted by the Municipality, the Ohio Building Code (OBC) as adopted by the Ohio Board of Building Standards, Ohio Department of Commerce, and as published in Division 4101:1, 4101:2, and 4101:3 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) and as the same may be amended.
(Ord. 10-2013.  Passed 4-15-13.)
 
   1301.02  INSPECTION COPIES.
   One copy of the Ohio Building Code, together with copies of ordinances making deletions therefrom or amendments thereto, and any addenda added by ordinance, shall be kept on file by the City Clerk in the Department of Planning and Building for public examination during usual business hours.  (Ord. 10-2013.  Passed 4-15-13.)
 
   1301.03  PURPOSE.
   The purpose of the Ohio Building Code as adopted herein is:
   (a)   To provide uniform minimum requirements for the erection, construction, repair, alteration, and maintenance of buildings and other structures related to safety, sanitation, and energy efficiency intended for use and occupancy;
   (b)   Establish such requirements, in terms of performance objectives for the use intended;
   (c)   To permit to the fullest extent feasible, the use of materials and technical methods, devices, and improvements, including the use of industrialized units which tend to reduce the cost of construction and erection without affecting minimum requirements for the health, safety, and security of the occupants or users of buildings or industrialized units and without preferential treatment of types or classes of materials or products or methods of construction; and
   (d)   To encourage, so far as may be practicable, the standardization of construction practices, methods, equipment, material and techniques, including methods employed to produce industrialized units.
      (Ord. 10-2013.  Passed 4-15-13.)
 
   1301.04 COMPLIANCE.
   No owner or any other person shall construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or portion thereof, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, plumbing system, other building service equipment, or piping system the installation of which is regulated by the Ohio Building Code without complying with this chapter, Ohio R.C. Chapters 3781 and 3791 or the Ohio Building Code, or fail to comply with any lawful order issued pursuant thereto.
(Ord. 10-2013.  Passed 4-15-13.)
 
   1301.05  COMPLIANCE WITH ORDINANCES.
   (a)   A permit is the document issued by the Division of Building Regulation authorizing work as shown on the application and/or the construction documents when the proposed work is in compliance with the Ohio Building Code and not in violation of the Codified Ordinances.
 
   (b)   The permit authorizing the work as shown on the approved construction document is invalid if the work is not completed, inspected, and approved within eighteen months of the issuance of the permit.
 
   (c)   Before any work authorized by a permit may continue for which the permit is invalid, the owner shall make application to the Board of Zoning Appeals for an extension of time as required under Chapter 1129 of the Planning and Zoning Code.  Failure to complete work within said eighteen-month period or additional time granted by the Board of Zoning Appeals shall constitute a violation of this code.
 
   (d)   No permit shall be issued unless the construction documents submitted are in accordance not only with the Ohio Building Code but also with the Zoning Ordinance and the Subdivision Regulations as set forth in these Codified Ordinances and amendments thereto, so far as they may be applicable.
 
   (e)   No permit for a lot adjacent or contiguous to the flood plain of the Olentangy River shall be issued unless the application for the permit is accompanied by a certification by an Ohio registered surveyor or engineer that the finished grades at the building elevation comply with the minimum requirements set forth in Chapter 1105 of the Codified Ordinances.
 
   (f)   No permit shall be issued if the driveway permit required by Section 903.08 of the Codified Ordinances has not been approved.
 
   (g)   No permit shall be issued for any new building to which this Code is applicable unless required public sewer service is available to the proposed building.
 
   (h)   No permit shall be issued for any new building to which this Code is applicable, nor for any addition exceeding 1,000 square feet, nor for any parking lot, until the provisions therein for disposal of storm drainage have been reviewed and approved by the City Engineer.
 
   (i)   Lot grading and landscaping shall be completed in such a manner as to provide positive drainage away from building foundations.  Grading and landscaping that will significantly alter existing drainage conditions to surrounding properties shall not be permitted unless it is demonstrated that the change shall not detrimentally affect the property or structures located thereon.  Lot grading shall be completed in such a manner as to be consistent with surrounding street, curb, parking area or lot grades.  Grading that offers obstruction to natural drainage of storm water whether by sheet flow or in established open ditches shall not be permitted.
(Ord. 10-2013.  Passed 4-15-13.)
 
   1301.06  FEES.
   Fees required for permits under the Ohio Building Code shall be determined according to the following schedule:
   (a)   New Construction and Additions:
      (1)   Processing Fee$300.00
      (2)   Area Fee   $20.00 per 100 Square Feet Gross Floor Area
   (b)   Remodeling, Alteration, Change in Use, or Temporary Structures or Uses:
      (1)   Processing Fee   $150.00
      (2)   Area Fee      $10.00 per 100 Square Feet Gross Floor Area
   (c)   Change of Occupancy only, no work except cosmetic:   $72.82
   (d)   Whenever the work is substantially complete but not in full compliance with the requirements of this chapter, and the building official is granting a Temporary or Partial Certificate of Occupancy to allow beneficial use of the structure while the remaining work is completed, a fee of $150.00 shall be paid prior to the granting of such temporary or partial occupancy.
   (e)   Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, Electrical, Fire Suppression:
      (1)   Area Fee:    $10.00 per 100 Square Feet for first 5000 Square Feet
               $2.00 per 100 Square Feet greater than 5000 Square Feet
      (2)   Minimum Fee   $100.00
(Ord. 10-2013.  Passed 4-15-13.)
   (f)   Plumbing:
      (1)   First fixture         $200.00
      (2)   Each additional fixture   $20.00
      (3)   Hot water heater replacement   $60.00
(Ord. 53-2016.  Passed 12-12-16.)
   (g)   Wrecking Fee:   $50.00 per building
   (h)   Parking Lot:
      (1)   Area Fee   $5.00 per 1000 Square Feet
      (2)   Minimum Fee   $50.00
   (i)   Additional Inspection Fees:
      (1)   When, for any reason, an inspection is desired outside the normal working hours of the Division of Building Regulation, an overtime inspection shall be applied for in writing during normal hours and accompanied by a fee of $150.00. Overtime inspections shall be performed only if approved by the Director of Planning and Building and if an inspector is available at the time required.
      (2)   When the work requiring inspection does not comply with the requirements of this chapter, and the work requires a second or subsequent re-inspection to determine compliance, a fee of $75.00 shall be paid prior to the re- inspection being conducted.
   (j)   Refunds.  No fee imposed by this section shall be considered refundable.
   (k)   Waiver of Fees.  The City Manager is hereby empowered to order that fees be waived for charitable, philanthropic, governmental agencies or for construction or improvements yielding economic development benefits to the City in specific cases.
   (l)   Public Area Payment.
      (1)   Multi-family developments:         $250.00 per unit
      (2)   Commercial and industrial development:   $100.00 per 1,000 gross
                           square feet of new or
                           expanded space.
   (m)   A credit shall be granted for any multi-family, commercial and industrial development constructed on a lot which previously contained a similar structure, but which structure was demolished on or after January 1, 1995.  The credit shall be in an amount which would have been paid for such demolished structure in accordance with the provisions of subsection (l) hereof.  In no event shall the credit granted be greater than the payment due in connection with the new development.
      (Ord. 10-2013.  Passed 4-15-13.)
 
   1301.99  PENALTY.
   (a)   When an owner fails to make application as required by this chapter or violates any provisions of this chapter, such owner and/or any other person who assists in such violation is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.  Each seven days that an unsafe or unlawful condition is permitted to remain after notice to the property owner by the Building Inspector, shall be a separate offense.
   (b)   Where work for which a permit is required by this code is started or proceeded with before filing an application for a permit, all applicable fees fixed by this chapter shall be doubled, but the payment of such double fee shall not relieve any person from fully complying with the requirements of this code in execution of the work nor from any of the other penalties prescribed in this section. 
(Ord. 10-2013.  Passed 4-15-13.)