Chapter 15.02
ADMINISTRATIVE CODE*

Sections:

15.02.010    Adoption of the Administrative Code.

15.02.020    Amendment to Section 101.1.

15.02.030    Amendment to Section 101.4.1.

15.02.040    Amendment to Section 101.4.2.

15.02.050    Amendment to Section 101.4.3.

15.02.060    Amendment to Section 101.4.4.

15.02.070    Amendment to Section 101.4.5.

15.02.080    Amendment to Section 101.4.6.

15.02.090    Amendment to Section 102.6.

15.02.100    Added to Section 102.7.

15.02.110    Amendment to Section 103.1.

15.02.120    Amendment to Section 105.2.

15.02.130    Amendment to Section 105.3.2.

15.02.140    Amendment to Section 105.5.

15.02.150    Amendment to Section 109.4.

*    Prior ordinance history: Ords. 90-8, 92-15, 93-19, 95-38, 97-7, 97-31, 99-14, 2001-22, 2004-2, 2005-5, 2006-11 and 2007-19.

15.02.010 Adoption of the Administrative Code.

The City Council adopts and incorporates by reference, as though set forth in full in this section, Chapter 1 Division II of the 2013 Edition of the California Building Code as published by the International Code Council.

The various parts of this chapter, including additions, amendments and deletions adopted in this section, shall constitute and be known as the Newport Beach Administrative Code. A copy of the 2013 California Building Code printed in code book form shall be kept on file in the office of the City Clerk. (Ord. 2013-24 § 1 (part), 2013: Ord. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)

15.02.020 Amendment to Section 101.1.

Section 101.1 is amended to read as follows:

Section 101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Newport Beach Administrative Code, hereinafter referred to as “this code.”

(Ord. 2013-24 § 1 (part), 2013: Ord. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)

15.02.030 Amendment to Section 101.4.1.

Section 101.4.1 is amended to read as follows:

Section 101.4.1 Gas. The provisions of the California Plumbing Code shall apply to the installation of gas piping from the point of delivery, gas appliances and related accessories as covered in this code. These requirements apply to gas piping systems extending from the point of delivery to the inlet connections of appliances and the installation and operation of residential and commercial gas appliances and related accessories.

(Ord. 2013-24 § 1 (part), 2013: Ord. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)

15.02.040 Amendment to Section 101.4.2.

Section 101.4.2 is amended to read as follows:

Section 101.4.2 Mechanical. The provisions of the California Mechanical Code shall apply to the installation, alterations, repairs and replacement of mechanical systems, including equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and/or appurtenances, including ventilating, heating, cooling, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, incinerators and other energy-related systems.

(Ord. 2013-24 § 1 (part), 2013: Ord. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)

15.02.050 Amendment to Section 101.4.3.

Section 101.4.3 is amended to read as follows:

Section 101.4.3 Plumbing. The provisions of the California Plumbing Code shall apply to the installation, alteration, repair and replacement of plumbing systems, including equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances, and where connected to a water or sewage system and all aspects of a medical gas system.

(Ord. 2013-24 § 1 (part), 2013: Ord. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)

15.02.060 Amendment to Section 101.4.4.

Section 101.4.4 is amended to read as follows:

Section 101.4.4 Property maintenance. The provisions of the Newport Beach Property Maintenance Code shall apply to existing residential structures and premises; equipment and facilities; light, ventilation, space heating, sanitation, life and fire safety hazards; responsibilities of owners, operators and occupants; and occupancy of existing premises and structures.

(Ord. 2013-24 § 1 (part), 2013: Ord. 2011-5 § 1 (part), 2011: Ord. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)

15.02.070 Amendment to Section 101.4.5.

Section 101.4.5 is amended to read as follows:

Section 101.4.5 Fire prevention. The provisions of the California Fire Code as amended by the City of Newport Beach shall apply to matters affecting or relating to structures, processes and premises from the hazard of fire and explosion arising from the storage, handling or use of structures, materials or devices; from conditions hazardous to life, property or public welfare in the occupancy of structures or premises; and from the construction, extension, repair, alteration or removal of fire suppression and alarm systems or fire hazards in the structure or on the premises from occupancy or operation.

(Ord. 2013-24 § 1 (part), 2013: Ord. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)

15.02.080 Amendment to Section 101.4.6.

Section 101.4.6 is amended to read as follows:

Section 101.4.6 Energy. The provisions of the California Energy Code shall apply to all matters governing the design and construction of buildings for energy efficiency.

(Ord. 2013-24 § 1 (part), 2013)

15.02.090 Amendment to Section 102.6.

Section 102.6 is amended to read as follows:

Section 102.6 Existing structures. The legal occupancy of any structure existing on the date of adoption of this code shall be permitted to continue without change, except as is specifically covered in this code, the California Building Code, the California Residential Code, the California Property Maintenance Code, or the California Fire Code, or as is deemed necessary by the Chief Building Official for the general safety and welfare of the occupants and the public.

(Ord. 2013-24 § 1 (part), 2013: Ord. 2011-5 § 1 (part), 2011: Ord. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010. Formerly 15.02.080.)

15.02.100 Added to Section 102.7.

Section 102.7 is added to read as follows:

Section 102.7 Remodel or renovation. If the valuation of the permit for the remodel or renovation of a building is equal to or exceeds 50 percent of the market value of such building, then the entire building shall comply with the Code provisions for new construction.

Exceptions:

1. This provision does not apply for permit valuations less than $200,000;

2. The Chief Building Official is authorized to accept less than the requirements for new construction if substantial conformance to the requirements is found and the protection of life and property are maintained.

(Ord. 2013-24 § 1 (part), 2013)

15.02.110 Amendment to Section 103.1.

Section 103.1 is amended to read as follows:

Section 103.1 Creation of enforcement agency. The Building Division is hereby created and the official in charge thereof shall be known as the Chief Building Official.

(Ord. 2013-24 § 1 (part), 2013)

15.02.120 Amendment to Section 105.2.

Section 105.2 is amended to read as follows:

Section 105.2 Work exempt from permit.

Buildings 2: Masonry or concrete fences not over 3.5 feet (1,066.8 mm) in height above lowest adjacent grade, and all other fences not over 6 feet (1,828.8 mm) in height above lowest adjacent grade.

(Ord. 2013-24 § 1 (part), 2013: Ord. 2011-5 § 1 (part), 2011. Formerly 15.02.100.)

15.02.130 Amendment to Section 105.3.2.

Section 105.3.2 is amended to read as follows:

Section 105.3.2 Time limitation of application. An application for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned 180 days after the date of filing, unless such application has been pursued in good faith or a permit has been issued; except that the Chief Building Official is authorized to grant extensions of time for additional periods not exceeding 180 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.

(Ord. 2013-24 § 1 (part), 2013: Ord. 2011-5 § 1 (part), 2011. Formerly 15.02.110.)

15.02.140 Amendment to Section 105.5.

Section 105.5 is amended to read as follows:

Section 105.5 Expiration. Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work on the site authorized by such permit is commenced within 180 days after its issuance, or if the work authorized on the site by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days after the date of the last recorded inspection. Before such work can be recommenced, a new permit shall be first obtained to do so, and the permittee shall pay a new permit fee except for permits for suspended or abandoned work where inspections were previously recorded the fee shall be one half the amount required for a new permit for such work, provided no changes have been made or will be made in the original approved plans and specifications for such work; and provided further that such suspension or abandonment has not exceeded one year. Permits shall not be renewed more than once. The Chief Building Official is authorized to grant, in writing, one or more extensions of time, for a period not more than 180 days each provided work has not commenced. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.

(Ord. 2013-24 § 1 (part), 2013: Ord. 2011-5 § 1 (part), 2011. Formerly 15.02.120.)

15.02.150 Amendment to Section 109.4.

Section 109.4 is amended to read as follows:

Section 109.4 Work commencing before permit issuance. Any person who commences any work on a building, structure, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system before obtaining the necessary permits shall be subject to an investigation fee in addition to the required permit fees. The investigation fee shall be collected whether or not a permit is then or subsequently issued. The investigation fee shall be equal to the amount of the permit fee required in the City Council fee resolution. The payment of such investigation fee shall not exempt an applicant from compliance with all other provisions of either this code or the technical codes nor from the penalty prescribed by law.

(Ord. 2013-24 § 1 (part), 2013: Ord. 2011-5 § 1 (part), 2011. Formerly 15.02.130.)