Chapter 18.04
GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sections:

18.04.010    Purpose.

18.04.020    Applicability.

18.04.030    Inspections.

18.04.040    Application procedure.

18.04.050    Permit fee evaluation.

18.04.060    Severability clause.

18.04.070    Conflict.

18.04.080    Administration.

18.04.090    Violation—Penalty.

18.04.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this title is to establish general rules and regulations for building, construction, manufactured home placement, and flood damage prevention within the city, and to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of the residents, visitors, property owners and those doing business within the city, in accordance with the standards established by the city, state, and federal laws, codes and regulations. (Ord. 1352-892 (part), 1992)

18.04.020 Applicability.

The provisions of this title shall apply to any person desiring to erect, construct or place any structure, or manufactured home, and/or to make alterations to any structure or manufactured home in the city, except those structures which are exempt by city, state and federal laws, codes and regulations. (Ord. 1352-892 (part), 1992)

18.04.030 Inspections.

A.    Duly authorized and properly identified city employees shall have the right to access any property at all reasonable times for the purpose of inspecting, administrating and enforcing this title.

B.    Whenever any person restrains authorized and properly identified city employees from making necessary inspections, they may be considered to be in violation of this title and subject to any penalties permitted. (Ord. 1352-892 (part), 1992)

18.04.040 Application procedure.

A.    Application shall be made for a permit to perform any building, construction or placement of any structure or manufactured home within the city not exempted by city, state or federal law, code or regulation.

B.    Such application shall be on forms provided by the city.

C.    The applicant shall provide all information required by this title, as well as all other reasonable information determined by the city to be necessary for consideration and action upon any application.

D.    If the city finds an application to be in compliance with this title and all other mandated laws, codes and regulations within the city’s scope of authority to enforce, then a permit may be issued, provided all appropriate fees and charges have been paid. (Ord. 1352-892 (part), 1992)

18.04.050 Permit fee evaluation.

In order to allow for conformity in the valuation of any permit fees, the city may by resolution set a schedule of valuation for building and construction projects. (Ord. 1352-892 (part), 1992)

18.04.060 Severability clause.

If any section or provision of this title or any of the laws, codes or regulations allowed by this title or its application to any person or circumstance is declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this title. (Ord. 1352-892 (part), 1992)

18.04.070 Conflict.

Whenever any conflict occurs between this title and any code referred to in this title, this title shall prevail. (Ord. 1352-892 (part), 1992)

18.04.080 Administration.

The regulation of this title shall be under the supervision of the city manager; provided, however, that the city manager may delegate the duty of enforcing the provisions of this title to other designees or appointees. The city manager, designee or appointee may make such administrative determinations for the proper administration and enforcement of this title; provided, that said determinations are not contrary to this title. (Ord. 1921-0518 (part), 2018; Ord. 1352-892 (part), 1992)

18.04.090 Violation—Penalty.

Any person who wilfully violates, disobeys, omits, neglects or refuses to comply with or resists the enforcement of this title or its provisions shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to criminal penalties as prescribed in Section 17.08.010. (Ord. 1724-0108 § 2, 2008: Ord. 1694-0307 § 2, 2007: Ord. 1352-892 (part), 1992)