Chapter 1. Building Regulations Administrative Code

Sec. 9-1.01 Administration.

These regulations shall be known as the “California Administrative 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 Title 9, Chapter 1. (Ord. 545 § 2, 2023)

Sec. 9-1.02 Adoption by Reference.

The California Administrative Code, 2022 Edition, published by the International Code Council, as modified by the State of California and published in the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 1, is adopted by reference and made a part of this Chapter as though fully set forth herein. (Ord. 545 § 2, 2023)

Sec. 9-1.03 Copies on File.

One (1) copy of the 2022 Edition of the California Administrative Code, as adopted by Section 9-1.02, and all amendments thereto, is on file in the office of the Chief Building Official for inspection by the public. (Ord. 545 § 2, 2023)

Sec. 9-1.04 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: amending the 2022 California Administrative Code by the changes, additions, and deletions set forth in Contra Costa County Ordinance No. 2022-35, Section III, Section 74-4.002. Section numbers used below are those of the 2022 California Building Code:

Expiration of permit.

(a) A permit issued by the county building official becomes void if either of the following occur:

(1) The work authorized by the permit is not commenced within 12 months after the permit issuance date. Evidence that work has commenced consists of at least one approved inspection.

(2) The work authorized by the permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of 12 consecutive months after the work is commenced. Work is deemed suspended or abandoned for a period of 12 consecutive months if no approved inspection occurs during that time.

(b) A permittee holding an unexpired permit may apply to the county building official for a permit extension. Upon written request by the permittee demonstrating justifiable cause for the delay, the county building official may extend the time of the permit for a period not exceeding 180 days. A permit may not be extended more than once.

(c) Once a permit becomes void, a new permit must be obtained before any work is commenced or recommenced, and a new permit fee must be paid.

(Ord. 545 § 2, 2023)