Ordinance � Amendments to Mason County Code Title 14 � Building & Construction

Ordinance � Amendments to Mason County Code Title 14 � Building & Construction

ORDINANCE NO.

59-04

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,

1984, amend said Building Code Ordinance by Ordinance No. 91-84; and

WHEREAS, the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS did, on December 22,

1992, amend said Building Code Ordinance by Ordinance No. 138-92; and

WHEREAS, the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS did, on March 12,

1996, amend said Building Code Ordinance by Ordinance No. 37 -96; and

WHEREAS, the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS did, on May 4, 1999, amend said Building Code Ordinance by Ordinance No. 45-99; and

WHEREAS, it has now become apparent that some revisions in the Code as adopted are required and are necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety and general welfare; and

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED that effective immediately

Chapters 14.04, 14.08, 14.12, 14.20, 14.25, 14.30, and 14.40 of the Mason County Code be amended, and a new Chapter 14.16 of the Mason County Code be adopted as part of the Mason County Code as follows:

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

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Appendix 3, Appendi:K Chapter 33 Excavation and Grading, Chapter 11

Aooessibility and adopting the V\lashington State Building Code WAC 51 40 and 51 21.

2003 International Building Code (IBC), Including Appendix Chapters C. E;

Sections 101 through 106, and H; excluding section H106 . published by the

International Code Council, and Excluding Appendix Chapters A. 8, D, F. G, I and

J and; adopting the Washington State Building Code WAC 51-50

2003 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings

(IRC), Including Appendix Chapter G. as published by the International Code

Council, Excluding Part IV Energy, Part VII PJumbing, Part VIII Electrical and

Appendix Chapters A, B. C. D. E. F,H

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J. K. L and; adopting the Washington

State Building Code WAC 51-51

B. Uniform Mechanical Code, 1997 Edition, includiAg Appendix A through 0, published by the International Conference of Building Officials and the

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, and the

'JVashington State Mechanical Code WAC 51 42

2003 International Mechanical Code, published by the International, Code

Council, and adopting the Washington State Building Code WAC 51-52

C. Uniform Fire Code, 'Nith appendices thereto and Related Standards, 1997

Edition, published by the International Conference of Building Officials and the

International Fire Code Institute, and the VV-ashington State Uniform Fire Code

VV/\C 51 44 and 51 45.

2003 International Fire Code, published by the International Code Council, excluding Appendix

A. and adopting Appendices B.C.D.E.F,G and adopting the

Washington State Building Code WAC 51-54

D. Uniform Plumbing Code, 1997 Edition, published by the International

Association of

Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, including IAPMO Standards, and the 'Nashington State Uniform Plumbing Code VVAC 51 46 and 51 47.

2003 Uniform Plumbing Code, published by the International Association of

Plumbing and Mechanical Officials OAPMO) and adopting the Washington State

Building Code WAC 51-56 and WAC 51-57

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Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, 1997 Edition, published by the International Conference of Building Officials.

G:F. The April 1997 Washington State Energy Code, WAC 51-11 and 4997the

Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Code, WAC 51-13. 1997 NREC.

I. 1997 &Nimming Pool/Spa Code

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.

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14.08.0 Building Code Amendments.

14.08.010 General. The 1997 Uniform Building Code 2003 lnternationa~

Building

Code (IBC) and 2003 International Residential Code (IRC) are 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 YBG-IBC/IRC Section 406.4 105.1 Permits Required. Section 4-Q€h.1-

1 05.1 is adopted, amended and supplemented with the following~

(1) Permits shall be required for all docks, piers, and floats, excluding floats which are less than 120 square feet. are detached and chain anchored. Permits shall also be required for seawalls, bulkheads, or other similar structures, regardless of type of construction, including, but not limited to, rock, rip rap, pilings, wood and concrete block.

(2) Permits shall affio 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 VVork E>Eempt.

E>Eempt •.vork shall be listed in the E>Eemption Policy Addendum to Chapter 1, Section

1 06.2, and shall be in addition to exemptions listed in this chapter and shall be a part of these amendments established by ordinance.

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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.

(4) Tenant Review Applications, Commercial (COM) Permits shall be required for commercial use buildings when there. is a change in tenant prior to occupancy whether or not construction or alterations are performed· or proposed and regardless of the use or occupancy classification. When a building is constructed with future tenant spaces intended to be finished or occupied at a later date, a separate permit is required for each tenant space prior to any tenant occupancy. The permit fee shall be as adopted under the current building permit fee schedule.

14.08.035 Preliminary Inspection: New Section adopted as follows: Before issuing a permit. the building official is authorized to examine or cause to be examined buildings, structures and sites for which an application has been filed.

14.08.040 IBC Section 105.5 and IRC Section R105.5 ExQiration. Adopted and supplemented as follows: If the permit expires without extensions granted or progress inspections performed. before such work can be recommenced. a permit shall be first obtained to do so. and the fee therefor shall be one half the amount required for a new permit for such work, provided no changes have been made or will be made in the original plans and specifications for such work, and provided further that such suspension or abandonment has not exceeded one year. In order to renew action on an expired permit exceeding one year. the building official has authority to require a new permit be submitted for the completion of the structure with fees assessed for a new permit or charge a rate equivalent to the total ·hourly cost to the jurisdiction which shall include supervision. overhead, equipment, hourly wages and fringe benefits of the staff involved to renew or reinstate the permit.

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14.08.050 UBC 106.1, Moved Buildings is adopted: and amended by adding the f.oiiEYNing 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 for 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 USC 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 USC Section 107.1, Fees, General is adopted and amended to read: Fees shall be assessed in accordance to the fee schedule adopted by the jurisdiction for all permits.

14.08.100 IBC 108.6/IRC R108.5 Refunds is adopted and supplemented as follows:

The Building Official may authorize refunding of any fee paid hereunder. which was erroneously paid or collected. The buiJding official may authorize refunding of not more than 80 percent of the permit fee paid when no work has been done under a permit issued in accordance with this code. The building official may authorize refunding of not more than 80 percent of the plan review fee paid when an application for a permit for which a plan review fee has been paid is withdrawn or canceled before any plan reviewing is done. The building official shall not authorize refunding of any fee paid except on written application filed by the original permittee not later than 180 days after the date of fee paid.

14.08.130 USC Section 1806, footing Design, is adopted and amended as follotw·;s:

(1) All concrete foundation footings and

'Nalls shall comply with the 1 QQ7 Uniform

Building Code, and the Prescriptive Foundation Reinforcement Requirements for single family residences as adopted by Mason County Building

Department.

14.08.135 IBC Section 112 and IRC Section R112 Board of Appeals is amended and adopted as follows: Appeals of orders. decisions or determinations made by the building official/fire marshal shall be as setforth in. the Mason County Code.

Title 15 Mason County Development Code. Section 15.11.010 Appeals of Administrative

Interpretations and Decisions.

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TITLE 14 CHAPTER 12

VIOLATION AND PENAL TIES

Sections:

14.12.30

14.12.35

14.12.40

14.12.45

14.12.48

14.12.50

Violations and Penalties

Civil Infractions

Stop Work Order

Site Investigation Fee

Violation Permit Fee

Occupancy Violations

14.12.30 Violation and penalties. Adopted and amended: Any person, firm corporation 'Jiolating any provision of this oode shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine of not to

~ceed fi• .. .r.e hundred dollars or by imprisonment in the Mason County jail for not to e>roeed three months, or both fine and imprisonment. Eaoh separate day or any portion thereof during whish any

'liolation of this code ooours or oontinues shall be deeded to constitute a separate offense, and upon conviction shall be punishable as herein pro'lided. The issuance or granting of a permit or appro) .. -al of plans and specifications shall not be deemed or construed to be a permit for, or appr~.-al of~ any violation of any of the prm.'isions of this oode. No permit presuming to give authority to violate or oanoel the provisions of this oode shall be valid, e>roept insofar as the

'.".'Ork or use 'Nhioh it authorized is la\•lfui.(Ord.

45 99 (part), 1999). Shall be as prescribed in Title 15, Mason County Code.

14.12.35 Civil Infractions Adopted and amended: The code enforoement officer for

Mason County department of community development, building division, is authorized to issue oivil infractions for )Jiolations of any pro'lision of

Title 14. The enforoement officer may issue a oivil infraction ticket of up to t\\'0 hundred dollars for the first violation and up to four hundred dollars for the second )Jiolation and subsequent violations. Second and subsequent violations refer to any additional violation of any provision of Title 14 within two years. A violator is: (1) one

~h'ns the property and know£ the violation is ooourring and fails to take action to abate it, (2) one who causes the violation to ooour or solicits, commissions, encourages, requests or aids the violation, (3) one who has a virtual exclusive right to possess the land, as in a tenant, equitable title

~.·mer, or trust beneficiary, and who aids, abets, commissions, solicits, requests, encourages or kn~Ningly aii~Ns a violation to ooour on the land, or (4) to the mwc:imum extent alloVJed under VV-ashington law, any company whose employee or employees violate any pro\'ision of Title 14. Proof in district oourt shall be by a preponderance of the evidence.

To the extent that there is no conflict with this regulation, all suoh oivil infractions under this regulations shall be governed by the standards and procedures setforth in Re•Jised

Code of

'Nashington 7.80 (Ci)Jillnfractions). Eaoh day of violation shall be considered a separate offense.(Ord.

03 02, 2002)

Shall be as prescribed in Title 15, Mason County

Code.

Section 14.12.040 IBC Section 114 and IRC Section R114 Stop Work Order Adopted, amended and supplemented: . New section is adopted as follows: The failure to stop

't.'Ork, the resuming of

,_.,ork without permis~?ion from the Building Official, or the removal, mutilation, destruction or concealment of a Stop lA'-ork Notice posted in accordance with

UBC, Section

104.2.4

Stop Orders shall be punishable pursuant to Section

14.12.030

The posting of a stop work order shall be effective when posted at the location of the violation and shall constitute notice to the owner. owners agent or person doing the work when posted. The removal, mutilation. destruction or concealment of a Stop Work Order shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by the Mason County Code

Section 14.12.045 Site Investigation Fee: Work Without a Permit. New Section adopted: Whenever any work for which a permit is required by this code has been commenced without first obtaining said permit and a site investigation has been performed, a site inspection fee shall be assessed in accordance with the fee schedule adopted by the jurisdiction.

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Section 14.12.048 Violation Permit Fee: Work Without a Permit. New Section adopted: Whenever any work for which a permit is required by this code has been commenced without first obtaining said permit and a Stop Work Order has been placed, a

Violation Fee . equal to the amount of the permit fee shall be assessed in accordance with the fee schedule as adopted by the jurisdiction whether or not a permit is then or subsequently issued. The unlawful continuance of work without a permit after having been posted with a Stop Work Order, shall be subject to double violation fees upon the second posting of a stop work order and other penalties as prescribed for by Title 15,

Mason County Code.

Section 14.12.050 UBC Seotion 104.2.6 Occupancy Violations Adopted and amended to read as foll0' ...

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Whenever any building or structure or equipment therein regulated by this code is being used contrary to the provisions of this code

1 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 penalties as prescribed for by litle 15. Mason County Code s,ction 14.15.000 Amendments to the 1997 Uniform Code for The

Abatement of Dangerous Buildings

Section 14.15.010 General. The Uniform Code for The

Abatem~nt 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 follm¥s: 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 foiiO'IIS: 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 thereof 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 b~come 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.

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Section 14.15.050 UCADB Section 910 Filing Copy of Report with County

Auditor is amended and adopted as follrnus: 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.

14.16.005

14.16.20

14.16.25

14.16.028

TITLE 14 CHAPTER 16

FIRE CODE

General

Board of Appeals

Violation Penalties

Failure to Comply

14.16.005 General. The International Fire Code is hereby amended. The amended sections shall supersede that section or table as numbered in said Fire Code of Mason

County.

14.16.020 IFC Section 108 Board of Appeals is amended and adopted to the Mason

County Code: Appeals of orders. decisions or determinations made by the building official/fire marshal shall be as setforth in, the Mason County Code. Title 15 Mason

County Development Code, Section 15.11.010 Appeals of Administrative Interpretations and Decisions.

14.16.025 IFC Section 109.3 Violation penalties is amended and adopted to the

Mason County Code: Persons who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect. install, alter. repair or do work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the fire code official, or of a permit or certificate used under provision of this code. shall be subject to enforcement as prescribed for in Title 15, Mason County Code.

14.16.028 IFC Section 111.4 Failure to Comply is amended and adopted to the

Mason County Code: Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order. except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be subject to enforcement as prescribed for in Title

15, Mason County Code

14.18.000 Uniform Meehanieal Code. The following is added and amended:

14.18.010 Installation Standards. VV-oodstoves installed 'Nithin Mason County shall comply with the Manufacturers spesifications for listed applianses.

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

Authority, Purpose & Scope

Definitions

General Installation Requirements

County Standards For Installation

Movement of Manufactured Homes

Application For Installation Permit

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14.20.060

14.20.070

14.20.080

14.20.090

14.20.100

14.20.110

Permit Fees For Manufactured Homes

Installation Permit Issuance and Duration

Inspection

Penalties

Enforcement

Severability

14.20.005 Authority, Purpose & Scope, nev1 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-

150MWAC.

(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 (L&I) - The State of Washington Department of Labor and

Industries.

(F) Manufactured Home is a single family dwelling built according to the

Department of Housing and Urban Development Manufactured Home Construction and

Safety 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,

Chapter25. park.

(H) Site means a tract, parcel or subdivision of land, including a mobile home

(I) WAC-Washington Administrative Code

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Additional terms are defined in WAC 296-150M, ANSI A119.5, ANSI A225.1 and by this reference are included as part of this chapter.

14.20.020

General Installation Requirements For Manufactured Homes, is amended and adopted as follovJS:

(A) Installation of all manufactured homes shall be as provided for pursuant to

WAC, Chapter296-150M.

(B) Installation shall meet all Mason County departmental approvals and conditions required for installation permits.

14.20.030

County Standards For Installation of Manufactured Homes, is amended and adopted as follc>'A

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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 horne 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 A-ssistance Center. Department of Community Development

(B) No permit will be issued by the Mason County Permit Assistance Center

Department of Community Development 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 the applicable sections pertaining to validity, expiration, suspension and revocation as prescribed and adopted by the 2003 IRCIIBC , Part I Administration and

Section 14.08.040 shall apply

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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 foiiO't.'ing:

1. Cast in place footings, prior to placement of concrete

2. Manufactured Home Installation: Support placement, connection of units, heat dusting, ffiderior 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. in accordance with WAC 296-150M and manufacturer installation instructions. Work shall not be done beyond the point indicated in each successive inspection without first obtaining the approval of the building official.

14.20.090 Penalties, is amended and adopted to read:

(A) (1) Investigation. VVhenSI.'er any work for which a permit is required by this code has been commenced 'Nithout first obtaining said permit, a special investigation shall be made before a permit may be issued for such '•\fOrk. (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 im.(estigation fee shall be equal to the amount of the permit fee required by this code. The minimum in·.~stigation fee shall be as established by the adopted fee schedule for the jurisidiction or pursuant to Table 1 /\ of the 1997 Uniform

Building Code. The payment of such in•.-estigation fee shall not exempt any person from compliance w-ith all other provisions of this code nor from any penalty prescribed by law.

Reference 1997 Uniform Building Code Fees, Section 107.1 lmfestigation Fees: VVork

'Nithout a Permit or as otherwise provided for.

(B) Reinspection Fee. If the manufaGturers installation instructions, or installation instructions provided by a VVashington 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 O'lmer 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.

(A) Any violation of this chapter shall be subject to Chapter 14.12 of the Mason

County Code; Violation and Penalties and Chapter 15.13 of the Mason County Code;

Enforcement.

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.

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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

14.25.100

14.25.110

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 Enforoement and Sewrability

Enforcement

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 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 Department of Community Development 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. Mobile homes have not been built since the introduction of the HUD Manufactured Home Construction and Safety

Standards Act.

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(H) Additional terms are defined in Chapter 296-150M WAC.

Section 14.25.020 General Installation Requirements, Amended as follows:

(A) Installation of all mobile homes shall be as provided for pursuant to WAC,

Chapter 296-150M.

(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. Inspections shall be in accordance with WAC 296-150M and manufacturer installation instructions. Work shall not be done beyond the point indicated in each successive inspection without first obtaining the approval of the building official.

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 b~rs 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 fromWSDOT.

Section 14.25.050 Application for Installation Permit, Amended as follows:

(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. Department of Community Development

Section 14.25.060 Permit Fees is adopted and amended as foiiO'A~:

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. Permit validity, expiration, suspension and revocation shall be as prescribed and adopted in the applicable sections of the 2003

IRC/IBC. Part I Administration and Section 14.08.040 shall apply

Section 14.25. 090 Penalties, Enforeement and Se\·erability is amended and adopted: Refer to

Section 14.20. 090 through Section 14.20.110

Any violation of this chapter shall be subject to Chapter 14.12 of the Mason County Code;

Violation and Penalties and Chapter 15.13 of the Mason County Code; Enforcement.

14.25.100 Enforcement. New Section adopted:

(A) The Mason County Building Department shall administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter.

14.25.110 Severability. New Section adopted:

(A) If any provision of this chapter. or its application to any person or circumstance

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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 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. Ne'.-.' 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 recreationar park trailers and park trailers.

14.30.010 Definitions. Amended and adopted:

(A) Insignia - Is a label attached 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 Nationa1 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 Permit- Authorization from the Mason County Permit Assistance

Center, the Mason County Environmental Health Department, and the Mason County

Department of Community Development to locate a Recreational Park Trailer/Park Trailer in Mason County. Commonly referred to as a Building Permit.

(C) 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 A 119.5.

(E) Additional definitions are defined in Chapter 296-150P WAC.

14.30.020 General Installation Requirements, amended and adopted as follovJS:

(A) Installation of Recreational Park Trailers/Park Trailers in Mason County shall

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be in a permanent manner, following the guidelines established in Washington

Administrative Code 0fVAC) 296-150M. for manufactured homes.

14.30.030 County Standards For Installation of Recreational Park

Trailers/Park Trailers.

Amended and adopted as follows:

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. Amended;

(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. Department of Community

Development

(B) No permit will be issued by the Permit Assistance Center Department of

Community Development 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 foiiO'NS:

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. Amended 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 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 installation (building) permit was issued.

(B) Installation Permit Issuance and Duration shall be as designated for

Manufactured Homes in Section

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.20.070. Permit validity. expiration, suspension and revocation shall be as established and adopted in the applicable sections in the 2003

IRCIIBC, Part I Administration and Section 14.08.040 shall apply

(C) Each installation (building) permit shal1 be valid only for the location indicated on the permit.

(D) The owner or authorized agent of the Recreational Park Trailer/Park Trailer

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shall be the only entity to whom an installation (building) permit will be issued.

14.30.080 Inspections of Recreational Park Trailers/Park Trailers.

Amended and adopted:

(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. Amended and adopted:

(P0

(1) Investigation. V\'henever any •.vork 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. l\n investigation fee, in addition to the permit fee, shall be collected 'A(hether 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 im.testigation 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 'Nith all other pro•Asions of this code nor from any penalty prescribed by Ia\\'. Reference 1997

Uniform Building Code Fees, Section 107.1 Investigation Fees: 'Nork without a Permit.

(B) Reinspection Fee. If the manufacturers installation instructions, or installation instructions pro¥ided by a licensed engineer or architect in the State of

VVashington, are not on site for re,liew by the inspector at the time of the inspection no inspection shall be performed, the O'.vner must call the Mason County Building

Department to set another appointment for inspection, and the m•mer

\Viii be assessed a reinspection fee accoFding to the current adopted fee schedule.

(A) Any violation of this chapter shall be subject to Chapter 14.12 of the Mason

County Code; Violation and Penalties and Chapter 15.13 of the Mason County Code;

Enforcement. 1

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

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Chapter

40

FACTORY BUll T HOUSING, COMMERCIAL COACHES

AND COMMERCIAL STRUCTURES

Sections:

4.40.005 Authority, Purpose & Scope

14.40.010 Definitions

14.40.020 General Installation Requirements

14.40.030 Movement of Factory Built Housing and Commercial Structures

14.40.040 Application for Installation Permit

14.40.050 Permit Fees

14.40.060 Installation Permit Issuance and Duration

14.40.070 Inspection

14.40.080 Penalties

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14.40.090 Enforcement

14.40.100 Severability

14.40.005 Authority, Purpose

& Scope

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 factory built housing, commercial structures and commercial coaches.

14.40.010 Definitions: Amended and adopted

(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; c;onforms 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.

(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 component. 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.

Commercia~ coach insignia information can be obtain in

WAC 296-150C.

(E) Installation Permit - Authorization from the ·Mason County Permit /\-ssistanoe

Center, Department of Community Development, the Mason County Environmental

Health Department, the Mason County Department of Community Development, aru:J-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 of Factory Built Housing, Commercial Coaches and

Commercial Structures.

(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 follovJs:

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(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 Assistanoe Center.Department of Community Development

(B) No permit will be issued by the Mason County Permit Assistanoe Center

Department of Community Development 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 Coach and

Commercial Structure &-amended and adopted as follows:

(A) The permit fee sshedule for factory built housing, commercial coach and commercial structure shall be in accordance the surrent Building Standards rate 'Nith modifier as adopted or valued by submitted ,_•.-ritten bid or engineer's established sost of the projest and assessed fees pursuant to with the current adopted fee schedule.

14.40.060 Installation Permit issuance and Duration$ amended and adopted as follo•Ns:

(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 issuanoe. Permit validity. expiration. sus~nsion and revocation shall be as established and adopted in the applicable sections in the 2003 IRCIIBC . Part I Administration and

Section 14.08.040 shall apply.

(C) Each installation (building) permit shall be valid only for the location indicated on the permit.

(D) The owner or authorized agent of the owner of the factory bujlt 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. Amended and adopted:

(A) (1) Investigation. V\'henever any work for whish a permit is required by this sode has been sommenoed without first obtaining said permit, a spesial investigation shall be made before a permit may be issued for such 'IJOrk. (2) Fee. An in\testigation fee, in addition to the permit fee, shall be sollested whether or not a permit is then or subsequently issued. The imtestigation fee shall be equal to the amount of the permit fee required by this sode. The minimum in\'estigation fee shall be the same as the minimum fee set forth in Table 1 A The payment of sush investigation fee shall not e*Smpt any

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person from compliance \'"lith all other pro><>'isions of this code nor from any penalty prescribed by

I&N. reference 1997 Uniform Building Code · Fees, Section 107.1 ln·..'estigation Fees: VV-ork 'A'ithout 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 VVashington, are not on site for re><>'iev.' by the inspector at the time of the inspection no inspection shall be performed, the

CYJIAer

must call the Mason County Building Department to set another appointment for inspection, and the CY.vner 'Nill be assessed a reinspection fee in accordance with the current adopted fee schedule ..

(A) Any violation of this chapter shall be subject to Chapter 14.12 of the Mason County

Code; Violation and Penalties and Chapter 15.13 of the Mason County Code;

Enforcement.

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 14.94 Mason County Code. In conformance with the provisions of the

State Building Code RC'A' 19.27 all the follmving prelliously adopted Ordinances and

Resolutions or parts thereof conflicting or incohsistent 'Jl-ith the provisions of this

Ordinance and the Codes hereby adopted are hereby repealed.

OFdin~nee

461 Effeeti•m January 6, 1976. Adoption

UPC, UMC, UFC and Amendments. of 1973 Editions of UBC,

OFdinanee 483 Effeetive February 24, 1976. Generai.A,mendments.

OFdinanee 602

Effeeti\.~

April 19, 1976. Adoption

UPC, UMC, UFC, and Amendments. of 1976 Editions of UBC,

OFdinanee 736 Effeetive

Februaf)~

28, 1977. General Amendments

OFdinanee 963 Effeeti'Je January 8, 1979. Establishment

Health Department. of Mason County

OFdinanee 972 Effeeti•Je January 29, 1979. General Amendments.

OFdinanee 1136 Effeeti,.Je Mareh 24, 1980. P.doption

UPC, UMC, UFC and Amendments. of 1979 Editions of UBC,

OFdinanee 47 82

Effeeti·-~e

June 21, 1982. General Amendments.

Ordinanee 91 84

Effeeti·-~e

September 17, 1984. Adoption of 1982 UBC,

Ordinance 91 84 Effectil..'e September 17, 1984. Adoption of 1982 UBC, UPC, UMC,

UFC, and amendments, \'Vashington State Energy Code 1980.

OFdinanee 43 86 Effeeti¥e April1, 1986. Adoption April22, 1986.

OFdinanee 138 92 Effeetive Dee. 23, 1992.

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OrdinanGe 37 96 EffeGti'Je MarGh 12, 1996

Dated this ____,..._

6_t,......

_ _ day of _ _ 2004

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MASON COUNTY WASHINGTON

Absent 7/6/04

ATTEST:

~~ rd ~

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

Darren Nienaber

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