Chapter 16.16


16.16.010    Title.

16.16.020    Adoption of residential codes.

16.16.025    Amendments to the residential code.

16.16.030    Penalties.

16.16.040    Administrative citations.

16.16.010 Title.

This chapter shall be known and cited as the “Dixon Residential Code” and may hereinafter be referred to as such or “this code.” [Ord. 22-008 § 4.]

16.16.020 Adoption of residential codes.

Those certain codes and standards known as the 2022 California Residential Code, Title 24, California Code of Regulations, Part 2.5 (hereinafter the “California Residential Code” or “CRC”) and Appendices AH, AQ, AZ, and by reference the 2021 International Residential Building Code (IRC) published by the International Code Council, are hereby adopted by reference save and except such portions as are deleted, modified or amended by DMC 16.05.030. Not less than one (1) copy of the CRC has been and is 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.

16.16.025 Amendments to the residential code.

Section, General, is amended to read as follows: General. Every city, county or city and county shall establish a process to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions and determinations made by the enforcing agency relative to the application and interpretation of this code and other regulations governing construction, use, maintenance and change of occupancy. The governing body of any city, county or city and county may establish a local appeals board and a housing appeals board to serve this purpose. Members of the appeals board(s) shall consist of all members of the current Planning Commission.

Where no such appeals boards or agencies have been established, the governing body of the city, county or city and county shall serve as the local appeals board or housing appeals board as specified in California Health and Safety Code Sections 17920.5 and 17920.6.

Section R108.6, Work commencing before permit issuance, is amended to read as follows:

R108.6 Work commencing before permit issuance. Any person who commences work requiring a permit on a building, structure, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system before obtaining the necessary permits shall be subject to an investigation fee equal to three times the building permit fee that shall be in addition to the required permit fees.

[Ord. 22-008 § 4.]

16.16.030 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. 22-008 § 4.]

16.16.040 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. 22-008 § 4.]