ORDINANCE NO. 446
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF SOUTH PRAIRIE, PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON ADOPTING THE 2003 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, FUTURE AMENDMENTS THERETO, WASHINGTON STATE AMENDMENTS, FUTURE WASHINGTON STATE AMENDMENTS, REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 352, AND OTHER ORDINANCES AND PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT WITH THE CODE ADOPTED.
Whereas, Ordinance No. 352 had previously incorporated by reference the past promulgated Building Code, and
Whereas, the association has developed a 2003 edition of the International Building Code, and
Whereas, the State of Washington has made amendments thereto, and
Whereas, the Town desires to incorporate the 2003 edition to be consistent with other jurisdictions and to specifically address issues within the State of Washington and specifically additional issues within the Town, and
Whereas, the use in the latest edition of the Uniform Codes is essential for the protection of public health, safety and welfare, and
Whereas, the incorporation by reference of the latest edition of the International Building Code is in conformity with the Comprehensive Plan and does not have any adverse environmental affect, and
Whereas, the code adopted herein is for regulating and governing conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use and the
demolition of such structures; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees.
Now, therefore, the Town Council of the Town of South Prairie, Pierce County, Washington do ordain as follows:
Section I : Hereby adopts, incorporates by reference, the 2003 edition of the International Building Code, the Washington State amendments thereto, future amendments to the International Building Code and future amendments to the Washington State amendments of the International Building Code, and the amendments noted in the attached "Exhibit A", providing for copies available to review as prescribed by law.
Section 2: Repeals Ordinance No. 352 and other ordinances, or parts of ordinances, in conflict with the 2003 edition of the International Building Code, its amendments, the Washington State amendments and later amendments.
Section 3: Adopts appendix, Chapter J, Grading.
Section 4: If any provision of this ordinance, and/or the codes adopted herein, or amendments thereto, are determined to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions of this ordinance and/or the codes adopted and/or amendments shall remain in force and affect.
Section 5: This ordinance shall take effect and be in force five (5) days from and after its passage, approval and publication as required by law.
CHAPTER 16.06 - BUILDING CODES
16.06.010 Adoption of Building Codes. 16.06.020 Administration, Permits, and Fees. 16.06.030 Violations and Penalties.
16.06.040 Savings Clause.
16.06.010 Adoption of Building Codes.
All building and building-related codes as currently adopted, or as shall be adopted in future enactments by the State of Washington pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 19.27.031, together with all amendments as currently enacted, or as shall be enacted by the State of Washington, are hereby adopted as, and are herein referred to as, the Building Codes for the Town of South Prairie, provided that all additions, deletions, and amendments as set forth in this title are also adopted.
For reference purposes only, the current Building Codes as of July 1, 2004, for the Town of South Prairie consist of the following:
1. 2003 International Building Code as published by the International Code Council, (ICC) Luc., together with Appendix C (Group U Agricultural Buildings), I (Patio Covers) and J (Grading), and together with Chapter 11 amendments entitled "Washington State Accessibility Regulations".
2. 2003 International Residential Code as published by the International Code Council, Inc., together with Appendixes E (Manufactured Housing Used as Dwellings) & H (Patio Covers) except for Chapters 11 and 25 through 42, which are not adopted,
3. 2003 International Mechanical Code as published by the International Code Council, Inc.
4. The International Existing Building Code, published by the ICC, 2003 Edition.
Fire Code as published by the International Code Council,
6. The National Fuel Gas Code, NFPA 54, published by the American Gas Association
and the National Fire Protection Association, 2002 Edition.
The Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, NFPA 58, published by the National Fire Protection Association, 2001 Edition.
8. The International Fuel Gas Code, published by the ICC, 2003 Edition.
9. The International Property Maintenance Code, published by ICC, 2003 Edition.
10. 2003 Uniform Plumbing Code as published by the International Association of
Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, Inc., except for those requirements relating to
venting and combustion air of fuel-fired appliances and those portions of the code
addressing building sewers, all of which are not adopted.
11 Uniform Plumbing Code Standards (Appendixes A, B, and I), 2003 Edition, as published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, Inc.
12. Washington State Energy Code, 2003 Edition.
13. Washington State Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Code, 2003 Edition.
14. Washington State Historic Building Code.
16.06.020 Administration, Permits, and Fees.
Chapter 1 of the 2003 International Building Code and Chapter 1 of the 2003 International Residential Code are hereby amended by the following additions, deletions, and exceptions. Section numbers referenced here are to the 2003 International Building Code with the 2003 International Residential Code referenced by "R" and the section number in parenthesis. Notwithstanding these section numbers referenced from the current codes, all additions, deletions, and exceptions as noted herein shall apply to all future codes adopted by the State of Washington and thence adopted as the Building Codes for the Town of South Prairie.
105.1.1 Annual permit. Delete this entire sub-section. Annual permits shall not be issued within the Town of South Prairie.
105.1.2 Annual permit records. Delete this entire sub-section. Annual permit records shall not be valid within the Town of South Prairie.
105.2 (R105.2) Work exempt from permit.
Building: Item (1), (5) and (7) of this sub-category of Section 105.2 (R105.2) are hereby amended as shown below, items (10) and (11) are hereby added to this sub-category of Section 105.2 (R105.2), and item (12) is hereby added to (R105.2). For the 2003 International Residential Code, items (7), (10) and (11) as noted below shall be numbered and referenced in the 2003 International Building Code as items (9), (14) and (15).
1. One-story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses, and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 120 square feet, are exempted from the requirements for a building permit.
5. Sidewalks, driveways, concrete slabs; landings or decks not over 30 inches (762 mm) above adjacent grade and not over any basement or story below.
7. Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to a Group R-3 occupancy, as applicable in Section 101.2, which are less than 48" (1219 mm) deep, do not exceed 10,000 gallons (37,850 L) and are installed entirely above ground.
10. Radio, television antennas or antenna towers of light weight construction intended for domestic use only, and not to exceed thirty-five (35) feet in height.
11. Amusement devices and structures, including merry-go-rounds, ferns wheels, rotating conveyances, slides, similar devices, and accessory structures whose use is necessary for operation of such amusement devices and structures, any accessory structure included in the provisions of this sub-section shall be limited to a cover or roof over each device; but shall not include any storage building or detached structure which is not an integral part of the device.
12. Re-roofs and exterior siding where no structural alternations are made.
Electrical: This entire sub-category, including repairs and maintenance, radio and television transmitting devices, and temporary testing systems, is hereby deleted. All electrical permits and permit exemptions shall be as set forth by the State of Washington, Department of Labor and Industries.
108.2 (R108.2) Schedule of permit fees.
Building. Fees for building permits and related inspections shall be as set forth in Table 1-A from the 1997 Uniform Building Code as published by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO). The valuation of construction used for the calculation of the building permit fee from Table 1-A shall be based on the "Building Valuation Data" as published in the Building Safety Journal by the International Code Council, Inc., or shall be as determined by the building official to reflect the total value of all construction work for which the permit is issued, as well as all finish work, painting, roofing, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, elevators, fire-extinguishing systems, and any other permanent equipment. The fees for building permits and related inspections shall be updated on January 1st` of each year and shall incorporate changes from the "Building Valuation Data" as published in the Building Safety Journal by the International Code Council, Inc., except that those mathematical formulas presented in the "Building Valuation Data" which calculate fees shall not be incorporated or adopted.
Plan Review. Fees for review and examination of required construction plans and/or construction data shall be calculated at sixty-five percent (65%) of the building permit fee as set forth in Table 1-A from the 1997 Uniform Building Code as published by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO). These plan review fees shall be in addition to the building permit fee and shall be payable at the time of first submittal of plans together with a completed application for permit. The building official may have the option to charge a deposit, in lieu of the full plan review fee if the full amount is not known at the time. Any plan review deposit shall be applied toward the total plan review fee owed. The actual permit fee shall be determined upon completion of the plan review and the balance owing shall be paid at the time of permit issuance.
Fees for plumbing permits and related inspections shall l be as set forth in Table 108.2-A below;
PLUMBING PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE:
1. For issuing each permit $20.00
Unit Fee Schedule (in addition to items 1 and 2 above)
2. For each water heater and/or vent
5. For each repair or alteration of drainage or cent piping, each fixture
a. 2 inch (51mm) diameter and smaller
b. over 2 inch (51 mm diameter)
7. For each medical gas piping system serving one to five inlet(s)/outlet(s) $50.00
8. For each additional medical gas inlet(s)/outlet(s) $5.00
9. For the complete water distribution and drain waste and vent system $125.00
installed concurrently with the initial construction of a single-family dwelling, and
each unit in a duplex.
Mechanical. Fees for mechanical permits and related inspections shall be as set forth in Table 108.2-B below;
Table 108.2-B MECHANICAL PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE
1. For the issuance of each permit $23.50
2. For issuing each supplemental permit 7.25
Unit Fee Schedule
1. For the installation or relocation of each forced-air or gravity type furnace or burner, including ducts and vents attached to such appliance up to and
including 100,000 Btu/h $14.80
2. For the installation or relocation of each forced air or gravity-type furnace or burner, including ducts and vents attached to each appliance over 100,000 $18.20 Btu/h
3. For the installation or relocation of each floor furnace, including vent $14.80
4. For the installation or relocation of each suspended heater, recessed wall heater or floor-mounted unit heater $14.80
5. For the installation, relocation or replacement of each appliance vent installed and not included in an appliance permit $7.25
6. For the repair of, alteration of, or addition to each heating appliance,
refrigeration unit, cooling unit, absorption unit, or evaporative cooling
system, including installation of controls regulated by this code
7. For the installation or relocation of each boiler or compressor to and
including three horsepower, or each absorption system including 100,000 $14.70
8. For the installation or relocation of each boiler or compressor over three
horsepower to and including 15 horsepower, or each absorption system over
100,000 Btu/h and including 500,000 Btu/h $27.15
9. For the installation or relocation of each boiler or compressor over 15
horsepower to and including 30 horsepower, or each absorption system over 500,000 Btu/h to and including 1,000,000 Btu/h
10. For the installation or relocation of each boiler or compressor over 30
horsepower to and including 50 horsepower, or for each absorption system over 1,000,000 Btu/h to and including 1,750,000 Btu/h.
11. For the installation or relocation of each boiler or refrigeration compressor over 50 horsepower, or each absorption system over 1,750,000 Btu/h
12. For each air-handling unit to and including 10,000 cubic feet per minute,
including ducts attached thereto $10.65
Note: This fee shall not apply to an air-handling unit, which is a portion of a factory-assembled appliance, cooling unit, evaporative cooler or absorption unit for which a permit is required elsewhere in this code.
13. For each air-handling unit over 10,000 cfm $18.10
14. For each evaporative cooler other than portable type $10.65
15. For each ventilation fan connected to a single duct $7.25
16. For each ventilation system which is not a portion of any heating or air‑
conditioning system authorized by a permit $10.65
17. For the installation of each hood which is served by mechanical exhaust,
including the ducts for such hood $10.65
18. For the installation or relocation of each domestic-type incinerator $18.20
19. For the installation or relocation of each commercial or industrial type
20. For each appliance or piece of equipment regulated by this code but not
classed in other appliance categories, or for which no other fee is listed in this
21. Permit fees for fuel-gas piping shall be as follows:
a. For each gas-piping system of one to four outlets $ 5.00
b. For each gas-piping system of five or more outlets, per outlet $ 1.50
22. Permit fees for process piping shall be as follows:
a. For each hazardous process piping system (HPP) of one to four $ 8.05
outlets $ 1.75
b. For each piping system of five or more outlets, per outlet
c. For each non-hazardous process piping system (NPP) of one to four $ 3.25
outlets $ 1.00
d. For each piping system of five or more outlets, per outlet
23. For the complete heating and ventilation system equipment, including State of Washington ventilation requirements and gas piping system if needed, installed concurrently with the initial construction of a single-family dwelling, and each unit in a duplex
Grading. Fees for grading permits and review of grading plans, are determined by the Town Engineer as set forth in the South Prairie Unified Development Ordinance, Chapter 15.20 .
Factory-Assembled Structures. Notwithstanding any other provision of the South Prairie Unified Development Ordinance, fees for installation of a factory-assembled structure, for manufactured homes or designated manufactured homes, shall be five hundred dollars ($500.00) per installation. Fees for building permits for structures attached to a factory-assembled structure, including, but not limited to, garages that are not structurally dependent upon the factory-assembled structure for support, shall be as noted above for building permits based on valuation of construction. Where a conflict exists between the fee noted here and fees described in other titles of the South Prairie Unified Development Ordinance, the fee noted here shall apply. Factory-assembled structures constructed prior to June 15, 1976, shall be required to undergo inspection and approval by the State of Washington, Department of Labor and Industries, prior to issuance of the installation permit.
Energy Code (REC). Fees for review of plans and inspection of the construction work related to sections of the Washington State Energy Code that prescribe requirements for residential buildings previously referred to at the Residential Energy Code (REC), shall be $100 per application.
Energy Code (NREC). Fees for review of plans and inspection of the construction work related to sections of the Washington State Energy Code that prescribe requirements for non-residential buildings, previously referred to as the Non-Residential Energy Code (NREC), shall be as set forth in the following table. This fee shall not be applied to mechanical permits where mechanical equipment is being replaced with equipment of the same fuel source as the existing equipment.
TOTAL NREC FEE VALUATION
$1 to $20,000 $100
$20,001 to $100 for the first $20,000 plus $3.00 for each additional $1,000 or
$300,000 fraction thereof, to and including $300,000.
$300,000 to $940 for the first $300,000 plus $1.00 for each additional $1,000 or
$800,000 fraction thereof, to and including $800,000.
$800,001 to $1,440 for the first $800,000 plus $0.50 for each additional $1,000 or
$1,020,000 fraction thereof, to and including $1,020,000.
$1,020,001 or more $1,550 maximum
110.1 (R110.1) Use and occupancy. The following paragraphs shall be added to this section. The building official shall not issue a certificate of occupancy until approval has been obtained from all Town of South Prairie departments and divisions and from all State of Washington and Federal agencies having jurisdiction or authority over the building project. The Clerk/Treasurer, or currently designated person responsible for finances and accounting, of the Town of South Prairie is authorized and directed to deny any requests for utility services, including, but not limited to, water service, and sewer service, on a permanent-user basis, unless the applicant demonstrates that the building for which such service is requested has been issued a certificate of occupancy or temporary certificate of occupancy by the building official. Provisional utility services may be provided to the extent necessary for construction of the building prior to issuance of such a certificate so long as the building is not used or occupied.
112.1 (R112.1) General. The Board of Appeals as described in this section shall mean the South Prairie Town Council as established and defined in the Unified Development Ordinance, Chapter 15.02.
Table R301.2 (a) Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria: is hereby added to read as follows;
Table R301.2 (a) Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria
Ground Snow Load: Wind Speed (mph): Seismic Design Category: Subject to Damage From
Frost Line Depth:
Winter Design Temp.:
Ice Shield Underlayment Req.: Flood Hazards:
Air Freezing Index: Mean Annual Temp.:
85 – exposure "B" and "C" D1
Slight to Moderate Slight to Moderate
26 Degrees Fahrenheit No
1980 Flood Insurance Rate Map Not Applicable
50 Degrees Fahrenheit
(R405) Foundation Drainage.
(R405.1) Concrete or masonry foundations: is hereby amended to read as follows; Provisions shall be made for the control and drainage of surface or standing water around buildings by installation of an approved rain drain system that is tightlined to an approved public stormwater conveyance system.
Adequate provisions shall be made to ensure that under-floor spaces remain free of running or standing water by the installation of drains or by installing structural fill material that lifts the foundation to level that is above the existing water table. At a minimum, such drains shall be installed around the perimeter of the building at the footings. Additional drains may be required in the under-floor space. The drainpipes shall be sufficient size to adequately covey water to an approved public conveyance system, but shall be a minimum size of four inches. Provisions shall be made to prevent the drainage system from becoming blocked by soil. The Building Official may waive the provisions of this section when soils appear to adequately drain the site and no water will stand or run under the building and the project is in compliance with adopted stormwater requirements.
16.06.030 Violations and Penalties.
A person who fails to comply with the requirements of this chapter, who fails to conform to the terms of a permit, who undertakes new development without first obtaining city approval shall be subject to the violation and penalty provisions of the South Prairie Unified Development Ordinance, Chapter 15.84.
16.06.040 Savings Clause.
Nothing contained in any provision of this chapter shall apply to an offense charged at any time prior to the date upon which this chapter is effective. Any such offense shall be punished according to the provision of the ordinances or other laws in effect when such offense was charged in the same manner as if this chapter had not been enacted.