Chapter 6.12
PLUMBING CODE*

Sections:

6.12.010    Adoption of the 2010 California Plumbing Code as amended by Title 28 Los Angeles County Plumbing Code (adopted 2010 by the Los Angeles County board of supervisors).

6.12.020    Definitions.

6.12.030    Plumbing code fees.

6.12.040    Repealed.

6.12.050    Penalty.

6.12.060    Repealed.

*    Prior legislation: Prior code § 8300.

6.12.010 Adoption of the 2010 California Plumbing Code as amended by Title 28 Los Angeles County Plumbing Code (adopted 2010 by the Los Angeles County board of supervisors).

A. The 2010 California Plumbing Code, as amended by Title 28 Los Angeles County Plumbing Code (adopted 2010 by the Los Angeles County board of supervisors), 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with certain changes and amendments thereto, is hereby adopted by reference and conflicting ordinances are hereby repealed.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. 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, gas fitters and sewerage contractors” or “board of examiners” shall mean the board of examiners of plumbers, gas fitters and sewerage contractors of the county of Los Angeles, established by Section 73 of Title 28 Los Angeles County Plumbing Code.

“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 72 of the Los Angeles County Plumbing Code, or a person otherwise determined to be qualified by the building official. (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 Specification for plumbing fixtures.

Repealed by Ord. 723-U. (Ord. 652-U § 5, 1995).

6.12.050 Penalty.

Every person violating any provision of the 2010 California Plumbing Code, as amended by Title 28 Los Angeles County Plumbing Code 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 punishable 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. 838 § 8, 2011; Ord. 815 § 6, 2008; Ord. 764-U § 6, 2002; Ord. 723-U § 8, 1999; Ord. 652-U § 5, 1995).

6.12.060 Amendments to plumbing code.

Repealed by Ord. 723-U. (Ord. 652-U § 5, 1995).