Chapter 15.40


15.40.010    Excavation, grading, fill.

15.40.015    IBC Appendix J adopted.

15.40.018    Repealed.

15.40.020    New construction or substantial improvement.

15.40.010 Excavation, grading, fill.

(1) The building official shall require the issuance of a permit for any excavation, grading, fill or construction in the community pursuant to Appendix J; and

(2) If a proposed site and improvements are in a location that may have geological hazards, a review must be made by persons qualified in geology and soils engineering; and the proposed new construction, substantial improvement, or grading must (a) be adequately protected against hazardous conditions, and (b) not aggravate the existing hazard. (Ord. 1604 § 1 (Exh. H), 2008; Ord. 1368 § 1, 1999; Res. 170, 1974)

15.40.015 IBC Appendix J adopted.

(1) The International Building Code Appendix J is adopted in total.

(2) This chapter is amended to include fees necessary for the obtaining of an excavation, grading, fill and/or construction permit as defined in WMC 15.04.040. (Ord. 1604 § 1 (Exh. H), 2008; Ord. 1368 § 1, 1999; Ord. 977 §§ 1, 2, 1989)

15.40.018 UBC Appendix Chapter 34 adopted – Existing structures.

Repealed by Ord. 1604. (Ord. 1368 § 1, 1999)

15.40.020 New construction or substantial improvement.

The building official shall review all building permit applications for new construction or substantial improvements to determine whether proposed building sites will be reasonably safe from flooding. If a proposed building is in a location that has a flood hazard, any proposed new construction or substantial improvement (including prefabricated and mobile homes) must (1) be designed (or modified) and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse or lateral movement of the structure; (2) use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage; and (3) use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage. (Ord. 1604 § 1 (Exh. H), 2008; Ord. 1368 § 1, 1999; Res. 176, 1974)