Chapter 18.12
PLUMBING CODE

Sections:

18.12.010    Plumbing Code of the city of Santa Cruz.

18.12.030    Adoption of the Plumbing Code.

18.12.035    Plumbing Code additions.

18.12.040    Plumbing Code – Deletions and modifications.

18.12.045    Repealed by Ord. 89-48.

18.12.050    Permit fees.

18.12.060    Penalties.

18.12.070    Permits – To whom issued.

18.12.010 PLUMBING CODE OF THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ.

This chapter constitutes the Plumbing Code of the city of Santa Cruz.

(Ord. 2010-23 § 7 (part), 2010).

18.12.030 ADOPTION OF THE PLUMBING CODE.

The following documents are hereby adopted as part of the Plumbing Code of the city of Santa Cruz:

CCR T 24, Part 5, The 2016 California Plumbing Code, including Appendices A, B, D, H, I and J except as modified herein (hereafter CPC).

One copy of the above documents are and shall be maintained on file in the office of the building official.

(Ord. 2016-16 § 5, 2016: Ord. 2013-22 § 5, 2013: Ord. 2010-23 § 7 (part), 2010).

18.12.035 PLUMBING CODE ADDITIONS.

The planning department and the public works department may direct that there be modifications of existing installation standards and/or the use of the old standard (three and one-half gallons per flush) water closet when, in the opinion of both departments, the configuration of the building drainage system and/or the current sewer line flow requires a greater quantity of water to adequately flush the system.

In existing single-family residences, where replacement fixtures are not available to match existing fixture colors, the planning department may allow the use of the old standard (three and one-half gallons per flush) water closet.

(Ord. 2010-23 § 7 (part), 2010).

18.12.040 PLUMBING CODE – DELETIONS AND MODIFICATIONS.

None.

(Ord. 2010-23 § 7 (part), 2010).

18.12.045 Repealed by Ord. 89-48.*

*    Editor’s Note: Section 18.12.045, “Backflow Prevention Devices,” previously contained herein, was adopted by Ord. 82-49, amended by Ord. 84-61, and repealed in its entirety by Ordinance No. 89-48.

18.12.050 PERMIT FEES.

The chief building official shall charge and receive such fees for services, inspections and permits relating to any work subject to this chapter as set forth in Chapter 3, Table 3D, of the Uniform Administrative Code as adopted in Section 18.04.030 and in the fee schedule established by city council resolution.

(Ord. 2010-23 § 7 (part), 2010).

18.12.060 PENALTIES.

Any person, firm, or corporation violating any provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the penalties provided in Title 4 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code or alternatively or delineated in the Santa Cruz County superior court uniform bail and penalty schedule for the city of Santa Cruz.

(Ord. 2010-23 § 7 (part), 2010).

18.12.070 PERMITS – TO WHOM ISSUED.

(1)    Permits shall be issued only to qualified contractors, duly licensed by the state of California and authorized by their license to perform plumbing work except as specifically provided below:

(a)    Homeowner. The chief building official may issue to an individual a homeowner’s permit authorizing said individual to install, alter, change, or repair any plumbing fixture, appliance or piping system regulated by this chapter in or about a single-family dwelling used exclusively for living purposes, including the usual accessory buildings and quarters in connection with such buildings; provided, that such person is the owner of the premises, is the permanent occupant of the premises and personally performs the work. The building official may also revoke said homeowner’s permit for cause if it is demonstrated the homeowner or his/her agent is not qualified to perform the permitted work and require that a licensed contractor install the work.

(Ord. 2010-23 § 7 (part), 2010).