Alterations & Structures of Minor Character
|April 25, 2011|
The applicant shall carefully follow all instructions on the application form and answer every applicable question thereon. Applications that are illegible or that contain erasures or scratched out words will not be accepted.
The applicant shall indicate on the "Plot Plan", the average front yard setback of the existing buildings within 200' of the subject premises on the same side of the street, and within the same block. If there are no buildings on the same side of the street, the average setback of the existing buildings on the opposite side of the street shall be indicated. Proposed additions and leftover dimensions must be drawn on the Plot plan. The Plot Plan should then be photostatted in duplicate and submitted to this office.
No person shall be permitted to alter any application except the applicant.
The application is a sworn statement. Anyone knowingly entering false information thereon may be guilty of a criminal offense.
The application shall be accompanied by structural drawings, prepared in a standard architectural manner to scale of not less than one quarter of an inch to one foot.
Blue or Black Line Ozalid Type Prints made from original tracings are required.
The drawings shall include a foundation plan, floor plan, cross sections, elevations, and necessary details to the following items must be submitted:
Foundation plans shall include the following minimum information:
In the case of one story frame structures where the first floor is a concrete slab on earth, and the floor slab is pored monolithically with the foundation walls, trench footings will be permitted.
In cases where a crawl space or cellar is provided, a "tee" or spread footing will be required.
In all cases, footing sizes must be proportioned to uniformly distribute the imposed loads.
In areas where unusual soil conditions are suspected, a test boring may be required to justify the proposed foundation design.
Floor plans shall include the following:
Sections and Details
The drawings shall include the necessary cross or longitudinal sections and details to fully illustrate the proposed construction.
The sections shall indicate the following:
Unusual framing methods are to be illustrated by details drawings.
Laminated or compound structural members are to be fully detailed.
Trusses or trussed rafters shall be accompanied by a stress diagram and computations.
Fireplace chimney details shall include a plan, section, and elevation. The area of the flue must be proportioned to the hearth opening in accordance with generally accepted standards. A minimum of 8" of masonry is required between the flue and wood frame. No framing will be permitted to bear on the masonry of the chimney.
Second Story Additions
Where a second story, full double dormer or full single dormer are to be erected above an existing dwelling, the plans shall include a first floor layout and cellar plan of the existing building, in addition to the rawings of the proposed construction. The plans of the existing conditions may be prepared at 1/8"- 1'-0" scale and shall indicate the location of bearing partitions, size of girders, and the location, size and spacing of existing columns or piers. A full double dormer and a full single dormer, for the purpose of this section shall be defined as, in excess of 50% of the existing roof line.
Notes on the drawings shall include information on the following:
The information contained in these sheets has been complied in order to assist persons interested in filing for Building Permits.
These requirements represent the minimum standards for filing and any additional information supplied will certainly expedite the issuance of a permit.
These sheets will be revised from time to time as conditions demand.
If work performed under this Building Permit produces solid waste in any form as a consequence of such work, that it shall be the responsibility of the Permitee, to dispose of such solid waste as part of the construction or reconstruction project. Department of Sanitation regulations preclude the collection of the residual of construction or construction renovation materials. Disposal facilities for such materials generated are available for this purpose, for use by the contractor or permit-holder.
It is the policy of this department to abandon and destroy, without notification, any application that has been left dormant by the owner or agent thereof for 90 days. All fees paid in relation to such an application will be non-refundable and non-transferable.