Chapter 13. Existing Building Code*

*Code reviser’s note: Ordinance 434 adds the provisions of this Chapter as Sections 9-9.01 through 9-9.03. The sections have been editorially renumbered to prevent duplication of numbering.

Sec. 9-13.01 Administration.

These regulations shall be known as the “Existing Building Code” and may be so cited, and will be referred to herein as “this Chapter.” This Code is one (1) of the technical codes of building regulations and is administered under Chapter 9-1. (Ord. 477 § 13 (part), 2014: Ord. 462 § 13 (part), 2010: Ord. 434 § 9 (part), 2007)

Sec. 9-13.02 Adoption by Reference.

The California Existing Building Code, 2016 Edition, including appendices, as published by the International Code Council as modified by the State of California and published in the “California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 10,” is adopted by reference and made a part of this Chapter as though fully set forth herein, subject to the additions and deletions set forth in this Chapter. (Ord. 500 § 13 (part), 2017)

Sec. 9-13.03 Copies on File.

One (1) copy of the 2016 California Existing Building Code, including appendices, as adopted by Section 9-13.02 is on file in the office of the Chief Building Official for inspection by the public. (Ord. 500 § 13 (part), 2017)

Sec. 9-13.04 Amendments, Additions, and Deletions.

The following portion of the Ordinance Code of Contra Costa County, California, is adopted by reference under the authority of Sections 50020 through 50022.9 of the California Government Code:

Adopting by reference the amendments to the 2016 California Existing Building Code by the changes, additions, and deletions set forth in Contra Costa County Ordinance No. 2016-22, Chapter 74-4, “MODIFICATIONS” Section 74-4.008, Amendments to CEBC to read:

(a) CEBC Chapter 1 (Scope and Administration) is amended by the provisions of Division 72 of this code and as follows:

(1) Sections 103, 108, 111, 112, 113, and 115 of CEBC Chapter 1 are deleted.

(2) Section 106.1 (Construction Documents—General) of CEBC Chapter 1 is amended by deleting the exception.

(3) Section 106.2.1 (Construction documents) of CEBC Chapter 1 is amended to read:

106.2.1 Construction documents. Construction documents shall include dimensions and shall be drawn to scale on suitable material. Electronic media documents may be submitted when approved in advance by the building official. Construction documents shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature, and extent of the work proposed and to show in detail that it will conform to this code and all relevant laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations. The first sheet of each set of plans shall include contact information for the owner and the person or persons who prepared the plans. Plans shall include a plot plan showing all existing property lines labeled and fully dimensioned, the elevations of the top and toe of cuts and fills, and the location of the proposed building with distances to all property lines and to every existing building on the property. Instead of detailed specifications, the county building official may approve references on the plans to a specific section or part of this code or other ordinances or laws.

(4) Section 109.1 (Inspections—General) is amended by adding the following to the end of that section:

At the time of first inspection by the county building official, a California licensed Land Surveyor or Civil Engineer shall certify in writing that the structure is placed according to the approved set of plans. The written certification must include the site address and permit number. This requirement does not apply to alterations or repairs to existing structures that do not affect the exterior limits of the existing structures. (Ord. 500 § 13 (part), 2017)