Chapter 15.12


15.12.010    Conformity to state standards.

15.12.020    Permit requirement.

15.12.030    Adoption of State Code.

15.12.040    Definitions.

15.12.050    Appeals.

15.12.060    Penalties.

15.12.070    Repeal of conflicting ordinances.

15.12.080    Validity.

15.12.090    Permit fees.

15.12.010 Conformity to state standards.

The policy of the city is that fire safety activities in the city shall comply at all times with the State Fire Code standards. Notwithstanding any regulation or ordinance contained in a city ordinance, any standard in the State Fire Code, as adopted by the State Fire Marshal, applies as a city requirement in the same manner as that standard applies as a state requirement. (Ord. 96-123, 1996)

15.12.020 Permit requirement.

No person may engage in activity involving conditions hazardous to life and property from fire or explosion for which a permit or inspection is required by the fire code unless such activity complies with all state standards, local regulations, or other requirements hereof. The standards, regulations, and requirements which shall be applicable to any construction or activity shall be those in effect at the time the permit is issued, or the activity occurs if no permit was issued. (Ord. 96-123, 1996)

15.12.030 Adoption of State Code.

The Oregon Uniform Fire Code and Fire Code Standards, effective January 1, 1994, with its state-adopted appendices and separately bound standards, especially Appendix A-1 (Requirements for Permits for Retail/Wholesale and/or Public Display of Fireworks) and Appendix A-2 (Fire Apparatus Access Roads), is hereby adopted. (Ord. 96-123, 1996)

15.12.040 Definitions.

Wherever the word “jurisdiction” is used in the Uniform Fire Code, it shall be held to mean that area included within the city limits of Silverton. (Ord. 96-123, 1996)

15.12.050 Appeals.

Whenever the chief disapproves an application or refuses to grant a permit applied for, or when it is claimed that the provisions of this code do not apply or that the true intent and meaning of the code have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, the applicant may appeal the decision of the chief to the board of appeals of the Silverton fire district within 30 days from the date of the decision. (Ord. 96-123, 1996)

15.12.060 Penalties.

A. Any person who violates any of the provision of the Uniform Fire Code as adopted and amended herein or fails to comply therewith, or who violates or fails to comply with any order made thereunder, or who builds in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who fails to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the board of appeals or by a court of competent jurisdiction, within the required time, shall severally for each and every violation and noncompliance, respectively, be guilty of a violation, punishable by a fine of not less than $10.00 and no more than $100.00 for each day’s failure or refusal to correct or remove such violation, as provided by ORS 478.990. This imposition of one 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, each five days that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.

B. The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions. (Ord. 96-123, 1996)

15.12.070 Repeal of conflicting ordinances.

All former ordinances or parts thereof conflicting or inconsistent with provisions of this chapter or of the Uniform Fire Code as adopted and amended herein are hereby repealed. (Ord. 96-123, 1996)

15.12.080 Validity.

The city council hereby declared that should any section, paragraph, sentence or word of this chapter or the Uniform Fire Code and Standards as adopted and amended herein be declared for any reason to be invalid, it is the intent of the city that it would have passed all other portions of this chapter independent of the elimination herefrom of any such portions as may be declared invalid. (Ord. 96-123, 1996)

15.12.090 Permit fees.

The council sets fees for permits authorized under this chapter to be equivalent to fees adopted by the county of Marion in effect on July 1, 1996. (Ord. 96-123, 1996)