Code: Chapter 18


Building Regulations


Article 1 General
Sec. 18-1-10 Purpose
Sec. 18-1-20 Copies
Sec. 18-1-30 Violation; penalty
Sec. 18-1-40 Definitions

Article 2 Building Permits and Certificates of Occupancy
Sec. 18-2-10 Building permit required
Sec. 18-2-20 Application
Sec. 18-2-30 Construction and use as provided in application and plans
Sec. 18-2-40 Expiration of building permits

Article 3 Abatement of Dangerous Buildings
Sec. 18-3-10 Adoption by reference
Sec. 18-3-20 Jurisdiction defined

Article 4 Building Code
Sec. 18-4-10 Uniform Building Code adopted
Sec. 18-4-20 Jurisdiction defined
Sec. 18-4-30 Amendments

Article 4.5 Energy Conservation Code
Sec. 18-4.5-10 Energy Conservation Code adopted

Article 5 Fire Code
Sec. 18-5-10 Fire Code adopted
Sec. 18-5-20 Amendments

Article 6 Electrical Code
Sec. 18-6-10 National Electrical Code adopted
Sec. 18-6-20 Jurisdiction defined

Article 7 Mechanical Code
Sec. 18-7-10 Uniform Mechanical Code adopted
Sec. 18-7-20 Jurisdiction defined

Article 8 Plumbing Code
Sec. 18-8-10 Uniform Plumbing Code adopted
Sec. 18-8-20 Jurisdiction defined

Article 9 Grading and Earth Movement
Sec. 18-9-10 Purpose
Sec. 18-9-20 Definitions
Sec. 18-9-30 Permit required
Sec. 18-9-40 Standards
Sec. 18-9-50 Plan
Sec. 18-9-60 Exceptions
Sec. 18-9-70 Approval
Sec. 18-9-80 Term of permit
Sec. 18-9-90 Fees
Sec. 18-9-100 Security
Sec. 18-9-110 Insurance
Sec. 18-9-120 Stop work order
Sec. 18-9-130 Withholding permit and certificate of occupancy
Sec. 18-9-140 Additional penalties

Article 10 Moving of Structures
Sec. 18-10-10 Permit required
Sec. 18-10-20 Permit application
Sec. 18-10-30 Issuance of permit
Sec. 18-10-40 Responsibility for damage
Sec. 18-10-50 Revocation of permit

ARTICLE 1
General

Sec. 18-1-10. Purpose.
This Chapter is adopted to promote the health, safety, convenience, order, prosperity and general
welfare of the present and future inhabitants of the Town by providing for the administration and
enforcement of the technical codes adopted by the Town. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-1-20. Copies.
Three (3) copies of all uniform codes adopted in this Chapter shall be maintained in the office of
the Town Clerk. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-1-30. Violation; penalty.
Violations of this Chapter are punishable by a fine of not more than nine hundred ninety-nine
dollars ($999.00), imprisonment for a period not to exceed one hundred eighty (180) days or both for
each such violation. Each day a violation of this Article continues shall constitute a separate offense.
(Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-1-40. Definitions.
As used in this Chapter, the term architectural appendage means appendages such as fireplaces,
roof overhangs, cornices or bay windows that are attached to principal or accessory structures. (Ord.
2007-4 §1)

ARTICLE 2
Building Permits and Certificates of Occupancy

Sec. 18-2-10. Building permit required.
(a) No structure shall be erected, moved or structurally altered without a building permit issued
by the Building Inspector or his or her authorized representative.
(b) No building permit shall be issued except in conformity with the provisions of this Article,
unless per written order from the Board of Adjustment in the form of administrative review, special
exception or variance. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-2-20. Application.
(a) An application for a building permit shall include:
(1) Plans in triplicate drawn to scale, showing actual dimensions and shape of the lot to be
built upon; the exact sizes and locations on the lot of buildings already existing, if any; and the
location and dimensions of the proposed building, addition or alteration.
(2) Additional information as lawfully may be required by the Building Inspector, including
existing or proposed building or alteration; existing or proposed uses of the building and the land;
the number of families, housekeeping units or rental units the building is designed to
accommodate; conditions existing on the lot; and such other matters as may be necessary to
determine conformance with and provide for the enforcement of this Article.
(b) One (1) copy of the plans shall be returned to the applicant after such copy has been either
approved or disapproved and attested to the same by the signature of the Building Inspector or other
authorized persons on such copy. The original and one (1) copy of the plans, similarly marked, shall
be retained by the Town. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-2-30. Construction and use as provided in application and plans.
A building permit issued on the basis of plans and the application approved by the Building
Inspector authorizes only the use, arrangement and construction set forth in such approved plans and
application, and any other use, arrangement or construction and variance shall be deemed a violation
of this Article. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-2-40. Expiration of building permits.
If the work described in any building permit is not commenced within sixty (60) days from the
date of issuance thereof, said permit shall expire and shall be cancelled by the Town, and written
notice thereof shall be given to the persons affected. If the work described in any building permit has
not been substantially completed within two (2) years of the date of issuance thereof, said permit shall
expire and be cancelled by the Town and written notice thereof shall be given to the persons affected,
together with notice that further work as described in the cancelled permit shall not proceed unless a
new building permit has been obtained. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

ARTICLE 3
Abatement of Dangerous Buildings

Sec. 18-3-10. Adoption by reference.
The Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, 1997 edition, as published by the
International Conference of Building Officials, 5360 S. Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601-
2298, is adopted by reference and incorporated into this Article as though fully set forth herein as the
dangerous buildings code of the Town. Except as otherwise provided hereafter, such code is adopted
in full, including the outline of contents, index and appendices contained therein. (Ord. 98-2 §4; Ord.
2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-3-20. Jurisdiction defined.
Whenever the word jurisdiction is used in the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous
Buildings, it shall mean that area included within the corporate limits of the Town or any area
hereafter annexed to the Town. (Ord. 98-2 §4; Ord. 2007-4 §1)

ARTICLE 4
Building Code

Sec. 18-4-10. Uniform Building Code adopted.
The International Building Code, 2009 edition, as published by the
International Code Council, Inc., 4051 West Flossmoor Road, Country
Club Hills, IL 60478-5795, is adopted by reference and incorporated
into this Article as if fully set forth herein. The provisions of the
International Building Code shall apply to the construction of, and
renovations or additions to, all commercial and residential buildings
within the Town. Except as otherwise provided hereafter, such code is
adopted in full, including the outline of contents, index, and
appendices therein.
(Repealed and reenacted by Ord. 2010-7)

Sec. 18-4-20. Jurisdiction and penalties defined.
Whenever the word jurisdiction is used in the International Building Code, it
shall mean that area included within the corporate limits of the Town or any
area hereafter annexed to the Town. Violations of the International Building
Code shall be punished as provided in Section 18-1-30 herein.
(Revised by Ord. 2010-7)

Sec. 18-4-30. Amendments.
The Uniform Building Code adopted by this Article is amended as follows (section numbers
referred to herein refer to and correspond with the section numbers of the Uniform Building Code):
(1) Section 106.2(2) relating to fences is deleted.
(2) Section 301(b)(1), entitled Permits and Inspections, is amended to read as follows:
“One-story detached accessory buildings used as tool and storage sheds, play houses and
similar uses, provided the projected floor area does not exceed ninety (90) square feet
(premanufactured or prefabricated complete sheds or play houses shall require no permit), and .
. . .”
(3) Pursuant to Section 304A, the Town shall adopt its own fee schedule, by resolution, in
accordance with the provision allowing such a fee schedule. (Ord. 98-2 §3; Ord. 2007-4§1)

ARTICLE 4.5
Sec. 18-4.5-10 Energy Conservation Code adopted.
(a) The International Energy Conservation Code, 2003 edition, including the outline
of contents, index and appendixes contained therein, published by the International Code
Council, 4051 Flossmoor Road, Country Club Hill, IL 60478-5795, is hereby adopted.
(b) The provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code, 2009 Edition,
shall apply to the construction of, and renovations or additions to, all commercial and
residential buildings within the Town.
(c) Violation of any code adopted herein shall be punished as provided in Section
18-1-30 herein.
(Ord. 2008-1§1) (revised by Ord 2010-7)

ARTICLE 5
Fire Code (Revised by Ord. 2010-7)

Sec. 18-5-10. International Fire Code adopted.
The International Fire Code, 2009 edition, as published by the International Code
Council, Inc., 4051 West Flossmoor Road, Country Club Hills, IL 60478-5795, is
adopted by reference and incorporated into this Article as if fully set forth herein. The
provisions of the International Fire Code shall apply to the construction of, and
renovations or additions to, all commercial and residential buildings within the Town.
Except as otherwise provided hereafter, such code is adopted in full, including the
outline of contents, index, and appendices therein.
(Ord. 2004-4 §1) (revised by Ord 2010-7)

Sec. 18-5-20. Penalties defined.
Violations of the International Fire Code shall be punished as provided in Section
18-1-30 herein.

Sec. 18-5-30. Amendments.
The International Fire Code adopted by this Article is amended as follows
(section numbers referred to herein refer to and correspond with the section
numbers of the International Fire Code):
(1) Chapter 1, “ADMINISTRATION,” is amended as follows:
(a) Section 101.2.1, “Appendices,” is amended to read:
101.2.1 Appendices. By this reference Appendices B, D, E, F, G,
H, I and J are adopted and incorporated into this code for all
purposes. Appendices A and C are excluded from adoption.
(b) Section 103.1, “General,” is amended to read:
103.1 General. This code shall be enforced by the Division of
Fire Prevention of the Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District,
which is operated under the direction of the Fire Code Official.
The function of the Division of Fire Prevention and staff shall be
the implementation, administration and enforcement of the
provisions of this code.
(c) Section 103.2, “Appointment,” is amended to read:
103.2 Appointment. The Fire Code Official in charge of the
Division of Fire Prevention shall be hired by, and serve under the
direction and supervision of, the Fire Chief of the Wheat Ridge
Fire Protection District.
(d) Section 105.2.2, “Inspection Authorized,” is amended by adding the
following sentence to the end of the paragraph:
Twenty-four hours notice shall be provided to the division of fire
prevention for required inspections and tests.
(e) Section 105.6, “Required Operational Permits,” is deleted except for
the following subsections, which shall remain in force as written: Section
105.6.42 Storage of Scrap Tires and Tire By-Products; Section 105.6.43,
Temporary Membrane Structures, Tents and Canopies; and, Section
105.6.44 Tire Rebuilding Plants.
(f) Section 111.1, Order, is amended to read:
111.1 Order. Whenever the fire code official finds any work
regulated by this Code being performed in a manner contrary to
the provisions of this code or in a dangerous or unsafe manner,
the fire code official, with the concurrence of the building
official, is authorized to issue a stop work order.
(2) Chapter 2, “DEFINITIONS,” is amended as follows:
(a) Section 202 is amended by the addition of the following definitions:
(i) FIRE CODE OFFICIAL. The Fire Marshal of the
Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District, hired by and working
under the supervision of, the Fire Chief of the Wheat Ridge
Fire Protection District.
(ii) GOVERNING BODY. The Board of Directors of
the Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District.
(iii) JURISDICTION. The Wheat Ridge Fire Protection
District with respect to the Town of Mountain View lying
within the boundaries of the Wheat Ridge Fire Protection
District.
(3) Chapter 3, “GENERAL PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE,” is amended as
follows:
(a) Exception 3 to Section 308.1.4., “Open Flame Cooking Devices,” is amended
to read:
a. Exception 3. L-P gas cooking devices having a L-P gas
container with a water capacity not greater than twenty (20) lbs.
(04453kg) L-P gas capacity.
(b) To Section 315.2.5, “Marking Maximum Permitted Storage Height,” the
following language is added:
a. 315.2.5 Marking maximum permitted storage. When storage
areas are constructed that do not meet the requirements for high
piled combustible storage or sprinkler system design densities, a
minimum of a four (4) inch (101.6mm) stripe on a contrasting
background shall be placed at twelve (12) feet (3657.6mm)
above the finished floor to designate the maximum permitted
storage height, and clearly justified with the designation: ‘No
Storage Above This Line’.
(4) CHAPTER 4, “EMERGENCY PLANNING AND PREPAREDNESS,” is
amended as follows:
(a) Section 403.3 is deleted in its entirety.
(5) CHAPTER 5, “FIRE SERVICE FEATURES,” is amended as follows:
(a) Section 503.2.1, “Dimensions,” is amended to read:
503.2.1 Dimensions. Fire apparatus access roadways in other
than residential streets shall have an obstructed width of not less
than twenty-four (24) feet (7315.2mm) and an unobstructed
vertical clearance of not less than thirteen (13) feet six (6) inches
(4115mm). Private streets shall not be less than twenty-six (26)
feet (7924.8mm) wide and shall have an unobstructed vertical
clearance of not less than thirteen (13) feet six (6) inches
(4115mm). Exception: the width of private streets may be
reduced from the required twenty-six (26) feet (7924.8mm) if a
specific access and parking design is approved by the fire code
official.
(b) Section 503.2.3, “Surface,” is amended to read:
503.2.3 Surface. Fire apparatus access roads shall be designed
and maintained to support the imposed loads of 85,000 lb. fire
apparatus and shall be surfaced with the first lift of asphalt as to
provide all-weather driving capabilities. Exception: When
concrete is to be installed for fire apparatus access roadways,
compacted road base may be used in place of the first lift of
asphalt for a maximum period of ninety (90) days. The fire
apparatus access road base shall be designed to support the
imposed loads of 85,000 lb. fire apparatus. The compacted road
base fire apparatus access roadway shall be maintained to
provide all-weather driving capabilities, and shall be
immediately repaired as needed.
(c) The following new Section 503.2.5.1, “Group R, Division 3 Occupancies,” is
added:
503.2.5.1 Group R, Division 3 Occupancies. Where a property is
a Group R, Division 3 occupancy, the length of a dead end fire
department access roadway may be increased to one hundred
seventy-five (175) feet (53340mm) without the provisions for the
turning around of fire apparatus if approved by the fire code official.
(d) The following new Section 503.2.9, “Curbs,” is added:
503.2.9 Curbs. Vertical curbs shall not be placed at the entrance
of or within fire access lanes and roads. Mountable curbs may be
used if approved by the fire code official.
(e) The following new Section 503.2.10, “Gated Communities,” is added:
503.2.10 Gated Communities. Gated communities may be
permitted if (1) the community meets the requirements stated in
this section 503.2.10; and, (2) it is approved by the fire code
official. The access roadways within a gated community shall be
a minimum of twenty-eight (28) feet (8534.4mm) of
unobstructed width. Unobstructed vertical clearance shall not be
less than thirteen (13) feet six (6) inches (4115mm). The access
roadways shall be maintained as an all-weather surface and
maintained as needed to provide all-weather driving capabilities
and to meet the requirements of section 503 of the fire code.
Two separate means of ingress/egress shall be provided into the
site. Gates shall be staffed on a twenty-four (24) hour basis or
shall be equipped with an automatic and manual system
approved by the fire code official. Exception: Street widths may
be reduced to twenty-six (26) feet (7924.8mm) of unobstructed
width and fire hydrant spacing may be increased to four hundred
(400) feet (121920mm) if each individual dwelling unit within
the gated community meeting the requirements of a Group R-3
Occupancy, as defined by the International Residential Code, is
provided with an NFPA 13-D Residential Sprinkler System
approved by the fire code official.
(f) Section 507.5.1., “Required Water Supply,” is amended to
read as follows:
507.1 Required water supply. The location, number, and type of
fire hydrants connected to a water supply capable of delivering
the minimum required fire flow shall be provided on the public
street or on the site of the premises or both to be protected as
required and approved by the fire code official. A fire hydrant
shall be installed and maintained within one hundred fifty (150)
feet (45,720mm) of a fire department connection serving a
sprinkler or standpipe system. When installation of fire
protection is required, including fire apparatus access roads and
water supplies for fire protection, such protection shall be made
serviceable before commencement of above grade construction.
Exceptions:
1. When alternate means of fire protection, as approved by fire
code official, are provided, the requirements of section 507.1
may be modified or waived.
2. For Group R-3 and Group U occupancies the distance
requirement shall be five hundred (500) feet (152400mm).
2.1 When street widths are reduced in Group R-3 and Group U
occupancies to less than thirty two (32) feet (9753.6mm) flow
line to flow line, the distance requirements shall be three
hundred (300) feet (91440mm).
2.2 Except for Group R-3 and Group U occupancies and
buildings equipped throughout with an approved automatic
sprinkler system installed in accordance with section 903.1.1.,
the distance requirement shall be three hundred (300) feet
(91440mm).
3. For all buildings with the exception of Group R-3 and Group
U occupancies and buildings that are equipped throughout with
an approved automatic sprinkler systems in accordance with
sections 903.1.1 or 903.3.1.2., the distance requirement shall be
three-hundred (300) feet (91440mm.)
(6) Chapter 6, “BUILDING SERVICES AND SYSTEMS,” is amended as
follows:
(a) Section 603.9.1, Gas Meter Identification, is amended to read:
Section 603.9.1 Gas meter identification. Gas meters shall be
identified with the building address and/or unit number.
(b) Section 605.3.1.2. Main Electrical Disconnects Labeling, is amended to read:
Section 605.3.1.2. Main electrical disconnects labeling. An
electrical room(s) containing the main electric disconnect shall
be identified with a permanently affixed sign with letters not less
than one (1) inch (25mm) in height on a contrasting background
to read ‘MAIN ELECTRICAL DISCONNECT’.
(c) Section 605.3.1.3., “Labeling Of Address Or Unit
Disconnects,” is amended to read as follows:
Section 605.3.1.3. Labeling of address or unit disconnects.
Electrical disconnects shall be identified with the address and/or
unit number in accordance with the electrical code.
(7) Chapter 9, “BUILDING SERVICES AND SYSTEMS,” is amended as
follows:
(a) Section 903.1.2, “Location Of Sprinkler Control Valves,” is amended by the
addition of the following language:
903.1.2. Location of sprinkler control valves. When automatic
sprinkler systems are provided within a building and the system
serves more than one tenant space, the main control valves shall
be placed within an approved room that has access provided
from the building exterior. The door to said room shall be not
less than three (3) feet (914.4mm) in width by six (6) feet
(1828.8mm) eight (8) inches (203.2mm) in height. The door
shall be appropriately labeled with a permanent sign with letters
having a principal stroke of not less than one inch (25mm) in
height on a contrasting background. The verbiage on the sign
shall read, ‘Fire Control Room’.
(b) Section 903.3.7.1, “Hose Connection Locations,” is amended to read as
follows:
903.3.7.1 Hose connection locations. The fire department hose
connections for a sprinkler system shall be located within one
hundred fifty (150) feet (45,720mm) of a fire hydrant. Hose
connections shall be located a minimum height of three (3) feet
(914.4mm) and a maximum height of four (4) feet (1219.2mm)
above the finished grade.
(c) Section 903.4.2.1., “Audible and Visual Signals,” is amended to read:
Audible and visual signals. Audible and visual fire alarm signals
shall be connected to every automatic sprinkler system. Such
audible and visual signals shall be activated throughout the
building upon water flow.
(d) Section 904.11.7, “Residential Type Cooking Equipment,” is amended to
read:
904.11.7. Residential Type Cooking Equipment. When
residential type cooking equipment is installed within a Group B,
E, F, S, and R-4 occupancy, and not used on a continuous basis
for commercial operations, a residential fire extinguishing
system may be used in lieu of a commercial type fire
extinguishing system with the approval of the fire code official
and building code official.
(e) Section 905.1.1, “Hose Connection Locations-Standpipe Systems,” is
amended to read as follows:
905.1.1. Hose connection locations-standpipe systems. Fire
department hose connections for a standpipe system shall be
located within one-hundred-fifty (150) feet (45720mm) of a fire
hydrant, and a minimum of three (3) feet (914.4mm) and a
maximum of four (4) feet (1219.2mm) above finished grade. A
minimum of a three-foot (914.4mm) clear space shall be
provided around the circumference of a fire department
connection.
(f) Section 905.1.2, Main Control Valve, is amended to read:
905.1.2. Main control valve. When a standpipe system is
provided within a building and it serves more than one tenant
space, the main control valve shall be located within an approved
room that has access provided from the building exterior with a
door for fire department access. Said door shall not be less than
three (3) feet (914.4mm) in a width by six (6) feet(1828.8mm)
eight (8) inches (203.2mm) in height and shall be appropriately
labeled with a permanent sign with letters having a principal
stroke of not less than one (1)- inch (25mm) in height on a
contrasting background that reads ‘Fire Control Room’.
(g) Section 907.1.2.1., “Remote Indicating Devices,” the following language is
added:
907.1.2.1.Remote Indicating Devices. Remote indicating devices
shall be provided on single station 120 volt detectors within
hotel/motels and multi-family dwelling units with access from
interior corridors and where detection device activation is not
readily visible to responding fire fighters.
(h) Section 912.3.1, “Locking Fire Department Connection Caps,” is amended to
read as follows:
Section 912.3.1. Locking fire department connection caps.
Locking fire department connection caps shall be installed on
fire department connections on all new water-based fire
protection systems. Existing fire department connections on
water-based fire protection systems shall be required to install
locking fire department connection caps, where the fire
department connection caps are missing or where the fire
department connection is being subject to interior obstructions.
(8) Chapter 10, “MEANS OF EGRESS,” is amended as follows:
(a) Section 1008.1.9.4, “Bolt Locks,” is amended by deleting the following
exceptions: Exceptions 3, 4, and 5.
(b) The following new Section 1030.3.9., “Signs,” is added and shall read as
follows:
Section 1030.3.9. Signs. Exit doors that could be obstructed or
blocked from the outside shall be posted with permanent sign on
the exterior side of the door stating, ‘EXIT DOOR DO NOT
BLOCK’. The sign shall consist of letters having a principal
stroke of not less than three-fourths (3/4) inch (19.05mm) wide
and at least six (6) inches (152.4mm) high on a contrasting
background.
(9) Chapter 47, “REFERENCED STANDARDS,” is amended as follows:
(a) Chapter 47, “Referenced Standards,” is amended by adding the following
referenced standard to the International Code Council (ICC) section:
Insurance Service Office
545 Washington Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07310-1686
Insurance Service Office Guide for Determining Fire
Flow, Fire Suppression Rating Schedule 2003
(b) Chapter 47, “Referenced Standards,” is amended by deleting the following
referenced standard from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
section:
Standard 101: Life Safety Code.
(c) Chapter 47, “Referenced Standards,” is amended by addition of the following
referenced Standard from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Section:
Standard 150 Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities.

ARTICLE 6
Electrical Code

Sec. 18-6-10. National Electrical Code adopted.
The National Electrical Code, 1990 edition, as published by the National Fire Protection
Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts, 02269, is adopted by reference and
incorporated into this Article as though fully set forth herein as the electrical code of the Town.
Except as otherwise provided hereafter, such code is adopted in full, including the outline of contents,
index and appendices contained therein. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-6-20. Jurisdiction defined.
Whenever the word jurisdiction is used in the National Electrical Code, it shall be held to mean
that area included within the corporate limits of the Town or any area hereafter annexed to the Town.
(Ord. 2007-4 §1)

ARTICLE 7
Mechanical Code

Sec. 18-7-10. Uniform Mechanical Code adopted. (revised by Ord. 2010-7)
The International Mechanical Code, 2009 edition, as published by the International
Code Council, Inc., 4051 West Flossmoor Road, Country Club Hills, IL 60478-5795,
is adopted by reference and incorporated into this Article as if fully set forth herein.
The provisions of the International Mechanical Code shall apply to the construction
of, and renovations or additions to, all commercial and residential buildings within
the Town. Except as otherwise provided hereafter, such code is adopted in full,
including the outline of contents, index, and appendices therein.

Sec. 18-7-20. Jurisdiction defined. (revised by Ord. 2010-7)
Whenever the word jurisdiction is used in the International Mechanical Code, it shall mean
that area included within the corporate limits of the Town or any area hereafter annexed to
the Town. Violations of the International Mechanical Code shall be punished as provided in
Section 18-1-30 herein.

ARTICLE 8
Plumbing Code (revised by Ord. 2010-7)

Sec. 18-8-10. Uniform Plumbing Code adopted.
The International Plumbing Code, 2009 edition, as published by the International Code Council, Inc.,
4051 West Flossmoor Road, Country Club Hills, IL 60478-5795, is adopted by reference and
incorporated into this Article as if fully set forth herein. The provisions of the International Plumbing
Code shall apply to the construction of, and renovations or additions to, all commercial and
residential buildings within the Town. Except as otherwise provided hereafter, such code is adopted
in full, including the outline of contents, index, and appendices therein.

Sec. 18-8-20. Jurisdiction defined.
Whenever the word jurisdiction is used in the International Plumbing Code, it shall mean that area
included within the corporate limits of the Town or any area hereafter annexed to the Town.
Violations of the International Plumbing Code shall be punished as provided in Section 18-1-30
herein.

Sec. 18-8.5-10. International Residential Code For One and Two Family Dwellings adopted penalties defined.
(a) The International Residential Code For One and Two Family Dwellings, 2009
edition, including the outline of contents, index and appendixes contained therein, published by the
International Code Council, 4051 West Flossmoor Road, Country Club Hills, IL 60478-5795, is
hereby adopted.
(b) The provisions of the International Residential Code For One and Two Family Dwellings
shall apply to the construction of, and renovations or additions to, all commercial and residential
buildings within the Town.
(c) Violations of any code adopted herein shall be punished as provided in Section 18-1-30
herein.
(Ord. 2010-7)

ARTICLE 9
Grading and Earth Movement

Sec. 18-9-10. Purpose.
The purpose of this Article is to minimize soil erosion and movement of sediment, to protect the
water quality and soil surfaces during and after construction, and to set forth the procedure for
issuance of permits for grading and earth movement. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-9-20. Definitions.
As used in this Chapter:
Applicant means any person or entity that files an application for a permit pursuant to this
Article.
Project means all of the development to be performed by the applicant as described in the
proposed plan, including all phases of a proposed subdivision, or the development by the applicant
of multiple lots or parcels that are contiguous, abutting, adjacent, adjoining, bordering,
neighboring or tangential to each other. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-9-30. Permit required.
(a) Unless specified in Section 18-9-60 of this Article, no person shall commence grading and
earth movement activities without first obtaining a permit.
(b) No permit shall be issued until the provisions of this Article are satisfied.
(c) A separate permit is required for each site and/or subdivision filing. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-9-40. Standards.
(a) All erosion and sediment control plans and specifications must provide for the control and
reduction of erosion and sediment based upon the following standards of performance:
(1) During over-lot grading or construction, sediment discharged with water from disturbed
lands within a basin shall not exceed historic amounts by more than fifteen percent (15%) when a
ten-year, twenty-four-hour rainfall event occurs. In addition, wind-borne sediments from the same
disturbed lands shall not exceed annual historic amounts by more than fifteen percent (15%).
(2) After over-lot grading, infrastructure construction and reseeding have been completed,
sediment discharged with water from disturbed lands within a basin shall not exceed historic
amounts when a ten-year, twenty-four-hour rainfall event occurs. In addition, wind-borne
sediment from the disturbed basin shall not exceed annual historic amounts.
(b) Historic sediment discharge is considered to be the amount of sediment from a basin due to
water or wind when the land was established as dry land grass having an average ground cover of
sixty-five percent (65%).
(c) All plans shall be prepared and implemented to prevent damage to any adjacent property, to
avoid the deposition of debris or sediment on any private or public property not designed or
designated as an area to collect the sediment, to avoid any hazard to any persons or property, and to
ensure there is no detrimental influence upon the public welfare or upon the total development of any
watershed. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-9-50. Plan.
(a) For each site upon which an excavation, grading or fill permit is required, the applicant shall
submit two (2) copies of the plan to the Town Clerk. At a minimum, the plan must include the
following criteria:
(1) A vicinity sketch at a maximum scale of one (1) inch to two thousand (2,000) feet
indicating the site location as well as the adjacent properties within five hundred (500) feet of the
site boundaries.
(2) A boundary survey map of the site on which the work is to be performed.
(3) A plan of the site at a maximum scale of one (1) inch to one hundred (100) feet on a
twenty-four-inch by thirty-six-inch sheet, which includes:
a. The name, address and telephone number of the landowner and the developer.
b. A timing schedule indicating the anticipated starting and completion dates of the
construction, the sequence and the time of grading and construction phases, and the extent of
exposure and the time of completion of the effective erosion and sediment control measures.
The time and extent of exposure shall be the minimum time and extent reasonably achievable.
c. A statement of the quantity of excavation and fill involved.
d. The existing topography at two-foot contour intervals.
e. The proposed topography and spot elevations at two-foot contour intervals.
f. The location on the site of structures or natural features, such as stream channels, trees,
rock outcropping and wetlands.
g. The location of structures or natural features on the land adjacent to the site or within
fifty (50) feet of the boundary line of the site.
h. The location of proposed structures or development on the site;
i. The elevations, spot elevations, dimensions, location, extent and slope of all proposed
grading, including building and driveway grades.
j. An itemized estimate and total cost estimate of the required temporary and permanent
soil erosion and sediment control measures; and estimates shall include quantities and unit
costs.
k. The plans and timing schedule for each and every drainage provision, retaining wall,
cribbing, planting, erosion and sediment control measure, or other temporary or permanent soil
erosion and sediment control measure to be constructed in connection with or as a part of the
proposed work.
l. Any other information or data that may be required by the Town.
(b) In preparing the plan, the applicant shall utilize the soil classification data for the site
identified by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, unless the applicant submits data which is collected,
analyzed and reported upon by a qualified soils engineer registered in the State. In the latter event,
evaluation of the plan shall be based upon the site specific data described therein. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-9-60. Exceptions.
No permit is required for the following projects:
(1) Grading in an area of one (1) acre or less which is an isolated self-contained area, provided
that the Town determines that such grading shall not result in significant negative impact upon
private or public property. However, this exemption shall not apply to any individual lot or parcel
which is a portion of a larger parcel or subdivision.
(2) An excavation below finished grade for basements and footing of a building, retaining
wall or other structure authorized by a valid building permit. This shall not exempt any fill made
with the material from such excavation or exempt any excavation having an unsupported height
greater than five (5) feet after the completion of such structure.
(3) Cemetery graves.
(4) Refuse disposal sites controlled by other regulations.
(5) Exploratory excavations of less than five hundred (500) square feet undertaken under the
direction of soil engineers or engineering geologists.
(6) Fill of less than one (1) foot in depth and placed on natural terrain with a slope flatter than
five (5) horizontal to one (1) vertical or of less than three (3) feet in depth, not intended to support
structures, which does not exceed fifty (50) cubic yards on any one (1) lot and does not obstruct a
drainage course. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-9-70. Approval.
It shall be the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure the plan complies with this Article. No
permit shall be issued until the plan is approved by the Chief Building Inspector. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-9-80. Term of permit.
All permits shall be effective for a period of twelve (12) months from the date issued. The permit
may be renewed at the end of the twelve (12) months upon approval by the Chief Building Inspector.
The Chief Building Inspector shall determine the length of the renewal period. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-9-90. Fees.
At the time of filing an application for a grading permit, a nonrefundable filing fee, as set by
resolution of the Town Council, shall be paid to the Town. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-9-100. Security.
To ensure the rehabilitation of the site, there shall be required at the time the original permit is
issued a letter of credit or other security acceptable to the Chief Building Inspector, which shall name
the Town as the protected party. The security shall not be released until the Chief Building Inspector
has given his or her final approval of the project. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-9-110. Insurance.
Every applicant shall be insured against personal injury and property damage, with limits
commensurate with the hazards and risks of the activities undertaken, but in no event less than the
liability limits established by the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act, Section 24-10-101, et seq.,
C.R.S. The applicant shall provide and maintain such insurance solely at its own expense. At the
time of filing the application for the permit, the applicant shall provide the Town with a certificate of
insurance which provides insurance coverage to the extent provided herein. The certificate of
insurance shall provide that the policy shall not be terminated without thirty (30) days’ written notice
to the Town. The insurance shall not be released until the Chief Building Inspector has given his or
her final approval of the project. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-9-120. Stop work order.
If the plan is not complied with or the time schedule is not met, the Chief Building Inspector may
issue a notice to stop work on the project. Within the time period specified in the notice, the work
specified in the approved plan must be completed and, if necessary, any unauthorized deviations from
the approved plan must be corrected, abated, removed or repaired. If the project is not in compliance
with the approved plan within the time specified in the notice, the Chief Building Inspector shall issue
a stop work order. Work shall not resume on the project until the Chief Building Inspector approves a
completion/correction plan, for which additional security may be required. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-9-130. Withholding permit and certificate of occupancy.
Failure to comply with the plan shall result in the withholding of the building permit, the
certificate of occupancy or the temporary certificate of occupancy for the project. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

Sec. 18-9-140. Additional penalties.
(a) In addition to any other available penalty, the Town may seek an injunction, abatement,
restitution or any other remedy to prevent, enjoin, abate or remove any violation of this Article. A
person convicted of violating this Article shall be liable for the actual costs of rehabilitating the
property, which costs may be recovered as restitution or in a separate civil action.
(b) The Town may also assess and file a lien against any property for the cost of any
rehabilitation that was performed by the Town on the property. The lien shall be a first and prior lien
to all other liens. (Ord. 2007-4 §1)

ARTICLE 10
Moving of Structures

Sec. 18-10-10. Permit required.
It shall be unlawful for any person to use or occupy any street, alley or other public property in the
Town for the purpose of moving a building or other structure across or thereon without first having
obtained a Move and Set Permit from the Building Inspector. (Ord. 2005-6 §1)

Sec. 18-10-20. Permit application.
(a) Any person who wishes to obtain a Move and Set Permit shall:
(1) Submit a preinspection form to the Building Inspector;
(2) Request an inspection of the building or structure to be moved;
(3) If such a building or structure is to be set at a location within the Town, request an
inspection of the site where such building or structure is to be set; and
(4) Submit a Move and Set Permit application to the Building Inspector.
(b) The applicant shall submit the following with the application:
(1) Two (2) site plans drawn to scale, showing the property lines and location of the
structures;
(2) Two (2) sets of foundation and floor plans drawn to scale;
(3) Construction plans for any new construction;
(4) Dimensions of the structure to be moved, which shall not exceed twenty-four (24) feet in
width, twenty (20) feet in height or fifty-five (55) feet in length;
(5) If the building or structure is located within the Town, evidence that all outstanding
property taxes have been paid;
(6) Certificates of availability from the Wheat Ridge Water District and the Metro Wastewater
Reclamation District;
(7) Permits from other public utility companies, the Jefferson County Division of Highways
and Transportation and the Colorado State Highway Department, as applicable;
(8) Evidence of insurance in the amounts required by the Colorado Governmental Immunity
Act, Section 24-10-101, et seq., C.R.S., naming the Town as an additional insured; and, if there is
any deductible amount for such insurance, a surety bond, cash, certified funds or letter of credit in
the amount of the deductible, conditioned upon compliance with all requirements of this Article;
(9) A nonrefundable Move and Set Permit fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) to cover the
costs incurred by the Town in reviewing the application; and
(10) The route over which the structure is proposed to be moved.
(c) Upon request of the Building Inspector, the applicant shall submit a copy of evidence of
ownership of the building or structure to be moved. (Ord. 2005-6 §1)

Sec. 18-10-30. Issuance of permit.
On receipt of a completed application, the Building Inspector shall inspect the building or
structure to be moved and the proposed location where the same will be set within the Town. Upon
determining that the building or structure to be moved complies with all applicable provisions of this
Code, the Building Inspector shall issue a Move and Set Permit. The Building Inspector or
designated Town official shall designate the route to be traveled. The permit shall only be good for
the date specified on the permit. (Ord. 2005-06 §1)

Sec. 18-10-40. Responsibility for damage.
Any person using the streets, alleys or other public property for the purpose of moving buildings
and other structures across or thereon shall be responsible for any damage done to such street, alley or
public property or any improvements situated thereon, including without limitation trees and other
landscaping, signs, utility poles, utility lines and traffic signals. Any such persons shall also be
responsible for any damage caused to any private property by virtue of use of the streets, alleys or
other public property for the purpose of moving such buildings or other structures. The Town may
use the bond to cover damage. (Ord. 2005-6 §1)

Sec. 18-10-50. Revocation of permit.
Any permit issued under this Article may be revoked by the Building Inspector upon written
notice to the permittee if the permittee fails to comply with the requirements of this Article or for
other good reason shown. If any permittee objects to the revocation, he or she may request a hearing
before the Town Council. (Ord. 2005-6 §1)

Updated 6/26/09