AMENDS Mason County Code Chapter 14.04.010, Title 14

AMENDS Mason County Code Chapter 14.04.010, Title 14
ORDINANCE NO.
45-99
AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 14
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
MASON COUNTY CODE
WHEREAS, the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS did, on January 6, 1975, adopt
a Uniform Building Code for Mason County, with amendments (Ordinance No. 451),
as required by Chapter 96, laws of 1974 1st Extraordinary Session; and
WHEREAS, the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS did, on January 20, 1975, amend
said Building Code Ordinance No. 474; and
WHEREAS, the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS did, on February 24, 1975, amend
said Building Code Ordinance by Ordinance No. 483; and
WHEREAS, the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS did, on April 19. 1976, amend
said Building Code Ordinance by Ordinance No. 602; and
WHEREAS, the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS did, on February 28, 1977, amend
said Building Code Ordinance by Ordinance No. 735; and
WHEREAS, the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS did, on January 8, 1979, amend
said Building Code Ordinance by Ordinance No. 963; and
WHEREAS, the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS did, on February 5, 1979, amend
said Building Code Ordinance by Ordinance No. 972; and
WHEREAS, the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS did, on March 24, 1980, amend
said Building Code Ordinance by Ordinance No. 1135; and
WHEREAS, the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS did, on September 17,
amend said Building Code Ordinance by Ordinance No. 91-84; and
1984,
WHEREAS, the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS did, on December 22,
amend said Building Code Ordinance by Ordinance No. 138-92; and
1992,
WHEREAS, the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS did, on March 12, 1996, amend
said Building Code Ordinance by Ordinance No. 37-96; and
WHEREAS, it has now become apparent that some revisions in the Code as
adopted are required; and
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED that the following amendments to the
1997 Uniform Building Code be adopted as part of the Mason County Code.
Section 14.04.010 of Title 14 of the Mason County Code is amended to read as
follows:
A.
Uniform Building Code Vol 1, 2, and 3 and Related Standard 1997
Edition, including Appendix Chapters 3 through 32 and Chapter 34 published by the
International Conference of Building Officials, excluding Section 332 of Appendix
3, Appendix Chapter 33-Excavation and Grading, Chapter 11-Accessibility and
adopting the Washington State Building Code WAC 51-40 and 51-21.
B. Uniform Mechanical Code, 1997 Edition, including Appendix A through
D, published by the
International Conference of Building Officials and the
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, and the
Washington State Mechanical Code WAC 51-42.
C. Uniform Fire Code, with appendices thereto and Related Standards, 1997
Edition, published by the International Conference of Building Officials and the
International Fire Code Institute, and the Washington State Uniform Fire Code WAC
51-44 and 51-45.
D.
Uniform Plumbing Code, 1997 Edition, published by the International
Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, including IAPMO Standards, and
the Washington State Uniform Plumbing Code WAC 51-46 and 51-47.
E.
Barrier Free Accessibility WAC 51-40.
F. Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, 1997 Edition,
published by the International .Conference of Building Officials.
G.
The April 1997 Washington State Energy Code, WAC 51-11
Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Code, WAC 51-13. 1997 NREC.
and 1997
H. The 1997 Uniform Sign Code, published by the International Conference
of Building Officials.
I.
1997 Swimming Pool/Spa Code.
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In the case of conflict among the codes enumerated in the above subsections of
this ordinance, the first shall govern over those following, save and except such
portions as are hereinafter by this ordinance deleted, modified, or amended, and
from the effective date of this ordinance the provisions thereof shall be
controlling within the unincorporated areas of Mason County.
14.08.000
Building Code Amendments.
14.08. 010 General. The 1997 Uniform Building Code is hereby amended. The
amended sections shall supersede that section or table as numbered in said
Building Code of Mason County.
The amended Sections are as follows:
14.08.030 UBC Section 106.1 Permits Required.
Section 106.1 is adopted,
amended and supplemented with the following:
(1)
Permits shall be required for all docks, piers, floats, seawalls,
bulkheads, or other similar structures, regardless of type of construction,
including, but not limited to, rock rip rap, pilings and concrete block.
(2)
Permits shall also be required for park trailers, recreational park
trailers, manufactured housing, commercial structures, commercial coaches,
factory built housing.
(3) Add to Ch 1, Administration, Sec 106.2 Work Exempt.
Exempt work shall be listed in the Exemption Policy Addendum to Chapter 1,
Section 106.2, and shall be in addition to exemptions listed in this chapter and
shall be a part of these amendments established by ordinance.
(4) Permits shall be required for the construction of vehicular and/or
pedestrian bridges.
Submittal documents such as plans, calculations and
specifications must be stamped and approved by an engineer licensed in the state
of Washington is required.
The Building Official may review and approve small private foot bridges
not for vehicular use.
14.08.050 UBC 106.1, Moved Buildings, is adopted and amended by adding the
following paragraph:
No person shall move any building into or within Mason County for the
purpose of locating such building in Mason County, unless prior to moving, said
building has been inspected f.or compliance with this code by the building
Official. The cost of said inspection for moving a building shall be payable in
advance and not refundable. The inspection fee shall be based upon the current
fee schedule as adopted by the jurisdiction at the time of application. A
Building permit shall be obtained prior to locating or relocating the structure
and for all work necessary to comply with the building code on the new location.
14.08.060 UBC Section 104.1, Creation of a Department is amended as
follows:
There is hereby established in the Mason County Permit Assistance
Center by Mason County Resolution 103-97, a Division of Building Inspection which
shall be under the jurisdiction of the Mason County Permit Assistance Center
Director and appointed Building Official.
14.08.090 UBC Section 107.1, Fees, General is adopted and amended to read:
Fees shall be assessed in accordance
jurisdiction for all permits.
14.08.130 1JBC Section 1806,
follows:
to
the
fee· schedule
Footing Design,
is
adopted
by
the
adopted and amended as
(1) All concrete foundation footings and walls shall comply with the 1997
Uniform Building Code, and the Prescriptive Foundation Reinforcement Requirements
for single family residences as adopted by Mason County Building Department.
14.08.180 UBC Section 503.1 Building Setbacks U.B.C. 503.1 is adopted and
amended to read as follows: "All structures greater than 30" in height shall be
set back five (5) feet or more from any easement or property line from the
closest projection and ten (10) feet from county and state road right-of-ways.
Any proposed structure within 25 feet of a county road right-of-way shall be
subject to Public Works review and comment.
14.08.200 Building Setback Exemption. New section adopted as follows:
Building setbacks as established under Section 14.08 .180 of this code shall apply
to all structures over 30" in height from grade excepting that, shoreline erosion
control bulkheads and property fencing may extend within the established setbacks
and up to but may not encroach within any easement, unless the applicant has by
county regulation, eliminated said easement. All construction must comply with
applicable county, state and federal regulations.
14.08. 210 Building Setback Variance. New section adopted as follows:
Building setback variance requests from the established setbacks as defined in
Section 14.08.180 shall be reviewed by the building official as provided for by
current regulations and policies in effect at the time of submittal.
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Section 14.12.030 is amended to read as follows: Violation and Penalties.
Any person, firm corporation violating any provision of this Code shall be deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a
fine of not to exceed $500 or by imprisonment in the Mason County Jail for not
to exceed 3 months, or both fine and imprisonment.
Each separate day or any
portion thereof during which any violation of this Code occurs or continues shall
be deeded to constitute a separate offense, and upon conviction shall be
punishable as herein provided. The issuance or granting of a permit or approval
of plans and specifications shall not be deemed or construed to be a permit for,
or approval of, any violation of any of the provisions of this Code. No permit
presuming to give authority to violate or cancel the provisions of this Code
shall be valid, except insofar as the work or use which it authorized is lawful.
Section 14.12.040 Stop Work Order. New section is adopted as follows: The
failure to stop work, the resuming of work without permission from the Building
Official, or the removal, mutilation, destruction or concealment of a Stop Work
Notice posted in accordance with UBC, Section 104.2. 4 Stop Orders shall be
punishable pursuant to Section 14.12.030.
Section 14.12.050 UBC Section 104.2.5 Occupancy Violations is adopted and
amended to read as follows:
Whenever any building or structure or equipment
therein regulated by this code is being used contrary to the provisions of this
code, the building official may order such use discontinued and the structure,
or portion thereof, vacated by notice served on any person causing such use to
be continued. Such person shall discontinue the use within the time prescribed
by the building official after receipt of such notice to make the structure, or
portion thereof, comply with the requirements of the code.
It shall be a
misdemeanor to occupy the posted building or structure, or to remove or deface
the notice and shall be subject to Section 14.12.030 Violations and Penalties.
Section 14.15.000
Dangerous Buildings
Amendments to the Uniform Code For The Abatement of
Section 14.15. 010
General.
The Uniform Code for The Abatement of
Dangerous Buildings is hereby amended. The amended sections shall supersede that
section or table as numbered in said Abatement Code of Mason County. The amended
sections are as follows:
Section 14.15.015 Definitions.
(A)
Public Works Director shall mean Building Official for the
purpose of compliance and all other activities within the Uniform Code for the
Abatement of Dangerous Buildings.
(B)
Tax Collector shall be the Mason County Treasurer
Section 14.15. 020 UCADB Section 801.1 Procedure. New section is adopted and
amended to read as follows: When any work of repair or demolition is to be done
pursuant to Section 701.3, Item 3, of this code, the work shall be done by
private contract under the direction of the building official pursuant to Mason
County Code, Chapter 3.48 Competitive Bidding.
Section 14.15.030 UCADB Section 907 Authority for Installment Payment of
Assessments with Interest is amended and adopted as follows:
The authorization
for installment payments of assessments with interest shall be as determined by
the legislative body of this jurisdiction. The legislative body's determination
to allow payment of such assessments in installments, the number of installments,
whether they shall bear interest, and the rate therof shall be by a resolution
adopted prior to the confirmation of the assessment.
Section 14.15. 040 UCADB Section 908.2 Interest. All such assessments
remaining unpaid after 30 days from the date of recording on the assessment roll
shall become delinquent and shall bear interest at such rates and in such manner
as provided for in RCW 84.56.020, as now or hereafter amended, for delinquent
taxes.
Section 14.15.050 UCADB Section 910 Filing Copy of Report with County
Auditor is amended and adopted as follows: If the county assessor and the county
tax collector assess property and collect taxes for this jurisdiction, a
certified copy of the assessment shall be filed with the county auditor.
The
descriptions of the parcels reported shall be those used for the same parcels on
the county assessor's map books for the current year.
14.18.000 Uniform Mechanical Code.
The following is added and amended:
14.18. 010 Installation Standards. Woodstoves installed within Mason County
shall comply with the Manufacturers specifications for listed appliances.
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TITLE 14 CHAPTER 20
MANUFACTURED HOUSING INSTALLATIONS
SECTIONS:
14.20.005
14.20.010
14.20.020
14.20.030
14.20.040
14.20.050
14.20.060
14.20.070
14.20.080
14.20.090
14.20.100
14.20.110
Authority, Purpose & Scope
Definitions
General Installation Requirements
County Standards For Installation
Movement of Manufactured Homes
Application For Installation Permit
Permit Fees For Manufactured Homes
Installation Permit Issuance and Duration
Inspection
Penalties
Enforcement
Severability
14.20.005 Authority, Purpose & Scope, new section adopted to read:
This chapter is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health,
property, and public welfare. by regulating and controlling the design,
construction, installation, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location and
maintenance of all manufactured homes within Mason County.
14.20.010
Definitions,
is adopted and amended:
(A)
HUD is the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
with headquarters in Washington, D.C ..
(B)
Insignia - A label attached to each section of a manufactured home
built on or after June 15, 1976. This insignia is attached by the Department of
Housing and Urban Development and if damaged or lost, shall be replaced by the
Department of Labor and Industries. No unit shall be permitted for installation
in Mason County without insignias complying with Chapter 296-150M WAC.
(C)
Installation is the activity needed to prepare a building site and
to set a manufactured home within that site.
(D)
Installation Permit - Authorization from the Mason County Permit
Assistance Center, the Mason County Environmental Health Department, the Mason
County Department of Community Development, Mason County Fire Marshal and the
Mason County Department of Public Works to locate a manufactured home in Mason
County. Commonly referred to as a Building Permit for the set-up of a
manufactured home.
(E) Labor and Industries
Labor and Industries.
(L&I)
- The State of Washington Department of
(F)
Manufactured Home is a single family dwelling built according to the
Department of Housing and Urban Development Manufactured Home Construction and
Saftey Standards Act which is a national, preemptive building code. Manufactured
homes include plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and electrical systems;
is
built on a permanent chassis; and can be transported in one or more sections.
Sections are a minimum of eight (8) feet wide and forty (40) feet long when
transported; or when installed on site is three hundred twenty seven square feet
or greater.
Refer to RCW 46.04.302 and WAC 296-150M; 0020 for notes and
exceptions.
(G)
Mobile Home is a factory built dwelling constructed prior to June 15,
1976 to standards other than the HUD Code, and acceptable with State Codes in
effect at the time of construction or introduction of the home into the State.
Mobile homes have not been built since the introduction of the HUD Manufactured
Home Construction and Safety Standards Act. Mobile home placement within Mason
County is regulated under Title 14, Chapter 25.
(H)
home park.
(I)
Site means a tract, parcel or subdivision of land, including a mobile
WAC-Washington Administrative Code
Additional terms are defined in WAC 296-150M, ANSI A119.5, and by this reference
are included as part of this chapter.
14.20.020
General Installation Requirements For Manufactured Homes,
amended and adopted as
is
follows~
(A)
Installation of all manufactured homes shall be as provided for
pursuant to WAC, Chapter 296-150M.
(B)
Installation shall meet all Mason County departmental approvals and
conditions required for installation permits.
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14.20.030
County Standards For Installation of Manufactured Homes,
is
amended and adopted as follows:
The establishment and use of manufactured homes .constructed and labeled
after June 15, 1976 being brought into Mason County or being moved within Mason
County for human habitation shall be permitted once the following conditions have
met departmental approval:
All manufactured homes shall bear a label certifying compliance with
Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (Federal
Department of Housing and Urban Development- HUD labeling effective June
15, 1976)
14.20.040
Movement of Manufactured Homes.
(A)
Any person, firm, company, or corporation wishing to transport a
manufactured home on Mason County roadways must first obtain an Over the Road
Permit from the Mason County Department of Public Works. Transportation on State
Highways must secure approval from WSDOT.
14.20.050
Application For Installation Permit,
is amended and adopted:
(A) No manufactured home may be transported, erected, installed, located,
or stored in Mason County until an installation permit, has been obtained from
the Mason County Permit Assistance Center.
(B) No permit will be issued by the Mason County Permit Assistance Center
until all requirements, in effect at the time of application, have been
satisfactorily addressed.
14.20.060
Permit Fees For Manufactured Homes,
is amended and adopted:
A)
The permit fee shall be in accordance with the adopted Permit Fee
Schedule by the jurisidiction.
14.20.070
Installation
Permit
Issuance
and Duration,
is
amended and
adopted as follows:
(A)
When all County, State, and Federal laws, ordinances, codes, and
regulations are satisfied, an installation (building) permit will be issued to
the owner or authorized agent for the owner of the manufactured home. The permit
will indicate the owners name, the contractor registration information, the
location for which the installation was approved, the installation (building)
permit number, and the date the installation (building) permit was issued. The
permit will be valid pursuant to 1997 UBC Section 106.4.3 Validity of Permit,
Section 106.4.4 Expiration, and Section 106.4.5 Suspension or Revocation.
Section 14.20.080 Inspection of Manufactured Homes is amended and adopted
as follows:
(A) All manufactured homes for which an installation (building) permit has
been issued, shall be subject to inspection by authorized Mason County employees
in accordance with this chapter, and all county, state and federal laws,
ordinances, adopted codes and regulations.
(B)
The installation permit shall be displayed in clear view of the site
access road.
The approved site plan and other applicable instructions as
referenced in Chapter 296-150M WAC shall also be available at this location.
These shall be maintained in legible condition for compliance review by the
inspector.
If
there
are
multiple
installation options
for
support
configurations, the applicant or applicants agent shall clearly indicate which
options were used for the manufactured home installation.
(C)
Inspections shall be required, performed and approved by Mason County
Building Department personnel for the following:
1. Cast in place footings, prior to placement of concrete
2. Manufactured Home Installation: Support placement, connection of
units, heat ducting, exterior plumbing; prior to skirting
installation.·
3. Final Inspection to include skirting, accessory structures, final
site grading, and completion of all permit conditions prior to
occupancy.
14.20.090
Penalties,
lS
amended and adopted to read:
(A) (1) Investigation. Whenever any work for which a permit is required by
this code has been commenced without first obtaining said permit, a special
investigation shall be made before a permit may be issued for such work. (2) Fee.
An investigation fee, in addition to the permit fee, shall be collected whether
or not a permit is then or subsequently issued. The investigation fee shall be
equal to the amount of the permit fee required by this code. The minimum
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investigation fee shall be as established by the adopted fee schedule for the
jurisidiction or pursuant to Table 1-A of the 1997 Uniform Building Code. The
payment of such investigation fee shall not exempt any person from compliance
with all other provisions of this code nor from any penalty prescribed by law.
Reference 1997 Uniform Building Code - Fees, Section 107.1 Investigation Fees:
Work without a Permit or as otherwise provided for.
(B) Reinspection Fee. If the manufacturers installation instructions, or
installation instructions provided by a Washington State licensed engineer or
architect, are not on site for review by the inspector at the time of the set-up
inspection, no inspection shall be performed, the owner must call the Mason
County Building Department to set another appointment for inspection, and the
owner will be assessed a reinspection fee. The amount of said reinspection fee
shall be as currently adopted by the jurisdiction.
14.20.100
Enforcement.
(A) The Mason County Building Department shall administer and enforce the
provisions of this chapter.
14.20.110
Severability.
(A) If any provision of this chapter, or its application to any person or
circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the chapter or the application of
the provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected.
TITLE 14 CHAPTER 25
MOBILE HOMES
SECTIONS:
14.25.005
14.25.010
14.25.020
14.25.030
14.25.040
14.25.050
14.25.060
14.25.070
14.25.090
Authority, Purpose & Scope
Definitions
General Installation and Inspection Requirements
County installation Standards
Movement of Mobile Homes
Application for Installation Permit
Permit Fees
Installation Permit Issuance and Duration
Penalties, Enforcement and Severability
14.25.005 Authority, Purpose and Scope.
New section adopted to read:
This chapter is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health,
property and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design,
construction, installation, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location and
maintenance of all mobile homes within Mason County.
14.25.010
Definitions
(A) Alteration is the replacement, addition, modification, or removal of
any equipment or installation that affects the construction,
planning
considerations, fire safety, or the plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems
of a mobile home.
The installation of whole house water water treatment that
requires cutting into the existing plumbing is considered an alteration and
requires a permit, an inspection and an alteration insignia from the Washington
State Department of Labor and Industries, Factory Assembled Structures Division.
The following are not considered alterations: Repairs to equipment with approved
parts, modification of a fuel burning appliance according to the listing agencies
specifications, adjustments and maintenance of equipment.
(B)
Alteration Insignia is an insignia issued by The Department of Labor
and Industries to verify that an alteration to a mobile home meets the
requirements of Federal Law 24CFR3280 and Chapter 296-150M WAC.
(C)
Forced Relocation is when an existing Mobile Home Park facility is
either closed or converted resulting in the existing mobile homes located within
the facility to be relocated. Reference RCW Chapter 59-21 for additional terms
and information.
(D)
HUD is the United Stated Department of Housing and Urban Development
with headquarters located in Washington, D.C.
(E)
Installation Permit is an authorization from the Mason County Permit
Assistance Center and applicable review agencies or departments to locate a
mobile home in Mason County. Commonly referred to as a building permit for the
set up of a mobile home.
(F)
Labor and Industries (L & I ) is the State of Washington, Department
of Labor and Industries.
(G)
Mobile Home is a factory dwelling built prior to June 15, 1976 to
standards other than the HUD Code and acceptable under applicable state codes in
effect at the time of construction or introduction of the home into the State.
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Mobile homes have not been built since the introduction of the HUD Manufactured
Home Construction and Safety Standards Act.
(H)
Additional terms are defined in Chapter 296-150M WAC.
Section 14.25.020 General Installation Requirements
(A)
Installation of all mobile homes shall be as
to WAC, Chapter 296-150M.
provided for pursuant
(B)
Installation shall 'meet all Mason County Department approvals and
conditions required for installation permits. Inspections as defined in Section
14.20.080 Inspections of Manufactured Homes shall apply to all Mobile Homes.
Section 14.25.030
County Standards for Installation of Mobile Homes
The establishment and use of a mobile home for human habitation may be
permitted when all the following conditions have been met:
(A)
The mobile home has had no alterations to its original construction
or systems.
(B)
The mobile home bears an insignia of approval issued by the State of
Washington Department of Labor and Industries for fire, life safety.
(C)
The mobile home meets the requirements contained in Chapter 296-150M
WAC and all other county, state and federal laws, ordinances, codes and
regulations.
Section 14.25.040
Movement of Mobile Homes
Any person, firm, company or corporation wanting to transport a mobile home
on Mason County roadways must first obtain an over the road permit form the Mason
County Department of Public Works. Transportation on State Highways must first
obtain approval from WSDOT.
Section 14.25.050
Application for Installation Permit
(A)
No mobile may be transported, erected, installed, located or stored
in Mason County until an installation permit has been obtained from the Mason
County Permit Assistance Center.
Section 14.25.060
Permit Fees is adopted and amended as follows: The
permit fee for Mobile Homes shall be in accordance with the adopted County Permit
Fee Schedule for manufactured homes.
Section 14.25.070 Installation Permit Issuance and Duration is amended as
follows:
Installation Permit Issuance and Duration shall be as designated for
Manufactured Homes in Section 14.20.070.
Section 14.25. 090 Penalties, Enforcement and Severability is amended and
adopted as follows: Refer to Section 14.20. 090 through Section 14.20.110
TITLE 14 CHAPTER 30
PARK TRAILER/RECREATIONAL PARK TRAILER INSTALLATIONS
FOR
PARK TRAILERS/RECREATIONAL PARK TRAILERS
SECTIONS:
14.30.005
14.30.010
14.30.020
14.30.030
14.30.040
14.30.050
14.30.060
14.30.070
14.30.080
14.30.090
14.30.100
14.30.110
Authority, Purpose & Scope
Definitions
General Installation Requirements
County Standards For Installation
Movement of Park Trailers/Park Models
Application For Installation Permit
Permit Fees For Park Trailers/Park Models
Installation permit Issuance and Duration
Inspection
Penalties
Enforcement
Severability
14.30.005 Authority, Purpose and Scope. New section adopted to read:
This chapter is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health,
property, and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design,
construction installation, quality of materials, use and occupancy, and location
on the parcel for all recreational park trailers and park trailers.
14.30.010
(A)
Definitions.
Insignia
Is
a
label
attached
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to
each
recreational
park
trailer/park trailer, indicating the unit meets Washington State Department of
Labor and Industries rules and regulations and conforms to the American National
Standards Institute Standard A119. 2 for recreational vehicles and A119. 5 for park
trailers and Chapter 296-150P WAC for recreational park trailers.
(B) Installation
Assistance Center, the
Mason County Department
Trailer/Park Trailer in
(C)
Permit
Authorization from the Mason County Permit
Mason County Environmental Health Department, and the
of Community Development to locate a Recreational Park
Mason County. Commonly referred to as a Building Permit.
Park Trailer: See Recreational Park Trailer
(D)
Recreational Park Trailer is a trailer type unit that is primarily
designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or
seasonal use. It is built on a single chassis, mounted on wheels, having a gross
trailer area not exceeding 400 square feet in the set up mode measured to the
outside of trim boards and is certified by the manufacturer as complying with
ANSI A119.5.
(E)
Additional definitions are defined in Chapter 296-150P WAC.
14.30.020
General
Installation
Requirements,
amended and adopted as
follows:
(A) Installation of Recreational Park Trailers/Park Trailers in Mason
County shall be in a permanent manner, following the guidelines established in
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 296-150M. for manufactured homes.
14.30.030
County Standards For Installation of
Trailers/Park Trailers. Amended and adopted as follows:
Recreational
Park
The establishment and use of a Recreational Park Trailer/Park Trailer
brought into Mason County or moved within Mason County for human habitation shall
be permitted once the following conditions have met departmental approval:
(A) All Recreational Park Trailers/Park Trailers shall be installed
following the printed manufacturers installation instructions. A copy of these
instructions shall be on site for review by the Mason County Building Inspector
performing the inspections.
(B) If the manufacturers installation instructions are not available the
owner may install the unit in accordance with installation instructions provided
for in WAC 296-150M Manufactured homes. These installation instructions must be
on site for review by the building inspector.
(C) All Recreational Park Trailers/Park Trailers shall be anchored to the
ground. Reference ANSI A119.5 Chapter 3, Section 3-5.4.
14.30.040
Movement of Recreational Park Trailers/Park Trailers.
(A) Any person, firm, company, or corporation, wanting to transport a
Recreational Park Trailer/Park Trailer measuring over eight and one half feet
(8.5') in width must first obtain an Over the Road Permit from the Mason County
Department of Public Works.
14.30.050
Application For Installation Permit.
(A) No Recreational Park Trailer/Park Trailer may be transported, erected,
installed, located, or stored in Mason County until an installation permit has
been obtained from the Mason County Permit Assistance Center.
(B) No permit will be issued by the Permit Assistance Center until all
requirements, in effect at the time of application, of Mason County Departments
have been addressed.
14.30.060
Permit Fees for Recreational Park Trailers/Park Trailer.
Amended and adopted as follows:
The permit fee for Recreational Park Trailers/Park Trailers shall be in
accordance with the adopted County Building Permit Schedule for Manufactured
Homes.
14.30.070
Installation Permit Issuance and Duration.
(A) When all County, State, and Federal laws, ordinances, codes, and
regulations are satisfied, an installation (building) permit will be issued to
the owner of the Recreational Park Trailer /Park Trailer. The permit will indicate
the owners name, the location for which the installation was approved, the
contractor registration information, the installation (building) permit number,
and the date the installatio~ (building) permit was issued.
(B) The installation (building) permit will be valid for 180 days from the
date of issuance.
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(C) Each installation (building)
location indicated on the permit.
permit
shall
be
valid only
for
the
(D) The owner or authorized agent of the Recreational Park Trailer/Park
Trailer shall be the only entity to whom an installation (building) permit will
be issued.
14.30.080
Inspections of Recreational Park Trailers/Park Trailers.
(A) All Recreational Park Trailers/Park Trailers
shall be subject to
inspection by authorized Mason County employees in accordance with this chapter,
the 1997 Uniform Building Code and all other codes, ordinance and regulations in
effect at the time of permitting. Required inspections shall include items as
referenced in Section 14.20.080 for manufactured homes
14.30.090
Penalties.
(A) (1) Investigation. Whenever any work for which a permit is required by
this code has been commenced without first obtaining said permit, a special
investigation shall be made before a permit may be issued for such work. (2) Fee.
An investigation fee, in addition to the permit fee, shall be collected whether
or not a permit is then or subsequently issued. The investigation fee shall be
equal to the amount of the permit fee required by this code. The minimum
investigation fee shall be the same as the minimum fee set forth in Table No. 1.
The payment of such investigation fee shall not exempt any person from compliance
with all other provisions of this code nor from any penalty prescribed by law.
Reference 1997 Uniform Building Code - Fees, Section 107.1 Investigation Fees:
Work without a Permit.
(B) Reinspection Fee. If the manufacturers installation instructions, or
installation instructions provided by a licensed engineer or architect in the
State of Washington, are not on site for review by the inspector at the time of
the inspection no inspection shall be performed, the owner must call the Mason
County Building Department to set another appointment for inspection, and the
owner will be assessed a reinspection fee according to the current adopted fee
schedule.
14.30.100
Enforcement.
(A) The Mason County Building Department shall administer and enforce the
provisions of this chapter.
14.30.110
Severability.
(A) If any provision of this chapter, or its application to any person or
circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the chapter or the application of
the provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected.
Title 14 Chapter 40
FACTORY BUILT HOUSING, COMMERCIAL COACHES
AND COMMERCIAL STRUCTURES
Sections:
14.40.005
14.40.010
14.40.020
14.40.030
14.40.040
14.40.050
14.40.060
14.40.070
14.40.080
14.40.090
14.40.100
Authority, Purpose & Scope
Definitions
General Installation Requirements
Movement of Factory Built Housing and Commerical Structures
Application for Installation Permit
Permit Fees
Installation Permit Issuance and. Duration
Inspection
Penalties
Enforcement
Severability
14.40.005 Authority, Purpose & Scope
This chapter is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb,
health, property, and public welfared by regulating and controling the design,
construction, installation, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location and
maintenance of all factory built housing, commercial structures and commercial
coaches.
14.40.010 Definitions:
(A)
Commercial Coach is a structure (referred to as a unit) that:
Can be transported in one or more sections; is used for temporary commercial
purposes; is built on a permanent chassis; conforms to the construction standards
of Chapter 296-150C WAC; may include plumbing, mechanical, electrical and other
systems.
(B)
Commercial Structure is a structure designed or used for human
habitation (such as a dormitory) or human occupancy for industrial, educational,
assembly, professional, or commercial purpose. WAC296-150F-0030.
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(C)
Factory built housing is housing designed for human occupancy such
as a single family dwelling.
The structure of any room is entirely or
substantially prefabricated or assembled at a place other than a building site.
It may also include a componenet. A factory built house is also referred as a
"modular" structure.
Factory built housing does not include manufactured and
mobile housing.
(D)
Insignia is a label attached to the structure by the Department of
Labor and Industries to verify the requirements of Chapter 296-150F WAC for
Factory Built Housing and Commercial Structures. It could also be a stamp or
label attached to a component to verify that it meets the requirements of Chapter
296-150F WAC.
Proof of Department of Labor and Industries insignia shall be
required for all new and used factory built housing and commercial structures.
Commercial coach insignia information can be obtain in WAC 296-150C.
(E) Installation Permit
Authorization from the Mason County Permit
Assistance Center, the Mason County Environmental Health Department, the Mason
County Department of Community Development, and the Mason County Department of
Public Works and Mason County Fire Marshal to locate a factory built house,
commercial coach or commercial structure in Mason County. Commonly referred to
as a Building Permit.
Additional terms are defined in Chapter 296-150F WAC and Chapter 296-150C
WAC and by reference these chapters shall be included as part of this chapter.
14.40.020 Installation Requirements.
(A) Factory built housing units, commercial coaches and commercial
structures shall be installed in accordance with all applicable Uniform Building
Codes, and Mason County Construction Codes in effect at the time of permit
issuance.
14.40.030 Movement
Commercial Structures.
of
Factory
Built
Housing,
Commercial
Coaches
and
(A) Any person, firm, company, or corporation wanting to transport a
factory built housing unit, commercial coach or commercial structure on Mason
County roadways must first obtain an Over the Road permit from the Mason County
Department of Public Works.
14.40.040 Application For Installation Permit is amended and adopted as
follows:
(A) No factory built housing, commercial coach or commercial structure may
be transported, erected, installed, located, or stored in Mason County until an
installation permit, has been obtained from the Mason County Permit Assistance
Center.
(B) No permit will be issued by the Mason County Permit Assistance Center
until all requirements, in effect at the time of application, have been met.
(C) Construction drawings shall be prepared and sealed by an architect or
engineer licensed in the State of Washington. Photo copies of plans approved by
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries are acceptable for
submittal purposes.
14.40.050 Permit Fees for Factory Built Housing,
Commercial Structure is amended and adopted as follows:
Commercial Coach and
(A) The permit fee schedule for factory built housing, commercial coach and
commercial structure shall be in accordance the current Building Standards rate
with modifier as adopted or valued by submitted written bid or engineer's
established cost of the project and assessed fees pursuant to the current adopted
fee schedule.
14.40.060 Installation Permit issuance and Duration is amended and adopted
as follows:
(A) When all County, State, and Federal laws, ordinances, codes, and
regulations are satisfied, an installation (building) permit will be issued to
the owner or authorized agent of the factory built housing, commercial structure
or commercial coach . The permit will indicate the owners name, the location of
for which the installation was approved, the installation (building) permit
number, the contractor registration number and the date the installation
(building) permit was issued.
(B) The installation (building) permit will be valid for 180 days from the
date of issuance.
(C) Each installation (building)
location indicated on the permit.
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permit
shall
be
valid only for
the
(D) The owner or authorized agent of the owner of the factory built
housing, commercial coach or commercial structure will be the only entity to whom
an installation (building) permit will be issued.
14.40.070 Inspection.
(A) All factory built housing, commercial coach units and commercial
structures for which an installation (building) permit has been issued, shall be
subject to inspection by authorized Mason County employees in accordance with
this chapter, all applicable adopted codes and ordinance regulations at the time
of permit issuance.
14.40.080 Penalties.
(A) (1) Investigation. Whenever any work for which a permit is required by
this code has been commenced without first obtaining said permit, a special
investigation shall be made before a permit may be issued for such work. (2) Fee.
An investigation fee, in addition to the permit fee, shall be collected whether
or not a permit is then or subsequently issued. The investigation fee shall be
equal to the amount of the permit fee required by this code. The minimum
investigation fee shall be the same as the minimum fee set forth in Table 1-A.
The payment of such investigation fee shall not exempt any person from compliance
with all other provisions of this code nor from any penalty prescribed by law.
reference 1997 Uniform Building Code - Fees, Section 107.1 Investigation Fees:
Work Without a Permit. Reference also Title 14 Chapter 12 Section 030 -Violation
and Penalties.
(B) Reinspection Fee. If the manufacturers installation instructions, or
installation instructions provided by a licensed engineer or architect in the
State of Washington, are not on site for review by the inspector at the time of
the inspection no inspection shall be performed, the owner must call the Mason
County Building Department to set another appointment for inspection, and the
owner will be assessed a reinspection fee in accordance with the current adopted
fee schedule ..
14.40.090 Enforcement.
(A) The Mason County Building Department shall administer and enforce the
provision of this chapter.
14.40.100 Severability.
(A) If any provisions of this chapter, or its application to any person or
circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the chapter or the application of
the provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected.
Chapter 14.04 Mason County Code.
In conformance with the provisions of
the State Building Code RCW 19.27 all the following Ordinances and Resolutions
or parts thereof conflicting or inconsistent with the provisions of this
Ordinance and the Codes hereby .adopted are hereby repealed.
Ordinance 451 Effective January 6, 1975.
UPC, UMC, UFC and Amendments.
Adoption of 1973 Editions of UBC,
Ordinance 483 Effective February 24, 1975.
Ordinance 602 Effective April 19, 1976.
UPC, UMC, UFC, and Amendments.
Adoption of 1976 Editions of UBC,
Ordinance 735 Effective February 28, 1977.
Ordinance 963 Effective January 8, 1979.
Health Department.
Ordinance 47-82 Effective June 21, 1982.
General Amendments
Establishment of Mason County
Ordinance 972 Effective January 29, 1979.
Ordinance 1135 Effective March 24, 1980.
UPC, UMC, UFC and Amendments.
General Amendments.
General Amendments.
Adoption of 1979 Editions of UBC,
General Amendments.
Ordinance 91-84 Effective September 17, 1984.
Adoption of 1982 UBC,
Ordinance 91-84 Effective September 17, 1984. Adoption of 1982 UBC, UPC, UMC,
UFC, and amendments, Washington State Energy Code 1980.
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Ordinance 43-86 Effective April 1, 1986.
Adoption April 22, 1986.
Ordinance 138-92 Effective Dec. 23, 1992.
Ordinance 37-96 Effective March 12, 1996
Dated this
day of
~
1999.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Chief Prosecuting Attorney
Michael Clift
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