Chapter 15.05


15.05.010    Permit – Required.

15.05.020    Permit – Fees.

15.05.030    Permit – Application – Contents.

15.05.040    Surety bond or cash security.

15.05.050    Sewer disconnection.

15.05.060    General provisions.

15.05.070    Violation – Penalty.

15.05.010 Permit – Required.

No person or persons, firm or corporation shall move, relocate or remove any part of a building along or across any street, alley or other public property within the city without first obtaining a moving permit from the building official as set forth in TMC 15.05.020.

A. Permits are required for all structures over eight feet in width or, when loaded on a truck, eight feet six inches in width as required by Chapter 252-24 WAC.

B. The moving of structures in the city shall comply with all requirements of the Toppenish Municipal Code, including but not limited to the zoning ordinance, and requirements or regulations of the police department, the fire department, and the public works department, and all applicable state laws. (Ord. 2004-6 § 1, 2004).

15.05.020 Permit – Fees.

No building shall be moved over, along or across any street, alley or public property without first obtaining a permit to do so from the building official, the fee for which shall be established by resolution of the city council, as amended from time to time. (Ord. 2017-01 § 1, 2017; Ord. 2004-6 § 1, 2004).

15.05.030 Permit – Application – Contents.

Applicants for moving permits shall comply with the following:

A. A written application for each permit shall include the following:

1. Name and address of person, firm or corporation engaged to move said building;

2. City business license of the persons, firm or corporation engaged to move the building;

3. Name and address of the owner of the building, together with proof of ownership;

4. Present location of the building;

5. Proposed new location of the building;

6. The means and manner the building is to be moved and the type of equipment to be used therefor;

7. A map showing the route over or along which the building or portion thereof is to be moved, and indicating any utility wires or cables that will be directly in the path of the proposed route;

8. The time that will be required to move the building, including the day and hour when the move will be commenced and the approximate date and hour when the move will be completed;

9. The steps to be taken to provide traffic control and safety;

10. If any utility wires or cables will be directly in the path of the proposed route, a written confirmation from the owner of the public utility involved that suitable arrangements have been made for the protection of the wire or cable;

11. A certificate of zoning compliance pertaining to the proposed new location of the building within the city, if applicable;

12. Such other information as the building official may deem necessary.

B. For relocation or removal of a building, a building permit shall be obtained before a moving permit may be issued. (Ord. 2004-6 § 1, 2004).

15.05.040 Surety bond or cash security.

Before a moving permit may be issued, the applicant shall submit a surety bond issued by a reliable surety company authorized to do business under the laws of the state, or cash security in the penal sum of $1,000, to be kept on file by the city clerk-treasurer and to be conditioned that, if any damage to city property is caused by the moving of the building, the building official may demand forfeiture of such bond or cash security of any amount required to cover the cost of repairs or replacement. (Ord. 2004-6 § 1, 2004).

15.05.050 Sewer disconnection.

Before a building is moved, if it is connected to the city sewer, the permit holder shall have the sewer disconnected and capped at the place of disconnection, as may be required in the moving permit. (Ord. 2004-6 § 1, 2004).

15.05.060 General provisions.

A. Any building to be moved for which a permit has been issued shall comply with the following general provisions in addition to all other requirements of this chapter:

1. Except with the permission of the director of public works, it is unlawful for any mover to leave standing or abandon the moving of such building while the same or any part thereof is in or upon any public right-of-way or easement.

2. After a moving permit has been issued and a building or any part thereof has been removed from the original site, it is unlawful for any mover to leave standing or abandon the moving of such building while the same is on any property other than for which a building permit has been issued.

3. Owner is responsible for providing traffic control and safety measures according to state law.

B. Failure to comply with this section shall result in forfeiture of any and all security posted by applicant with the city. (Ord. 2004-6 § 1, 2004).

15.05.070 Violation – Penalty.

Any person, firm, corporation or other legal entity violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to have committed a civil infraction and each such party shall be deemed to have committed a separate offense for each and every day or portion thereof during which any violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is committed, continued or permitted and, upon a finding that any such infraction was committed there shall be a monetary penalty not to exceed $1,000. (Ord. 2004-6 § 1, 2004).