DIVISION 8
BUILDING AND SAFETY

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 - Building Code

Article 1 - California Building Code

81.1.1.    Adoption of California Building Code.

Article 2 - Amendments to California Building Code

81.2.1.    Authority. [Administrative]

81.2.2.    Definitions. [Administrative]

81.2.3.    Exempted work. [Geological]

81.2.4.    Permits. [Administrative]

81.2.5.    Special certificate of occupancy. [Administrative]

81.2.6.    Fire ratings between similar occupancies. [Climatic]

81.2.7.    Smoke detectors in residential occupancies. [Climatic]

81.2.8.    Automatic fire extinguishing systems. [Climatic]

81.2.9.    Power source for smoke-control systems. [Climatic]

81.2.10.    Stairs in smokeproof enclosures. [Climatic]

81.2.11.    Stairway to roof. [Climatic]

81.2.12.    Smoke proof enclosures. [Climatic]

81.2.13.    Roof drainage water. [Climatic]

81.2.14.    Minimum slope of built-up roofs. [Climatic]

81.2.15.    Structural separation. [Geological]

81.2.16.    Values for vertical combinations. [Geological]

81.2.17.    Wood diaphragms continuous ties. [Geological]

81.2.18.    Maximum SDS value in determination of CS and EV. [Geological]

81.2.19.    Suspended ceilings. [Geological]

81.2.20.    Structural observations. [Geological]

81.2.21.    Structural observations for seismic resistance. [Geological]

81.2.22.    Concrete construction. [Geological]

81.2.23.    Special inspections for seismic resistance. [Geological]

81.2.24.    Permanent wood foundation systems. [Geological]

81.2.25.    Prescriptive design of concrete/masonry foundation walls.

81.2.26.    Stepped footings. [Geological]

81.2.27.    Prescriptive footings for light-frame construction. [Geological]

81.2.28.    Timber footings. [Geological]

81.2.29.    Expansive soils. [Geological]

81.2.30.    Timber deep foundations. [Geological]

81.2.31.    ACI 318 plain concrete. [Geological]

81.2.32.    ACI 318 concrete. [Geological]

81.2.33.    Fastener requirements. [Geological]

81.2.34.    Wood used in retaining walls and cribs. [Geological]

81.2.35.    Quality of nails. [Geological]

81.2.36.    Hold-down connectors. [Geological]

81.2.37.    Wood-frame diaphragms. [Geological]

81.2.38.    Wood-frame shear walls Tables 4.3A, 4.3B and 4.3C. [Geological]

81.2.39.    Wood-frame shear walls. [Geological]

81.2.40.    Wood bracing requirements. [Geological]

81.2.41.    Alternate bracing. [Geological]

81.2.42.    Foundation requirements for braced wall lines. [Geological]

81.2.43.    Attachment of sheathing. [Geological]

81.2.44.    Masonry chimneys. [Geological]

81.2.45.    Life safety requirements for existing buildings. [Administrative]

81.2.46.    Patio covers.

81.2.47.    Excavation and grading. [Geological]

81.2.48.    Definitions. [Geological]

81.2.49.    Permits required. [Geological]

81.2.50.    Grading permit requirements. [Geological]

81.2.51.    Fills. [Geological]

81.2.52.    Drainage and terracing. [Geological]

81.2.53.    Erosion control. [Topographical]

81.2.54.    Completion of work. [Administrative]

81.2.55.    Permit fees; excavation, grading and paving. [Geological]

81.2.56.    Repealed by O-3806.

81.2.57.    Repealed by O-3806.

Article 3 - General

81.3.1.    Dwellings—Permitting occupancy of dwellings prior to final inspection; surfacing of streets, etc.; or installation of water and electric facilities prohibited.

Article 4 - Relocation Permit

81.4.1.    Definitions.

81.4.2.    Permit required.

81.4.3.    Exceptions.

81.4.4.    Restrictions on issuance of permit.

81.4.5.    Inspection by Superintendent of Building.

81.4.6.    Zoning permit required.

81.4.7.    Notice.

81.4.8.    Criteria for granting.

81.4.9.    Criteria for nonresidential buildings.

81.4.10.    Conditions of permit.

81.4.11.    No change in Division 9.

81.4.12.    Protest.

81.4.13.    Hearing by Planning Commission.

81.4.14.    Right of appeal.

81.4.15.    Repealed by O-2822.

81.4.16.    Building bond required.

81.4.17.    Conditions of bond.

81.4.18.    Term of bond.

81.4.19.    Failure to complete work satisfactorily.

81.4.20.    Failure to cure default after notice.

81.4.21.    Expiration of permits.

81.4.22.    Notice to City officials.

81.4.23.    Supervision and access.

81.4.24.    Fees.

81.4.25.    Display of permit.

Article 5 - Hazard Areas

81.5.1.    Creation of hazard areas.

81.5.2.    Definition.

81.5.3.    Criteria for hazard area.

81.5.4.    Hearing.

81.5.5.    Imposition of conditions.

81.5.6.    Notice of restrictions.

Article 6 - Erection of Tents, Devices, Hoists, Conveyors, Etc.

81.6.1.    Applicability of Article.

81.6.2.    Definition.

81.6.3.    Permits required.

81.6.4.    Fees.

81.6.5.    Construction and maintenance requirements.

81.6.6.    Certificate of occupancy.

81.6.7.    Discontinuance of use of unsafe structure or device.

81.6.8.    Location of property.

81.6.9.    Exit facilities.

81.6.10.    Fire extinguishing apparatus.

81.6.11.    Testing; limitation upon speed of operation, etc.

81.6.12.    Reinspection.

Article 7 - Abatement of Public Nuisances Associated with Vacant Buildings and Premises

81.7.1.    Applicability.

81.7.2.    Definitions.

81.7.3.    Nuisance designated.

81.7.4.    Enforcement.

Chapter 2 - Electrical Code

Article 1 - 2016 California Electrical Code

82.1.1.    Adoption of 2016 California Electrical Code.

Article 2 - Amendments to the 2016 California Electrical Code and Administrative Code

82.2.1.    Annex H administration and enforcement. [Administrative]

82.2.2.    Used materials.

82.2.3.    Aluminum conductors. [Geological]

82.2.4.    Uses not permitted. [Geological]

Article 3 - Repealed by O-3427

Article 4 - Repealed by O-3427

Article 5 - Fees

82.5.1.    Fees.

82.5.2.    Double fees.

82.5.3.    Exemptions from fees.

82.5.4.    Refund.

Article 6 - Repealed by O-3427

Article 7 - Repealed by O-3427

Article 8 - Repealed by O-3004

Article 9 - Repealed by O-3004

Article 10 - Repealed by O-3004

Article 11 - Repealed by O-3004

Article 12 - Repealed by O-3004

Article 13 - Repealed by O-3004

Article 14 - Repealed by O-3004

Article 15 - Repealed by O-3004

Chapter 3 - Uniform Plumbing Code

Article 1 - California Plumbing Code

83.1.1.    Adoption of California Plumbing Code.

Article 2 - Amendments to Uniform Plumbing Code

83.2.1.    Fees. [Administrative]

83.2.2.    Minimum number of required fixtures. [Administrative]

83.2.3.    Drainage system materials. [Climatic]

83.2.4.    Building sewer materials. [Climatic]

83.2.5.    Material for vents. [Climatic]

83.2.6.    Fees.

83.2.7.    Horizontal wet venting.

83.2.8.    Circuit venting.

83.2.9.    Rainwater systems. [Climatic]

83.2.10.    Primary roof drainage.

83.2.11.    Swimming pools. [Administrative]

83.2.12.    Repealed by O-3362.

83.2.13.    Repealed by O-3289.

Chapter 4 - Uniform Housing Code

Article 1 - General

84.1.1.    Adoption of Uniform Housing Code.

Article 2 - Amendments to the Uniform Housing Code

84.2.1.    Right of entry.

Chapter 5 - Fire Prevention

Article 1 - Fire Code

85.1.010.    The California Fire Code adopted.

Article 2 - Amendments to the California Fire Code, 2016 Edition

85.2.010.    Fees. [Administrative]

85.2.020.    Chapter 1 – Scope and administration. [Administrative]

85.2.030.    Definitions. [Administrative]

85.2.040.    General requirements. [Climatic, Geological, Topographical]

85.2.050.    Fire safety and evacuation plans. [Administrative]

85.2.060.    Fire apparatus access roads. [Topographical and Geological]

85.2.070.    Chapter 6 – Building Services and Systems. [Climatic, Topographical and Geological]

85.2.080.    Decorative vegetation in new and existing buildings. [Climatic, Topographical and Geological]

85.2.090.    Fire protection systems. [Climatic, Topographical, Geological]

85.2.100.    Supervising station. [Geological]

85.2.110.    Means of egress. [Climatic]

85.2.120.    Aviation facilities. [Administrative, Climatic, Topographical and Geological]

85.2.130.    Protected aboveground tanks. [Climatic, Geological, Topographical]

85.2.140.    Mortars for aerial shell display. [Climatic, Geological, and Topographical]

85.2.150.    Appendix A – Life Safety Requirements for Existing Buildings. [Administrative]

85.2.160.    Appendix B and BB – Fire Flow Requirements for Buildings. [Climatic, Geological, Topographical]

85.2.170.    Appendix C – Life Safety Requirements for Existing High Rise Buildings.

85.2.180.    Appendix D – Fire Apparatus Access Roads. [Geological, Topographical]

85.2.190.    Appendix E – Suppression and Control of Hazardous Fire Areas. [Climatic, Geological, Topographical]

85.2.200.    Appendix F – Hazard Ranking of the California Fire Code is replaced with Appendix N – Temporary Haunted Houses, Ghost Walks and Similar Amusement Uses. [Climatic, Geological, Topographical]

Article 3 - Underground Storage Tank Regulations

85.3.1.    Underground storage tank regulations.

Chapter 6 - Dangerous Chemicals

Article 1 - General

86.1.1.    Adoption of I.C.C. regulations.

86.1.2.    Exclusions.

86.1.3.    Poisonous gases; use in refrigerators, etc.

Article 3 - Hazardous Materials

86.3.1.    Underground storage of hazardous substances.

86.3.2.    Hazardous materials release response plans and inventory.

Chapter 7 - Mobilehomes, Mobilehome Parks and Nonresidential Trailers

Article 1 - Mobilehomes and Mobilehome Parks.

87.1.1.    State statutes and regulations.

87.1.2.    Zoning.

87.1.3.    Public address systems.

87.1.4.    Wall enclosures and buffering.

87.1.5.    Greenbelt planting strip.

87.1.6.    Minimum setback.

87.1.7.    Landscaping.

87.1.8.    Minimum park size.

87.1.9.    Mobilehome site size.

87.1.10.    Access.

87.1.11.    Driveways and walkways.

87.1.12.    Parking requirements.

87.1.13.    Recreation facilities.

87.1.14.    Prohibitions.

87.1.15.    Revocation of permit.

Article 2 - Nonresidential Trailers

87.2.1.    Nonresidential trailer defined.

87.2.2.    Mobilehome requirements incorporated by reference.

87.2.3.    Limitation on length of use.

87.2.4.    Location of nonresidential trailers.

87.2.5.    Exits.

Chapter 8 - Signs

Article 1 - Scope of Chapter

88.1.1.    Purpose.

Article 2 - Definitions

88.2.1.    Area of sign.

88.2.2.    Billboard.

88.2.3.    Building line.

88.2.4.    Face of building.

88.2.5.    Freeway.

88.2.6.    Freeway; landscaped.

88.2.7.    Ground signs.

88.2.8.    Projecting sign.

88.2.9.    Roof sign.

88.2.10.    Sign

88.2.11.    Temporary signs.

88.2.12.    Wall sign.

88.2.13.    Marquee sign.

88.2.14.    Development.

88.2.15.    Qualified street frontage.

88.2.16.    Director of Building and Safety.

Article 3 - Sign Permit and Fees

88.3.1.    Sign permit required.

88.3.2.    Official, quasi-official, and directional signs.

88.3.3.    Repealed by O-2183.

88.3.4.    Application for sign permit.

88.3.5.    Nonconforming signs.

88.3.6.    Approval of Traffic Engineer.

88.3.7.    Approval of Fire Chief.

88.3.8.    Issuance of permits.

88.3.9.    Unsafe and unlawful signs.

Article 4 - Area of Sign Permitted

88.4.1.    Signs; commercial and industrial.

88.4.2.    Ground signs.

88.4.3.    Roof signs.

88.4.4.    Projecting signs.

88.4.5.    Theatre marquees.

88.4.6.    Wall signs.

88.4.7.    Signs; residential zones.

88.4.8.    Signs; agricultural zone.

Article 5 - General Provisions

88.5.1.    Projection into alleys prohibited.

88.5.2.    Interference with Building Regulations.

88.5.3.    Repealed by O-2183.

88.5.4.    Billboards adjacent to landscaped freeway.

88.5.5.    Projection over public property.

88.5.6.    Encroachment permit.

88.5.7.    Projection over private property.

88.5.8.    Memorial signs and historical tablets.

88.5.9.    Vehicle sign.

88.5.10.    Bulletin boards.

88.5.11.    Special permits.

88.5.12.    Rotating, moving, flashing, changing or blinking signs.

88.5.13.    Identification.

88.5.14.    Sign appurtenances.

Article 6 - Temporary Signs

88.6.1.    Temporary signs.

88.6.2.    Time limit on temporary signs.

88.6.3.    Bonds or cash deposits for temporary signs.

88.6.4.    Trade construction signs.

88.6.5.    Commercial leasing signs.

88.6.6.    Real estate signs - Residential.

88.6.7.    Subdivision signs.

88.6.8.    Political signs.

88.6.9.    Temporary window signs.

88.6.10.    Temporary civic and religious signs.

88.6.11.    Gasoline/service station signs.

88.6.12.    Car dealerships.

88.6.13.    Signs on public property.

88.6.14.    Street banners.

Article 7 - Design and Construction

88.7.1.    Design specifications.

88.7.2.    Supports.

88.7.3.    Fastenings.

88.7.4.    Wall signs.

88.7.5.    Roof signs.

88.7.6.    Access to roof signs.

88.7.7.    Marquee signs.

88.7.8.    Cloth and banner signs.

88.7.9.    Temporary signs.

88.7.10.    Use of glass panels.

88.7.11.    Combination signs.

88.7.12.    Use of Roman letters, arabic numerals.

Article 8 - Planning Commission and Appeal Procedure

88.8.1.    Review by the Planning Commission.

88.8.2.    Right of appeal.

Article 9 - Enforcement

88.9.1.    Enforcement.

88.9.2.    Right of entry.

88.9.3.    Abatement of nonconforming signs.

Article 10 - Billboards

88.10.1.    Approval of Planning Commission.

88.10.2.    Maximum area.

88.10.3.    Maximum height and average grade.

88.10.4.    Subdivision billboards.

88.10.5.    Billboards adjacent to residential areas.

88.10.6.    Zoning.

88.10.7.    Blockage of existing signs.

88.10.8.    Structure.

88.10.9.    Minimum distance between billboards.

88.10.10.    Illumination.

88.10.11.    Encroachments.

88.10.12.    Billboards adjacent to landscaped freeway.

88.10.13.    Letters on billboards.

Article 11 - Obnoxious Signs Exploiting Sex Prohibited

88.11.1.    Visual depiction of sexual areas of human form prohibited.

88.11.2.    Use of words connoting erotic entertainment prohibited.

88.11.3.    Display of offensive signs a public nuisance.

88.11.4.    Abatement.

88.11.5.    Notice to abate.

88.11.6.    Violation a misdemeanor.

88.11.7.    Right of appeal.

88.11.8.    Stay of abatement on appeal.

Chapter 9 - Uniform Mechanical Code

Article 1 - California Mechanical Code

89.1.1.    Adoption of California Mechanical Code.

Article 2 - Amendments to Uniform Mechanical Code

89.2.1.    Mechanical permit fees.

89.2.2.    Fees. [Administrative]

89.2.3.    Roof mounted equipment platforms. [Climatic]

89.2.4.    Repealed by O-3469.

89.2.5.    Repealed by O-3427.

Chapter 10 - Abatement of Dangerous Buildings

Article 1 - Abatement of Dangerous Buildings

810.1.1.    Adoption of Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings.

Chapter 11 - Earthquake Hazard Reduction in Existing Buildings

811.1.1.    Purpose.

811.1.2.    Scope.

811.1.3.    Definitions.

811.1.4.    Rating classifications.

811.1.5.    General requirements.

811.1.6.    Administration.

811.1.7.    Historical buildings.

811.1.8.    Analysis and design.

811.1.9.    Materials of construction.

811.1.10.    Information required on plans.

Chapter 12 - California Residential Code

Article 1 - California Residential Code

812.1.1.    Adoption of California Residential Code.

Article 2 - Amendments to California Residential Code

812.2.1.    Authority. [Administrative]

812.2.2.    Woodframe structures. [Geological]

812.2.3.    Seismic provisions on slopes. [Geological]

812.2.4.    Anchorage of mechanical, electrical, or plumbing components and equipment. [Geological]

812.2.5.    Fire sprinklers. [Climatic]

812.2.6.    Wood foundations. [Geological]

812.2.7.    Footings. [Geological]

812.2.8.    Wood foundation walls. [Geological]

812.2.9.    Application. [Administrative]

812.2.10.    Openings in horizontal diaphragms. [Geological]

812.2.11.    Fastening schedule. [Geological]

812.2.12.    Table R602.3(2), Alternate Attachments. [Geological]

812.2.13.    Bracing requirements based on seismic design category. [Geological]

812.2.14.    Bracing methods. [Geological]

812.2.15.    Alternate braced wall panel. [Geological]

812.2.16.    Portal frame. [Geological]

812.2.17.    Minimum length of braced wall panels. [Geological]

812.2.18.    Braced wall panels. [Geological]

812.2.19.    Figure R602.10.4.1.1.

812.2.20.    Parapet walls. [Geological]

812.2.21.    Reinforcement requirements for masonry elements. [Geological]

812.2.22.    Top plate. [Geological]

812.2.23.    Openings in horizontal diaphragms. [Geological]

812.2.24.    Vertical reinforcement. [Geological]

812.2.25.    Patio cover design loads. [Geological]

812.2.26.    Repealed by O-3806.

812.2.27.    Repealed by O-3806.

812.2.28.    Repealed by O-3806.

812.2.29.    Repealed by O-3806.

Chapter 13 - California Green Building Code

Article 1 - California Green Building Code

813.1.1.    Adoption of California Green Building Code.

Article 2 - Amendments to California Green Building Code

813.2.1.    Definitions. [Administrative]

813.2.2.    Scope. [Administrative]

813.2.3.    Additions and alterations. [Administrative]

813.2.4.    Excavated soil and land clearing debris. [Administrative]

Chapter 14 - Expedited Permitting Process for Small Rooftop Solar Energy Systems

814.1.010.    Objective of chapter.

814.1.020.    Scope of chapter.

814.1.030.    Definitions.

814.1.040.    Applicability.

814.1.050.    Processing requirements.

814.1.060.    Inspection requirements.

814.1.070.    Fees.