101.65(1m) (1m) May not issue a building permit to a person who is required to be certified under s. 101.654 unless that person, on applying for a building permit, produces a certificate issued by the department or other evidence satisfactory to the department showing that the person is in compliance with s. 101.654.
101.65(1r) (1r) Shall require an owner who applies for a building permit to sign a statement advising the owner that if the owner hires a contractor to perform work under the building permit and the contractor is not bonded or insured as required under s. 101.654 (2) (a), the following consequences might occur:
101.65(1r)(a) (a) The owner may be held liable for any bodily injury to or death of others or for any damage to the property of others that arises out of the work performed under the building permit or that is caused by any negligence by the contractor that occurs in connection with the work performed under the building permit.
101.65(1r)(b) (b) The owner may not be able to collect from the contractor damages for any loss sustained by the owner because of a violation by the contractor of the one- and 2-family dwelling code or an ordinance enacted under sub. (1) (a), because of any bodily injury to or death of others or damage to the property of others that arises out of the work performed under the building permit or because of any bodily injury to or death of others or damage to the property of others that is caused by any negligence by the contractor that occurs in connection with the work performed under the building permit.
101.65(2) (2) Shall contract with the department for those inspection services which the municipality does not perform or contract for under sub. (1) (a) or (b) and reimburse the department for its reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of such services pursuant to s. 101.63 (9).
101.65(3) (3) Shall use the standard building permit form prescribed and furnished by the department and file a copy of each such permit issued with the department.
101.65 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. SPS 320.06, Wis. adm. code.
101.65 Annotation Municipalities may contract with independent contractors to provide inspection services under this section. Giffin v. Poetzl, 2001 WI App 207, 247 Wis. 2d 906, 634 N.W.2d 901, 00-2633.
101.651 101.651 Special requirements for smaller municipalities.
101.651(1)(1) Definition. In this section, "municipality" means a city, village or town with a population of 2,500 or less.
101.651(2m) (2m)Enforcement options. A municipality shall exercise jurisdiction over the construction and inspection of new one- and 2-family dwellings by enacting ordinances under s. 101.65 (1) (a) or shall exercise the jurisdiction granted under s. 101.65 (1) (a) jointly under s. 101.65 (1) (b), unless any of the following conditions are met:
101.651(2m)(a) (a) The municipality adopts a resolution requesting under sub. (3) (a) that a county enforce this subchapter or an ordinance enacted under s. 101.65 (1) (a) throughout the municipality and that a county provide inspection services in the municipality to administer and enforce this subchapter or an ordinance enacted under s. 101.65 (1) (a).
101.651(2m)(c) (c) Under sub. (3) (b), the department enforces this subchapter throughout the municipality and provides inspection services in the municipality to administer and enforce this subchapter.
101.651(3) (3)Departmental and county authority in municipalities; generally.
101.651(3)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), the department or a county may not enforce this subchapter or provide inspection services in a municipality unless requested to do so by a person with respect to a particular dwelling or by the municipality. A request by a person or a municipality with respect to a particular dwelling does not give the department or a county authority with respect to any other dwelling. Costs shall be collected under s. 101.65 (1) (c) or ss. 101.63 (9) and 101.65 (2) from a person or municipality making a request under this subsection.
101.651(3)(b) (b) The department shall provide inspection services and shall enforce this subchapter throughout any municipality that does not exercise jurisdiction under sub. (2m) and that has not adopted a resolution under sub. (2m) (a).
101.651(4) (4)Data relating to housing starts in municipalities. Municipalities shall furnish statistical data relating to housing starts to the department as requested by the department.
101.651(5) (5)Effect of section on certain laws. This section does not affect the applicability of rules or an ordinance adopted under this subchapter to builders, designers and owners of dwellings located in a municipality.
101.651 History History: 1981 c. 20; 1989 a. 31; 1991 a. 309; 1999 a. 9; 2003 a. 90.
101.653 101.653 Construction site erosion control.
101.653(1) (1) Definition. In this section, "best management practices" means practices, techniques or measures that the department determines to be effective means of preventing or reducing pollutants of surface water generated from construction sites.
101.653(2) (2)Soil erosion prevention rules. The department shall promulgate rules that establish standards for practices to prevent soil erosion related to the construction of one- and 2-family dwellings, subject to all of the following requirements:
101.653(2)(a) (a) At a minimum, the rules shall require the use of best management practices.
101.653(2)(b) (b) The rules shall require the use of more restrictive or additional practices on an area with a slope that is greater than 12%.
101.653(2m) (2m)Rules for administration. The department shall promulgate rules for the administration of construction site erosion control under this subchapter by counties, cities, villages and towns, including provisions regarding the issuance of building permits and the collection and distribution of fees.
101.653(4) (4)Applicability of local subdivision regulation. All powers granted to a county, city, village or town under s. 236.45 may be exercised by it with respect to construction site erosion control regulation if the county, city, village or town has or provides a planning commission or agency.
101.653(5) (5)Municipal responsibilities; department review.
101.653(5)(a)(a) Each city, village, town or county that enforces those provisions of an ordinance enacted under s. 101.65 (1) (a) related to construction site erosion shall do all of the following:
101.653(5)(a)1. 1. Obtain the services of an inspector certified to conduct all inspections related to the soil erosion control standards under this section.
101.653(5)(a)2. 2. Obtain the services of a plan reviewer certified to review all erosion control plans submitted under this section.
101.653(5)(a)3. 3. Review erosion control plans, conduct inspections of erosion control practices and enforce the requirements of this section as provided in s. 101.65 (1) (d).
101.653(5)(a)4. 4. Complete the review of an erosion control plan no later than the 15th working day after the day that the erosion control plan is submitted.
101.653(5)(b) (b) The department shall review the construction site erosion control program for one- and 2-family dwellings of each city, village, town or county that enforces those provisions of an ordinance enacted under s. 101.65 (1) (a) related to construction site erosion to ascertain compliance with par. (a) and the rules promulgated under this section. This review shall include all of the following:
101.653(5)(b)1. 1. A performance audit of the erosion control program of the county, city, village or town.
101.653(5)(b)2. 2. A written determination by the department, issued every 3 years, of whether or not the county, city, village or town complies with par. (a).
101.653(6m) (6m)Review. The department and the department of natural resources shall enter into a memorandum of agreement that establishes a process for reviewing the standards established under sub. (2), periodically updating those standards and reviewing the training program. The memorandum of understanding shall ensure that local officials and other persons interested in the standards established under sub. (2) and the training program may participate in the process.
101.653(7) (7)Enforcement; remedies.
101.653(7)(a)(a) A county, city, village or town may submit orders to abate violations of those provisions of an ordinance enacted under s. 101.65 (1) (a) related to construction site erosion to the district attorney, the corporation counsel or the attorney general for enforcement. The district attorney, the corporation counsel or the attorney general may enforce those orders.
101.653(7)(b) (b) The department or a city, village, town or county may issue a special order directing the immediate cessation of work on a one- or 2-family dwelling until the necessary plan approval is obtained or until the site complies with the rules promulgated under sub. (2).
101.653(8) (8)Inapplicability. This section does not apply to a construction site that has a land disturbance area that is one acre or more in area.
101.653 History History: 1991 a. 309; 2013 a. 20.
101.653 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. SPS 321.125 and ch. SPS 360, Wis. adm. code.
101.654 101.654 Contractor certification; education.
101.654(1) (1)
101.654(1)(a)(a) Subject to par. (b), no person may obtain a building permit unless the person annually obtains from the department a certificate of financial responsibility showing that the person is in compliance with sub. (2), completes the continuing education requirements described under sub. (1m), and furnishes to the issuer of the permit proof of completion of those continuing education requirements.
101.654(1)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to an owner of a dwelling who resides or will reside in the dwelling and who applies for a building permit to perform work on that dwelling.
101.654(1)(c)1.1. In this paragraph, "license" has the meaning given in s. 101.02 (21) (a).
101.654(1)(c)2. 2. The continuing education requirements under par. (a) and the rules promulgated by the department under sub. (1m) do not apply to any person who holds a current license issued by the department at the time that the person obtains a building permit if the work the person does under the permit is work for which the person is licensed.
101.654(1m) (1m)
101.654(1m)(a)(a) The department shall promulgate rules establishing continuing education requirements for persons seeking to obtain a building permit under sub. (1) (a).
101.654(1m)(b) (b) The rules promulgated under this subsection shall require all of the following:
101.654(1m)(b)1. 1. Completion every 2 years of at least 12 hours of continuing education relevant to the professional area of expertise of the person seeking to obtain a building permit, approved by the department.
101.654(1m)(b)2. 2. Attendance at one or more professional meetings or educational seminars designed for both building contractors and building inspectors.
101.654(1m)(b)3. 3. For a person who does not hold a certificate of financial responsibility on April 11, 2006, successful completion of an examination developed by the department on the continuing education courses required under this subsection.
101.654(1m)(c) (c) The rules promulgated under this subsection may not require a person who holds a certificate of financial responsibility on April 11, 2006, to take an examination on the continuing education courses required under this subsection.
101.654(1m)(cm) (cm) The rules promulgated under this subsection may not require a person to take continuing education courses, or to take an examination on continuing education courses, that are not relevant to that person's professional area of expertise.
101.654(1m)(d) (d) Subject to the continuing education requirements under pars. (b) and (c), the rules promulgated under par. (a) may specify different continuing education course requirements for persons who hold a certificate of financial responsibility on April 11, 2006, and for persons who do not hold a certificate of financial responsibility on April 11, 2006.
101.654(1m)(e) (e) The continuing education approved by the department under par. (b) 1. shall include courses offered by private organizations with whom the department contracts under s. 101.657. The department may approve courses that are offered by other states.
101.654(2) (2) An applicant for a certificate of financial responsibility shall provide to the satisfaction of the department proof of all of the following:
101.654(2)(a) (a) That the applicant has in force one of the following:
101.654(2)(a)1. 1. A bond endorsed by a surety company authorized to do business in this state of not less than $5,000, conditioned upon the applicant complying with all applicable provisions of the one- and 2-family dwelling code and any ordinance enacted under s. 101.65 (1) (a).
101.654(2)(a)2. 2. A policy of general liability insurance issued by an insurer authorized to do business in this state insuring the applicant in the amount of at least $250,000 per occurrence because of bodily injury to or death of others or because of damage to the property of others.
101.654(2)(b) (b) If the applicant is required under s. 102.28 (2) (a) to have in force a policy of worker's compensation insurance or if the applicant is self-insured in accordance with s. 102.28 (2) (b), that the applicant has in force a policy of worker's compensation insurance issued by an insurer authorized to do business in this state or is self-insured in accordance with s. 102.28 (2) (b).
101.654(2)(c) (c) If the applicant is required to make state unemployment insurance contributions under ch. 108 or is required to pay federal unemployment compensation taxes under 26 USC 3301 to 3311, that the applicant is making those contributions or paying those taxes as required.
101.654(2m) (2m) If an applicant wishes to use a bond under sub. (2) (a) 1. of less than $25,000 to comply with sub. (2) (a), the applicant shall agree not to perform any work on a dwelling for which the estimated cost of completion is greater than the amount of the bond. The department shall indicate any restriction under this subsection on the certificate of financial responsibility issued under sub. (3).
101.654(3) (3) Upon receipt of the proof required under sub. (2) and the fee required by rules promulgated under s. 101.63 (2m), the department shall issue to the applicant a certificate of financial responsibility. A certificate of financial responsibility issued under this subsection is valid for one year after the date of issuance, unless sooner suspended or revoked.
101.654(4) (4)
101.654(4)(a)(a) A bond or insurance policy required under sub. (2) may not be canceled by the person insured under the bond or policy or by the surety company or insurer except on 30 days' prior written notice served on the department in person or by 1st class mail or, if the cancellation is for nonpayment of premiums to the insurer, on 10 days' prior written notice served on the department in person or by 1st class mail. The person insured under the bond or policy shall file with the department proof to the satisfaction of the department of a replacement bond or replacement insurance within the 30-day notice period or 10-day notice period, whichever is applicable, and before the expiration of the bond or policy. The department shall suspend without prior notice or hearing the certificate of financial responsibility of a person who does not file satisfactory proof of a replacement bond or replacement insurance as required by this subsection.
101.654(4)(b) (b) A bond under sub. (2) (a) 1. shall be executed in the name of the state for the benefit of any person who sustains a loss as a result of the person insured under the bond not complying with an applicable provision of the one- and 2-family dwelling code or any ordinance enacted under s. 101.65 (1) (a), except that the aggregate liability of the surety to all persons may not exceed the amount of the bond.
101.654(5) (5) The department may revoke or suspend a certificate of financial responsibility if any of the following apply:
101.654(5)(a) (a) The holder fails to comply with the continuing education requirements specified under subs. (1) and (1m).
101.654(5)(b) (b) The holder engages in the construction of a dwelling without a permit required under this chapter.
101.654(5)(c) (c) The holder is convicted of a crime related to the construction of a dwelling.
101.654(5)(d) (d) The holder has been adjudged bankrupt on 2 or more occasions.
101.654 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ss. SPS 305.31 and 305.315, Wis. adm. code.
101.654 Annotation A particular municipal licensure requirement may be preempted if that requirement logically conflicts with, defeats the purpose of, or violates the spirit of state contractor financial responsibility and continuing education requirements. Ordinances requiring local licensure are preempted if they impose on persons seeking a building permit for one- or 2-family dwellings greater financial responsibility, education, or examination requirements than required by state law. OAG 6-10.
101.657 101.657 Education contracts for builders and consumers.
101.657(1)(1) The department shall contract with a private organization to provide education regarding construction standards and inspection requirements under this subchapter and under rules promulgated under this subchapter to builders of dwellings in this state.
101.657(2) (2) The department shall contract with a private organization to provide education regarding business practices to builders of dwellings in this state.
101.657(3) (3) The department shall contract with a private organization to provide education regarding the dwelling building process to consumers in this state. The education curriculum shall include selecting a contractor, the construction process, and consumer protection.
101.657(4) (4) Each contract under sub. (1), (2), and (3) shall be a separate contract. The department is limited for these contracts to contracting only with organizations that are described in section 501 (c) (6) of the Internal Revenue Code and are exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
101.657(5) (5) From the appropriation under s. 20.165 (2) (j), beginning with fiscal year 2005-06, the department shall allocate $100,000 annually for the contract required under sub. (2) and at least $600,000 annually for the contract required under sub. (3).
101.657 History History: 2005 a. 25 ss. 1830e to 1830m; 2011 a. 32.
101.66 101.66 Compliance and penalties.
101.66(1) (1) Except as provided in sub. (1m), every builder, designer, and owner shall use building materials, methods, and equipment which are in conformance with the one- and 2-family dwelling code.
101.66(1m) (1m)
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Oct. 4, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Oct. 4, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-4-14)