Chapter 15.40


15.40.010    Definitions.

15.40.020    Purpose.

15.40.030    Fees.

15.40.040    Model home permits authorized.

15.40.010 Definitions.

A. “Applicant” means a person, group of persons, corporation, association or other business entity of any kind whatsoever which applies to the department for a development permit.

B. “Basic permit” means a building permit for a single-family residence which is issued by the department based in part upon an approved registered plan.

C. “Department” means the community and economic development department (CED) of the city of North Bend.

D. “Director” means the director of the CED.

E. “Dwelling unit” means one or more rooms designed for occupancy by one family for living and sleeping purposes, containing kitchen facilities and rooms with internal accessibility, for use solely by the dwelling’s occupants.

F. “Model home” means a dwelling unit constructed and used for the purpose of display, not to be occupied during its use as a model home.

G. “Option” means a design or structural variation depicted on a registered plan.

H. “Registered plan” means a complete set of construction drawings for a single-family residence which, when approved by the department, is registered and may be used as the construction drawings in subsequent basic permit applications.

I. “Registered plan approval holder” means the person, group of persons, corporation, association or other business entity of any kind to whom or to which a registered plan approval is issued.

J. “Single-family residence” means a detached building designed exclusively for occupancy by one family and containing one dwelling unit. (Ord. 1439 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2011).

15.40.020 Purpose.

It is the purpose of this chapter to implement the International Building and Residential Codes as adopted in the North Bend Municipal Code (NBMC) by specifying the scope, application requirements and standards for a model home permit. (Ord. 1439 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2011).

15.40.030 Fees.

Fees for review of plans, issuance of model home permits, and all applicable impact fees for each model home permitted shall be as adopted in Chapter 15.31 NBMC or otherwise in the taxes, rates and fees schedule. (Ord. 1439 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2011).

15.40.040 Model home permits authorized.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, one or more model home permits may be issued prior to final plat recording when all requirements of this section are met. Model home permits shall be administered under the permit administration provisions of the International Residential Code as adopted in Chapter 15.06 NBMC or otherwise, subject to the following requirements:

A. Approximately five model home permits may be issued for any approved preliminary plat, or division thereof. The allowed number of model homes shall be determined by the director based on the total number of lots in the subject approved preliminary plat, and other considerations deemed reasonably necessary in the sole discretion of the director.

B. If the preliminary plat lots to be used for model home purposes are in a block of two or more contiguous lots, temporary uses may be incorporated onto one or more lots, subject to issuance of a temporary use permit. Such temporary uses may include temporary offices, parking, parks, playgrounds, and similar temporary uses, all subject to the reasonable approval of the director when considering the purpose of this chapter. A temporary use permit shall authorize the temporary uses for a period not to exceed one year; provided, that the director may extend a temporary use permit for up to two additional periods of six months each.

C. Preliminary plat lots on which model homes are permitted must be clear of restrictions or easements that may be subject to boundary line changes before recording.

D. Plat engineering plans must be approved subsequent to preliminary plat approval and prior to final plat approval.

E. Stormwater management facilities must be in place and approved for recording. Temporary erosion control must be completed as directed by the city.

F. Roads must be constructed to the final alignment and sub-grade elevation with the application of crushed rock or asphalt treated base such that the building inspector can determine if connecting driveways meet city of North Bend standards. No curbs and sidewalks need to be complete at the time of permitting the model homes.

G. Fire flow for the final plat must be constructed and operational prior to building of any model home permit.

H. All required performance bonds for the remainder of the site work to assure public service to the preliminary plat lots being permitted for the model homes must have been received.

I. Street and lot addressing for the model homes must be complete.

J. Plan review, building permit fees and impact fees pursuant to NBMC 15.40.030 must be paid.

K. A covenant must be provided in recordable form acceptable to the city attorney providing that not more than one residential structure within the approved preliminary plat may be occupied for use as a sales office prior to final plat recording.

L. Water service will only be provided to one model home for the use of a sales office and only on condition that the sewer and water systems are complete and approved by the city. Portable toilets may be used on a temporary basis until sewer and water are available as allowed by the director.

M. The developer’s model home permit application shall include the following:

1. Building plot plans (22 inches by 34 inches) must be included as part of the plan set.

2. A statement from the owner of every lot on which a model home is permitted, in a form acceptable to the city attorney, agreeing to defend, hold harmless, and indemnify the city of North Bend, its agents and employees, successors, and assigns from and against all claims, causes of action, damages, and expenses (including attorney and expert witness fees) arising in any manner from issuance by the city of a model home permit, or construction or occupation of a model home prior to recording of the final plat.

N. A model home permit for a registered plan may be requested subject to compliance with this section. (Ord. 1439 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2011).


Prior legislation: Floodplain management, Ords. 619, 719, 777, 1053, 1059, 1061, 1088, 1172 and 1229, repealed by Ord. 1243.