Thursday, October 30, 2014

Building Permits Required

The Town Council would like to remind the citizens of Genola that a building permit is required for ANY building or structure over 120 sq. ft. unless the following exemptions apply:
-Fences not over 6 feet high.
-Movable cases, counters and partitions not over 5' 9" in height.
-Retaining walls which are not over 4' in height.
-Platforms, walks and driveways not than 30" above grade and not over any basement or story below.
-Window awnings supported by an exterior wall when projecting not more than 54"
-Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to a Group R, Division 3, occupancy in which the pool walls are entirely above the adjacent grade and the capacity of the pool does not exceed 5,000 gallons.
If you are unsure whether your structure qualifies for an exemption, please contact the Town Office.
The Building Inspector has been asked to enforce this ordinance and will be red tagging any structures out of compliance. Red tagged structures will incur a fine if the property owner does not apply for a building permit within 48 hours.