15.04.075 State Building Code adoption and amendment of the 2018 Edition of the International Existing Building Code, Chapter 51-50 WAC, adopted.
The State Building Code adoption and amendment of the 2018 Edition of the International Existing Building Code, Chapter 51-50 WAC, together with amendments and/or additions thereto, are hereby adopted by reference. Chapter 51-50 WAC is amended to include the following new and amended provisions. In the event of any conflict between any provision of the IEBC and this section, the provisions of this section shall apply. New sections or subsections shall be deemed deleted from the IEBC and the amended provisions inserted in their place in accordance with the direction of this section.
A. IEBC Section 101.1 Amended. Section 101.1 is hereby amended to read as follows:
101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Existing Building Code of the City of Monroe, hereinafter referred to as “IEBC” or “this code.”
B. IEBC Section 105.5 Amended. Section 105.5 is hereby amended to read as follows:
105.5 Expiration. Every building permit issued shall become null and void two years after the date of issuance. The building official is authorized to grant, in writing, a onetime 30 day extension when only the final inspection is remaining and all other work has been approved. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated before the expiration.
C. IEBC Section 108.2 Amended. Section 108.2 is hereby amended to read as follows:
108.2 Schedule of permit fees. On buildings, structures, gas, mechanical, and plumbing systems or alterations requiring a permit, a fee for each permit shall be paid as required, in accordance with the periodic fee resolution of the Monroe City Council and Table 1-A and Table 103.4.2(A) thereto.
Plan Review Fees. When submitted documents are required, a plan review fee shall be paid at the time of submitting the submittal documents for plan review. Said plan review fee shall be 75 percent of the building permit fee as shown in Table 1-A of the Monroe Fees Resolution. The plan review fees specified in this section are separate from and in addition to the permit fees. When submittal documents are incomplete or changed so as to require additional plan review or when the project involves deferred submittal items ((as defined in Section 126.96.36.199)), an additional plan review fee shall be charged at the rate shown in Table 1-A of the Monroe Fees Resolution.
D. IEBC Section 108.3 Amended. Section 108.3 is hereby amended to read as follows:
108.3 Building permit valuations. Permit valuations shall include the total value of the work, including materials and labor for which the permit is being issued, such as electrical, gas, mechanical, plumbing equipment and permanent systems. The building official may use the latest edition of the Building Valuation Data Table published by ICC in determining the value. Final building permit valuation shall be set by the building official.
E. IEBC Section 108.6 Amended. Section 108.6 is hereby amended to read as follows:
108.6 Refunds. The building official may authorize the refund of fees paid upon filing of a written application by the original permittee not later than 180 days after the date of fee payment, as follows:
1. 100% of any fee erroneously paid or collected;
2. Up to 80% of the permit fee paid when no work has been done under a permit issued in accordance with the periodic fee resolution of the Monroe City Council; or
3. Up to 80% 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 review is performed.
4. The request for a refund must be in writing, prior to the expiration date of the 180 day plan review period, or the expiration date of the building permit, and with justifiable cause.
F. IEBC Section 110.3 Amended. Section 110.3 is hereby amended to read as follows:
The building official is authorized to issue a temporary certificate of occupancy before the completion of the entire work covered by the permit; provided, that such portion or portions shall be occupied safely. The building official may impose such conditions upon a temporary certificate of occupancy as necessary, in the building official’s sole discretion, to protect the public health, safety and welfare. The building official shall set a time period during which the temporary certificate of occupancy is valid. The fee for a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy shall be as set by periodic fee resolution of the Monroe City Council.
G. IEBC Section 112 Amended. Section 112 is hereby amended to read as follows:
Section 112 – APPEALS.
112.1 Appeals. All appeals of orders, decisions, interpretations or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of the IEBC shall be to the City of Monroe hearing examiner in accordance with Chapter 2.34 MMC. The hearing examiner shall have no authority to waive requirements of this code.
112.2 Limitations on authority. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted thereunder have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply or an equally good or better form of construction is proposed. The hearing examiner shall have no authority to waive requirements of this code.
H. IEBC Section 113.2 Amended. Section 113.2 is hereby amended to read as follows:
113.2 Notice of violation. Enforcement of violations of this code shall be in accordance with Chapter 1.04 of the Monroe Municipal Code. Signs, tags, or seals posted or affixed by the building official shall not be mutilated, destroyed, tampered with, or removed without authorization from the building official. The fine for the removal, mutilation, destruction of, or tampering with said notice, sign, tags, or seals shall be as set forth in the Monroe Municipal Code, Section 15.04.200.
I. IEBC Section 113.3 Deleted. Section 113.3 is hereby deleted in its entirety.
K. IEBC Section 113.4 Deleted. Section 113.4 is hereby deleted in its entirety.
L. IEBC Section 114.2 Amended. Section 114.2 is hereby amended to read as follows:
114.2 Issuance. The stop work order shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property involved, the owner’s authorized agent or the person performing the work. Upon issuance of a stop work order, the cited work shall immediately cease. The stop work order shall state the reason for the order and the conditions under which the cited work will be permitted to resume. There shall be a fee imposed for issuance of a Stop Work Order in the amount set by periodic fee resolution of the Monroe City Council.
M. IEBC Section 114.4 Adopted. A new Section 114.4 is hereby adopted to read as follows:
114.4 Unauthorized tampering. Signs, tags, or seals posted or affixed by the building official shall not be mutilated, destroyed, tampered with, or removed without authorization from the building official. The fine for the removal, mutilation, destruction of, or tampering with said notice, sign, tags, or seals shall be as set forth in the Monroe Municipal Code, Section 15.04.200.
(Ord. 018/2020 § 1 (Exh. A))