Chapter 15.24


15.24.010  Applicability.

15.24.020  Completion of infrastructure.

15.24.030  Model homes exception.

15.24.040  Cessation of inspection.

15.24.045  Permit required.

15.24.047  Notice required.

15.24.050  Violation – Penalty.

15.24.010 Applicability.

Notwithstanding any other provisions of this code or of any uniform codes adopted by reference, the requirements of this chapter shall apply to the issuance of any building permit or permits in the city, except for permits for repair or replacement of a single structure when less than 50 percent of the structure is being replaced. (Ord. 90-09 § 1, 1990)

15.24.020 Completion of infrastructure.

No building permit shall be issued for any structure unless all on-site and off-site public improvements which are required by any ordinance, law or regulation of the city, or the state of California, or by the conditions of approval on any map or permit tentatively or finally approved by the city, are completed to the satisfaction of the city council, upon recommendation of the public works director or city manager. (Ord. 90-09 § 1, 1990)

15.24.030 Model homes exception.

Notwithstanding HMC 15.24.020, building permits may be issued for model homes, provided that a model home is defined as a home built for purposes of displaying the types of homes to be constructed in a subdivision which has been tentatively approved or finally approved by means of a map pursuant to the Subdivision Map Act or this code, and no more than one model for each type of home to be constructed shall be issued a building permit, and no more than a maximum of seven building permits shall be issued for any such subdivision, and provided, further, that no building permit shall be issued for a model home unless unimpeded access to the front and rear of such model homes, for emergency vehicles, by means of an all-weather surface road, and/or public right-of-way acceptable to the public works director or city manager, shall have been provided, the fire suppression facilities, to the satisfaction of the public works director or city manager in consultation with the Hughson Fire Protection District of Stanislaus, shall have been provided. (Ord. 90-09 § 1, 1990)

15.24.040 Cessation of inspection.

At all times prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy, the person to whom a building permit has been issued shall keep the street, right-of-way, and areas surrounding the structure clean and free of debris to the satisfaction of the building official of the city, or his authorized delegate. If not so kept, the building official or his authorized delegate shall not conduct inspections requested by the permit holder. (Ord. 90-09 § 1, 1990)

15.24.045 Permit required.

No person shall place, or cause to be placed, any existing structure upon any portion of the city unless a permit has been obtained as required by this chapter. Structures so placed constitute a public nuisance and are subject to abatement in accordance with Chapter 1.17 or 8.08 HMC. (Ord. 06-11 § 3, 2006)

15.24.047 Notice required.1

A. Posting Notice of Discretionary Permit. Upon application for the issuance of a discretionary permit or permission by the city, which involves, or may involve, construction, or upon the decision to initiate a city project which involves, or may involve, construction, on a specific, discrete site, a public notice sign is required to be placed on the site where the work will occur. Notice shall be posted in the following manner:

1. The sign must be located in a conspicuous place on the site, visible and legible from the public right-of-way adjacent to the site.

2. The sign must be at least four feet by five feet. In black lettering that is easily legible the sign must read “NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an application for (list description of activity) for this property has been filed with the City of Hughson.” If the sign is for a city project, it shall read instead that “NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Hughson intends to (insert description of project).” A property address, APN number, description of the project, and any public hearings that are scheduled on the project must be listed. The bottom of the sign must state, “For more information please contact the City of Hughson located at 7018 Pine Street.”

3. If the construction is not on a specific, discrete site (for example only, if the project is reconstruction or widening of a city street for several blocks), the notice will not be posted, but the information otherwise required on the sign will be sent to each property owner abutting the property where construction will, or may, occur.

4. Such sign shall remain until the construction involved is completed, or it is replaced by a new sign.

5. A new sign, replacing the old sign, will be required for each subsequent discretionary permit or permission applied for on the site.

B. Declaration of Posting. Every individual required to comply with the posting notice section must declare under penalty of perjury on a form provided by the city that they have posted a notice of issuance of a discretionary permit under subsection A of this section. (Ord. 06-16 § 1, 2006)

15.24.050 Violation – Penalty.

Any person who violates or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter, or who violates or fails to comply with any order or regulation made thereunder, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. The imposition of a penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue; and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time, and when not otherwise specified in any citation or notice of violation, each day, or portion thereof, that such violations or defects continue shall constitute a separate offense. (Ord. 90-09 § 1, 1990)

1 Code reviser's note: Ordinance 06-16 added this section as Section 15.24.045. It has been editorially renumbered to HMC 15.24.047 to avoid duplication of numbering.