ARTICLE II. BUILDING CODE*
(as listed on
*Editor's note: Ord. No. 05-28, 11, adopted Sept. 20, 2005,
repealed former Ord. No. 03-15, adopted Aug. 19, 2003, and Ord. No. 03-18,
adopted Sept. 16, 2003, from which former 5.5-31--5.5-46 were derived. Ord.
No. 05-28, 1--10, enacted new provisions pertaining to similar subject
matter designated by the editor as 5.5-31--5.5-40.
Sec. 5.5-31. Adoption of codes.
(a) (FBC 101.5) Adoption of code. As of the effective date [October 1, 2005]
of this article, the 2004 Florida Building Code shall govern the design
construction, alteration, modification, repair, or demolition of public or
private buildings, structures, or facilities in Marion County.
(b) (FBC 101.6) Automatic update of code. Sixty (60) days after adoption of
supplements, amendments, or revisions to the codes specified herein, this
article shall be deemed automatically amended to include such supplements,
amendments, or revisions, without necessity of amending this article, it
being the intent of the board to require compliance with the most current
of said codes. Nothing herein shall be construed to require construction for
which a permit has already been issued to comply with such supplements,
amendments, or revisions unless such supplement, amendment or revision
specifically states that it is intended to apply to construction in
(c) (FBC 101.7) Unsafe Building Abatement Code. As of the effective date
[October 1, 2005] of this article, the Standard Unsafe Building Abatement
Code, as the same may be amended from time to time, shall govern the
abatement of unsafe buildings, except the following provisions are deleted
(1) The following sentence is added to Section 101.3: Any building or
structure which is occupied by the owner thereof, and used as a dwelling or
place of residence, is exempt from the provisions of this Code.
(2) Section 105 is deleted in its entirety.
(3) Delete sections 501.1--504.2.7.
(4) Section 701 of the Standard Unsafe Building Abatement Code shall read as
Whenever a building or structure is repaired or demolished in accordance
with the provisions of this code, and the costs of such repair or demolition
is borne by the County, the cost of such repair or demolition, including all
related administrative, advertising, and notice, shall be charged against
the land on which the building or structure existed as a lien or may be
recovered in a suit at law against the owner. Any lien shall bear interest
from the date of filing at the
rate of twelve percent (12%) perannum, and shall remain a lien coequal with
that of county ad valorem taxes and superior to all other liens, titles, and
claims until paid.
(d) (FBC 101.8) Unsafe building abatement. All buildings, structures,
electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing systems which are unsafe,
unsanitary, or do not provide adequate egress, or which constitute a fire
hazard, or are otherwise dangerous to human life, or which in relation to
existing use, constitute a hazard to safety or health, are considered unsafe
buildings or service systems. All such unsafe buildings, structures or
service systems are hereby declared illegal and shall be abated by repair
and rehabilitation or by demolition in accordance with the provisions of the
Marion County Code.
(e) (FBC 101.9) Requirements not covered by code. Any requirements necessary
for the strength, stability or proper operation of an existing or proposed
building, structure, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, or for
the public safety, health and general welfare, not specifically covered by
this or the other technical codes, shall be determined by the building
(Ord. No. 05-28, 1, 9-20-2005)
Sec. 5.5-32. Designation of building department and building official.
(a) (FBC 103.1) There is hereby established a department to be called the
building department and the person in charge shall be known as the building
official. The Marion County Building Official is responsible for
interpreting and enforcing the Florida Building Code and this article. An
officer or employee of the department shall not be financially interested in
the furnishing of labor, material, or appliances for the construction,
alteration, or maintenance of a building, structure, service, system, or in
the making ofplans or of specifications thereof, unless he is the owner of
such. Such officer or employee shall not engage in any other work which is
inconsistent with his duties or conflict with the interest of the
(b) (FBC 104.2) Employee qualifications.
(1) Building official qualifications. The building official shall be
licensed as a building code administrator by the State of Florida.
(2) Employee qualifications. A person shall not be appointed or hired as an
inspector or plans examiner unless that person meets the qualifications for
licensure as an inspector or plans examiner, in the appropriate trade as
established by the State of Florida.
(c) (FBC 104.2.1) Public right-of-way. A permit shall not be given by the
building official for the construction of any building, or for the
alteration of any building where said building is to be changed and such
change will affect the exterior walls, bays, balconies, or other appendages
or projections fronting on any street, alley or public lane, or for the
placing on any lot or premises of any building or structure removed from
another lot or premises, unless the applicant
has made application for right of way permits from the authority having
jurisdiction over the street, alley or public lane.
(Ord. No. 05-28, 2, 9-20-2005)
Sec. 5.5-33. Application for permits.
(a) (FBC 105.3.6) Building permit valuations. When, in the opinion of the
building official, the evaluation of building, alteration, structure,
electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing systems appears to be underestimated
on the application, the permit shall be denied, unless the applicant can
show detailed estimates to meet the approval of the building official.
Permit valuations shall
include total cost, such as electrical, gas, mechanical, plumbing equipment
and other systems, including materials and labor. The permit valuation may
be calculated using the Latest Building Valuation Data published by the
International Code Conference or other applicable model code organization,
at the option of the building official.
(b) (FBC 105.3.7) Application forms. The application for any permits
required by the Florida Building Code shall be made to the Marion County
Building Official on forms to be provided by the building official. No
person, firm, or corporation shall allow the use of its name to obtain a
permit, except, however, a certified or registered building contractor or
registered business organization may authorize or designate persons to apply
for permits by filing with the building
official a written, notarized statement indicating the relationship of the
named persons to the contractor or organization and is authorized to procure
permits and sign required documents in the name of said contractor or
organization and indicating the competency number of the contractor or
registered business organization. An agent of a contractor may not sign a
of compliance with wind resistance provisions of the code form.
(c) (FBC 105.3.8) Permitting privileges. In the event a permit has expired
or any inspection or other fees are delinquent, or in the event a contractor
fails to obtain any necessary inspections before a permit expires, the
building official is authorized to refuse to issue any new permits to such
contractor. One or more extensions of time, for periods not more than ninety
(90) days each, may be allowed for the permit. The extension shall be
requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated. Extensions shall be
in writing by the building official.
(d) (FBC 105.3.9) Change of occupancy. When there is an event of a change of
the occupant or occupancy of any commercial structure, a new certificate of
occupancy shall be required.
(e) (FBC 22.214.171.124) Revocation of permits. The building official is
authorized to suspend or revoke a permit issued under the provisions of this
code whenever the permit is issued in error or on the basis of incorrect,
inaccurate or incomplete information, or in violation of, or not in
conformity with any ordinance or regulation or any provisions of this code.
(f) (FBC 126.96.36.199) Warranty disclaimer. The inspection or permitting of any
building, system or plan by the jurisdiction under the requirements of this
code shall not be construed in any court as a warranty of the physical
condition of such building, system or plan or their adequacy.
(g) (FBC 188.8.131.52) Rules of construction. The rules set out in this section
shall be observed, unless such construction is inconsistent with the
manifest intent of this chapter. The rules of construction and definitions
set out here shall not be applied to any section of this chapter which
contains any express provisions excluding such construction, or where the
subject matter or content of such section would be inconsistent with this
(1) Generally. The provisions of this article shall be liberally construed
in order to effectively carry out the purposes of this article. Terms used
in this article, unless otherwise specifically provided, shall have the
meanings prescribed by the statutes of this state for the
(2) Text. In case of any difference of meaning or implication between the
text of this division and any figure or illustration, the text shall
(3) Delegation of authority. Whenever a provision appears requiring the
building official or some other officer or employee to do some act or
perform some duty, it is to be construed to authorize the building official
or other officer to designate, delegate and authorize professional level
subordinates to perform the required act or duty unless the terms of the
provision or section specify otherwise.
(h) (FBC 184.108.40.206) Words not defined.
(1) Words not defined herein shall have the meaning stated in the Florida
Statutes or other nationally recognized codes, or other documents, manuals[,
or] standards adopted elsewhere in this article.
(2) In case of a conflict in definitions or codes, the appropriate
definition (or code) to be applied shall be the one applicable to the trade
in question. In case of a conflict between different parts of this code;
conflicts within the same code; or conflicts between codes; the more
stringent requirements shall apply.
(i) (FBC 220.127.116.11) Words Defined.
(1) Abandon or abandonment.
a. Termination of a construction project by a contractor without just cause
or proper notification to the owner including the reason for termination.
b. Failure of a contractor to perform work without just cause for ninety
c. Failure to obtain an approved inspection within one hundred eighty (180)
days from the previous approved inspection.
(2) Assessed value. The value of real property and improvements thereon as
established by the county property appraiser.
(3) Authorized agent. A person specifically authorized by the holder of a
certificate of competency to obtain permits in his stead.
(4) Board. License review board, unless otherwise specifically stated.
(5) Building component. An element or assembly of elements integral to or
part of a building.
(6) Building shell. The structural components that completely enclose a
building, including, but not limited to, the foundation, structural frame,
floor slabs, exterior walls and roof system.
(7) Building system. A functionally related group of elements, components
and equipment, such as the electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems of a
(8) Certification. The act or process of obtaining a certificate of
competency from the county through the review of the applicant's experience
and financial responsibility as well as successful passage of an
(9) Certificate of competency (certificate). An official document evidencing
that a person is qualified to engage in the business of contracting,
subcontracting or the work of a specific trade.
(10) Certificate of experience. An official document evidencing that an
applicant has satisfied the work experience requirements for a certificate
(11) Certificate of occupancy (C.O.). An official document evidencing that a
building satisfies the requirements of the jurisdiction for the occupancy of
(12) Certified contractor. Any contractor who possesses a certificate of
competency issued by the Department of Professional Regulation of the State
(13) Change of occupancy. A change from one building code occupancy
classification or subclassification to another.
(14) Commercial building. Any building, structure, improvement or accessory
thereto, other than a one- or two-family dwelling.
(15) Cumulative construction cost. The sum total of costs associated with
any construction work done to a building or structure either at one (1) time
or at different times within a specified period of time.
(16) Demolition. The act of razing, dismantling or removal of a building or
structure, or portion thereof, to the ground level.
(17) Examination. An exam prepared, proctored and graded by a recognized
testing agency unless otherwise implied in context or specifically stated
(18) Farm. For the purpose of qualifying for exemption from the provisions
of the Florida Building Code per FBC 104 (c), farm means the land,
buildings, buildings, support facilities, machinery, and other appurtenances
used in the production of farm or aquaculture products.
(19) Farm product. Any plant, as defined in S-581-011, or animal useful to
humans and includes, but is not limited to, a product derived therefrom.
(20) FCILB. The Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board.
(21) Imminent danger. Structurally unsound conditions of a structure, or
portion thereof, that is likely to cause physical injury to a person
entering the structure: or, due to structurally unsound conditions, any
portion of the structure is likely to fall, be carried by the wind, or
otherwise detach or move, and in doing so cause physical injury or damage to
a person on the property or to a person or property nearby: or, the
condition of the property is such that it harbors or is inhabited by pests,
vermin, or organisms injurious to human health, the presence of which
constitutes an immediate hazard to people in the vicinity.
(22) Inspection warrant. A court order authorizing the official or his
designee to perform an inspection of a particular property named in the
(23) Intensification of use. An increase in capacity or number of units of a
residential or commercial building.
(24) Interior finish. The preparation of interior spaces of a commercial
building for the first occupancy thereof.
(25) Licensed contractor. A contractor certified by the State of Florida or
the local jurisdiction who has satisfied all state or local requirements to
be actively engaged in contracting.
(26) Owner's agent. A person, firm or entity authorized in writing by the
owner to act for or in place of the owner.
(27) Permit. An official document authorizing performance of a specific
activity regulated by this chapter.
(28) Permit card or placard. A document issued by the jurisdiction
evidencing the issuance of a permit and recording of inspections.
(29) Registered contractor. A contractor who has registered with the
Department of Professional Regulation of the State of Florida pursuant to
fulfilling the competency requirements of the local jurisdiction.
(30) Remodeling. Work which changes the original size, configuration or
material of the components of a building.
(31) Residential building. Any one- or two-family building or accessory
(32) Roofing. The installation of roof coverings.
(33) Shall, may. The word "shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive. The
word "shall" takes precedence over "may".
(34) Spa. Any constructed or prefabricated pool containing water jets.
(35) Specialty contractor. A contractor whose services do not fall within
the categories specified in F.S. 489.105(3), as amended.
(36) Start of construction:
a. Site. The physical clearing of the site in preparation for foundation
work including, but not limited to, site clearing, excavation, de-watering,
b. Building. The removal, disassembly, repair, replacement, installation or
assembly of the building, structure, building system or building components
in whole or parts thereof.
(37) Stop work order. An order by the building official, or his designee,
which requires the immediate cessation of all work and work activities
described in the order.
(38) Structural component. Any part of a system, building or structure, load
bearing or non-load-bearing, which is integral to the structural integrity,
therefore, including but not limited to walls, partitions, columns, beams
(39) Structural work or alteration. The installation or assembling of new
structural components into a system, building or structure. Also, any
change, repair or replacement of any existing structural component of a
system, building or structure.
(40) Substantial completion. Where the construction work has been
sufficiently completed in accordance with the applicable city, state and
federal codes, so that the owner can occupy or utilize the project for the
use for which it is intended.
(41) Value. Job cost.
(42) Year. The word "year" shall mean a calendar year unless a fiscal year
(j) (FBC 18.104.22.168) Expiration of demolition permits. Permits issued for
the demolition of a structure shall expire sixty (60) days from the date of
issuance. For a justifiable cause, one (1) extension of time for a period
not exceeding thirty (30) days may be allowed. Such request shall be in
writing to the building official.
(k) (FBC 22.214.171.124) Crawl space requirements.
(1) Prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, all structures
having a crawl space shall have the crawl space enclosed on all sides in
accordance with this article.
(2) The enclosure material shall constitute a visual screen and be designed
and installed to provide continuous ventilation, to be securely fastened in
place so as to prevent animals from accessing the under floor of the
structure, and to cover the intervening space between the perimeter walls of
the structure and grade level below. The enclosure material shall be
constructed of a tested and approved durable material such as aluminum,
masonry, vinyl or other material normally used to enclose the crawl space of
structures. The enclosure material shall be installed in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions, if available. If manufacturer's instructions
are not available, then the material shall be installed in accordance with
the current building code.
(3) The crawl space shall be provided with access openings and proper
ventilation as specified in the Florida Building Code. Ventilation shall not
be less than one (1) square foot for each one hundred fifty (150) square
feet of crawl space, or by design, whichever is greater. All ventilation
openings shall be protected with a mesh or perforation not larger than
one-half inch. Crawl spaces shall provide for drainage to prevent water or
moisture from accumulating in such spaces.
(4) Replacement or new enclosure material shall meet the same standards as
set forth above.
(l) (FBC 126.96.36.199) Finished floor elevation. All habitable structures
shall have a minimum finished floor elevation eight (8) inches above
finished grade and graded away from the structure for storm water runoff.
Exception: porches, patios, carports, garages, screen rooms may be four (4)
inches above finish grade. In no case shall finished floor elevations be
specified below the
100-year floodplain plus one (1) foot. This provision may be waived by the
building official upon department review of documentation or site inspection
demonstrating adequatesite drainage.
(m) (FBC 188.8.131.52) Individual stormwater drainage plan. At the time of
permit application, an individual stormwater drainage plan must be submitted
for all new structures or additions to existing structures. The individual
stormwater drainage plan must show compliance with either the master
drainage plan for the entire development, or when no master stormwater
drainage plan is on
file, accepted stormwater design criteria as detailed in the Marion County
Land Development Code, Article 8.2. In any case, the individual drainage
plan must show how excess storm water runoff, not absorbed or stored on
site, will be carried to an acceptable storm water retention area, when such
a feature is available, or existing drainage ditch.
(n) (FBC 184.108.40.206) Stormwater runoff during construction. All stormwater
runoff increase during construction and following must be kept on site or
directed to swales, ditches or piping to approved drainage areas. Erosion
control shall be used to prevent uncontrolled runoff from the site.
(Ord. No. 05-28, 3, 9-20-2005)
Sec. 5.5-34. Construction documents.
(a) (FBC 106.1.2) Additional data. The building official shall be allowed to
require details, compensations, stress diagrams, and other data necessary to
describe the construction or installation and the basis of calculations.
(b) (FBC 220.127.116.11) Site drawings. The building official may require a
boundary line survey prepared by a qualified surveyor whenever the boundary
lines cannot be readily determined in the field.
(c) (FBC 106.1.3) Hazardous occupancies. The building official may require
(1) General site plan. A general site plan drawn at a legible scale which
shall include, but not be limited to, the location of all buildings,
exterior storage facilities, permanent access ways, evacuation routes,
parking lots, internal roads, chemical loading areas, equipment cleaning
areas, storm and sanitary sewer accesses, emergency equipment and adjacent
property uses. The
exterior storage areas shall be identified with the hazard classes and the
maximum quantities per hazard class of hazardous materials stored.
(2) Building floor plan. A building floor plan drawn to a legible scale,
which shall include, but not be limited to, all hazardous materials storage
facilities within the building and shall indicate rooms, doorways,
corridors, exits, fire rated assemblies with their hourly rating, location
of liquid tight rooms, and evacuation routes. Each hazardous materials
storage facility shall be identified on the plan with the hazard classes and
quantity range per hazard class of the
hazardous materials stored.
(d) (FBC 106.1.4) Additional data for manufactured/mobile homes. Permit
applications for Manufactured/Mobile Homes shall include:
(1) Site requirements:
a. Setback/separation (property lines, well, and other structures);
b. Location of septic tanks (if applicable);
c. Location and size of driveway apron.
a. Wind zone data plate location;
b. Floor plan;
e. Location of longitudinal anchors;
f. Soil density test results and location (penetrometer test 6 locations);
g. Crawl space skirting plan showing size of ventilation and access;
h. Used mobile home inspection standards form when applicable.
(Ord. No. 05-28, 4, 9-20-2005)
Sec. 5.5-35. Fees and penalties.
(a) (FBC 108.3) Fee schedule. The board of county commissioners is
authorized to establish, by resolution, fees and penalties for the
administration and enforcement of the Florida Building Code and this
(b) (FBC 108.4.1) Work commencing before permit issuance. This provision
shall not apply to emergency work when delay would clearly have placed life
or property in imminent danger. But in all such cases the required permit
must be obtained within three (3) business days and any unreasonable delay
in obtaining those permit shall result in the charge of a double fee. The
payment of a double fee shall not preclude or be deemed a substitute for
commencing work without first obtaining a permit. The building official may
grant extensions of time or waive fees when justifiable cause has been
demonstrated in writing.
(Ord. No. 05-28, 5, 9-20-2005)
Sec. 5.5-36. Inspections.
(a) (FBC 109.1.1) Manufacturers and fabricators. When deemed necessary by
the building official, he shall make, or cause to be made, an inspection of
materials or assemblies at the point of manufacture or fabrication. A record
shall be made of every such examination and inspection and of all violations
of the technical codes.
(b) (FBC 109.3) Building inspections.
(1) Slab inspection: To be made after the reinforcement is in place, all
concealed conduit, piping, ducts and vents are installed and the electrical,
plumbing and mechanical work is complete. Slab shall not be poured until all
required inspections have been made and passed.
(2) Insulation inspection: To be made after the framing inspection is
approved and the insulation is in place.
(3) Foundation survey: A foundation survey prepared and certified by a
registered surveyor shall be required for all new construction prior to
approval of the framing inspection. The survey shall certify placement of
the building on the site, illustrate all surrounding setback dimensions and
shall be available at the job site for review by the building inspector. In
lieu of providing a survey, the contractor may elect to uncover all property
line markers and string-up all property lines in preparation for inspection.
(4) Stormwater drainage plan compliance: Each residential site shall be
inspected for compliance with the individual stormwater drainage plan in
conjunction with other structural inspections. Each commercial site shall be
inspected for compliance with the individual stormwater drainage plan
separately in conjunction with other inspections required by the Marion
(c) (FBC 109.3.1) Site debris.
(1) The contractor and/or owner of any active or inactive construction
project shall be responsible for the clean-up and removal of all
construction debris or any other miscellaneous discarded articles prior to
receiving final inspection approval. Construction job sites must be kept
clean, such that accumulation of construction debris must not remain on the
property for a period of time exceeding fourteen (14) days.
(2) All debris shall be kept in such a manner as to prevent it from being
spread by any means.
(d) (FBC 109.5.1) Right of entry.
(1) Whenever necessary to make an inspection to enforce any of the
provisions of this code, or whenever the building official has reasonable
cause to believe that there exists in any building or upon any premises any
condition or code violation which makes such building, structure, premises,
electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing systems unsafe, dangerous or
hazardous, the building official may enter such building, structure or
premises at all reasonable times to
inspect the same or to perform any duty imposedupon the building official by
this code. If such building or premises are occupied, he shall first present
proper credentials and request entry. If such building, structure, or
premises are unoccupied, he shall first make a reasonable effort to locate
the owner or other persons having charge or control of such and request
entry. If entry is refused, the building official shall have recourse to
every remedy provided by law to secure
(2) When the building official shall have first obtained a proper inspection
warrant or other remedy provided by law to secure entry, no owner or
occupant or any other persons having charge, care or control of any
building, structure, or premises shall fail or neglect, after proper request
is made as herein provided, to promptly permit entry therein by the building
official for the purpose of inspection and examination pursuant to this
(e) (FBC 109.7) Permit extension. Failure to obtain an approved inspection
within one hundred eighty (180) days of permit issuance or a previous
approved inspection shall constitute suspension or abandonment. One (1) or
more extensions of time, for periods not more than one hundred eighty (180)
days each, may be allowed by the building official for the permit, provided
the extension is requested in writing and justifiable cause is demonstrated
prior to the expiration date. The building official shall record the
extension of time granted.
(f) (FBC 109.8) Inspection service. The building official may make, or cause
to be made, the inspections required by Section 105 of the Florida Building
Code. He may accept reports of inspectors of recognized inspection services,
provided that after investigation he is satisfied as to their qualifications
and reliability. A certificate called for by any provision of the technical
codes shall not be based on such reports unless the same are in writing and
certified by a responsible officer of such service.
(g) (FBC 109.9) Existing building inspections. Before issuing a permit, the
building official may examine, or cause to be examined, any building,
electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing systems for which an application
has been received for a permit to enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish,
install, or change of occupancy.
(Ord. No. 05-28, 6, 9-20-2005)
Sec. 5.5-37. Service utilities.
(FBC 111.2.3) Preliminary power release. Approval for the connecting of
electrical service may be granted, at the discretion of the building
official, for testing and construction purposes, provided a letter from the
contractor or the owner of the premises is supplied to the Marion County
Building Department stating that it is understood that this electrical
service is temporary and the premises cannot be occupied and that permanent
electrical service cannot be authorized until a certificate of occupancy or
completion has been issued.
(Ord. No. 05-28, 7, 9-20-2005)
Sec. 5.5-38. Tests.
(FBC 116.1) Tests. For products not covered under the statewide product
evaluation and approval system, the building official may require tests or
test reports as proof of compliance. Required tests are to be made at the
expense of the owner, or his agent, by an approved testing laboratory or
other approved agency.
(Ord. No. 05-28, 8, 9-20-2005)
Sec. 5.5-39. Wind loads.
(FBC 1606.3.1) For purposes of compliance with Section 1606 of the Florida
Building Code, the following shall be the wind load criteria for Marion
(1) West of Interstate 75: 110 mph.
(2) East of Interstate 75 to a line contiguous with NE 180th Avenue Road,
National Forest Road 97, S.E. 241st Avenue, National Forest Road 88 and the
eastern boundary of Section 24, 25 and 36 of Marion County, Florida: 100
(3) East of a line contiguous with N.E. 180th Avenue Road, National Forest
Road 97, S.E. 241st Avenue, National Forest Road 88 and the eastern boundary
of Section 24, 25 and 36 of Marion County, Florida: 110 mph.
(Ord. No. 05-28, 9, 9-20-2005)
Sec. 5.5-40. Specific requirements for residential structures in areas with
R-1 zoning classifications.
(FBC 105.16) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, the following
requirements shall apply to all residential structures in R-1 zoning
(1) Foundations meeting local adopted building codes shall be stem wall,
monolithic slab or pier construction. All crawl spaces shall be fully
enclosed with stucco, brick or masonry with proper ventilation and access
(2) All entry steps meeting local adopted building codes on the exterior of
homes shall be of concrete construction.
(3) The minimum dimension of the end wall shall be not less than twenty-four
(24) feet, with the total square footage of conditioned space not less than
one thousand (1,000) square feet. The square footage requirement does not
include garages, carports, porches, utility rooms, screen rooms, etc.
(4) Driveway and right-of-way apron requirements for lots one-half acre or
less which abut a paved road:
a. Right-of-way aprons from the edge of the road to the property line shall
conform to engineering department requirements.
b. The remainder of the driveway shall continue from the apron, or curb and
gutter, including those in a private road subdivision, to the home. The
driveway shall be a minimum of ten (10) feet wide four-inch thick formed and
poured concrete, or six-inch thick compacted lime rock base with 1 1/4-inch
(5) A garage or carport shall be required with the minimum dimensions of ten
(10) feet X twenty (20) feet for a single and twenty (20) feet X twenty (20)
feet for a double. Carports shall be attached to the home whereas garages
may be detached. Both carports and garages shall be constructed of the same
material as the home.
(6) In the case of a home or garage being transported to the site, all
transportation mechanisms shall be removed and the home or garage installed
(7) The minimum pitch of the main roof shall be 5/12.
(8) The electric service shall be attached to the home.
(9) Subsections (3) and (7) shall not be applicable to previously
constructed site built homes which are moved intact on or to R-1 zoning
(Ord. No. 05-28, 10, 9-20-2005)
Secs. 5.5-41--5.5-60. Reserved.