Chapter 15.56
CALIFORNIA REFERENCE STANDARD CODE

Sections:

15.56.010    Adoption.

15.56.020    Purposes.

15.56.030    Penalties.

15.56.040    Board of appeals.

15.56.050    Validity.

15.56.010 Adoption.

That certain document in book form entitled California Reference Standard Code, California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 12, 2016 Edition, including the appendices thereof, as approved and copyrighted by the International Conference of Building Officials, 5360 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601 and California Building Standards Commission, 2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 130, Sacramento, California, 95833, prescribing regulations governing installation, construction, maintenance, alteration, repair and inspection, one copy of which document is now on file in the office of the city clerk of the city, except as portions thereof are herein specifically amended, deleted and added to, is hereby adopted by reference as the California Reference Standard Code of the city, and from the date on which the ordinance codified in this chapter shall take effect, the provisions thereof shall be controlling within the corporate limits of the city. (Ord. 798 Att. A (part), 2017: Ord. 637 § 1, 2003).

15.56.020 Purposes.

The purposes of the ordinance codified in this chapter are to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property and the public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location and maintenance of all buildings and structures within the city; to encourage and instruct people to build safely and economically, rather than to discourage building; and to provide a minimum or restrictive enforcement and a maximum of good building information and encouragement. (Ord. 798 Att. A (part), 2017: Ord. 637 § 2, 2003).

15.56.030 Penalties.

Section 102.3 of the California Reference Standard Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 102.3. Violation and Penalties.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00 or by imprisonment in the County Jail for not to exceed one hundred eighty (180) days, or both fine and imprisonment. Each separate day or any portion thereof during which any violation of this Code occurs or continues shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense, and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable as herein provided. The issuance or granting of a permit or approval of plans and specifications shall not be deemed or construed to be a permit for or an approval of any violation of any of the provisions of this ordinance. No permit presuming to give authority to violate or cancel the provisions of this ordinance shall be valid, except insofar as the work or use which it authorized is lawful.

The issuance or granting of a permit or approval of plans shall not prevent the Administrative Authority from thereafter requiring the correction of errors in said plans and specifications or from preventing construction operations being carried on thereunder when in violation of this ordinance or of any other ordinance or from revoking any certificate of approval when issued in error.

Every permit issued by the Administrative Authority under the provisions of this ordinance shall expire by limitation and become null and void, if the work authorized by such permit is not commenced within 180 days from date of issuance of such permit or if the work authorized by such permit is suspended or abandoned at any time after the work is commenced for a period of 180 days. Before such work can be recommended, a new permit shall be first obtained and 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 plans and specifications for such work; and provided further, that such suspension or abandonment has not exceeded one year.

(Ord. 798 Att. A (part), 2017: Ord. 637 § 3, 2003).

15.56.040 Board of appeals.

Section 103.9 of the California Reference Standard Code is hereby added to read as follows:

Section 103.9. Board of Appeals.

The City Council is hereby designated as a Board of Appeals to make correct determination of any appeal arising from actions of the Administrative Authority. Any person dissatisfied with any decision of the building official may appeal in writing to the City Council of the City of Patterson, which statement shall specify the grounds of such dissatisfaction and shall set forth the address of appellant to which notice may be sent by mail. At the next regular meeting after filing of such appeal, the City Council shall set the same for hearing for a time not later than the next regular meeting of the Council and shall notify the appellant by mail of the time and place of such hearing, and the such hearing may take such evidence as it shall deem proper, and shall render all decisions and finding in writing to the building official with a duplicate copy to the appellant. The appellant shall cause to be made at his own expense any tests or research required by Council to substantiate his claims. The decision of the City Council on such appeal shall be final.

(Ord. 798 Att. A (part), 2017: Ord. 637 § 4, 2003).

15.56.050 Validity.

The city council of the city hereby declares that should any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of the ordinance codified in this chapter or the code hereby adopted is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this chapter. The city council of the city hereby declares that it would have passed the ordinance codified in this chapter, and each section, subsection, clause, or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses and phrases be declared unconstitutional. (Ord. 798 Att. A (part), 2017: Ord. 637 § 5, 2003).