Chapter 16.03
BUILDING CODE

Sections:

16.03.010    Title.

16.03.020    Adoption of Building Codes.

16.03.030    Amendment of adopted codes.

16.03.040    Penalties.

16.03.050    Administrative citations.

16.03.010 Title.

This chapter shall be known and cited as the “Dixon Building Code” and may hereinafter be referred to as such or “this code.” Article, section, division, and appendix numbers used in DMC 16.03.030 are those of the California Building Code or codes adopted therein by reference. [Ord. 07-019; Ord. 11-001; Ord. 13-013 § 1.]

16.03.020 Adoption of Building Codes.

Those certain codes and standards known as the 2016 California Building Code, Title 24, California Code of Regulations, Part 2 (hereinafter the “California Building Code” or “CBC”), which incorporates and amends by reference the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) published by the International Code Council, Appendices Chapter 1, C, I and J, are hereby adopted by reference save and except such portions as are deleted, modified or amended by DMC 16.03.030. Not less than two (2) copies of the CBC have been and are now filed in the Dixon Building Department, 600 East A Street, Dixon, CA 95620. Said code is adopted by reference pursuant to Cal. Gov’t Code § 50022 et seq. [Ord. 07-019; Ord. 11-001; Ord. 13-013 § 1; Ord. 16-010 § 4.]

16.03.030 Amendment of adopted codes.

Notwithstanding the provisions of DMC 16.03.020, the CBC and the IBC are amended as follows:

A. Section 105.5 is amended to read as follows:

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 time the work is commenced. The building official is authorized to grant in writing one or more extensions of time, for periods not more than 180 days each. The extensions shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated. For the purpose of this section, work shall be considered abandoned if a required inspection has not been recorded and approved within 180 days after permit issuance.

B. Section 109.2 is amended to read as follows:

109.2 Schedule of permit fees. On buildings, structures, electrical, gas, mechanical and plumbing systems or alterations requiring a permit, a fee for each permit shall be paid as required, in accordance with the established fee schedule as adopted by the City of Dixon. The fee schedule is based upon the current cost construction valuation established by either taking the actual contract price for such work or shall be determined by the use of the latest publication of “Building Valuation Data,” or equivalent as published by the International Code Council. The “Building Valuation Data” shall be periodically modified to meet the inflationary costs associated with labor and material increases which are found in the “Building Cost Index” tables printed in the Engineering New-Record published by The McGraw-Hill Companies.

C. Section 109.2.1 is added to read as follows:

109.2.1 Plan review fees. When submittal documents are required by other sections of this code, a plan review fee shall be paid at the time of submitting the submittal documents for plan review. Said plan review fees shall be 65 percent of the building permit fees as indicated in Section 109.2 of the Dixon Building Code.

D. Section 109.4 is amended to read as follows:

109.4 Work commencing before permit issuance. Any person who commences any work on a building, structure, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing systems before obtaining the necessary permits as required by this Code, shall be subject to an investigation fee established by the building official that shall be assessed in addition to the required permit fees established by other sections of this Code. The investigation fee shall be equal to the amount of the permit fee required by this Code and shall be collected whether or not a permit is then or subsequently issued.

E. Section 406.3.1.1 is added to read as follows:

Section 406.3.1.1, Concrete Driveways and Asphalt Paving.

A. All concrete driveways designed to access Group U occupancies associated with private garages or carports shall be constructed with the following requirements:

1. The minimum thickness of concrete driveway slabs supported directly on the ground shall not be less than 4 inches.

2. The minimum concrete mix shall be 5 sacks per cubic yard of concrete.

3. The concrete driveway shall be reinforced with not less than six inches by six inches ten-gauge wire mesh or an approved alternate installed at mid height of the slab.

4. The concrete driveway shall be underlain by a minimum of three inches of gravel base material.

B. Asphalt Paving.

1. The minimum structural section of on-site asphalt paving shall be 3 inches of asphalt concrete over 8 inches of Class II aggregate base.

2. The Class II aggregate base shall be compacted to a minimum 95% over subgrade compacted to 92%.

3. In shipping areas, or other areas paved in anticipation of regular truck traffic, the minimum structural section shall be based upon the recommendations of the certified soils engineering report according to an appropriate traffic index for the anticipated use.

F. Section 1030.3.1 is added to read as follows:

Section 1030.3.1 Emergency Egress Window Replacement

Replacement of windows and frames for bedrooms shall meet current CBC egress requirements for height and width.

G. Section 1406.1.1 is added to read as follows:

Section 1406.1.1, Fire Rating.

Wood shingles, wood shakes, or other wood materials applied as exterior wall covering shall be fire rated as Class B or better, in accordance with SFM STD 12-7A-1, treated in accordance with the U.B.C. Standard 23.5. All wood shingle or wood shake re-siding exceeding 25% of the siding area shall have a minimum Class B rating.

H. Section 1505.1.3 is amended to read as follows:

Section 1505.1.3, Roof coverings within all other areas:

Wood shingles, wood shakes, or other wood materials applied as roof covering shall be fire rated as Class B or better, in accordance with ASTM D 2898 and ICC-ES EG107.

I. Section 1907A.1 is amended to read as follows:

Section 1907A.1, Minimum Slab Provisions.

A. The minimum thickness of concrete floor slabs supported directly on the ground shall not be less than 4 inches.

B. The minimum concrete mix shall be 5 sacks per cubic yard of concrete.

C. The slab shall be reinforced with not less than six inches by six inches ten-gauge wire mesh or an approved alternate installed at mid height of the slab.

[Ord. 07-019; Ord. 09-008; Ord. 09-015; Ord. 11-001; Ord. 13-013 § 1; Ord. 16-010 § 4.]

16.03.040 Penalties.

Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter or the codes adopted by reference and amended herein or fails to comply therewith, or who violates or fails to comply with any order made thereunder, or who builds in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, shall severally for each and every such violation and noncompliance, respectively, be guilty of a misdemeanor, unless the City Attorney determines the violation should be punished as an infraction. Misdemeanor violations shall be punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the County jail for a period of time not to exceed six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The imposition of one (1) penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue; and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time; and when not otherwise specified, each ten (10) days that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.

The application of any above-mentioned penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of the prohibited conditions and/or the imposition of administrative fines or citations for the violation of the provisions of this chapter if approved by the City Council. [Ord. 07-019; Ord. 11-001; Ord. 13-013 § 1.]

16.03.050 Administrative citations.

In addition to any other enforcement mechanism prescribed by law, this chapter may be enforced by the issuance of administrative citations pursuant to the administrative citation ordinance (Chapter 9.01 DMC, Article VI). [Ord. 07-019; Ord. 11-001; Ord. 13-013 § 1.]