Agenda Item 4C
November 10, 2016
Expedited Bill 35-16, Building Permits - Amendments
Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee recommendation (3-0):
Bill 35-16 with the following amendments
Line 100Delete the reference to the closure of private roads as this topic is covered by Bill 34-15.
Editorial changes to correct punctuation, and capitalize the words Chapter, Director, and Land
Relocate misplaced provisions in the Bill as introduced.
The Committee recommends an effective date of February 13, 2017. This date will match the proposed
effective date for SRA 16-01.
Expedited Bill 35-16, Building Permits - Amendments, sponsored by Lead Sponsor Planning,
Housing and Economic Development Committee, was introduced on August 2. A Planning, Housing and
Economic Development Committee worksession was held on September
and a public hearing was held
on September 13 at which there were no speakers.
Bill 35-16 is tied to the approval of Subdivision Regulation Amendment (SRA) 16-01 and Zoning
Text Amendment (ZTA) 16-12. SRA 16-01 includes provisions for ownership units (previously called
lots). These ownership units may result in fire code violations when there is a use certificate
or a building on the parent lot. Bill 35-16 would require a permit when this situation occurs to avoid
violations. SRA 16-01 will also remove building permit provisions in the Subdivision Code. Bill 35-16
will include the building permit provisions deleted from that code.
Bill 35-16 would also include the building permit provisions currently in Chapter 59 which will
be deleted from Chapter 59 by ZTA 16-12. The intent of these amendments is to consolidate building
permit provisions to one chapter of the County Code.