CHAPTER 1
BUILDING CODE Revised 4/19

Sections:

10-1-101    International Building Code Adopted.

10-1-102    Fees.

10-1-103    Plans and Specifications.

10-1-104    Irrigation Ditches.

10-1-105    Base Floor Elevation for All Areas West of 400 West Street Which Includes the Westfields Overlay Zone. Revised 4/19

10-1-106    International Mechanical Code Adopted.

10-1-101 International Building Code Adopted.

(1)    The International Building Code, 2006 Edition, and the International Residential Code, 2006 Edition, as published by the International Code Council, are hereby adopted as the City Building Code. The same is adopted, with such modifications as set forth in this Title, as if fully set forth herein. Appendix E of the International Residential Code is adopted. No other appendices of the International Building Code are adopted. The City Recorder shall maintain at least one (1) copy of said Building Code and Residential Code in his or her office for use and inspection by the public as required by State law. Except as provided by subsection (2) of this section, it shall be unlawful to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, occupy or use any building or structure in the City in violation of, or without complying with, such Code.

(2)    A “manufactured home” means a transportable factory built housing unit constructed on or after June 15, 1976, according to the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, in one (1) or more sections, which, in the traveling mode, is eight (8) feet or more in width and forty (40) body feet or more in length, or when erected on site is four hundred (400) or more square feet in area, and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling unit with or without a permanent foundation when connected to required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electric systems. A manufactured home need not comply with the International Building Code and International Residential Code adopted by subsection (1) of this section if the manufactured home meets the following requirements:

(a)    The manufactured home is identifiable by the manufacturer’s data place bearing the date the unit was manufactured and a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development label is attached to the exterior of the home certifying the home was manufactured to federal standards.

(b)    The manufactured home is installed in accordance with the accompanying manufacturer’s instructions for installation of the manufactured home and in accordance with “The Standard for Manufactured Home Installations” adopted and published by the National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards.

(c)    The manufactured home is installed by a factory-built housing set-up contractor licensed by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

(d)    All additions to the structure, including, but not limited to, basements, foundations, garages, carports, patios, and decks, shall comply with the International Building Code and International Residential Code.

(1968 Code 10-1-1 as amended by Ord. No. 3-70; amended in codification 1979; 1979 Code 10-1-1; amended by Ord. No. 15-83; Ord. No. 5-86; Ord. No. 7-89; Ord. No. 7-90; Ord. No. 17-91; Ord. No. 8-95; Ord. No. 2-98; Ord. No. 23-01; Ord. No. 05-2007)

10-1-102 Fees.

The City Council may from time to time by resolution fix the amount of permit and inspection fees. All such fee schedules shall be made a matter of public record, filed with the City Recorder and be available for inspection by any person during normal business hours. All fees so adopted by the City Council shall take precedence over any fees stated in the International Building Code and the International Residential Code.

(1968 Code 10-1-3 as amended by Ord. No. 3-70; amended in codification 1979; 1979 Code 10-1-2; amended by Ord. No. 23-01; Ord. No. 05-2007)

10-1-103 Plans and Specifications.

With each application for a building permit, and when required by the Building Inspector for enforcement of any provision of the Building Code, two (2) sets of plans and specifications shall be submitted. The Building Inspector may require plans and specifications to be prepared and designed by an engineer or architect licensed by the State of Utah; but in every case where application for a building permit is made for a building containing four (4) or more single-family dwelling units, or which is two (2) or more stories in height exclusive of basement, or for any building which will be used by the public, the Building Inspector shall require, and the applicant shall furnish with each application for a building permit, two (2) sets of plans and specifications for such building, which plans shall be certified to by an architect licensed by the State of Utah. Such certificate shall state that such building has been designed to conform to all provisions of this Title as well as all zoning requirements and the fire code then in effect in the City. The plans and specifications shall contain such information and be drawn and prepared in such manner as required by the Building Code. When authorized by the Building Inspector, plans and specifications need not be submitted for small and unimportant work and such other types of buildings or construction as designated in the Building Code.

(1968 Code 10-1-4 as amended by Ord. No. 3-70; amended in codification 1979; 1979 Code 10-1-3, Amended by Ord. No. 05-2007)

10-1-104 Irrigation Ditches.

No building permit shall be issued for any property which is crossed by or fronted by an irrigation ditch, unless the plans and specifications for the construction to be accomplished thereon provide for the covering of such irrigation ditch, and the plans and specifications for covering the ditch have been approved by the irrigation company or other person or persons owning the easement for the irrigation ditch.

(Added in codification 1979; 1979 Code 10-1-4; amended by Ord. No. 12-89)

10-1-105 Base Floor Elevation for All Areas West of 400 West Street Which Includes the Westfields Overlay Zone. Revised 4/19

(1)    For areas within the Westfields Overlay Zone and all other areas west of 400 West Street, or where the alignment of 400 West Street would occur as determined by the City Engineer or designee if no street exists, the base floor elevation, whether for slab on grade construction or the crawl space floor, shall be no lower than the top back of curb elevation.

(2)    To the extent allowed by flood protection measures, underground garages with internal traffic circulation and slab on grade elevations used in conjunction with commercial and multiple-family structures may be depressed below top back of curb, provided the site and adjacent locations have met all the following conditions:

(a)    The entire site surface design allows for discharge of all storm and irrigation waters to an approved drainage system;

(b)    Approved drainage system establishes an emergency overflow protection elevation;

(c)    Garage floor and/or slab on grade elevations shall be a minimum of twelve inches (12") above emergency overflow protection elevation;

(d)    Depth of any on-site parking surface flood potential shall not exceed twelve inches (12") of depth;

(e)    Emergency overflow protection path shall discharge to a public street or other approved location;

(f)    Base elevations shall comply with City floodplain ordinances with relation to elevations set forth by FEMA floodplain maps; and

(g)    All recommendations from licensed geotechnical professionals are satisfied for site conditions.

(3)    For commercial buildings located within three hundred feet (300') of 400 South between 400 West and 1200 West, base floor elevations may be located below back of curb as long as the below criteria are met:

(a)    The portion of the structure below back of curb that does not meet the criteria under subsection (2) of this section shall only be used for storage and shall not be used for habitable spaces, as defined by the International Building Code;

(b)    The structure must be located on the same site as a land drain and above the elevation of a land drain that is part of the Springville Drainage District’s infrastructure system;

(c)    A foundation drain shall be installed around the entire foundation of the structure with a sump pump that pumps water into the land drain or by connection that allows discharge by gravitational means;

(d)    Prior to constructing the structure, the owner of the structure shall provide written documentation to the City that the Springville Drainage District has approved discharging directly into the Springville Drainage District’s infrastructure;

(e)    The foundation of the structure shall be located not less than four feet (4') above the groundwater as determined by a valid geotechnical report; and

(f)    The owner of the property shall sign a release and indemnification document approved by the City that will bind future land owners and be recorded against the property.

(Adopted by Ord. No. 05-2007; Ord. No. 07-2009, 04/07/2009; Ord. No. 18-2017, 08/01/2017; Ord. No. 03-2018, 03/06/2018; Ord. No. 05-2018, 03/20/2018; Ord. No. 06-2019 § 1, 04/16/2019)

10-1-106 International Mechanical Code Adopted.

The International Mechanical Code, 2006 Edition, as published by the International Code Council, is hereby adopted as the City Mechanical Code. The same is adopted with such modifications as set forth in this Title as if fully set forth herein. No appendices of the International Mechanical Code are adopted. The City Recorder shall maintain at least one (1) copy of said Mechanical Code in his office for use and inspection by the public as required by State law.

(1979 Code 10-1-6; adopted by Ord. No. 15-83; amended by Ord. No. 5-86; Ord. No. 7-89; Ord. No. 17-91; Ord. No. 8-95; Ord. No. 23-01; Ord. No. 05-2007)