Building Permit

To assist in determining the need for a permit, the following general guidelines may be used.

A. Permit Required: A permit shall be required for: (Ord. 04-07-003, 8-9-2003)

1. Anything that is to be permanently attached to the property. This includes, but is not limited to, buildings, cement pads,sidewalks, perimeter walls, hedges and fences (even though the fence posts are not cemented in). (Ord. 06-09-002, 10-4-2005)

2. An enclosed addition to any existing building on the property.

3. Whenever public utilities are required to a facility.

4. Home occupation (see definition, section 10-2-2 of this title).

5. Nonconforming use (see definition, section 10-2-2 of this title).

6. Planned development.

7. Zoning additions or changes.

8. Other items covered by this title but not specifically listed in this subsection.

B. Posting: The permit and copy of proposed work description shall be conspicuously posted at the work site. The ordinance enforcement officer is responsible to the town council to see that the permit is posted, and verifies that only the described work is being performed (see definition of "ordinance enforcement officer", section 10-2-2 of this title).

C. Permit Not Required: A permit will not be required for:

1. Any portable building (see definition, section 10-2-2 of this title). (Ord. 04-07-003, 8-9-2003)

2. Any building repair or interior remodeling other than structural. (Ord. 06-09-002, 10-4-2005)

D. Waivers: Waivers of the zoning and setback requirements may be granted using the following procedure:

1. A written request and explanation of circumstances shall accompany the request for waiver.

2. The request must be presented, in person, to the planning and zoning commission at a scheduled meeting1.

3. A majority vote in favor must be obtained from the planning and zoning members present. The town council will then determine whether or not to allow all or part of the waiver. (Ord. 04-07-003, 8-9-2003)

E. Cost Of Permit: The rate schedule used to determine the cost of the building permit shall be kept on file at the clerk-treasurer's office at the Guernsey town hall. This rate may be periodically reviewed and changed as required. (Ord. 06-09-002, 10-4-2005)