Where do I need to a Uniform Dwelling Code Permit?
What do I Need to Submit for a Uniform Dwelling Code Permit?
Building Plan Requirements
To obtain a building permit (Uniform Dwelling Code Permit) a completed permit application, site plan, building plans and applicable fees must be submitted to the county. The zoning and sanitary permits must also be obtained.
Submit two complete sets of legible building plans for all one and two family dwellings and for all additions to one and two family dwellings (including decks). Plans shall be legible and drawn to scale showing enough information on the plan so it can be used to construct the dwelling or addition.
1) Site Plan – The site plan shall show the exact location of the dwelling and any other buildings, wells and disposal systems on the property with respect to each other and to all property lines, the right-of-way line and the center line of the road. This plan should also show the distance from the driveway centerline to the property line in feet, as well as the erosion control measures planned for the site.
2) Erosion Control Plan – See section on this topic. It is recommended that you combine the site plan above with the erosion control plan information.
3) Floor Plans – Floor plans shall be provided for each floor. The size and location of all rooms, doors, windows and structural features, i.e. footings, headers, special construction features, exit passageways and stairs, shall be indicated. The location of plumbing fixtures, chimneys and heating and cooling appliances shall be included. Room use must be indicated.
4) Elevations – The elevation views of the building (front, back and two sides) shall contain information on the exterior of the building including the location, size and configuration of doors, windows, roof, chimneys, exterior grade, footings and foundation walls and the type of exterior materials.
5) Cross Sections – Cross sections shall include the footings, foundation and framing. Detail on the beams, headers, columns, and the truss layout should also be included here or on other views. A truss plan or layout is required. Truss calculations or engineering calculations may be required and must be on the work site for inspection. Do Not Cut Trusses!!! Job-built trusses are not recommended, usually not worth the cost and trouble of the required structural verification by an engineer or architect.
Things to keep in mind:
1) Site Selection:
The site selection is governed by the Floodplain Code, Shoreland/Wetland Code, Comprehensive Zoning Code and the soil criteria for a sewage disposal system. Check the information for your site! Some examples of site considerations follow:
a) Consideration of the terrain can reduce footing, foundation and grading costs while enhancing views and improving basement utilization.
b) Building with a very shallow basement on a site with soil moisture problems can reduce or eliminate those moisture problems.
c) Orienting the dwelling on the property correctly can take advantage of passive solar heat.
d) There are many other details to consider that will add value and enjoyment to your completed building project. If you are so inclined you can obtain the assistance of professionals or you may use computer design software to do your own site planning and building design.
e) Building with erosion control in mind can reduce site repair work caused by storms.
2) Erosion Control Maintenance and Management.