It is the responsibility of the permit holder or contractor to call for inspections. Periodic inspections are made during the construction process.
Who Performs Inspections ?
Professionally certified inspectors staff the Angola Building Department. Inspectors' office hours are from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.
What Is A Stop Work Order?
A Stop Work Order is issued when a valid permit for doing work at the address is not found and a permit is required for the project or a correction notice has been issued and corrections have not been made. Work shall not continue until a permit has been obtained and/or the work inspected conforms to applicable codes and ordinances. If you have any question contact the Angola Building Department.
What Is A Certificate Of Occupancy?
A Certificate of Occupancy is required for all class 1 and class 2 structures prior to use or occupancy of the building. The Angola Building Department may issue Temporary Certificate of Occupancy for use or occupancy of portions of a building or structure prior to the completion of the entire building or structure.
I n new construction, renovations, and additions, a final building inspection is required for occupancy. All electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work as well as finish grading must be completed before a Certificate of Occupancy is issued.
What if I do not agree with the inspection result?
Any appeal of a decision of the Building Commissioner shall be made in writing to the city's Board of Zoning Appeals, pursuant to the provisions of and in the manner prescribed in Chapter 150 of the Municipal Code of the City of Angola , and the rules and regulations governing the operation of the Board of Zoning Appeals.
What about alternate methods of construction?
The provisions of the Building Code are not intended to prevent the use of any material, alternate design, or method of construction not specifically prescribed by the Building Code, provided any alternate has been demonstrated to meet the purpose of the code.
The Building Official may approve any such alternate, provided the Building Official finds that the proposed design is satisfactory and complies with the provisions of this code and that the material method or work offered is, for the purpose intended, at least the equivalent of that prescribed in the code in suitability, strength, effectiveness, fire resistance, durability, safety and sanitation. The customer is responsible to provide proper documentation and evidence of suitability for each alternate proposed.
What is a nuisance as defined by the City of Angola code of ordinances?
The following are declared to be nuisances:
- Any act done or committed, or suffered to be done or committed, by any person, or any substance or thing kept, maintained, placed or found in or upon any public or private place within this City which is injurious or dangerous to the public health.
- All pursuits followed or acts done within this City by any person to the hurt, injury, annoyance, inconvenience or damage of the public.
- All building, bridges or other structures of whatever character kept or maintained, or which are permitted by any person owning or having control of the same to be kept or maintained in a condition unsafe, dangerous, unhealthy, injurious or annoying to the public within this City.
- All the obstruction caused or permitted on any street or sidewalk or public or private alley to the danger or annoyance or inconveniencee of the public, and all stones, dirt, carcasses, offal, filth, slops, vegetable matter or other articles thrown or placed, by any person on or in any street, alley, sidewalk or other public place which in any way may cuase or is liable to cause an injury or inconvenience or annoyance to the public within this City.
- Any animal or vegetable matter, or other substance liable to become putrid, offensive or unhealthy, or any growth of weeds suffered to exist in or upon any lot, house, building or enclosure within this City.
- Any pond or pool of stagnant water within this City and all foul or dirty water or liquid when discharged through any drain pipe or spout or thrown into or upon the street, alley, thoroughfare or lot within this City ot the injury, and annoyance of the public.
- Any cellar, vault, private drain, pool, privy, sewer or sink suffered to become nauseous, foul, offensive or injurious ot the public health.
- State Board of Health
Nuisances, Public Nuisances & Property Nuisances
To whom to do I report a nuisance?
All nuisances should be promptly reported to the Angola Police Department.
Detailed contact information can be retrieved here .