The Village of Ashwaubenon has made changes to the key box requirements for newly constructed and existing structures.
(19) The following requirements are in addition to the requirements in IFC section 506.1:
All new buildings will be required to have a key box installed at the time of construction. All existing buildings must have a key box installed prior to December 31, 2011. One- and two-family dwellings and multifamily buildings that have no common areas, are exempt from this requirement. If a building contains multiple occupancies, one key box large enough to contain keys for each occupancy is required.
Location: The key box shall be mounted five feet from the grade, and within five feet of the main entrance of the building unless the code official approves an alternate location.
Keys: The key box shall contain building keys and interior keys required by the public safety department. All keys shall be clearly labeled with regard to their function.
Key Boxes can be purchased online at www.knoxbox.com.
Please direct all questions to Paul Hawley, Lead Fire Inspector: Village of Ashwaubenon Department of Public Safety. (920) 492-2314.
Important Reasons to Install a Knox Box: