Chapter 6.12
PLUMBING CODE*

Sections:

6.12.010    Adoption of the 2013 California Plumbing Code, as amended by County of Los Angeles Plumbing Code (Title 28).

6.12.020    Definitions.

6.12.030    Plumbing code fees.

6.12.040    Penalty.

*    Prior legislation: Prior code § 8300.

6.12.010 Adoption of the 2013 California Plumbing Code, as amended by County of Los Angeles Plumbing Code (Title 28).

A. The 2013 California Plumbing Code, as amended by County of Los Angeles Plumbing Code (Title 28), which provides minimum requirements and standards for the protection of the public health, safety and welfare by regulating the installation or alteration of plumbing and drainage materials, venting, wastes, traps, interceptors, water systems, sewers, gas piping, water heaters and other related products and workmanship in the city, provides for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor, and provides for penalties for the violations thereof, with certain changes and amendments thereto, is hereby adopted by reference and conflicting ordinances are hereby repealed.

B. All of the regulations, provisions, conditions, and terms of said codes, together with their appendices, one copy of which will be on file and accessible to the public for inspection at the city clerk’s office, are hereby referred to, adopted and made part of this chapter as if fully set forth in this chapter with the exceptions, deletions, additions, and amendments thereto as set forth in this section. (Ord. 865 § 13, 2015; Ord. 838 § 7, 2011; Ord. 815 § 5, 2008; Ord. 764-U § 5, 2002; Ord. 723-U § 7, 1999; Ord. 652-U § 5, 1995).

6.12.020 Definitions.

Whenever any of the following names or terms are used in the plumbing code, adopted by reference in BGMC 6.12.010, each such name or term shall be deemed and construed to have the meaning ascribed to it in this section as follows:

“Administrative authority,” “chief plumbing inspector” or “plumbing inspector” shall mean the building official of the city of Bell Gardens.

“Board of examiners of plumbers and gas fitters” or “board of examiners” shall mean the board of examiners of plumbers and gas fitters of the county of Los Angeles, established by Section 105.3 of County of Los Angeles Plumbing Code (Title 28).

“City” shall mean the city of Bell Gardens.

“County,” “county of Los Angeles” or “unincorporated areas of the county of Los Angeles” shall mean the city of Bell Gardens.

“Gas fitting contractor,” “journeyman gas fitter,” “journeyman plumber” or “plumber contractor” shall mean a person holding a valid certificate of registration issued by the county of Los Angeles as set forth in Section 105 of the County of Los Angeles Plumbing Code (Title 28), or a person otherwise determined to be qualified by the building official. (Ord. 865 § 14, 2015; Ord. 652-U § 5, 1995).

6.12.030 Plumbing code fees.

Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter, fees for plan check, inspection and other miscellaneous services shall be based on the most current fee set forth by resolution of the city council. (Ord. 652-U § 5, 1995).

6.12.040 Penalty.

Every person violating any provision of the 2013 California Plumbing Code, as amended by County of Los Angeles Plumbing Code (Title 28) and appendices, adopted by reference by BGMC 6.12.010, or any permit or license granted thereunder or any rules or regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, is guilty of a misdemeanor unless reduced to an infraction pursuant to Chapter 1.12 BGMC. Upon conviction thereof he or she shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment not to exceed six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The imposition of such penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue. Each day that a violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense. (Ord. 865 § 15, 2015; Ord. 838 § 8, 2011; Ord. 815 § 6, 2008; Ord. 764-U § 6, 2002; Ord. 723-U § 8, 1999; Ord. 652-U § 5, 1995. Formerly 6.12.050).