Chapter 15.04
BUILDING CODE

Sections:

15.04.010    Adoption of the California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations.

15.04.020    Findings.

15.04.030    Deletions, revisions and additions to the 2019 California Building Code.

15.04.040    Section 105.2 amended.

15.04.050    Table 1505.1 amended.

15.04.060    Appendices C, H and I adopted.

15.04.010 Adoption of the California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations.

There is adopted and incorporated by reference herein as the City Building Code, for the purpose of prescribing regulations in the City of Poway for the erection, construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, moving, removal, conversion, demolition, occupancy, equipment, use, height, area, and maintenance of buildings and structures, the 2019 California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, a portion of the California Building Standards Code, as defined in the California State Health and Safety Code Section 18901 et seq. which is based on the International Building Code, 2018 Edition, including those appendix chapters adopted by this chapter. Except as otherwise provided by this chapter and Chapter 15.02 PMC, all erection, construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, moving, removal, conversion, demolition, occupancy, equipment, use, height, area and maintenance of buildings and structures within the City of Poway shall be in conformance with the 2019 California Building Code, published by the California Building Standards Commission, which is based on the International Building Code, 2018 Edition, and the adopted appendix chapters, published by the International Code Council, 4051 West Flossmoor Road, Country Club Hills, IL 60478. (Ord. 835 § 5, 2019; Ord. 793 § 4, 2016)

15.04.020 Findings.

The City of Poway has many large brush-covered hillsides. The City is subject to frequent Santa Ana conditions consisting of dry gusting winds, which create extreme fire dangers. The City Council specifically finds that these geographic and topographic conditions necessitate greater fire protection than that provided by the 2019 California Building Code. Therefore, this chapter alters the International Building Code, 2018 Edition, to require more fire-retardant roof coverings. (Ord. 835 § 5, 2019; Ord. 793 § 4, 2016)

15.04.030 Deletions, revisions and additions to the 2019 California Building Code.

Deletions, revisions and additions to the 2019 California Building Code shall be as set forth in PMC 15.04.040 through 15.04.060. (Ord. 835 § 5, 2019; Ord. 793 § 4, 2016)

15.04.040 Section 105.2 amended.

Section 105.2, exemption 2, of the 2019 California Building Code is amended to read as follows:

105.2 Work Exempt from Permit.

Building:

2. Fences not over 6 feet (1,829 mm) high.

(Ord. 835 § 5, 2019)

15.04.050 Table 1505.1 amended.

Table 1505.1 of the 2019 California Building Code is amended to read as follows:

TABLE 1505.1

MINIMUM ROOF COVERING CLASSIFICATION FOR TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION

IA

IB

IIA

IIB

IIIA

IIIB

IV

VA

VB

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

(Ord. 835 § 5, 2019; Ord. 793 § 4, 2016)

15.04.060 Appendices C, H and I adopted.

Appendix Chapters C, H and I of the 2019 California Building Code are adopted. (Ord. 835 § 5, 2019; Ord. 793 § 4, 2016)