2013 Wisconsin Act 270 establishes a uniform commercial building code in Wisconsin, while allowing municipalities to grandfather fire detection, prevention, and suppression ordinances that relate to the construction, alteration, or addition to a public building or building that is a place of employment.
Grandfathered Ordinances for Grand Chute
§ 291-3. ADOPTION OF STATE AND NATIONAL CODES.
A. Codes adopted; enforcement.
(1) The Wisconsin state codes listed in this section are hereby adopted by reference and made a part of the Town of Grand Chute Fire Prevention Code. For the purposes of this section, these provisions are adopted to enable the Fire Department to note any violations of such codes and to report those violations to the appropriate community service inspectors. The Fire Inspectors shall have the authority to cite such violations on fire inspections.
(a) Fire Prevention, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
(b) Buildings Constructed Prior to 1914, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
(c) Wisconsin State Electrical Code, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
(d) Wisconsin Commercial Building Code, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
(e) Elevators, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
(f) Flammable and Combustible Liquids, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
B. The International Fire Code 2009 Edition, hereinafter "'IFC,"" is hereby adopted as though fully set forth herein, with the following exceptions:
(1) Sections 105 and 108 of Chapter 1, Administration, of the IFC are not included as part of the adoption of the IFC.
(2) Chapter34, Flammable and Combustible Liquids, is not included as part of the adoption of the IFC. This chapter is covered by Ch. Comm 10, Wis. Adm. Code.
Editor's Note: See now Ch. SPS310, Wis. Adm. Code.
(3) Section 307 of Chapter 3, General Requirements, of the IFC is not included as part of the adoption of the IFC. This section is covered by § 291-5 of this chapter.
(4) Section 60).8 of Chapter 6, Building Services and Systems, is not included as part of the adoption of the IFC. This section is covered by§ 291-5 of this chapter.
C. The editions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards are adopted by reference in Chapter 47 of the IFC and, along with Appendices B through G and I, are made a part of the Town of Grand Chute Fire Prevention Code with the same force and effect as though set forth herein in full.
D. Any fire prevention problem not herein addressed by code or adopted standards will be addressed on the basis of current accepted National Fire Prevention Association standards.
E. Conflicting provisions. Whenever any of the provisions of the codes enumerated in Subsections A, B, and C conflict, the strictest provisions shall apply.