Title 15 - Buildings and Construction

Title 15 - Buildings and Construction
mitchellst@pue… Tue, 01/07/2020 - 12:20 PM

Chapter 15.04 - Building Code Adopted

Chapter 15.04 - Building Code Adopted

15.04.010 Adoption of the 2015 International Building Code.

The following ordinance was adopted by the Pueblo City Council on July 13, 2015, is on file with the Clerk for the Board of County Commissioners, and is adopted and incorporated by reference as part of the Pueblo County Building Code pursuant to C.R.S. §30-28-201:

Ordinance No. 8894 amending Chapter 2, Title IV, of the Pueblo Municipal Code relating to Bulding Regulations and adopting the 2015 International Building Code published by the International Code Council, Inc. and providing penalties and remedies for the violation thereof. (Res. 15-195 § 1)

15.04.020 Short title.

The ordinance and code adopted in this Resolution shall be known and cited as the "Pueblo County Building Code," and are referred to in this Resolution as "the Code." (Res. 15-195 § 2)

15.04.030 Purpose.

The purpose of the Code is to provide minimum standards to protect the public health and safety by controlling and regulating buildings, structures, and equipment including but not limited to electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, comfort cooling, refrigeration systems; signs and sign structures; elevators, dumbwaiters, and escalators; boilers and pressure vessels; plumbing and drainage systems; single and multiple dwellings; business and commercial buildings and structures; electrical conductors and equipment; and the storage and handling of hazardous materials in the County of Pueblo. The Code is also to provide uniform codes, consistent with and generally conforming to similar ordinances and regulations throughout the City of Pueblo. The Board of County Commissioners also intends to act with the City Council of the City of Pueblo to promulgate procedures and to establish boards of appeal as provided in the Code. (Res. 15-195 § 3)

15.04.040 Scope.

The provisions of the Code and the other codes adopted by reference shall apply to the construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, moving, removal, conversion, demolition, occupancy, use, storage, height, area, maintenance, installation, inspection, design, operation, testing, handling, erection and fabrication of equipment, structures, and buildings within the County of Pueblo: except work located in a public way, public utility towers and poles, mechanical equipment not specifically regulated in the Code, and hydraulic flood control structures. Where in any specific case, different sections of the Code, the County zoning resolution, or any other resolution of the County or other governmental body specify different requirements, the most restrictive provision shall govern. (Res. 15-195 § 4)

15.04.050 Exemption.

As provided in C.R.S.§30-28-201(1), buildings or structures used for the sole purpose of providing shelter for agricultural implements, farm products, livestock, or poultry are exempted from the Code. All other provisions of the Code shall apply to agricultural buildings and structures. (Res. 15-195 § 5)

15.04.060 Designated area.

The code shall apply to all unincorporated areas in Pueblo County. (Res. 15-195 § 6)

15.04.070 Change of city terms to county terms.

Whenever reference is made in the Code, including the codes adopted by reference, to "City Council” this shall be construed to mean "County Commissioners." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "ordinance," the same shall be construed to be "Resolution." Whenever reference is made in the Code "City Clerk," the same shall be construed to be "County Clerk." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "City" the same shall be construed to be "County." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "Municipal Court" the same shall be construed to be "County Court." Whenever reference is made to City Public Works Department the same shall be construed to be "County Public Works Department." (Res. 15-195 § 7)

15.04.080 Nonliability.

The adoption of this Resolution shall not create any duty to any person, firm, corporation, or other entity with regard to the enforcement or non-enforcement of this Resolution or the Code. No person, firm, corporation, or other entity shall have any private right of action, claim or civil liability remedy against the County of Pueblo, the Pueblo Regional Building Department, or their commissions, boards of review, or officers, employees or agents of such bodies or entities, for any damage arising out of or in any way connected with the adoption, enforcement or non-enforcement of this Resolution or the Code. Nothing in this resolution or in the Code shall be construed to create any liability, or to waive any of the immunities, limitations on liability, or other provisions of the Governmental Immunity Act, C.R.S. §24-10-101, or to waive any immunities or limitations on liability otherwise available to the County of Pueblo or the Pueblo Regional Building Department, or their commissions, boards of review, or officers, employees or agents of such bodies or entities. (Res. 15-195 § 8)

15.04.090 Severability.

If any part, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this Resolution or the Code is held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Resolution or the Code. (Res. 15-195 § 9)

15.04.100 Repeal.

All ordinances, resolutions, regulations and building codes of Pueblo County are repealed and superseded to the extent the same are inconsistent or in conflict with any term or provision of the Code. However, if the Code, this resolution, or any part of either is declared invalid, so that after such declaration of invalidity a building code for any matter covered in the Code shall not be in effect, the previous building code covering the same matter shall not be deemed to have been repealed and shall be deemed reenacted and in effect. (Res. 15-195 § 10)

15.04.110 Violations.

As provided in C.R.S. §30-28-209, any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of the Code is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 10 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day during which such illegal erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, maintenance, or use continues shall be deemed a separate offense. In case any building or structure is, or is proposed to be, erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered, or remodeled, used, or maintained in violation of any regulation or provision of the Code, or amendment thereto and enacted or adopted by the Board of County Commissioners under the authority granted by C.R.S. §30-28-209, the Pueblo County Attorney, in addition to other remedies provided by law, may institute an injunction, mandamus, abatement, or other appropriate or proceeding to prevent, enjoin, abate, or remove such unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, maintenance or use. (Res. 15-195 § 11)

 

mitchellst@pue… Tue, 01/07/2020 - 12:27 PM

Chapter 15.08 - Building Permits

Chapter 15.08 - Building Permits

15.08.010 Mudslide hazards to be determined prior to issuance.

A. The Pueblo County Zoning Administrator shall require the issuance of a permit for any excavation, grading, fill or construction in the community; and

B. The Pueblo County Zoning Administrator shall require review of each permit application to determine whether the proposed site and improvements will be reasonably safe from mudslides. If a proposed site and improvements are in a location that may have mudslide hazards, a further review must be made by persons qualified in geology and soils engineering; and the proposed new construction, substantial improvement, or grading must: (1) be adequately protected against mudslide damage; and (2) not aggravate the existing hazard. (§§ 1 and 2 of Res. dated 3/4/74)

15.08.020 Flood hazards to be determined prior to issuance.

A. The Zoning and Building Administrator shall review all building permit applications for new construction or substantial improvements to determine whether proposed building sites will be reasonably safe from flooding. If a proposed building site is in a location that has a flood hazard, any proposed new construction or substantial improvement (including prefab-ricated and mobilehomes) must: (1) be designed (or modified) and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse or lateral movement of the structure; (2) use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage; and (3) use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage; and

B. The Zoning and Building Administrator shall review subdivision proposals and other proposed new developments to assure that: (1) all such proposals are consistent with the need to minimize flood damage; (2) all public utilities and facilities, such as sewer, gas, electrical and water systems are located, elevated and constructed to minimize or eliminate flood damage; and (3) adequate drainage is provided so as to reduce exposure to flood hazards; and

C. The Pueblo City-County Health Department shall require new or replacement water supply systems and/or sanitary sewage systems to be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of flood waters into the systems and discharges from the systems into flood waters, and require on-site waste disposal systems to be located so as to avoid impairment of them or contamination from them during flooding. (§§ 1--3 of Res. dated 4/25/74)

 

mitchellst@pue… Tue, 01/07/2020 - 12:29 PM

Chapter 15.12 - Plumbing Code Adopted

Chapter 15.12 - Plumbing Code Adopted

15.12.010 Adoption of the 2015 International Plumbing Code.

The following ordinance was adopted by the Pueblo City Council on July 13, 2015, is on file with the Clerk for the Board of Commissioners, and is adopted and incorporated by reference as part of the Pueblo County Building Code pursuant to C.R.S. § 30-28-201:

Ordinance No. 8891, amending Chapter 4, Title IV, of the Pueblo Municipal Code, relating to Plumbing Regulations and adopting by reference the 2015 Internatioinal Plumbing Code Published by the International Code Council, Inc., and providing penalties and remedies for violation thereof. (Res. 15-196 § 1)

15.12.020 Short title.

The ordinance and code adopted in this chapter shall be known, and cited as the "Pueblo County Plumbing Code," and are referred to in this chapter as "the Code." (Res. 15-196 § 2)

15.12.030 Purpose.

The purpose of the Code is to provide minimum standards to protect the public health and safety by controlling and regulating buildings, structures and equipment including but not limited to electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, comfort cooling, refrigeration systems; signs and sign structures; elevators, dumbwaiters and escalators; boilers and pressure vessels; plumbing and drainage systems; single and multiple dwellings; business and commercial buildings and structures; electrical conductors, and equipment; and the storage and handling of hazardous materials in the County of Pueblo. The Code is also to provide uniform codes, consistent with and generally conforming to similar ordinances and regulations throughout the City of Pueblo. The Board of County Commissioners also intends to act with the City Council of the City of Pueblo to promulgate procedures and to establish boards of review as provided in the Code. (Res. 15-196 § 3)

15.12.040 Scope.

The provisions of the Code and the other codes adopted by reference shall apply to the construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, moving, removal, conversion, demolition, occupancy, use, storage, height, area, maintenance, installation, inspection, design, operation, testing, handling, erection and fabrication of equipment, structures, and buildings within the County of Pueblo: except work located in a public way, public utility towers and poles, mechanical equipment not specifically regulated in the Code, and hydraulic flood control structures. Where, in any specific case, different sections of the Code, the County zoning resolution, or any other resolution of the County or other governmental body specify different requirements, the most restrictive provision shall govern. (Res. 15-196 § 4)

15.12.050 Exemption.

As provided in C.R.S. § 30-28-201(1), buildings or structures used for the sole purpose of providing shelter for agricultural implements, farm products, livestock or poultry are exempted from the Code. All other provisions of the Code shall apply to agricultural buildings and structures. (Res. 15-196 § 5)

15.12.060 Designated area.

The Code shall apply to all unincorporated areas in Pueblo County. (Res. 15-196 § 6)

15.12.070 Change of city terms to county terms.

Whenever reference is made in the Code, including the codes adopted by reference, to "City Council" this shall be construed to mean "County Commissioners." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "ordinance," the same shall be construed to be "Resolution." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "City Clerk," the same shall be construed to be "County Clerk." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "City" the same shall be construed to be "County." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "Municipal Court" the same shall be construed to be "County Court." Whenever reference is made to "City Public Works Department" the same shall be construed to be "County Public Works Department." (Res. 15-196 § 7)

15.12.080 Nonliability.

The adoption of this resolution shall not create any duty to any person, firm, corporation, or other entity with regard to the enforcement or nonenforcement of this Resolution or the Code. No person, firm, corporation, or other entity shall have any private right of action, claim or civil liability remedy against the County of Pueblo, the Pueblo Regional Building Department, or their commissions, boards of review, or officers, employees or agents of such bodies or entities, for any damage arising out of or in any way connected with the adoption, enforcement or nonenforcement of this resolution or the Code. Nothing in this resolution or in the Code shall be construed to create any liability, or to waive any of the immunities, limitations on liability, or other provisions of the Governmental Immunity Act, C.R.S. § 24-10-101, or to waive any immunities or limitations on liability otherwise available to the County of Pueblo or the Pueblo Regional Building Department, or their commissions, boards of review, or officers, employees or agents of such bodies or entities.           (Res. 15-196 § 8)

15.12.090 Severability.

If any part, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this resolution or the Code is held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this resolution or the Code. (Res. 15-196 § 9)

15.12.100 Repeal.

All ordinances, resolutions, regulations and building codes of Pueblo County are repealed and superseded to the extent the same are inconsistent or in conflict with any term or provision of the Code. However, if the Code, this resolution, or any part of either is declared invalid, so that after such declaration of invalidity a building code for any matter covered in the Code shall not be in effect, the previous building or plumbing code covering the same matter shall not be deemed to have been repealed and shall be deemed reenacted and in effect. (Res. 15-196 § 10)

15.12.110 Violations.

As provided in C.R.S. § 30-28-209, any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of the Code is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 10 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day during which such illegal erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, maintenance, or use continues shall he deemed a separate offense. In case any building or structure is or is proposed to be erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered, or remodeled, used, or maintained in violation of any provision of the Code, or amendment thereto and enacted or adopted by the Board of County Commissioners under the authority granted by C.R.S. § 30-28-209, the Pueblo County Attorney, in addition to other remedies provided by law, may institute an appropriate action for injunction, mandamus, or abatement to prevent, enjoin, abate, or remove such unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, maintenance, or use.  (Res. 15-196 § 11)

 

mitchellst@pue… Tue, 01/07/2020 - 12:37 PM

Chapter 15.16 - Mechanical Code Adopted

Chapter 15.16 - Mechanical Code Adopted

15.16.010 Adoption of the 2015 International Mechanical Code.

The following ordinance was adopted by the Pueblo City Council on July 13, 2015, is on file with the Clerk for the Board of Commissioners, and is adopted and incorporated by reference as part of the Pueblo County Building Code pursuant to C.R.S. § 30-28-201:

Ordinance No. 8892 amending Chapter 5, Title IV, of the Pueblo Municipal Code relating to mechanical regulations and adopting by reference the 2015 International Mechanical Code, and providing penalties and remedies for the violation thereof. (Res. 15-193 § 1)

15.16.020 Short title.

The ordinance and code adopted in this Resolution shall be part of and cited as the "Pueblo County Mechanical Code," and are referred to in this Resolution as "the Code." (Res. 15-193 § 2)

15.16.030 Purpose.

The purpose of the code is to provide minimum standards to protect the public health and safety by controlling and regulating buildings, structures and equipment including but not limited to electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, comfort cooling, refrigeration systems; signs and sign structures; elevators, dumbwaiters and escalators; boilers and pressure vessels; plumbing and drainage systems; single and multiple dwellings; business and commercial buildings and structures; electrical conductors and equipment; and the storage and handling of hazardous materials in the County of Pueblo. The Code is also to provide uniform codes, consistent with and generally conforming to similar ordinances and regulations throughout the City of Pueblo. The Board of County Commissioners also intends to act with the City Council of the City of Pueblo to promulgate procedures and to establish boards of review as provided in the code. (Res. 15-193 § 3)

15.16.040 Scope.

The provisions of the Code and the other codes adopted by reference shall apply to the construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, moving, removal, conversion, demolition, occupancy, use, storage, height, area, maintenance, installation, inspection, design, operation, testing, handling, erection and fabrication of equipment, structures and buildings within the County of Pueblo: except work located in a public way, public utility towers and poles, mechanical equipment not specifically regulated in the Code, and hydraulic flood control structures. Where in any specific case, different sections of the Code, the County zoning resolution, or any other resolution of the County or other governmental body specify different requirements, the most restrictive provision shall govern. (Res. 15-193 § 4)

15.16.050 Exemption.

As provided in C.R.S. § 30-28-201(1), buildings or structures used for the sole purpose of providing shelter for agricultural implements, farm products, livestock, or poultry are exempted from the Code. All other provisions of the Code shall apply to agricultural buildings and structures. (Res. 15-193 § 5)

15.16.060 Designated area.

The Code shall apply to all unincorporated areas in Pueblo County. (Res. 15-193 § 6)

15.16.070 Change of city terms to county terms.

Whenever reference is made in the Code, including the codes adopted by reference, to "City Council" this shall be construed to mean "County Commissioners." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "ordinance," the same shall be construed to be "Resolution." Whenever reference is made in the code to "City Clerk," the same shall be construed to be "County Clerk." Whenever reference is made in the code to "City" the same shall be construed to be "County." Whenever reference is made in the code to "Municipal Court" the same shall be construed to be "County Court." Whenever reference is made to "City Public Works Department" the same shall be construed to be "County Public Works Department." (Res. 15-193 § 7)

15.16.080 Nonliability.

The adoption of the Resolution shall not create any duty to any person, firm, corporation or other entity with regard to the enforcement or nonenforcement of said Resolution or the Code. No person, firm, corporation or other entity shall have any private right of action, claim or civil liability remedy against the County of Pueblo, the Pueblo Regional Building Department, or their commissions, boards of review, or officers, employees or agents of such bodies or entities, for any damage arising out of or in any way connected with the adoption, enforcement or nonenforcement of said resolution or the Code. Nothing in said Resolution or in the Code shall be construed to create any liability, or to waive any of the immunities, limitations on liability, or other provisions of the Governmental Immunity Act, C.R.S. § 24-10-101, or to waive any immunities or limitations on liability otherwise available to the County of Pueblo or the Pueblo Regional Building Department, or their commissions, boards of review, or officers, employees or agents of such bodies or entities. (Res. 15-193 § 8)

15.16.090 Severability.

If any part, section, subsection, sentence, claue or phrase of this resolution of the Code is held to be invlalid, such deciion shall not affect the vaility of the remaining portions of this resolution or the Code. (Res. 15-193 § 9)

15.16.100 Repeal.

All ordinances, resolutions, regulations and building codes of Pueblo County are repealed and superseded to the extent the same are inconsistent or in conflict with any term or provision of the Code. However, if the Code, this resolution, or any part of either is declared invalid, so that after such declaration of invalidity a building code for any matter covered in the Code shall not be in effect, the previous building or plumbing code covering the same matter shall not be deemed to have been repealed and shall be deemed reenacted and in effect. (Res. 15-193 § 10)

15.16.110 Violations.

As provided in C.R.S. § 30-23-209, any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of the code is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 10 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day during which such illegal erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, maintenance or use continues shall he deemed a separate offense. In case any building or structure is or is proposed to be erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered or remodeled, used, or maintained in violation of any provision of the Code, or amendment thereto, and enacted by the Board of County Commissioners, under the authority granted by C.R.S.  § 30-23-209, the Pueblo County Attorney , in addition to other remedies provided by law, may institute an appropriate action for injunction, mandamus or abatement to prevent, enjoin, abate or remove such unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, maintenance or use. (Res. 15-193 § 11)

 

mitchellst@pue… Tue, 01/07/2020 - 12:39 PM

Chapter 15.20 - Electrical Code Adopted

Chapter 15.20 - Electrical Code Adopted

15.20.010 Adoption of the Electrical Code Amendments.

The following ordinance was adopted by the Pueblo City Council on April 9, 2018, is on file with the Clerk to the Board of Commissioners, and is adopted and incorporated by reference as part of the Pueblo County Building Code pursuant to C.R.S. § 30-28-201:  

Ordinance No. 9250 amending Chapter 3, Title IV, of the Pueblo Municipal Code Relating to Electrical Regulations and adopting by reference the National Electrical Code, 2017 Edition, published by the National Fire Protection Association, one Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169-7471, and providing penalties and remedies for the violation thereof.  (Res. 18-145 § 1)

15.20.020 Short title.

Title. The ordinance and code adopted in this resolution shall be a part of and cited as the "Pueblo County Electrical Code," and are referred to in this resolution as "the Code."  (Res. 18-145 § 2)

15.20.030 Purpose.

Purpose. The purpose of the Code is to provide minimum standards to protect the public health and safety by controlling and regulating buildings, structures, and equipment including, but not limited to electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation comfort cooling, refrigeration systems; signs and sign structures; elevators, dumbwaiters and escalators; boilers and pressure vessels; plumbing and drainage systems; single and multiple dwellings; business and commercial buildings and structures; electrical conductors and equipment; and the storage and handling of hazardous materials in the County of Pueblo. The Code is also to provide uniform codes, consistent with and generally conforming to similar ordinances and regulations throughout the City of Pueblo. The Board of County Commissioners also intends to act with the City Council of the City of Pueblo to promulgate procedures and to establish boards of review as provided in the Code. (Res. 18-145 § 3)

15.20.040 Scope.

Scope. The provisions of the Code and the other codes adopted by reference shall apply to the construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, moving, removal, conversion, demolition, occupancy, use, storage, height, area, maintenance, installation, inspection, design, operation, testing, handling, erection and fabrication of equipment, structures, and buildings within the County of Pueblo, except work located in a public way, public utility towers and poles, mechanical equipment not specifically regulated in the Code, and hydraulic flood control structures. Where, in any specific case, different sections of the Code, the County zoning resolution, or any other resolution of the County or other governmental body specify different requirements, the most restrictive provision shall govern.  (Res. 18-145 § 4)

15.20.050 Exemption.

Exemption. As provided in C.R.S. § 30-28-201(1), buildings or structures used for the sole purpose of providing shelter for agricultural implements, farm products, livestock, or poultry are exempted from the Code. All other provisions of the Code shall apply to agricultural buildings and structures.  (Res. 18-145 § 5)

15.20.060 Designated area.

Designated Area. The Code shall apply to all unincorporated areas in Pueblo County.  (Res. 18-145 § 6)

15.20.070 Change of city terms to county terms.

Changing City Terms to County Terms. Whenever reference is made in the Code, including the codes adopted by reference, to "City Council," this shall be construed to mean "County Commissioners." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "ordinance," the same shall be construed to be "Resolution." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "City Clerk," the same shall be construed to be "County Clerk." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "City," the same shall be construed to be "County." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "Municipal Court," the same shall be construed to be "County Court." Whenever reference is made to City Public Works Department, the same shall be construed to be "County Public Works Department." (Res.18-145 § 7)

15.20.080 Nonliability.

Nonliability. The adoption of this resolution shall not create any duty to any person, firm, corporation, or other entity with regard to the enforcement or non-enforcement of this resolution or the Code. No person, firm, corporation, or other entity shall have any private right of action, claim, or civil liability remedy against the County of Pueblo, the Pueblo Regional Building Department, or their commissions, boards of review, or officers, employees, or agents of such bodies or entities, for any damage arising out of or in any way connected with the adoption, enforcement or non-enforcement of this resolution or the Code. Nothing in this resolution or in the Code shall be construed to create any liability, or to waive any of the immunities, limitations on liability, or other provisions of the Governmental Immunity Act, C.R.S. § 24‑10‑101, or to waive any immunities or limitations on liability otherwise available to the County of Pueblo or to the Pueblo Regional Building Department, or their commissions, boards of review, or officers, employees, or agents of such bodies or entities. (Res. 18-145 § 8)

15.20.090 Severability.

Severability. If any part, section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase of this resolution or the Code is held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this resolution or the Code.  (Res. 18-145 § 9)

15.20.100 Repeal.

Repeal. All ordinances, resolutions, regulations and building codes of Pueblo County are repealed and superseded to the extent the same are inconsistent or in conflict with any term or provision of the Code. However, if the Code, this resolution, or any part of either is declared invalid, so that after such declaration of invalidity a building code for any matter covered in the Code shall not be in effect, the previous building or plumbing code covering the same matter shall not be deemed to have been repealed and shall be deemed reenacted and in effect.  (Res. 18-145 § 10)

15.20.110 Violations.

Violations. As provided in C.R.S. § 30-28-209, any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of the Code is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100.00, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 10 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day during which such illegal erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, maintenance, or use continues shall be deemed a separate offense. In case any building or structure is or is proposed to be erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered, or remodeled, used, or maintained in violation of any provision of the Code, or amendment thereto, and enacted or adopted by the Board of County Commissioners under the authority granted by C.R.S. § 30-28-209, the Pueblo County Attorney, in addition to other remedies provided by law, may institute an appropriate action for injunction, mandamus, or abatement to prevent, enjoin, abate, or remove such unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, maintenance, or use.  (Res. 18-145 § 11)

 

mitchellst@pue… Tue, 01/07/2020 - 12:41 PM

Chapter 15.24 - Housing Code Adopted

Chapter 15.24 - Housing Code Adopted

15.24.010 Adoption of the 1997 Uniform Housing Code.

The following ordinance was adopted by the Pueblo City Council on February 23, 1998, is on file with the Clerk for the Board of Commissioners, and is adopted and incorporated by reference as part of the Pueblo County Building Code pursuant to Section 30-28-201, C.R.S.:

Ordinance No. 6292 Amending Chapter 1 Title VIII of the 1971 Code of Ordinances relating to housing regulations and adopting the 1997 Uniform Housing Code published by the International Conference of Building Officials, 5360 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, California 90601-2298 and providing penalties for the violation thereof. (Res. 98-286 § 1)

15.24.020 Short title.

The ordinance and code adopted in this chapter shall be known and cited as the "Uniform Housing Code," and are referred to in this chapter as "the code." (Res. 98-286 § 2)

15.24.030 Purpose.

The purpose of the code is to protect, preserve and promote the physical and mental health and social well-being of the people, to prevent and control incidence of communicable diseases, to regulate privately and publicly owned buildings and dwellings for the purpose of maintaining adequate sanitation and public health, and to protect the safety of the people and to promote the general welfare by legislation which shall be applicable to all dwellings now in existence or hereafter constructed. It is further declared that the purpose of this chapter is to insure that the quality of housing is adequate for protection of public health, safety and general welfare, including: establishment of minimum standards for basic equipment and facilities for light, ventilation and thermal conditions, for safety from fire and accidents, for the use and location and amount of space for human occupancy, and for the adequate level of maintenance, determination of the responsibilities of owners, operators and, occupants of dwellings; and provision for the administration and enforcement thereof. The code is also to provide uniform codes, consistent with and generally conforming to similar ordinances and regulations throughout the city of Pueblo. The Board of County Commissioners also intends to act with the City Council of the city of Pueblo to promulgate procedures and to establish boards of appeals as provided in the code. (Res. 98-286 § 3)

15.24.040 Scope.

The provisions of the code and the other codes adopted by reference shall apply to the construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, moving, removal, conversion, demolition, occupancy, use, storage, height, area, maintenance, installation, inspection, design, operation, testing, handling, erection and fabrication of equipment, structures, and buildings within the county of Pueblo: except work located in a public way, public utility towers and poles, mechanical equipment not specifically regulated in the code, and hydraulic flood control structures. Where in any specific case, different sections of the code, the county zoning resolution, or any other resolution of the county or other governmental body specify different requirements, the most restrictive provision shall govern. (Res. 98-286 § 4)

15.24.050 Exemption.

As provided in Section 30-28-201(1), C.R.S., buildings or structures used for the sole purpose of providing shelter for agricultural implements, farm products, livestock or poultry are exempted from the code. All other provisions of the code shall apply to agricultural buildings and structures. (Res. 98-286 § 5)

15.24.060 Designated area.

The code shall apply to all unincorporated areas in Pueblo County. (Res. 98-286 § 6)

15.24.070 Change of city terms to county terms.

Whenever reference is made in the code, including the codes adopted by reference, to "City Council" this shall be construed to mean "County Commissioners." Whenever reference is made in the code to "ordinance," the same shall be construed to be "resolution." Whenever reference is made in the code to "City Clerk," the same shall be construed to be "County Clerk." Whenever reference is made in the code to "City" the same shall be construed to be "County." Whenever reference is made in the code to "Municipal Court" the same shall be construed to be "County Court." Whenever reference is made to "City Public Works Department" the same shall be construed to be "County Public Works Department." (Res. 98-286 § 7)

15.24.080 Nonliability.

The adoption of the resolution codified in this chapter shall not create any duty to any person, firm, corporation or other entity with regard to the enforcement or nonenforcement of said resolution or the code. No person, firm, corporation or other entity shall have any private right of action, claim or civil liability remedy against the county of Pueblo, the Pueblo Regional Building Department, or their commissions, boards of appeals, or officers, employees or agents of such bodies or entities, for any damage arising out of or in any way connected with the adoption, enforcement or nonenforcement of said resolution or the code. Nothing in said resolution or in the code shall be construed to create any liability, or to waive any of the immunities, limitations on liability, or other provisions of the Governmental Immunity Act, Section 24-10-101, C.R.S. or to waive any immunities or limitations on liability otherwise available to the county of Pueblo or the Pueblo Regional Building Department, or their commissions, boards of appeals, or officers, employees or agents of such bodies or entities. (Res. 98-286 § 8)

15.24.090 Violations--Penalties.

A. As provided in Section 30-28-209, C.R.S., any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of the code is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than ten (10) days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day during which such illegal erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, maintenance or use continues shall be deemed a separate offense. In case any building or structure is or is proposed to be erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered or remodeled, used or maintained in violation of any provision of the code, the Pueblo County District Attorney, the Pueblo County Board of Commissioners, or any owner of real estate within the area, in addition to other remedies provided by law, may institute an appropriate action for injunction, mandamus or abatement to prevent, enjoin, abate or remove such unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, maintenance or use.

B. 1. Also, Section 30-28-210 provides that in addition to any penalties imposed pursuant to Section 30-28-209, any person, firm or corporation violating any such provision of the code may be subject to the imposition, by order of the County Court, of civil penalty in an amount of not less than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). It is within the discretion of the County Attorney to determine whether to pursue the civil penalties set forth in this section, the remedies set forth in Section 30-28-209, or both. Each day after the issuance of the order of the County Court during which such unlawful activity continues shall be deemed a separate violation and shall in accordance with the subsequent provisions of this section, be the subject of a continuing penalty in an amount not to exceed fifty dollars ($50.00) for each such day. In no event shall civil penalties imposed pursuant to this section constitute a lien against the real property.

2. a. In the event any building or structure is erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered, maintained used in violation of any provision of the code, the County Attorney of the county in which such building or structure is situated, in addition to other remedies provided by law, may commence a civil action in County Court for the county in which such building or structure is situated, seeking the imposition of a civil penalty in accordance with the provisions of this section.

b. A building inspector designated by resolution of the Board of County Commissioners shall, upon personal information and belief that a violation of any provision of the code has occurred, give written notice to the violator to correct such violation within thirty (30) days after the date of such notice. If the violator fails to correct the violation within such thirty (30) day period or within any extension period granted by the building inspector, the building inspector may request that the Sheriff of the county or the County Attorney issue a summons and complaint to the violator, stating the nature of the violation with sufficient particularity to give notice of such charge to the violator.

c. One copy of the summons and complaint issued pursuant to subdivision (2)(b) of this subsection shall be served upon the violator in the manner provided by law for the service of a County Court Civil Summons and Complaint in accordance with the Colorado rules of County Court Civil Procedure. The summons and complaint shall also be filed with the Clerk of the County Court and thereafter the action shall proceed in accordance with the Colorado Rules of County Court Civil Procedure.

d. If the County Court finds, by a preponderance of the evidence, that a violation of any provisions of the code has occurred, the Court shall order the violator to pay a civil penalty in an amount allowed pursuant to subsection (B)(1) of this section. Such penalty shall be payable immediately by the violator to the County Treasurer. In the event that the alleged violation has been cured or otherwise removed at least five days prior to the appearance date in the summons, then the County Attorney shall so inform the Court and request that the action be dismissed without fine or appearance of the defendant.

3. Upon the filing with the Court of a receipt issued by the County Treasurer showing payment in full of a civil penalty assessed pursuant to this section and upon the filing of an affidavit of the County Building Inspector that the violation has been cured, removed or corrected, the Court shall dismiss the action and issue a satisfaction in full of the judgement so entered.

4. If a receipt showing full payment of the civil penalty or the affidavit required by subsection (B)(3) of this section is not filed, the action shall continue and the Court shall retain jurisdiction to impose an additional penalty against the violator in the amount specified in subsection (B)(1) of this section. Such additional penalty shall be imposed by the Court upon motion filed by the county and proof that the violation has not been cured, removed or corrected. Thereafter, the action shall continue until the filing with the Court of a receipt issued by the County Treasurer showing payment in full of the civil penalty and any additional penalties so assessed and the filing of an affidavit of the County Building Inspector that the violation has been cured, removed or corrected. (Res. 98-286 § 11)

 

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Chapter 15.32 - Building Department Administration and Contractor Licenses

Chapter 15.32 - Building Department Administration and Contractor Licenses

15.32.010 Adoption of the Building Department Administration and Contractor Licenses.

The following ordinance was adopted by the Pueblo City Council on March 26, 2018, is on file with the Clerk for the Board of Commissioners, and is adopted and incorporated by reference as part of the Pueblo County Building Code pursuant to C.R.S. §30-28-201:

Ordinance No. 9247, amending Chapter 1 of Title IV of the Pueblo Municipal Code relating to Building Department Administration and Contractor Licenses and providing penalties and remedies for the violation thereof. (Res. 18-146 § 1)

15.32.020 Title.

The ordinance and code adopted in this resolution shall be a part of and cited as the "Contractors Licenses and Administration Code," and are referred to in this resolution as "the Code." (Res. 18-146  § 2)

15.32.030 Purpose.

The purpose of the code is to establish uniform, county-wide licensing and administrative provisions for all contractors doing construction work in Pueblo County. The code is also to provide uniform licensing provisions and regulations for contractors consistent with and generally conforming to similar ordinances and regulations throughout the City of Pueblo. The Board of County Commissioners also intends to act with the City Council of the City of Pueblo to promulgate procedures and to establish boards of appeals as provided in the Code. (Res.  18-146 § 3)

15.32.040 Scope.

The provisions of the code and the other codes adopted by reference shall apply to the construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, moving, removal, conversion, demolition, occupancy, use, storage, height, area, maintenance, installation, inspection, design, operation, testing, handling, erection and fabrication of equipment, structures and buildings within the County of Pueblo: except work located in a public way, public utility towers and poles, mechanical equipment not specifically regulated in the code, and hydraulic flood control structures. Where in any specific case, different sections of the code, the county zoning resolution, or any other resolution of the county or other governmental body specify different requirements, the most restrictive provision shall govern. (Res. 18-146 § 4)

15.32.050 Exemption.

As provided in C.R.S. § 30-28-201(1), buildings or structures used for the sole purpose of providing shelter for agricultural implements, farm products, livestock or poultry are exempted from the code. All other provisions of the code shall apply to agricultural buildings and structures. (Res. 18-146 § 5)

15.32.060 Designated area.

The code shall apply to all unincorporated areas in Pueblo County. (Res. 18-146 § 6)

15.32.070 Change of city terms to county terms.

Whenever reference is made in the code, including the codes adopted by reference, to "City Council" this shall be construed to mean "County Commissioners." Whenever reference is made in the code to "ordinance," the same shall be construed to be "resolution." Whenever reference is made in the code to "City Clerk," the same shall be construed to be "County Clerk." Whenever reference is made in the code to "City" the same shall be construed to be "County." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "Municipal Court" the same shall be construed to be "County Court." Whenever reference is made to "City Public Works Department" the same shall be construed to be "County Public Works Department." (Res. 18-146 § 7)

15.32.080 Nonliability.

The adoption of the resolution codified in this chapter shall not create any duty to any person, firm, corporation or other entity with regard to the enforcement or nonenforcement of said resolution or the code. No person, firm, corporation or other entity shall have any private right of action, claim or civil liability remedy against the County of Pueblo, the Pueblo Regional Building Department, or their commissions, boards of appeals, or officers, employees or agents of such bodies or entities, for any damage arising out of or in any way connected with the adoption, enforcement or nonenforcement of said resolution or the code. Nothing in said resolution or in the code shall be construed to create any liability, or to waive any of the immunities, limitations on liability, or other provisions of the Governmental Immunity Act, C.R.S.  §24-10-101, or to waive any immunities or limitations on liability otherwise available to the county of Pueblo or the Pueblo Regional Building Department, or their commissions, boards of appeals, or officers, employees or agents of such bodies or entities. (Res. 18-146 § 8)

15.32.090 Severability.

If any part, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this resolution or the code is held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this resolution or the code. (Res. 18-146 § 9)

15.32.100 Repeal.

All ordinances, resolutions, regulations and building codes of Pueblo County are repealed and superseded to the extent the same are inconsistent or in conflict with any term or provision of the code.  However, if the code, this resolution, or any part of either is declared invalid, so that after such declaration of invalidity a building code for any matter covered in the code shall not be in effect, the previous building or contractors licensing and administrative code covering the same matter shall not be deemed to have been repealed and shall be deemed reenacted and in effect. (Res. 18-146 § 10)

15.32.110 Violations.

As provided in C.R.S. § 30-28-209, any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of the Code is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 10 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day during which such illegal erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, maintenance, or use continues shall be deemed a separate offense. In case any building or structure is or is proposed to be erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered, or remodeled, used, or maintained in violation of any provision of the Code, or amendment thereto and enacted or adopted by the Board of County Commissioners under the authority granted by C.R.S. §30-28-209, the Pueblo County Attorney, in addition to other remedies provided by law, may institute an appropriate action for injunction, mandamus, or abatement to prevent, enjoin, abate, or remove such unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, maintenance, or use. (Res. 18-146 § 11)

 

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Chapter 15.36 - Electrical Appeal Board

Chapter 15.36 - Electrical Appeal Board

15.36.010 Established.

A Pueblo County Electrical Appeal Board, comprised of seven members, serving at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners, is established. (Res. 82-Z37 § 1)

 

 

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Chapter 15.40 - Sign Board of Appeals

Chapter 15.40 - Sign Board of Appeals

15.40.010 Established--Terms--Membership.

The Sign Board of Appeals is established consisting of five members appointed by the city and the county acting as individual bodies but in agreement as provided by Paragraph 12 of the intergovernmental agreement dated August 10, 1981. The members shall be appointed for terms of three years, except that the initial terms shall be staggered as provided in the resolution codified in this chapter. Two members shall be sign contractors licensed to perform such work in Pueblo County, one member shall be a licensed engineer in Colorado, one member shall be a master or journeyman electrician and one member shall be a person knowledgeable generally of the building trades and of the several building codes. (Res. 98-451 § 1)

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Chapter 15.44 - Contractor and Craftsman License Fees

Chapter 15.44 - Contractor and Craftsman License Fees

15.44.010 License fees.

Section 1.

Fees required to be paid pursuant to this Title 15 Building and Construction, in connection with any license, registration, examination, license application, plan review, building permit, plumbing permit, mechanical permit, electrical permit, inspection or reinspection, or otherwise required to be paid pursuant to said Title or any code adopted therein by reference, shall be determined and paid in accordance with the following schedule, and are subject to the additional conditions, if any, specified herein:

A. Annual Contractor License (or Registration Fees):

 1. Building “A” Contractor License $310.00
 2. Building “B” Contractor License  $260.00
 3. Building “C” Contractor License  $220.00
 4. Building “D” Contractor -- Single Trade License   $130.00
 5. Building “D” Contractor -- Wrecking License  $260.00
 6. Building “D” Contractor-- Moving License  $220.00
 7. Plumbing Processing Fee For Registration   $130.00
 8. Plumbing Utility Contractor (Sewer & Water Service Lines or Fire Mains)   $130.00 each
 9. Water Connected Appliance  $130.00
10 Mechanical “A” Contractor  $260.00
11 Mechanical “C” Contractor (Gas Fitter or Sheet Metal or Refrigeration) $130.00 each
12 Electrical Registration No Fee               
B. Annual Craftsmen License/Registration Fees:

1 Mechanical Master License $130.00
2 Stationary Engineer Registration  $130.00
3 Journeyman Gas Fitter Registration or License  $40.00
4 Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker License  $40.00
5 Journeyman Refrigeration License  $40.00
6 Mechanical Apprentice Registration  $40.00
C. Examination Fees:

1 Building “A” & “B” Contractor $100.00
2 Building “C” Contractor $70.00
3 Building ‘D” (Per Exam)  $50.00
4 Mechanical Contractor (Per Exam)  $50.00

D.         Renewal License and Registration Fees:

            1.         All licenses and registrations shall become delinquent on December31 of the year issued and shall be renewed annually upon application and payment of the required license or registration fee; subject, however, to the following limitations: the fee for any license or registration renewed after January 31 but on or before March 31 shall be one and one-half times the annual fee for such license; the fee for any license or registration renewed after March 31 but on or before May 31 shall be twice the annual license or registration fee for such license or registration. All required insurance coverage certificates shall be filed and approved before a license or registration is renewed. Any license or registration not renewed before May 31 of the year following its issuance shall thereupon expire and may not be renewed without examination, if examination was required upon issuance of the initial license.

          2.         No permit shall be issued to any unlicensed or non-registered person engaged in the construction business, or to any licensed or registered person who is delinquent in payment of his or her annual license or registration fee, or who has failed to comply with a provisional order, or whose license or registration is suspended or revoked, or who is in any manner indebted to the Department, or whose insurance has then expired.

E.         License Application Fees:

            1.         An application fee of $35.00 is required to be paid at the time the license application is submitted to the Pueblo Regional Building Department for review and acceptance. Upon review of the application, the applicant will be notified that either (a) the application cannot be accepted together with a statement of the reasons it cannot be accepted or, if additional information is required, identification of the necessary additional information, or (b) that the application has been accepted and the date or dates upon which examination for the license will be held.

F.       Plan Review Fees:

Plan review fees shall be charged as follows:
1. New one and two family dwellings 10% of the building permit fee
2. All other building and additions and alterations to existing buildings 50% of the building permit fee
3. Additional plan review required by changes, additions or revisions to approved plan $30.00 per hour

Review of plans by the Department is merely a code compliance review and not a structural or suitability review. Such review shall not relieve the designer, architect, engineer or contractor of responsibility for the structural integrity of the contemplated work or from compliance with all provision of all applicable codes.

All ground mount commercial solar projects are exempt from the above Plan Review Fees schedule.

G.         Building Permit Fees:

  1. General

           a.         Permits are issued only for work that is described or shown on approved plans or specifications.

           b.         Permits may not be issued until all required approvals have been received from other governing agencies.

           c.         Permit fees for all construction projects are based on total contract value, including but not limited to all building structure work, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems, and sprinkler work, finish work, overhead, material, labor and profit.  Subcontractors will be required to obtain a no-fee permit for their portion of the work.

         d.         If a contractor or subcontractor is changed from that indicated in the initial list provided before beginning the job, the Building Department shall be notified. If during the course of the job a contractor or subcontractor in which a permit has been issued to is changed, the new contractor or subcontractor will be required to obtain a minimum fee permit of $60.00

        e.         The Department may require the Contractor to file with the Department copies of its contracts with the owner of the work, and with any one or more subcontractors employed in the work.

        f.          A minimum fee of $30.00 shall be charged for all permits. If a permit is cancelled before any work is done, fees will be refunded except for an administrative service charge of $15.00

    2.   Residential

           a.         Permit fees for alterations and remodeling shall be based on the contract value. Permit fees are derived from Table B below.

           b.         The permit fees for all new construction and for additions to existing structures shall be calculated based upon the Total Valuation of the work in accordance with Table B below. The Total Valuation of the work shall be the aggregate of the value of all classifications of improvements based upon the square footage of the improvements and calculated in accordance with Table A below.

      3.  Manufactured Structures

          a.        Permit fees for all manufactured structures shall be calculated based upon the total valuation of the work in accordance with Table C.  The total valuation of the work shall be the aggregate of the valuation of all classification of improvement based upon the square footage of the improvements and calculated in accordance with Table B.

           b.         Certificates of Occupancy for manufactured structures may be obtained from the State of Colorado Division of Housing.

      4.   Commercial Structures:

            Permit fees shall be calculated based upon total contract valuation in accordance with Table B.

      5.  Sign, Moving and Wrecking permits:

            Permit fees shall be calculated based upon total contract valuation in accordance with Table B.

TABLE A

I. New Residences and Additions Thereto:
a.   All Finished Living area $73.93 Per square foot
b.   Basement, unfinished 12.50 Per square foot
c.   Finish existing basement 19.50 Per square foot
d.   Finished garden level or basement level 32.00 Per square foot
II. Manufactured/Modular Residence:
a.   Sitting of Manufactured Home $45.00 Per square foot
b.   Finished Basement 32.00 Per square foot
c.  Unfinished Basement 12.50 Per square foot
III. Garage and Accessory Structures:
a.   Detached garage $24.00 Per square foot
b.   Attached garage  22.00 Per square foot
c.   Carports - open on two or more sides 15.00 Per square foot
d.   Open patios or porches with roof 11.00 Per square foot
e.  Enclosed patio 25.00 Per square foot
f.   Deck 10.00 Per square foot
g.   Deck with roof 20.00 Per square foot

All permits valuations shall be adjusted annually by a modifier of 5% for 2015 and 2016.

TABLE B
TOTAL VALUATION PERMIT FEE
$1.00 to $500.00 $30.00
$501 to $2,000 $30.00 for the first $500.00 plus $2.00 for each additional $100.00 or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000.
$2,001 to $25,000 $60.00 for the first $2,000 plus $9.00 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000.
$25,001 to $50,000 $267.00 for the first $25,000 plus $6.50 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000.
$50,001 to $100,000 $429.50 for the first $50,000 plus $4.50 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000.
$100,001 to $500,000 $654.50 for the first $100,000.00 plus $3.50 for each additional $1,000.00 of fraction thereof, to and including $500,000.
$500,001 to $1,000,000 $2,054.50 for the first $500,000.00 plus $3.00 for each additional $1,000.00 or including $1,000,000
$1,000,001 AND UP $3,554.50 for the first $1,000,000.00 plus $2.00 for each additional $1,000.00 or fractions thereof.

All permits valuations shall be adjusted annually by a modifier of 5% for 2015 and 2016.

TABLE C

I. Residential Plumbing Only Permits:
a.   Sewer Connection $50.00 Each
b.   Water Connection   40.00 Each
c.   Lawn Sprinkler System   55.00 Each
II. Residential Mechanical Only Permits:
a.   Water Heater Replacement $40.00 Each
b.   Furnace Replacement  65.00 Each
c.  Furnace/AC Replacement  80.00 Each
d.  Gas Air Test  40.00 Each
III. Residential Electrical Only Permits:
a.   Upgrade/Replace Service $50.00 Each
b.   Solar PV Systems 290 Each
c.   A/C Hook up  40.00 Each

 H. Plumbing Permit Fees:

Plumbing permit fees shall be as follows:

On a project that is exclusively limited to plumbing work and does not otherwise require a building permit, the plumbing contractor shall obtain a plumbing permit and the fees shall be based on Table C for residential work listed.  All other plumbing permit fees shall be based on contract value and calculated in accordance with the building permit fee schedule of Table B.

I. Mechanical Permit Fees:

Mechanical permit fees shall be as follows:

On a project that is exclusively limited to mechanical work and does not otherwise require a building permit, the mechanical contractor shall obtain a mechanical permit and the fees shall be based on Table C for residential work listed.  All other mechanical permit fees shall be based on contract value and calculated in accordance with the building permit fee schedule of Table B.

J. Electrical Permit Fees:

Electrical permit fees shall be as follows:

On a project that is exclusively limited to electrical work and does not otherwise require a building permit, the electrical contractor shall obtain an electrical permit and the fees shall be  shall be based on Table C for residential work listed.  All other electrical permit fees shall be based on contract value and calculated in accordance with the building permit fee schedule of Table B.

K.  Miscellaneous Fees - 1, 2, and 4 shall be adjusted for the years of 2015 and 2016 by 5%.

1. For buildings required to be inspected for regulated use licensing, including but not limited to use for cabarets, hotels, motels, foster care, nursing homes or similar buildings, an inspection fee of $100.00 shall be paid.

2. Inspections conducted outside of normal office hours at the request of a permittee shall require payment of additional inspection fees of $ 75.00 per hour for inspectors’ time reasonably required in inspection for the work and travel to and from the site of the work, with a minimum fee based upon 2 hours per inspector.                  

3. Reinspection fee shall be $100.00.

4. There shall be no additional fee for issuance of the final Certificate of Occupancy. Partial, temporary or preliminary occupancy certificates shall be charged an additional fee as follows:

                       Residential Properties -- $10.00 per living unit up to 4 units

                       All other structures -- $25.00 per certificate.

5.  Elevator  inspection fees shall be $175.00.

L. Appeal fee shall be $100.00 per appeal.

M. Building Codes Applicable to City Buildings

Table B and Table C along with Miscellaneous Fees numbers 1, 2, and 4 shall be adjusted for the years of 2015 and 2016 by 5% unless the City Council and County Commissioners find that such increases are not required based on economic factors.

All codes referred to herein shall be applicable to buildings owned or occupied by the City of Pueblo, its departments, divisions and agencies. The City shall comply with the provisions of such codes including obtaining permits for all work performed and payment of permit fees.

Section 2.

Any prior resolution relating to fees charged by the Pueblo Regional Building Department is hereby rescinded and superseded by this Resolution.

Section 3.

This resolution shall become effective on November 1, 2013. (Res. 13-196, Res. 15-154)

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Chapter 15.48 - Abatement of Dangerous Buildings

Chapter 15.48 - Abatement of Dangerous Buildings

15.48.010 Adoption of the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings and Amendments.

The following ordinances were adopted by the Pueblo City Council on November 23, 1998, and October 11, 2005, and are on file with the Clerk for the Board of Commissioners, and are adopted and incorporated by reference as part of the Pueblo County Building Code pursuant to C.R.S. §30-28-201:

Ordinance No. 6369 amending Title IV, of the Pueblo Municipal Code relating to dangerous buildings and adopting by reference the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, 1997 Edition.


Ordinance No. 7384 amending Title IV, of the Pueblo Municipal Code relating to Dangerous Buildings and providing Penalties for the Violation Thereof. (Res. 06-28 § 1)

The following ordinance was adopted by the Pueblo City Council on May 28, 2013, is on file with the Clerk to the Board of Commissioners, and is adopted and incorporated by reference as part of the Pueblo County Building Code pursuant to C.R.S. § 30-28-201:

Ordinance No. 8598 amending Chapter 13, Title IV, of the Pueblo Municipal Code Relating to Building Department Administration and Contractor Licenses. (Res. 13-197 § 1)

15.48.020 Short Title.

The ordinance and code adopted in this resolution shall be a part of and cited as the "the Pueblo County Abatement Code" and are referred to in this resolution as "the Code." (Res. 06-28 § 2)

15.48.030 Purpose.

The purpose of the Code is to provide minimum standards to protect the public health and safety by controlling and regulating buildings, structures, and equipment including but not limited to electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, comfort cooling, refrigeration systems; signs and sign structures; elevators, dumbwaiters, and escalators; boilers and pressure vessels; plumbing and drainage systems; single and multiple dwellings; business and commercial buildings and structures; electrical conductors and equipment; and the storage and handling of hazardous materials in the County of Pueblo. The Code is also to provide uniform codes, consistent with and generally conforming to similar ordinances and regulations throughout the City of Pueblo. The Board of County Commissioners also intends to act with the City Council of the City of Pueblo to promulgate procedures and to establish boards of review as provided in the Code. (Res. 06-28 § 3)

15.48.040 Scope.

The provisions of the Code and the other codes adopted by reference shall apply to the construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, moving, removal, conversion, demolition, occupancy, use, storage, height, area, maintenance, installation, inspection, design, operation, testing, handling, erection and fabrication of equipment, structures, and buildings within the County of Pueblo: except work located in a public way, public utility towers and poles, mechanical equipment not specifically regulated in the Code, and hydraulic flood control structures. Where in any specific case, different sections of the Code, the County zoning resolution, or any other resolution of the County or other governmental body specify different requirements, the most restrictive provision shall govern. (Res. 06-28 § 4)

15.48.050 Exemption.

As provided in C.R.S. § 30-28-201(1), buildings or structures used for the sole purpose of providing shelter for agricultural implements, farm products, livestock, or poultry are exempted from the Code. All other provisions of the Code shall apply to agricultural buildings and structures. (Res.06-28 § 5)

15.48.060 Designated Area.

The Code shall apply to all unincorporated areas in Pueblo County. (Res. 06-28 § 6)

15.48.070 Changing City terms to County terms.

Whenever reference is made in the Code, including the codes adopted by reference, to "City Council," this shall be construed to mean "County Commissioners." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "ordinance," the same shall be construed to be "Resolution." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "City Clerk," the same shall be construed to be "County Clerk." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "City," the same shall be construed to be "County." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "Municipal Court," the same shall be construed to be "County Court." Whenever reference is made to City Public Works Department, the same shall be construed to be "County Public Works Department." (Res. 06-28 § 7)

15.48.080 Nonliability.

The adoption of this resolution shall not create any duty to any person, firm, corporation, or other entity with regard to the enforcement or nonenforcement of this resolution or the Code. No person, firm, corporation, or other entity shall have any private right of action, claim or civil liability remedy against the County of Pueblo, the Pueblo Regional Building Department, or their commissions, boards of review, or officers, employees or agents of such bodies or entities, for any damage arising out of or in any way connected with the adoption, enforcement or nonenforcement of this resolution or the Code. Nothing in this resolution or in the Code shall be construed to create any liability, or to waive any of the immunities, limitations on liability, or other provisions of the Governmental Immunity Act, C.R.S. §24-10-101, or to waive any immunities or limitations on liability otherwise available to the County of Pueblo or the Pueblo Regional Building Department, or their commissions, boards of review, or officers, employees or agents of such bodies or entities. (Res. 06-28 § 8)

15.48.090 Severability.

If any part, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this resolution or the Code is held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this resolution or the Code. (Res.06-28 § 9)

15.48.100 Repeal.

All ordinances, resolutions, regulations and building codes of Pueblo County are repealed and superseded to the extent the same are inconsistent or in conflict with any term or provision of the Code. However, if the Code, this resolution, or any part of either is declared invalid, so that after such declaration of invalidity a building code for any matter covered in the Code shall not be in effect, the previous building or plumbing code covering the same matter shall not be deemed to have been repealed and shall be deemed reenacted and in effect. (Res. 06-28 § 10)

15.48.110 Violations.

As provided in C.R.S. § 30-28-209, any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of the Code is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 10 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day during which such illegal erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, maintenance, or use continues shall he deemed a separate offense. In case any building or structure is or is proposed to be erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered, or remodeled, used, or maintained in violation of any provision of the Code, or amendment thereto and enacted or adopted by the Board of County Commissioners under the authority granted by C.R.S. §30-28-209, the Pueblo County Attorney, in addition to other remedies provided by law, may institute an appropriate action for injunction, mandamus, or abatement to prevent, enjoin, abate, or remove such unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, maintenance, or use. (Res. 06-28 § 11)

 

mitchellst@pue… Tue, 01/07/2020 - 12:52 PM

Chapter 15.52 - Residential Code Adopted

Chapter 15.52 - Residential Code Adopted

15.52.010 Adoption of the 2015 International Residential Code.

The following ordinance was adopted by the Pueblo City Council on July 13, 2015, is on file with the Clerk for the Board of Commissioners, and is adopted and incorporated by reference as part of the Pueblo County Building Code pursuant to C.R.S. § 30-28-201:

Ordinance No. 8893, amending Chapter 6, Title IV, of the Pueblo Municipal Code relating to Building Regulations and adopting by reference the 2015 International Residential Code Relating to Building Regulations for One and Two Family Dwellings, and providing penalties and remedies for the violation thereof. (Res. 15-192 § 1)

15.52.020 Title.

The ordinance and code adopted in this Resolution shall be a part of and cited as the "Pueblo County Residential Code," and are referred to in this resolution as "the Code." (Res. 15-192 § 2)

15.52.030 Purpose.

The purpose of the Code is to provide minimum standards to protect the public health and safety by controlling and regulating buildings, structures, and equipment including, but not limited to electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation comfort cooling, refrigeration systems; signs and sign structures; elevators, dumbwaiters, and escalators; boilers and pressure vessels; plumbing and drainage systems; single and multiple dwellings; business and commercial buildings and structures; electrical conductors and equipment; and the storage and handling of hazardous materials in the County of Pueblo. The Code is also to provide uniform codes, consistent with and generally conforming to similar ordinances and regulations throughout the City of Pueblo. The Board of County Commissioners also intends to act with the City Council of the City of Pueblo to promulgate procedures and to establish boards of review as provided in the Code. (Res. 15-192 § 3)

15.52.040 Scope.

The provisions of the Code and the other codes adopted by reference shall apply to the construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, moving, removal, conversion, demolition, occupancy, use, storage, height, area, maintenance, installation, inspection, design, operation, testing, handling, erection, and fabrication of equipment, structures, and buildings within the County of Pueblo; except work located in a public way, public utility towers and poles, mechanical equipment not specifically regulated in the Code, and hydraulic flood control structures. Where, in any specific case, different sections of the Code, the County zoning resolution, or any other resolution of the County or other governmental body specify different requirements, the most restrictive provision shall govern. (Res. 15-192 § 4)

15.52.050 Exemption.

As provided in C.R.S. § 30-28-201(1), buildings or structures used for the sole purpose of providing shelter for agricultural implements, farm products, livestock, or poultry are exempted from the Code. All other provisions of the Code shall apply to agricultural buildings and structures. (Res. 15-192 § 5)

15.52.060 Designated Area.

The Code shall apply to all unincorporated areas in Pueblo County. (Res. 15-192 § 6)

15.52.070 Changing City Terms to County Terms.

Whenever reference is made in the Code, including the codes adopted by reference, to "City Council," this shall be construed to mean "County Commissioners." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "ordinance," the same shall be construed to be "resolution." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "City Clerk," the same shall be construed to be "County Clerk." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "City," the same shall be construed to be "County." Whenever reference is made in the Code to "Municipal Court," the same shall be construed to be "County Court." Whenever reference is made to City Public Works Department, the same shall be construed to be "County Public Works Department." (Res 15-192 § 7)

15.52.080 Nonliability.

The adoption of this resolution shall not create any duty to any person, firm, corporation, or other entity with regard to the enforcement or nonenforcement of this resolution or the Code. No person, firm, corporation, or other entity shall have any private right of action, claim, or civil liability remedy against the County of Pueblo, the Pueblo Regional Building Department, or their commissions, boards of review, or officers, employees or agents of such bodies or entities, for any damage arising out of or in any way connected with the adoption, enforcement, or nonenforcement of this resolution or the Code. Nothing in this resolution or in the Code shall be construed to create any liability, or to waive any of the immunities, limitations on liability, or other provisions of the Governmental Immunity Act, C.R.S. §24-10-101, or to waive any immunities or limitations on liability otherwise available to the County of Pueblo or the Pueblo Regional Building Department, or their commissions, boards of review, or officers, employees or agents of such bodies or entities. (Res. 15-192 § 8)

15.52.090 Severability.

If any part, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this resolution or the Code is held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this resolution or the Code. (Res. 15-192 § 9)

15.52.100 Repeal.

All ordinances, resolutions, regulations and building codes of Pueblo County are repealed and superseded to the extent the same are inconsistent or in conflict with any term or provision of the Code. However, if the Code, this resolution, or any part of either is declared invalid, so that after such declaration of invalidity a building code for any matter covered in the Code shall not be in effect, the previous building or plumbing code covering the same matter shall not be deemed to have been repealed and shall be deemed reenacted and in effect. (Res. 15-192 § 10)

15.52.110 Violations.

As provided in C.R.S. § 30-28-209, any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of the Code is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 10 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day during which such illegal erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, maintenance, or use continues shall he deemed a separate offense. In case any building or structure is or is proposed to be erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered, or remodeled, used, or maintained in violation of any provision of the Code, or amendment thereto, and enacted or adopted by the Board of County Commissioners under the authority granted by C.R.S. §30-28-209, the Pueblo County Attorney, in addition to other remedies provided by law, may institute an appropriate action for injunction, mandamus, or abatement to prevent, enjoin, abate, or remove such unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, maintenance, or use. (Res. 15-192 § 11)

 

mitchellst@pue… Tue, 01/07/2020 - 12:54 PM

Chapter 15.54 - Addressing Standards Adopted

Chapter 15.54 - Addressing Standards Adopted

15.54.010 Numbering of Buildings Required.

It shall be the duty of all owners or occupants of all buildings situated in the unincorporated areas of Pueblo County to number them in the manner herein provided.  (Res. 11-105)

15.54.020 Number specifications; defacing.

Buildings shall have approved address numbers, building numbers, or approved building identification placed in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numbers or alphabetical letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of 4 inches (102 mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 1/2 inch (12.7 mm). Where access is by means of a private road and the building address cannot be viewed from the public way, a monument, pole or other sign or means shall be used to identify the structure.  (Res. 11-105)

15.54.030 Numbering System.

The address numbering system shall have a point of reference of First Street and Santa Fe Avenue in the City of Pueblo. From that point of reference, street numbers shall comply with the Pueblo City-County Addressing Standards, published May 2010, on file in the Office of the County Clerk, or as subsequently amended by resolution of the Board of County Commissioners. (Res. 11-105)

15.54.040 Naming of Streets and Roads.

As more fully described in Section IV. E. of the Standards, names will be assigned to prevent duplication and with due consideration for potential public safety implications. (Res. 11-105)

15.54.050 Exception.

Naming of streets and roads by Board of County Commissioners.                  

The Board of County Commissioners, after due consideration and application of the Standards herein, may exercise its discretion to name a street or road or approve the name of any road or street recommended by the Building Official in unincorporated Pueblo County upon notice given to the Building Official.  (Res. 11-105)

15.54.060 Official Responsible; Notice to Owner.

The street naming and numbering of properties shall be under the supervision and control of the Building Official.  The Building Official may consult with and receive advice and recommendations from any county department or other governmental entity when determining street names and addresses.  The Building Official is authorized and directed to notify the owner and occupant of any change of a building number.  Any person who is the owner or occupant of any building in the unincorporated areas of Pueblo County who shall fail, refuse or neglect, for the period of ten (10) days after notice upon him or her by an officer of the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, to number such building in accordance with such notice, shall be subject to a penalty as provided in Section 15.04.110 of this Code.  Such notice shall assign the proper number to be placed upon the building by the owner or occupant thereof and shall also give specific directions as to all requirements with respect to such numbering. (Res. 11-105)

15.54.070 Appeals and Authority of Board of Appeals.

The administration, structure, and scope of authority of the Board of Appeals as identified in Section 4-1-6 and Section 4-1-8 of the City Ordinance (as now or as may be amended) shall apply to any decision of the Building Official made pursuant to this Code Section. (Res. 11-105)

 

mitchellst@pue… Tue, 01/07/2020 - 12:56 PM