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SECTION 105 PERMITS
105.1 Required. Any owner or authorized agent who intendsto repair, add to, alter, relocate, demolish, or change the occupancyof a building or to repair, install, add, alter, remove, convert,or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbingsystem, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or tocause any such work to be done, shall first make application tothe code official and obtain the required permit.
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If you find yourself with a "Red Tag or Stop Work Order" posted on your job and/or property, you are required to cease and desist of all activities until you notify either the Chief Building Official, Code Enforcement Officer or the Building Inspector.
114.3 Unlawful continuance. Any person who shall continueany work after having been served with a stop work order,except such work as that person is directed to perform toremove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be subject to penaltiesas prescribed by law.
105.2 Work exempt from permit. Exemptions from permitrequirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorizationfor any work to be done in any manner in violation of theprovisions of this code or any other laws or ordinances of thisjurisdiction. Permits shall not be required for the following:Building:1. Sidewalks and driveways not more than 30 inches(762 mm) above grade and not over any basement orstory below and that are not part of an accessibleroute.2. Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops, and similar finish work.3. Temporary motion picture, television, and theaterstage sets and scenery.4. Shade cloth structures constructed for nursery or agriculturalpurposes, and not including service systems.5. Window awnings supported by an exterior wall ofGroup R-3 or Group U occupancies.6. Movable cases, counters, and partitions not over 69inches (1753 mm) in height.
104.10.1 Flood hazard areas. For existing buildingslocated in flood hazard areas for which repairs, alterationsand additions constitute substantial improvement, the codeofficial shall not grant modifications to provisions related toflood resistance unless a determination is made that:1. The applicant has presented good and sufficient causethat the unique characteristics of the size, configurationor topography of the site render compliance withthe flood-resistant construction provisions inappropriate.2. Failure to grant the modification would result inexceptional hardship.3. The granting of the modification will not result inincreased flood heights, additional threats to publicsafety, extraordinary public expense nor create nuisances'cause fraud on or victimization of the publicor conflict with existing laws or ordinances.4. The modification is the minimum necessary to affordrelief, considering the flood hazard.5. A written notice will be provided to the applicantspecifying, if applicable, the difference between thedesign flood elevation and the elevation to which thebuilding is to be built, stating that the cost of floodinsurance will be commensurate with the increasedrisk resulting from the reduced floor elevation andthat construction below the design flood elevationincreases risks to life and property.
105.3 Application for permit. To obtain a permit, the applicantshall first file an application therefor in writing on a formfurnished by the Department of Building Safety for that purpose.Such application shall:1. Identify and describe the work in accordance with Chapter3 to be covered by the permit for which application ismade.2. Describe the land on which the proposed work is to bedone by legal description, street address, or similardescription that will readily identify and definitely locatethe proposed building or work.3. Indicate the use and occupancy for which the proposedwork is intended.4. Be accompanied by construction documents and otherinformation as required in Section 106.3.5. State the valuation of the proposed work.6. Be signed by the applicant or the applicant's authorizedagent.7. Give such other data and information as required by thecode official.
105.3.2 Time limitation of application. An application fora permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to havebeen abandoned 180 days after the date offiling, unless suchapplication has been pursued in good faith or a permit hasbeen issued; except that the code official is authorized togrant one or more extensions of time for additional periodsnot exceeding 90 days each. The extension shall berequested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.
105.2.1 Emergency repairs. Where equipment replacementsand repairs must be performed in an emergency situation,the permit application shall be submitted within thenext working business day to the code official.105.2.2 Repairs. Application or notice to the code official isnot required for ordinary repairs to structures and itemslisted in Section 105.2. Such repairs shall not include thecutting away of any wall, partition, or portion thereof, theremoval or cutting of any structural beam or load-bearingsupport, or the removal or change of any required means ofegress or rearrangement of parts of a structure affecting theegress requirements; nor shall ordinary repairs includeaddition to, alteration of, replacement, or relocation of anystandpipe, water supply, sewer, drainage, drain leader, gas,soil, waste, vent, or similar piping, electric wiring, ormechanical or other work affecting public health or generalsafety.
105.7 Placement of permit. The building permit or copy shallbe kept on the site of the work until the completion of the project.
106.3 Examination of documents. The code official shallexamine or cause to be examined the construction documentsand shall ascertain by such examinations whether the constructionor occupancy indicated and described is in accordancewith the requirements of this code and other pertinent laws orordinances.
106.3.1 Approval of construction documents. When thecode official issues a permit, the construction documentsshall be approved in writing or by stamp as "Reviewed forCode Compliance." One set of construction documents soreviewed shall be retained by the code official. The other setshall be returned to the applicant, shall be kept at the site ofwork, and shall be open to inspection by the code official ora duly authorized representative.
108.1 Payment of fees. A permit shall not be valid until thefees prescribed by law have been paid. Nor shall an amendmentto a permit be released until the additional fee, if any, has beenpaid.