That a certain document, one (1) copy of which is on file in the office of the City Clerk of The City of Wakefield, being marked and designated as the International Building Code, 2006 edition, including Appendix Chapters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K, as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Building Code of the City of Wakefield, in the State of Kansas for regulating and governing the 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 as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Building Code on file in the office of the City Clerk, City of Wakefield are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this section, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in section 4-102.

(Ord. 1284; Ord. 1298; Code 2015)

The following sections are hereby revised to read as follows:

Section 101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Building Code for the City of Wakefield, Kansas, and herein after known as “this code”.

Section 105.2 Work exempt from permit. Permits shall not be required for the following.

       Exemption from permit requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of this code or any other law or ordinances of this jurisdiction.

(a)   Building:

(1)   Sidewalks and driveways.

(2)   Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops and similar finish work.

(3)   Swings and other playground equipment.

(4)   Window awnings supported by an exterior wall which do not project more than 54 inches

(b)   Electrical:

       Repairs and Maintenance: A permit shall not be required for minor repair work, including the replacement of lamps or the connection of approved portable electrical to approved permanently installed receptacles.

(c)   Gas:

(1)   Portable heating, cooking or clothes drying appliances.

(2)   Replacement of any minor part that does not alter approval of equipment or make such equipment unsafe.

(3)   Portable-fuel-cell appliances that are not connected to a fixed piping system and are not interconnected to a power grid.

(d)   Mechanical:

(1)   Portable heating and ventilation appliances.

(2)   Portable cooling units or portable evaporative coolers.

(3)   Steam, hot or chilled water piping within any heating or cooling equipment regulated by this code.

(4)   Replacement of any minor part that does not alter approval of equipment or make such equipment unsafe.

Section 108.2 Schedule of Permit Fees. On buildings or structures requiring a permit, a fee for each permit shall be paid as required, in accordance with the following schedule:

$15.00 for the first $1,000.00 and an additional $3.00 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof.

Swimming Pools $25.00

Fences $10.00

For each re-inspection beyond the second re-inspection. $50.00

       Each inspection which is not deemed ready for inspection at the scheduled time shall be considered a failed inspection and subject to re-inspection. The re-inspection fee shall be paid within 10 calendar days of the date of the inspection causing the fee, and prior to a certificate of occupancy being issued for that project. Subsequent inspections for that permitted project shall not be conducted until all past due re-inspection fees have been paid. The Building Official shall have the authority to waive re-inspection fees as deemed necessary.

Section 108.3 Building Permit Valuations. The determination of value or valuation under any of the provisions of this code shall be made by the building official. The valuation shall be calculated by using the most recent version of Valuation Data Table as published in the International Code Council Building Safety Journal Magazine. The amount to be used for determining the building permit fee shall be the total value of all construction work for which the permit is issued including all finish work, painting, roofing, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, elevators, fire-extinguishing systems and any other permanent equipment. No fee, other than that set forth above, shall be charged for new construction; although this does not preclude the building official from charging separate fees for sewer and water connections and sign installations. The governing body shall have the right to waive fees as it deems necessary.

Section 108.6 Work commencing before permit issuance. Any person who commences any work on a building, structure, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system before obtaining the necessary permits shall be subject to a fee equal to one half of the permit fee in addition to the required permit fees.

Section 112 of the International Building Code is hereby deleted.

Section 3410.2 Applicability. Structures existing prior to May 2013 in which there is work involving additions, alterations or changes of occupancy shall be made to conform to the requirements of this section or the provisions of sections 3403 through 3407. The provisions in section 3410.2.1 through 3410.2.5 shall apply to existing occupancies that will continue to be, or are proposed to be, in Groups A, B, E, M, R, S, and U. These provisions shall not apply to buildings within occupancies in Group H or I.

(Ord. 1284; Ord. 1298; Code 2015)

(a)   No person who is delinquent in property taxes within the City of Wakefield may apply for a building permit.

(b)   The permit may be accepted if, at the time of application, the applicant brings a receipt showing that he/she has brought any delinquent taxes current.

(c)   It shall be unlawful for an applicant for a building permit to transfer title to real property for the purpose of avoiding compliance with this ordinance.

(Ord. 1276; Code 2015)