Chapter 15.32
PLUMBING CODE Amended Ord. 20-1472

Sections:

15.32.010    Adoption. Amended Ord. 20-1472

15.32.020    Permit – Applicant qualifications – Plumbing permit.

15.32.030    Backflow prevention valve.

15.32.040    Adoption, Appendix Chapter 1, Administration. Amended Ord. 20-1472

15.32.050    Amendments, additions, and deletions to the Uniform Plumbing Code. Amended Ord. 20-1472

15.32.060    Violation – Penalty.

15.32.010 Adoption. Amended Ord. 20-1472

A. Pursuant to Sections 50022.1 to 50022.10, inclusive, of the Government Code, the city council adopts and enacts as the plumbing code of the city the 2016 California Plumbing Code (CPC), California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 5, and appendices (based on the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials).

B. One copy of the CPC 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 CPC as set forth in this chapter. In addition, all subsequent supplements to the CPC and related publications are adopted by reference. [Ord. 17-1429 § 4, 2017.]

15.32.020 Permit – Applicant qualifications – Plumbing permit.

No permit shall be issued to any person to do or cause to be done any plumbing work regulated by this chapter unless such applicant qualifies under one of the following:

A. Applicant possesses a valid, unexpired and unrevoked plumbing contractor’s license issued to him or her under the applicable provisions of the Business and Professions Code of the state; or

B. Applicant is the bona fide owner of the premises, which premises consists of a single-family dwelling, duplex or single unit in a condominium complex used exclusively for living purposes, and all accessory buildings thereto; provided, that the owner or a member of his/her immediate family shall perform all labor pursuant to the permit. [Ord. 17-1429 § 4, 2017.]

15.32.030 Backflow prevention valve.

All buildings and structures shall be protected from backflow of sewage by installing an approved type backflow valve or device installed at the required sewer cleanout on the lower end of the building drain. The installation of this device shall be approved by the building official. [Ord. 17-1429 § 4, 2017.]

15.32.040 Adoption, Appendix Chapter 1, Administration. Amended Ord. 20-1472

Appendix Chapter 1, Administration, 2016 California Building Code (Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2, Volume 2) is hereby adopted as the administrative chapter for the building codes for the city of Pittsburg. [Ord. 17-1429 § 4, 2017.]

15.32.050 Amendments, additions, and deletions to the Uniform Plumbing Code. Amended Ord. 20-1472

Set forth below are the local amendments, additions, and deletions to the 2016 California Plumbing Code. Chapter and section numbers used herein are those of the 2016 California Plumbing Code.

Reference is made to the Appendix Chapter 1, Administration, of 2016 California Building Code, which is based on the 2015 International Building Code as published by the International Code Conference and amended by the city of Pittsburg. Where there is a conflict between administrative requirements of each code the administrative requirements of the building code shall prevail.

Section 101.0, Title. The first sentence of Section 101.0 is hereby amended to read:

This ordinance may be cited and shall be known as the “Plumbing Code of the City of Pittsburg”.

Section 103.3, Permit Issuance, is hereby amended by adding:

Section 103.3.1.1 Applicant Qualifications. No permit shall be issued to any person to do or cause to be done any plumbing work regulated by this chapter unless such applicant qualifies under one of the following:

C. Applicant possesses a valid, unexpired and unrevoked plumbing contractor’s license issued to him/her under the applicable provisions of the Business and Professions Code of the state; or

D. Applicant is the bona fide owner of the property, which property consists of a single-family dwelling, duplex or single unit in a condominium complex used exclusively as a dwelling, and all accessory buildings thereto; provided, that the owner or a member of his/her immediate family shall perform all labor pursuant to the permit.

Section 203, Definition of Terms, is amended by adding:

ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY shall mean the City Building Official of the City of Pittsburg or his or her duly authorized representative.

“CITY OF” or “THE CITY” shall refer to the City of Pittsburg as the text may require.

“CITY COUNCIL” shall refer to the City Council of the City of Pittsburg.

[Ord. 17-1429 § 4, 2017.]

15.32.060 Violation – Penalty.

A violation of any provision under this chapter is punishable as a misdemeanor and upon conviction may be punished by a fine not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six months, or both. [Ord. 17-1429 § 4, 2017.]