BYLAW NO. 8-2015

 

A BYLAW RESPECTING BUILDINGS

 

The Urban Municipality of the Town of Asquith in the Province of Saskatchewan enacts as follows:
1.. This Bylaw may be cited as the Building Bylaw.

2. For the purposes of this Bylaw the term:
      1) "Act" means the Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act being
        Chapter U-1.2 of the Statutes of Saskatchewan, 1983-84 and amendments;
      2) "Regulations" means regulations made pursuant to the Act;
      3) "Administrative Requirements" means The Administrative Requirements for
      Use with The National Building Code
.
      4) "Authorized representative" means a building official appointed by the local
       authority or the municipal official.
       5) "Local Authority" means the Urban Municipality of the Town of Asquith;
       6) "Regulations" means regulations made pursuant to the Act.
       7) “Value of construction” means the total costs to the owner for the building construction in its
       completed form and includes the cost of design, all building work, materials of construction, building
       systems, labour and profit of the contractor and subcontractors.        

3. Definitions contained in the Act and regulations shall apply in this Bylaw.
  

                                                                   SCOPE OF THE BYLAW

 

4.        1) This bylaw applies to matters governed by the Act and the Regulations,
            including administrative Requirements. 

            2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) references and requirements in the
            Administrative Requirements respecting matters regulated by the Act and
            Regulations shall not apply. 

    3) Notwithstanding subsection (1) references and requirements in the
    Administrative Requirements respecting "occupancy permits" shall not apply
    except as and when required by the Town of Asquith or its authorized representative.

GENERAL 

5.         1) A permit is required whenever work regulated by the Act and Regulations is to
            be undertaken. 

            2) No owner or agent of the owner shall work or authorize work or allow work to
            proceed on a project for which a permit is required unless a valid permit exists for
            the work to be done. 

            3) The granting of any permit which is authorized by this Bylaw shall not:

                        a) entitle the grantee, his successor assigns or anyone on his behalf, to
                        erect any building that fails to comply with the requirements of any
                        building restriction agreement, bylaw, Act and/or regulation affecting the
                        site described in the permit, or

    b) make either the local authority or any municipal official or any
    inspector appointed by the local authority liable for damages or otherwise
    by reason of the fact that a building, the placement, erection, construction,
    alteration, repair, renovation, or reconstruction of which has been
    authorized by permit, does not comply with the requirements of any such
    building restriction agreement, bylaw, Act and/or regulation affecting the
    site described in the permit.

 
 
BUILDING PERMITS
 

6.         1) Every application for a permit to erect, place, construct, alter or repair, renovate or reconstruct a building shall be in form "A", and shall be accompanied by two sets of the plans and specifications of the proposed building, except that when authorized by the Town of Asquith or its authorized representative, plans and specifications need not be submitted.

           2) The Town of Asquith or its authorized representative may require submission of an up-to-date plan or
          survey prepared either before construction begins or upon completion of work by a registered land surveyor,
          as a condition of permit approval.
 

3) If the work described in an application for a building permit, to the best of the
knowledge of the Town of Asquith or its authorized representative, complies with
the requirements of this bylaw, the local authority, upon receipt of the prescribed
fee, shall issue a permit in Form "B" and return one set of submitted plans to the applicant.

 

4)  The Town of Asquith may, at its discretion, have a plan review, inspection and other services for the purpose of enforcement of the Act and Regulations provided by building officials (s) designated by the minister to assist the local authority pursuant to subsection 4 (4) of the Act.

 

5) The Town of Asquith may, at its discretion, have plan review, inspection and
other services provided by a person, firm or corporation employed under contract
to the local authority.

 

            6) The permit fee for erection, placement, construction, alteration, repair,
            renovation or construction of a building shall be based on the following fee schedule:

                         Building Permit Fee Schedule

a)      $5.75 per Thousand dollars of construction value for the first $100,000.00.

AND
 
     b) $4.50 per Thousand dollars of construction value over $100,000.00.
            Minimum building permit fee is $100.00.

     c) All fees will be subject to GST.
    
    d) All fees will be collected prior to the issuance of a building permit.

7) Where additional inspections may be required by the building official, the
owner will be responsible for payment of the inspection fee to the Town of Asquith at a rate of $100.00 per inspection.

   

         8) The Town of Asquith may estimate the value of the construction costs for the
          work described in an application for building permit, for the purpose of evaluating
          a permit fee based on the definition of value of construction as per subsection 2.7.

 

9) Approval in writing from a Town of Asquith or its authorized representative isrequired for any deviation, omission or revision to work for which a permit has been issued under this section.

            10) All permits under this section expire:

                        a) 12 months from the date of issue, or;

                        b) six months from the date of issue if work not commenced within that
                            period, or

                        c) if work is suspended for a period of six months, or longer by prior
                                 agreement of the Town of Asquith.

 

            11) Where a permit has expired as per subsection 6(10) the owner can make
             application to the Town of Asquith for the renewal of the permit application.
             Such renewal may be subject to a building permit renewal fee equal to fees
             required in subsection 6(6) or some alternate renewal fee.

 

12) The local authority may, at its discretion, rebate a portion of a permit fee where work is
      reduced in scope or discontinued, or where exceptional circumstances occur.

 
DEMOLITION OR REMOVAL PERMITS
 
7.         1)    a) The fee for a permit to demolish or move a building shall be $100.00.

b) In addition, the applicant shall deposit with the Town of Asquith such sum as the Town of Asquith or its authorized representative considers sufficient to cover the cost of restoring the site after the building has been demolished or      removed to such condition that it is, in the opinion of the Town of Asquith or its authorized representative, not dangerous to public safety. If the applicant who demolished or removes the building restores the site to a condition satisfactory to the local authority or its authorized representative, the sum deposited shall be refunded.

 

            2) Every application for a permit to demolish or remove a building shall be in
       Form "C".

 

3) Where a building is to be demolished and the Town of Asquith is satisfied there are no debts or taxes in arrears or taxes outstanding with respect to the building or land on which the building is situated, local authority, upon receipt of the fee and deposit prescribed, shall issue a permit for the demolition in Form "D".

 

4) Where a building is to be removed from the geographical jurisdiction of the Town, and the Town of Asquith is satisfied there are no debts or taxes in arrears or taxes outstanding with respect to the building or land which the building is situated, the local authority, upon receipt of the fee and deposit prescribed, shall issue a permit for the removal in Form "D".

 

5) Where a building is to be removed from its site and set upon another site in the geographical jurisdiction of the Town, and the Town of Asquith is satisfied that there are no debts or taxes in arrears or taxes outstanding with respect to the building or land on which the building is situated, and the building when placed on its new site and completed, to the best of the knowledge of the the Town of Asquith or its authorized representative, will conform with the requirements of this bylaw, the Town of Asquith upon receipt of the fee and deposit prescribed, shall issue a permit for the removal in Form "D".

 

            6) All permits issued under this section expire six months from the date of issue
          except that a permit may be renewed for six months upon written application to
           the Town of Asquith.

 
           

 

ENFORCEMENT OF THE BYLAW
 

8.         1) If any building, or part thereof, or addition thereto is erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered, or placed in contravention of any provision of this bylaw, the local authority or its authorized representative may take any measures as permitted by Part V of the Act for the purpose of ensuring compliance with this Bylaw including, but not limited to:

                        a) entering a building,

                        b) ordering production of documents, tests, certificates, etc. relating to a
                           building,

                        c) taking material samples,

                        d) issuing notices to owners which order actions within a prescribed time,

                        e) eliminating unsafe conditions,

                        f) completing actions, upon owner's non-compliance with an order, and

                            adding the expenses incurred to the tax payable on the property, and

                        g) obtaining restraining orders.
 

2) If any building or part thereof, is in an unsafe condition due to its faulty construction, dilapidated state, abandonment, open or unguarded condition or any other reason, the local authority or its authorized representative may take any measures allowed by subsection (1).

 

            3) The owner of a building for which a permit has been issued or for which
          actions are being taken in compliance with an order, shall give notice in writing to
          the local authority as required in Section 17.2 of the Act including, but not limited
           to:

                        a) on start, progress and completion of construction,

                        b) of change in ownership prior to completion of construction, and

                        c) of intended partial occupancy prior to completion of construction.

 
 
 
SPECIAL CONDITIONS
 

9.         1) An architect or professional engineer registered in the Province of
            Saskatchewan shall be engaged by the owner for assessment of design and
            inspection of construction or certification of a building or part of a building where
            required by the Town of Asquith or its authorized representative.

 

            2) It shall be the responsibility of the owner to ensure that change in property
            lines will not bring the building or an adjacent building into contravention of this bylaw.

 

            3) It shall be the responsibility of the owner to arrange for all permits,
       inspections, and certificates required by other applicable Acts and regulations.

 
PENALTY
 

 10.      1) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this bylaw shall be liable
            to the penalties provided in Section 22 of the Act.

 

            2) Conviction of a person or corporation for breach on any provision of this

             bylaw shall not relieve him of compliance therewith.
 

11.       Bylaw No. 6/97, Bylaw No. 1-2013 and Bylaw No. 3-2013 are hereby repealed.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FORM A to Bylaw No. 8-2015

 
_________TOWN_________of ____ASQUITH______ , Saskatchewan
 

APPLICATION FOR BUILDING PERMIT

 
                                                                                                    construct

I hereby make application for a permit to                             alter            a building according to

                                                                                                    reconstruct

the information below and to the plans and documents attached to this application.

 
Civic address or location of work                                                                                                             
Legal description — Lot                                Block                                Plan                                           

Owner                                                        Address                                             Telephone                    

Designer                                                    Address                                             Telephone                    

Contractor                                                 Address                                             Telephone                    

Nature of work                                                                                                                                             
Intended use of building                                                                                                                           

Size of building                                  Length                               Width                  Height                     

Number of storeys                                                       Fire escapes                                                         

Number of stairways                                                   Width of stairways                                               

Number of exits                                                           Width of exits                                                       

 

Foundation Soil Classification and Type                                                                                               

Footings                                                    Material                                        Size                                     

Foundations                                             Material                                        Size                                     

Exterior Walls                                           Material                                        Size                                     

Roof                                                           Material                                        Size                                     

Studs                                                          Material                                        Spacing                              

Floor Joists                                                Material                                        Spacing                              

Girders                                                       Material                                        Spacing                              

Rafters                                                       Material                                        Spacing                              

Chimneys                                                  Number                                        Size                                     

                                                                   Material                                        Thickness                           

Heating                                                      Lighting                                       Plumbing                            

 
 

Estimated value of construction (excluding site) $                              

Building area (area of largest storey)                                 square metres

Fee for building permit $                          
 

I hereby agree to comply with the Building Bylaw of the local authority and acknowledge that it is my responsibility to ensure compliance with the Building Bylaw of the local authority and with any other applicable bylaws, acts and regulations regardless of any plan review or inspections that may or may not be carried out by the local authority or its authorized representative.

 
 
                                                                                                                                                                       

Date                                                                                     Signature of Owner or

                                                                                                Owner’s Agent

 
 
 
 
FORM B to Bylaw No. 8-2015_
 

______TOWN______ of __ASQUITH____ , Saskatchewan

 
BUILDING PERMIT # _______________
 
Permission is hereby granted to                                                                                                              
to                                               a building to be used as a                                                                       
on civic address or location                                                                                                                      
Lot                                 Block                                Plan                                  in accordance with the

application dated                                         This permit expires six months from the date of issue if work is not commenced within that period or if work is suspended for a period of six months, unless otherwise authorized by the local authority or its authorized representative. Grade lines of the building site are to be as indicated below and as shown on the diagram.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This permit is issued subject to the following conditions:

                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                       

Any deviation, omission or revision to the approved application requires approval of the local authority or its authorized representative.

 
Estimated value of construction $ ____________________                Permit fee $ ____________
 
                                                                                                                                                                       

Date                                                                             Signature of Authorized Representative

FORM C to Bylaw No. 8-2015

 

_______TOWN________ of ___ASQUITH___ , Saskatchewan

 
APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT TO DEMOLISH OR MOVE A BUILDING
 

I hereby make application for a permit to demolish a building now situated on

 

            Civic address or location                                                                                                   

            Lot                                          Block                                      Plan                                        
 

The demolition will commence on                                                            , 20                             .

and will be completed on                                                   , 20                 .

 
OR
 

I hereby make application for a permit to move a building now situated on

 

            Civic address or location                                                                                                   

            Lot                                          Block                                      Plan                                        
 

to         Civic address or location                                                                                                   

            Lot                                          Block                                      Plan                                        
 

or         Out of the municipality                                                                                                       

 

The building has the following dimensions: length          width                       height                      

The building mover will be                                                                                                                        

and the date of the move will be                                                                , 20                             .

The building will be moved over the following route:                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The site work (filling, final grading, landscaping, etc.) which will be done after removal of the building includes                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                       
 
 

I hereby agree to comply with the Building Bylaw of the local authority and to be responsible and pay for any damage done to any property as a result of the demolition or moving of the said building, and to deposit such sum as may be required by Section 6(1)(b) of the Building Bylaw. I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to ensure compliance with any other applicable bylaws, acts and regulations, and to obtain all required permits and approvals prior to demolishing or moving the building.

 
 
                                                                                                                                                                       

Date                                                                                        Signature of Owner or

                                                                                                 Owner’s Agent
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FORM D to Bylaw No.

8-2015

 

_______TOWN_______ of ___ASQUITH___ , Saskatchewan

 
DEMOLITION OR MOVING PERMIT # _____________
 
 
Permission is hereby granted to                                                                                         to
 
 
             Demolish                 OR                               Move
 
 
 

a building now situated on

 

            Civic address or location                                                                                       

            Lot                                    Block                                     Plan                                   
 

to         Civic address or location                                                                                       

            Lot                                    Block                                     Plan                                   
 

or         Out of the municipality                                                                                           

 
 
 
 

in accordance with the application dated                         , 20                 This permit expires six months from the date of issue.

 

This permit is issued subject to the following conditions:

                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                       
 
 

Any deviation, omission or revision to the approved application requires approval of the local authority or its authorized representative.

 
Permit fee $                                                                     Deposit fee $                             
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                       

Date                                                                                  Signature of Authorized

                                                                                           Representative