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BUILDING CODES

ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS ON 7.12.01

UPDATED: 5.19.15

 

1. WHAT IS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A BUILDING PERMIT?

•Current Lot Survey

•Complete Set of blue prints, workable plot plan, Floor plan, front elevation, side elevation, and a specification sheet (if applicable) must be submitted.

2. APPROVED CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL(S):

•All materials used in the construction of a single dwelling unit, remodeling of a single dwelling, or addition to a single dwelling unit must be new.

•All materials used in addition or remodeling, must match as close as possible to the exterior décor of the structure that is being remodeled or added onto.

•Culverts to be installed where needed at a minimum of 18 inches in diameter and in some cases larger.

3. Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical

•All wiring must meet National Electrical and Fire Codes.

•All plumbing must meet State Plumbing and Health Codes.

•All water and sewer traps must have back flow prevention use.

•All new meter settings must have back flow prevention valves installed.

•A charge for the water tap and/or sewer tap installation will be assessed.

•All sprinkler systems must have back flow prevention valves and must be inspected by a certified inspector.

•All utilities that are required to cross a paved roadway within the District shall be drilled or bored under the pavement at required depths.  The District shall set the depths or distances.  

•Any digging requires the contractor or sub-contractor to call dig test at 811.

4. Retaining Wall(s):

•Retaining walls must be installed where needed.

•Any retaining wall over four feet high requires a certified engineered stamp.

5. NEW HOME BUILDING REQUIREMENTS

•1,000 Square feet is required on small lots.

•2,000 square feet is required on large lots.

•All restrictions on your ground lease agreement apply.

•A portable toiled must be placed at any construction site before and during the time of all construction, except in the cases of remodeling or additions where a dwelling exits that contains a workable toilet.  

6. PERMITS, FEES, VIOLATIONS, ETC.

•Any violation of the Building codes will constitute a stop work order being issued and subject the offender to pay a penalty of $25 up to $250 fine at the discretion of the ARC.

•Applicable fees will be assessed by Lubbock County WCID #1.  

 

 

 

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE

 

NEW CONSTRUCTION •New home: $.10 per sq. ft. of conditioned space.  

•Accessory and/or unconditioned buildings $.10 per sq. ft under roof.

ADDITIONS TO FLOOR AREA•$.10 sq. foot

ALTERATIONS & REMODELING •$1.50 per $1,000.00 construction value, $30,000.00 minimum.

DEMOLITION •$30.00

ALL OTHERS •$30.00

MINIMUM BUILDING PERMIT FEE •$30.00

PERMIT FEES, WORK COMMENCING PRIOR TO PERMIT APPROVAL •One location involved: 200% of normal building permit fee

•Two locations involved: 200% of normal permit fee for first site, 300% or normal permit fee for second site.

•Three or more locations involved: As above, except that the third & subsequent sites shall each is assessed fees of 400% of the normal permit fees.  Re-roofing, demolition, and house moving fees shall be the greater of $100 or 200% of the normal permit fee for each site involved.

•Investigative inspection fee of $75 as deemed necessary.

RENEWAL OF EXPRIED PERMIT•One half of original building permit fees, $30 minimum.

RENEWAL OF INVOLUNTARILY TERMINATED PERMIT•Great of $100 or 200% of the original permit fees; where utilities have been terminated due to illegal occupancy, the fees shall be paid prior to re-establishment of utility service.

PERMIT TRANSFER FEE•Scope of work unchanged from original permit: Original fee, not the exceed $250.  Scope of work varies from original permit; Fees as for new construction.

•Investigative inspection fees of $60 may be necessary.

PLUMBING, MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL PERMITS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION •$.05 sq. ft. of gross floor area under roof, $30 minimum

PLUMBING ALTERATIONS & REMODELING (NO CHANGE IN BUILDING AREA) TOTAL RE-PLUM; AS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION•$2 per $1,000.00 Valuation. $30 minimum

SEWER TAP FEE

•$650.00

WATER TAP FEE

•$1000.00

 

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