Chapter 15.08


15.08.010    Adoption.

15.08.040    Amendments to Appendix Chapter 1, Administration.

15.08.010 Adoption.

A. Pursuant to Sections 50022.1 to 50022.10, inclusive, of the Government Code, the city council adopts and enacts as the building code of the city the 2022 California Building Code (CBC), California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 3, and Appendices (based on the 2021 International Building Code published by the International Code Council).

B. One copy of the CBC is on file with the building division for use and examination by the public, along with changes, additions and deletions relating to sections of the CBC as set forth in this chapter. In addition, all subsequent supplements to the CBC and related publications are adopted by reference. [Ord. 22-1505 § 5, 2023.]

15.08.040 Amendments to Appendix Chapter 1, Administration.

Set forth below are the local amendments, additions, and deletions to the administrative portion of the 2022 California Building Code. Chapter and section numbers used herein are those of Chapter 1 of the 2022 California Building Code.

Section 107.5, Retention of Construction Documents, is hereby amended to read:

Section 107.5 Retention of Construction Documents. The building division of the City of Pittsburg shall maintain an official copy, which may be on microfilm or other type of photographic copy of the plans of every building, during the life of the building, for which the department issued a building permit. “Building Division” means the department, bureau, or officer charged with the enforcement of laws or ordinances regulating the erection, construction, or alteration of buildings. Except for plans of a common interest development as defined in Section 1351 of the Civil Code, plans need not be retained after 180 days of completion for:

(a) Single or multiple dwellings not more than two stories and basement in height.

(b) Garages and other structures appurtenant to buildings described under subdivision (a).

(c) Farm or ranch buildings.

(d) Any one-story building where the span between bearing walls does not exceed 25 feet.

The exemption in this subdivision does not apply to a steel frame or concrete building.

Section 109.4 is hereby added to read:

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 a fee established by the building official that shall be in addition to the required permit fees.

Section 109.5, Related Fees, is hereby amended to read:

Section 109.5 “Fees” Reinspections. If reinspections are required, fees for the same may be assessed in accordance with Section 109.

To obtain a re-inspection, the permittee shall pay any assessed re-inspection fee. In those instances where the building official has assessed a re-inspection fee, the building inspector shall perform no additional inspections of the work until the required fee has been paid.

[Ord. 22-1505 § 5, 2023.]