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By-law No. 1998-061 CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM BY-LAW NO. 98-61 A By-law to regulate construction, demolition and change of use permits and inspections. WHEREAS Section 7 of the Building Code Act, 1992 empowers municipal Councils to pass by- laws respecting construction, demolition and change of use permits and inspections. AND WHEREAS the Council of the Municipality of Bayham is desirous of enacting a by-law under Section 7 of the Building Code Act, 1992. THEREFORE THE COUNCIL OF THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM ENACTS AS FOLLOWS. 1. SHORT TITLE 1.1 This By-law may be cited as "The Building By-law". 2. DEFINITIONS 2.1 "Act" means the Building Code Act, 1992, as amended. 2.2 "Building" means a structure occupying an area greater than 10 square metres consisting of a wall, roof and floor, or any one or more of them, or a structural system serving the function thereof, including all the works, fixtures and service systems appurtenant thereto, and includes such other structures as are designated in the regulations. It does not include the replacement of roofing metal or shingles nor minor repairs providing the structural system is not involved or altered. 2.3 "Building Code" means the regulations made under Section 34 of the Act. 2.4 "Chief Building Official" means the Chief Building Official appointed by the By- law of the Corporation of the Municipality of Bayham for the purpose of enforcement of the Act. 2.5 "Corporation" means the Corporation of the Municipality of Bayham. 2.6 "Farm Building" means a farm building as defined in the Building Code. 2.7 "Permit" means written permission or written authorization from the Chief Building Official to perform work regulated by this by-law and the Act. 2.8 "Plumbing" means plumbing as defined in Section 1(1) of the Act. 3. DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE AUTHORITY HAVING JURISDICTION. 3.1 The Authority having jurisdiction shall administer this by-law and keep records of all applications received, permits and orders issued, inspections and tests made, and shall retain copies of all papers and documents connected with the administration of this by-law, which will form part of the public records. 3.2 The Authority having jurisdiction may: 3.2.1 Enter any building or premises at a reasonable time for the purpose of administering or enforcing this by-law. By-law No. 98-61 -2- 3.2.2 Cause a written notice to be delivered to the owner of any property directing him to correct any condition where in the opinion of the Authority having Jurisdiction, that conditions constitute a violation of this by-law. 3.2.3 Order the owner to stop work on the building, if it is proceeding in contravention of this by-law or if it is an unsafe condition. 3.2.4 Direct that tests of materials, devices, construction methods, structural assemblies or foundation conditions be made, or sufficient evidence or proof be submitted at the expense of the owner, where such evidence or proof is necessary to determine whether the material, device, construction or foundation condition meets the requirements of this by-law. 3.2.5 Revoke or refuse to issue a permit where, in its opinion, the results of tests referred to clauses 3.2.4 are not satisfactory. 3.2.6 Order the removal of any building erected or placed in violation of this by- law. 4. PERMITS 4.1 Classes of Permits with respect to the Construction of Buildings shall be as set out below: 4.1.1 Building Permit- Required under subsection 8(1) of the Act. -May include plumbing and/or farm buildings and/or heating, ventilation and air conditioning permits. 4.1.2 Plumbing Permit - Formerly issued under by-laws made under the Ontario Water Resources Act. May be classed under building permit. 4.1.3 Conditional Permit-Authorized under subsection 8(3) of the Act. 4.1.4 Change of Use Permit- Required under subsection 10(1) of the Act. 4.1.5 Demolition Permit- Required under subsection 8(1) of the Act. 4.2 To obtain a permit the owner or his authorized agent shall file an application in writing on the form prescribed by the Chief Building Official, and pay the fee prescribed for such permit. 4.3 Except as otherwise permitted by the Chief Building Official, every applicant shall: 4.3.1 Identify and describe in detail the work and proposed occupancy to be covered by the permit for which the application is made; 4.3.2 Describe the land on which the work is done, by a description that will readily identify and locate the building lot; 4.4 Except as otherwise permitted by the Chief Building Official, every Application shall: 4.4.1 State the valuation of the proposed work including materials, the labour, and be accompanied by the required fee; 4.4.2 State the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the owner, authorized agent, architect, engineer, or other designer and constructor, and; 4.4.3 Be accompanied by a written acknowledgement of the owner that he has retained an architect or professional engineer to carry out the field review of the construction where required by the Building Code, and; By-law No. 98-61 -3- 4.4.4 Be signed by the owner or his authorized agent who shall certify the truth of the contents of the application. 4.5 Where a permit has not been issued and the information in an application changes, the applicant shall notify the Chief Building Official in writing of the changes. 4.6 An application for a permit may be deemed to have been abandoned and cancelled six (6) months after the date of filing, unless such application is being seriously proceeded with. 4.6.1 Where the construction of the building is, in the opinion of the Chief Building Official substantially suspended or discontinued for a period of more than one year, the Chief Building Official may revoke a permit. 4.7 No owner or authorized agent shall move any buildings into or within the Municipality of Bayham without first obtaining a Building Construction Permit and Moving Permit. 5. PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS 5.1 Sufficient information shall be submitted with each application for a permit to enable the Chief Building Official to determine whether or not the proposed work will conform with the Act, the regulations thereunder and any other applicable by- laws or statutes. 5.2 When required by the Chief Building Official, plans and specifications shall be provided. 5.2 Plans drawn to scale upon paper, cloth or other substantial materials shall be clear and durable and shall indicate the nature and extent of the work, or proposed occupancy, and shall include one of each of the following: 5.3.1 Site plans. 5.3.2 Structural drawings. 5.4 Unless otherwise permitted by the Chief Building Official in writing, the site plan referred to in Section 5.3.1 shall: 5.4.1 Be drawn to scale. 5.4.2 Show the dimensions of any building existing and proposed and it's relationship to adjoining buildings, parking spaces and their location, off street loading areas, location of driveways, landscaped areas, signs, fences and all other structures, drains and such other information as the Chief Building Official may require. 5.4.3 Indicate finished grades and elevations; 5.4.4 Show the information relative to drainage; 5.5 Unless otherwise permitted by the Chief Building Official in writing the structural drawings referred to in section 5.3.2 shall; 5.5.1 Show the structural elements required to frame and brace the structural horizontally and vertically. 5.5.2 Sections and details must be sufficient to enable these to be checked; 5.5.3 All loads and conditions of loading shall be noted on the drawings; By-law No. 98-61 -4- 5.5.4 Show all structural steel indicating sizes and shapes in their proper location together with the type of steel used; 5.5.5 Show any reinforced concrete work and indicate thickness of concrete, size and spacing and type of reinforcing steel, the strength of concrete and minimum thickness of concrete cover to steel reinforcement; 5.5.6 Show all lintels with their location and size. 5.6 In lieu of separate specifications, the Chief Building Official may allow the essential information to be shown on the plans; 5.7 Where a permit has been issued, application shall be made in writing to the Chief Building Official for any revision of the permit before any change is made. 5.8 Where application is made for a demolition permit under subsection 8(1)of the Act, the application shall: 5.8.1 Contain the information required by clauses 4.3.1 to 4.4.4. 5.8.2 Be accompanied by satisfactory proof that arrangements have been made with the proper authorities for the cutting off and plugging of all water, sewer, gas, electric, telephone or other utilities and services. 5.9 Where application is made for a conditional permit under subsection 8(3) of the Act, the application shall: 5.9.1 Contain the information required by clauses 4.3.1 to 4.4.4 5.9.2 Contain such other information, plans and specifications concerning the complete project as the Chief Building Official may require. 5.9.3 State the reasons why the applicant believes that unreasonable delays in construction would occur if a conditional permit is not granted. 5.9.4 State the necessary approvals, which must be obtained in respect of the proposed building and the time in which such approvals were obtained. 5.9.5 State the time in which plans and specifications of the complete building will be filed with the Chief Building Official. 5.10 Every application for a change of use permit issued under subsection 10(1) of the Act shall be submitted to the Chief Building Official, and shall: 5.10.1 Describe the building in which the occupancy is to be changed, by a description that will readily identify and locate the building. 5.10.2 Identify and describe in detail the current and proposed occupancies of the building or part of a building for which the application is made. 5.10.3 Include plans and specifications which show the current and proposed occupancy of all parts of the building, and which contain sufficient information to establish compliance with the requirements of the Building Code, including: floor plans; details of wall, ceiling and roof assemblies identifying required fire resistance ratings and load bearings capacities. 5.10.4 Be accompanied by the required fee. 5.10.5 State the name, address and telephone number of the owner. By-law No. 98-61 -5- 5.10.6 Be signed by the owner or his or her authorized agent who shall certify the truth of the contents of the application. 5.11 Where an application for a permit or for authorization to make a material change to a plan, specification, document or other information on the basis of which a permit was issued, contains an equivalent material, system or building design for which authorization under section 9 of the Act is requested, the following information shall be provided: 5.11.1 A description of the proposed material, system or building design for which authorization under section 9 of the Act is requested. 5.11.2 Any applicable provisions of the Building Code. 5.11.3 Evidence that the proposed material, system or building design will provide the level of performance required by the Building Code. 6. FEES 6.1 Fees for a required permit stall be set out in Schedule "A" to this by-law and are due and payable upon submission of an application for a permit. 6.1.1 Fees payable in respect of an application for a change of use permit under Subsection 10(1) of the Act are based on a flat rate of$50.00 as set out in Schedule "A". 6.1.2 Occupancy Permits - no permit shall be issued. 6.2 Where the fees are based on the cost or valuation of the proposed work regulated by the permit, including the cost of all material, labour, equipment, overhead and professional and related services. 6.3 The Chief Building Official may place valuation on the cost of the work and the applicant shall pay the prescribed fee before the issuance of the permit. 6.4 The permit fee may be recovered if the project is abandoned with a minimum payment of$40.00 for administration cost. Any permit worth less than $40.00 is non-refundable. 7. TIME OF NOTICE OF INSPECTION, RESPONSIBILITY AND DUTIES OF THE OWNERS 7.1 The Person to whom the permit has been issued shall notify the Chief Building Official of: 7.1.1 The proposed commencement of construction of the building, two or more working days prior to the commencement thereof; 7.1.2 The completion of construction before occupation, within two working days prior to occupation of the building; 7.1.3 The change in the class of occupancy of any building, or part thereof; 8. SEWAGE SYSTEM PERMITS 8.1 The requirement for a permit for a class VIII sewage systems is mandatory and is regulated by the Building Code Act, 1992. The Elgin St. Thomas Health Unit will be the regulatory authority until such time as the Municipality of Bayham staff are trained and certified. 8.2 Ontario Regulation 403/97 made under the Building Code Act, 1992 By-law No. 98-61 -6- 8.3 On April 6, 1998, the Services Improvement Act was passed December 8, 1997, which amends the Building Code Act, 1992, the Environmental Protection Act and the Ontario Water Resources Act has transferred authority for regulating smaller on- lot nlot sewage system to the Building Code Act. 8.4 Sewage Systems covered by the Ontario Building Code are those systems with a design capacity less than 10,000 litres per day and which serve one lot. 9. ENFORCEMENT OF THE ACT AND REGULATIONS As of April 6, 1998, septic standards enforcement became the responsibility of the Municipality as part of their enforcement of the Building Code. 10. PROVISION FOR OFFENCES 10.1 Any person who contravenes any provision of the Building Code Act, or the regulations of any by-law passed under the authority of the Building Code Act, is guilty of an offence and, upon summary conviction is liable to a fine or imprisonment, as provided by the Building Code Act. 11. BY-LAWS WHICH CONTRAVENE THIS BY-LAW 11.1 Any by-laws and amendments thereto enacted by the former Village of Port Burwell, the Village of Vienna, and the Township of Bayham, to regulate construction, demolition and change of use permits and inspections, be hereby repealed. 12.. EFFECT 12.1 This By-Law shall come into force and effect upon final passing. READ A FIRST AND SECOND TDiLE this 16th day of JULY 1998. READ A THIRD TIME AND FINALLY PASSED this/6,fk day of 1 y 1998. MAY R CLERK Q '- 6 r SCHEDULE "A" TO BY-LAW NO. 98-61 1. RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS a) New Single Family Dwellings $30.00 plus Multiple Dwellings .25 per sq. foot Additions to Dwellings Living area to include finished areas in basements. Structures in 1(b) will be an additional .15 per sq. foot b) Attached garages, carports, indoor swimming pools $30.00 plus Solariums, and any roofed over decks or porches, etc. .15 per sq. foot c) To construct an accessory building eg: sheds, garages, $30.00 plus carports .15 per sq. foot d) Renovations of accessory buildings &residence $30.00 plus 3.00 per thousand 2. AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS a) Kilns -Tobacco Silo &Manure Tanks $40.00 per unit Bunk Houses b) Corn Cribs $30.00 per unit Steel Granaries 5.00 each additional unit c) Renovations to Farm Buildings $30.00 plus 3.00 per thousand d) Farm Buildings and Additions $30.00 plus .15 per sq. foot 3. COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL, INSTITUTIONAL BUILDINGS a) New or Renovations $45.00 plus 3.00 per thousand b) Swimming Pools -Above ground $30.00 - Inground pools $40.00 - Public swimming pools $40.00 plus 3.00 per thousand 4. MISCELLANEOUS (a) Mobile Homes - as a second dwelling $40.00 plus on a farm&trailer park 2.00 per thousand (b) Modular Homes $30.00 plus .20 per sq. foot Schedule A to By-law No. 98-61 -8- c) Temporary Mobile Homes (for farm help) $50.00 plus any (Renewable every 3 years at a cost of$50.00 conditions laid out by for each 3 year term.) Council d) Temporary Mobile Homes $50.00 plus any (used on site while residence is conditions laid out by under construction) Council e) Existing buildings and houses moved to a new site $40.00 plus 2.00 per thousand 1) The Chief Building Official may authorize the transfer of a permit to another contractor if the permit holder gives written permission. The fee for this service is a minimum $25.00. 5. DEMOLITION PERMITS a) Any structure other than referred to in section 2.4.1.1.(2) of the building code. b) Agricultural buildings are exempt. c) Partial demolition projects for any part of buildings under the categories of Assembly Occupancy, Industrial and Institutional Buildings shall be reviewed by an architect or professional engineer providing a report with respect to the affects of the demolition on the remaining parts of the structure or structures. d) Permit Schedule for Demolition: 1) Assembly Occupancy $100.00 2) Institutional $100.00 3) Industrial $100.00 4) Mercantile $100.00 5) Residential &Accessory $25.00 6. EXCEPTIONS Inspections carried out for construction or installations falling under the Building Code that do not have a building permit in place, carry a$40.00 inspection fee. 1. Change of use permit $50.00 2. Conditional permit as required under subsection 8(3) of the Act, and meeting the requirements of 5.9 to 5.95 fees for the complete project are required based on the applicable fee schedule in this by-law.