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Uniform Dwelling Code

May 21, 2015

Code waiver for Amish pops up in budget discussions (UPDATE)

If state lawmakers have their way, Amish families will not have to face fines and eviction for failing to build houses that follow requirements in the state’s uniform dwelling code.

Mar 4, 2014

Uniform code lacks uniform response

Milwaukee officials have drafted an ordinance that would require special inspections of construction projects to prevent accidents like one that left a 15-year-old boy dead after a concrete panel fell off the O’Donnell Park parking garage.

Feb 20, 2014

No phone tag involved in this game

A lot of communication goes into drafting state bills. But when half of the people involved don’t use phones, that communication becomes difficult.

Feb 20, 2014

Bill would give Amish a code break

The threat of eviction for Amish families has prompted a legislative proposal that would exempt them from certain requirements in the state’s uniform dwelling code.

Feb 7, 2014

Brace for the state’s deck code

The Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code Council this year will test the truth of the old tongue-in-cheek saying that no good deed goes unpunished.

Jul 12, 2013

Dwelling code law just good sense

Gov. Scott Walker on July 5 signed into law a bill that will save buyers of new homes a lot of money.


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