Chapter 16.04
INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE*

Sections:

16.04.010    Adoption of the International Building Code.

16.04.012    Section 101.4.3 and Section 101.4.6 amended – Plumbing – Energy.

16.04.015    Definitions.

16.04.016    Repealed.

16.04.020    Section 101.3 amended – Intent.

16.04.030    Section 104.1 amended – General.

16.04.035    Section 113 amended – Board of appeals.

16.04.040    Section 114 amended – Violations.

16.04.050    Repealed.

16.04.060    Section 105.2 amended – Work exempt from permits.

16.04.065    Repealed.

16.04.070    Section 105.3 amended – Application for permit.

16.04.071    Section 105.3.1 amended – Actions on applications.

16.04.072    Section 105.5 amended – Expiration.

16.04.075    –    

16.04.095    Repealed.

16.04.100    Section 109.2 amended – Schedule of permit fees.

16.04.105    –

16.04.110    Repealed.

16.04.115    Section 402.8.8 amended – Security grilles and doors.

16.04.120    –    

16.04.140    Repealed.

16.04.145    Section 504 amended – Building height and number of stories.

16.04.150    Section 1805 amended – Damp-proofing and waterproofing.

16.04.160    Section 3307 amended – Protection of adjoining property.

16.04.170    –    

16.04.215    Repealed.

16.04.220    Chapter 9 amended, added – Fire protection systems.

16.04.225    Section 1010.1.9.2 amended – Hardware height.

16.04.230    Section 1010.1.9.3 amended – Locks and latches.

16.04.240    Section 1010.1.9.4 amended – Bolt locks.

16.04.245    Section 1010.1.4.4 amended – Security grilles.

16.04.250    Repealed.

16.04.900    Severability.

*For building code adoption by reference, see RCW 35.21.180.

16.04.010 Adoption of the International Building Code.

As amended by the provisions of this chapter and the State of Washington Building Code Council, under Chapter 51-50 WAC, the 2015 Edition of the International Building Code, published by the International Code Council, together with Appendices E, G, and J, one copy of which, along with the State of Washington Building Code Council’s amendments, shall be on file in the office of the Lynnwood finance director, are adopted by reference. (Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2505 § 2, 2004; Ord. 2039 § 1, 1995; Ord. 1894 § 1, 1992; Ord. 1533 § 1, 1986)

16.04.012 Section 101.4.3 and Section 101.4.6 amended – Plumbing – Energy.

Section 101.4.3 and Section 101.4.6 adopted by this chapter are deleted and replaced with the following wording:

101.4.3 Plumbing. The provisions of the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code shall apply to the installation, alteration, repair and replacement of plumbing systems, including equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances, and where connected to a water or sewage system and all aspects of a medical gas system.

101.4.6 Energy. The provisions of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code adopted by WAC chapter 51-11R and 51-11C shall apply to all matters governing the design and construction of buildings for energy efficiency.

(Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007)

16.04.015 Definitions.

A. Section 201 adopted by this chapter is amended by adding thereto the following paragraph:

Whenever the term “Code” is used herein, it shall mean the 2015 International Building Code as adopted by this chapter. Whenever the term “City” or “Jurisdiction” is used herein, it shall mean the City of Lynnwood.

B. Section 202 adopted by this chapter is amended by adding thereto the following definition:

Occupancy – Is the purpose for which a building, or part thereof, is used or intended to be used. Occupancy includes the installation of shelving, furniture, fixtures and appliances unless such items are included in a building permit. Occupancy also includes stocking of shelves, storage of furniture or material for sale, interviewing personnel or use for managerial duties.

(Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2505 § 2, 2004; Ord. 2039 § 2, 1995; Ord. 1894 § 2, 1992)

16.04.016 Repealed.

Repealed by Ord. 1894.

16.04.020 Section 101.3 amended – Intent.

Section 101.3 adopted by this chapter is deleted and replaced with the following wording:

101.3 Intent. It is expressly the purpose of this Code to provide for and promote the health, safety and welfare of the general public and not to create or otherwise establish or designate any particular class or group of persons who will or should be especially protected or benefited by the terms of this Code.

It is the specific intent of this Code that no provision or term used in this Code is intended to impose any duty whatsoever upon the City or any of its officers or employees for whom the implementation or enforcement of this Code shall be discretionary and not mandatory.

Nothing contained in this Code is intended to be nor shall be construed to create or form the basis of any liability on the part of the City, or its officers, employees or agents for any injury or damage resulting from the failure of a building to comply with the provisions of this Code, or by reason or in consequence of any inspection, notice, order, certificate, permission or approval, authorized or issued or done in connection with the implementation or enforcement of this Code, or by reason of any action or inaction on the part of the City related in any manner to the enforcement of this Code by its officers, employees or agents.

(Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2505 § 2, 2004; Ord. 2039 § 3, 1995; Ord. 1894 § 4, 1992; Ord. 1533 § 2, 1986)

16.04.030 Section 104.1 amended – General.

Section 104.1 adopted by this chapter is amended by the addition of subsection 104.1.1 which reads as follows:

104.1.1 Appendix J. For the purpose of administering and enforcing Appendix J of this Code, the Director of Public Works is appointed and designated as the Building Official with respect to all matters contained within said Appendix J.

(Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2505 § 2, 2004; Ord. 2076 § 19, 1996; Ord. 2039 § 4, 1995; Ord. 1894 § 5, 1992; Ord. 1533 § 3, 1986)

16.04.035 Section 113 amended – Board of appeals.

Section 113 adopted by this chapter is deleted and replaced with the following wording:

113.1 General. The hearing examiner shall hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of this code in accordance with Chapter 16.50 LMC.

113.2 Limitations on Authority. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted thereunder have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply or an equally good or better form of construction is proposed. The hearing examiner shall have no authority to waive requirements of this code.

(Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2505 § 2, 2004)

16.04.040 Section 114 amended – Violations.

Section 114 adopted by this chapter is deleted and replaced with the following wording:

114 Violations. Any person, firm, or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Code shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and each such person, firm or corporation shall be guilty of a separate offense for each and every day, or portion thereof, during which any violation of any of the provisions of this Code is committed, continued, or permitted.

It shall be unlawful for any person to remove, mutilate, destroy or conceal any lawful notice issued or posted by the building official pursuant to the provisions of this Code.

Anyone concerned in the violation or failure to comply with the provisions of this Code, whether directly committing the act or effecting the omission constituting the offense, or aiding or abetting the same, whether present or absent; and anyone who directly or indirectly counsels, encourages, hires, commands, induces or otherwise procures another to violate or fail to comply with the provisions of this Code, is and shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Conviction of any such misdemeanor shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2505 § 2, 2004; Ord. 2039 § 5, 1995; Ord. 1894 § 6, 1992; Ord. 1533 § 4, 1986)

16.04.050 Section 103 UBC amended.

Repealed by Ord. 2505.

16.04.060 Section 105.2 amended – Work exempt from permits.

Section 105.2 adopted by this chapter is amended by deleting exception numbers 2 and 13 and replacing them with the following wording:

2. Fences not over six feet high as follows:

a. Vision obscuring fences as defined in Chapter 21.10 LMC in residential zones that are set back over 15 feet from front property line, over 15 feet from driveways, and 30 feet from any intersection.

b. Non-Vision obscuring fences as defined in Chapter 21.10 LMC in residential zones.

13. Non-fixed and movable fixtures, cases, racks, counters and partitions not over 5 feet 9 inches in height.

a. For fixtures/racks 6 feet or more in height, you are required to provide seismic connection details with your plan and permit application.

b. For fixtures/racks 8 feet or more in height, you are required to provide plans and calculations stamped by a Washington State Engineer with your permit application.

(Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2505 § 2, 2004; Ord. 2039 § 7, 1995; Ord. 1894 § 8, 1992; Ord. 1533 § 6, 1986)

16.04.065 Section 303(a) UBC amended – Permit to move or remove buildings.

Repealed by Ord. 2216.

16.04.070 Section 105.3 amended – Application for permit.

Section 105.3 adopted by this chapter is deleted and replaced with the following wording:

105.3 Application for permit. To obtain a permit, the applicant shall first file an application therefor in writing on a form furnished by the city of Lynnwood’s building official for that purpose. Every such application shall:

1. Identify and describe the work to be covered by the permit for which application is made;

2. Describe the land on which the proposed work is to be done by legal description and/or parcel number(s). Street address or similar description, if available, shall be provided to readily identify and definitely locate the proposed building or work;

3. Indicate the proposed use or occupancy for which the application is intended;

4. Be accompanied by plans, diagrams, computations, specifications and other data as required by Section 107 IBC;

5. State the valuation of any new building or structure or any addition, remodeling or alteration to an existing building;

6. Provide such information and evidence as is required by current State law to be furnished in connection with an application for a building permit or as a prerequisite to the issuance of a building permit;

7. Provide such other data and information as may be required by the building official;

8. Be signed by the applicant, or the applicant’s authorized agent;

9. When a contractor is to perform the work, its name, address and current Washington State contractor’s license number and city business license number.

(Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2505 § 2, 2004; Ord. 2216 § 9, 1998; Ord. 1914 § 1, 1992; Ord. 1894 § 9, 1992)

16.04.071 Section 105.3.1 amended – Actions on applications.

Section 105.3.1 adopted by this chapter is amended by adding the following paragraphs:

The following prerequisites shall be met prior to issuance of a building permit.

1. Any requirements or regulations imposed on a project as a condition of land use approval process.

2. The landscape plans have been approved.

3. If required, all fire apparatus roads shall be approved.

4. When not already available, the water supplied for fire protection shall be installed and made serviceable.

5. Address(es) is/are as assigned by the City of Lynnwood.

6. Plans in compliance with LMC 12.12 related to the construction of frontage improvements for curb, gutter, sidewalks, city utilities and street surfacing have been submitted and approved by the Public Works Department.

7. When required, submittals shall be made for compliance with LMC 16.46 (Flood Hazard Area Regulations), 17.02 (S.E.P.A.), 17.10 (Environmentally Critical Areas), Title 19 (Subdivisions), and 21.25 (Project Design Review).

(Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2505 § 2, 2004; Ord. 2216 § 9, 1998)

16.04.072 Section 105.5 amended – Expiration.

Section 105.5 adopted by this chapter is deleted and replaced with the following wording:

105.5 Expiration. Permits become null and void if the authorized work has not been inspected by this department within 180 calendar days of issuance or for a period of 180 calendar days from the last inspection. The total life of permits is limited to a maximum of 540 calendar days, provided it has not expired under the restrictions above. One extension request for 180 calendar days may be granted if a written request is submitted to the Building Official showing just cause before the expiration date.

If a permit expires, the permittee shall obtain a new permit to complete the remainder of the work. The cost of the new permit will be based on the value of the remainder of work per the fee schedule.

(Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010)

16.04.075 Section 107.1 IBC amended – Signed, dated, stamped drawings required.

Repealed by Ord. 3006. (Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2505 § 2, 2004; Ord. 2216 § 10, 1998; Ord. 1894 § 10, 1992)

16.04.080 Repealed.

Repealed by Ord. 2039.

16.04.090 Section 109.1 UBC amended.

Repealed by Ord. 2505.

16.04.095 Section 3410 amended – Moved structures.

Repealed by Ord. 3196. (Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2505 § 2, 2004; Ord. 2216 § 13, 1998; Ord. 1914 § 4, 1992)

16.04.100 Section 109.2 amended – Schedule of permit fees.

Section 109.2 adopted by this chapter is deleted and replaced with the following wording:

109.2 Schedule of permit fees. Fees shall be set forth in a fee resolution adopted, and from time to time amended, by the city council.

(Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2699 § 23, 2007; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2588 § 4, 2005; Ord. 2505 § 2, 2004; Ord. 2216 § 14, 1998; Ord. 2039 § 11, 1995; Ord. 1894 § 13, 1992; Ord. 1533 § 9, 1986)

16.04.105 Section 109.3 IBC amended – Valuation.

Repealed by Ord. 3006. (Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2505 § 2, 2004; Ord. 2216 § 15, 1998; Ord. 2039 § 12, 1995; Ord. 1894 § 14, 1992)

16.04.108 Section 111.2 amended – Certificate of occupancy.

Repealed by Ord. 3006. (Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007)

16.04.110 Section 216-O UBC – “Occupancy” defined.

Repealed by Ord. 2505.

16.04.115 Section 402.8.8 amended – Security grilles and doors.

Section 402.8.8 adopted by this chapter is deleted and replaced with the following wording:

402.8.8 Security grilles and doors. Horizontal sliding or vertical security grilles or doors that are a part of a means of egress shall conform to the following:

1. Doors and grilles shall remain in the full open position during the period of occupancy by the general public.

2. The doors or grilles shall be openable from within without the use of a key or special knowledge or effort. The operating height of handles, pulls, latches, locks and other operating devices shall be installed 34 inches minimum and 48 inches maximum above the finished floor.

3. Where two or more exits are required, not more than one-half of the exits shall be permitted to include either a horizontal sliding or vertical rolling grille or door.

(Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016)

16.04.120 Section 220-S UBC amended.

Repealed by Ord. 2505.

16.04.130 Section 224-W UBC amended.

Repealed by Ord. 2505.

16.04.140 Repealed.

Repealed by Ord. 1894.

16.04.145 Section 504 amended – Building height and number of stories.

Section 504 adopted by this chapter is amended by the addition of subsection 504.5 which reads as follows:

For R-1 and R-2 occupancies allowed to increase the total number of stories per any State amendment, you shall meet those specific requirements and the following:

A. An NFPA 13 sprinkler system as adopted per the LMC title 9 and the Lynnwood Fire Sprinkler Standards shall be required.

B. In mixed use buildings, there shall be a minimum two-hour-rated podium deck separating the Type I or Type II building construction from the Type V-A construction above. Only R occupancies and accessory uses specific to the R occupancy are allowed above the first floor.

C. No fire rating reductions are allowed for corridors in the Type V-A construction.

D. Maximum finished floor elevation is 70 feet above the fire department’s lowest level of access.

E. Minimum 44-inch-wide corridors shall be required.

F. Two separate means of egress are required from the R occupancy directly to the exterior.

(Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2880 § 1, 2011)

16.04.150 Section 1805 amended – Damp-proofing and waterproofing.

Section 1805 adopted by this chapter is amended by the addition of subsection 1805.4.4 which reads as follows:

1805.4.4 Water Drainage. When brought to the building officials’ attention that a water drainage problem or a potential water drainage problem exists on any lot or parcel of land, the building official may require the owner or builder to correct such problem or to submit plans showing the proposed method to correct such problem. The plan shall indicate in sufficient detail all pipes, ditches or other means of alleviating the water drainage problem such that the water will not damage any public or private property. If the building official does not approve the drainage plan, then a drainage study may be required to be conducted by a licensed professional engineer. The building official shall approve water drainage plans or drainage studies in writing. No new construction may commence or continue in the area that may be affected by the potential water drainage problem. In all such occurrences, said corrective work shall commence within 30 days and be completed within 60 days after receipt of this notice from the building official. For the purpose of administering this subsection, the director of public works is appointed and designated as the building official.

(Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2505 § 2, 2004; Ord. 2039 § 16, 1995; Ord. 1894 § 19, 1992; Ord. 1533 § 15, 1986)

16.04.160 Section 3307 amended – Protection of adjoining property.

Section 3307 adopted by this chapter is amended by the addition of subsection 3307.2 which reads as follows:

3307.2 Cleanup of Public Streets. Public streets adjacent to the property upon which the building permit is issued and other public streets which are used for conveyance of materials incorporated into the construction work, including excavated earth, either to or from the site, shall be kept clean with a power broom or other approved means. Wheels of trucks including the space between dual treads shall be cleaned before entering City rights-of-way. The cleanup shall include the flushing of storm sewer when required by the building official. For the purpose of administering this subsection, the director of public works is appointed and designated as the building official.

The building official may stop work of the building permit for violation of this section.

(Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2505 § 2, 2004; Ord. 2039 § 17, 1995; Ord. 1894 § 20, 1992; Ord. 1533 § 17, 1986)

16.04.170 Repealed.

Repealed by Ord. 2039.

16.04.180 Section 5506 UBC added – Membrane structures.

Repealed by Ord. 2216.

16.04.190 Section 3305(e) UBC amended – Access to exits.

Repealed by Ord. 2216.

16.04.200 Restriction of building permits – Over one acre.

Repealed by Ord. 2216.

16.04.210 Section 705.5 – Fire-resistance ratings.

Repealed by Ord. 3306. (Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2505 § 2, 2004)

16.04.215 Section 705.8 amended – Openings.

Repealed by Ord. 3306. (Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010)

16.04.220 Chapter 9 amended, added – Fire protection systems.

Section 903.2 is amended to read as follows:

Where required. Approved automatic fire sprinkler systems in new and existing buildings and structures shall be provided in the locations in Section 903.2.1 through 903.2.13.

Section 903.2.13 is added.

Additional Requirements – Automatic fire sprinkler systems shall be provided as required by LMC Chapter 9.18.

Section 903.3.7 is amended to read as follows:

Fire department connections. Fire department connections shall be installed in accordance with IFC Section 912 and LMC 9.18.070.

Section 907.2 is amended to read:

Where required – New and existing buildings and structures. An approved fire alarm system installed in accordance with this code and NFPA 72 shall be provided in locations in Sections 907.2.1 through 907.2.24 and provided with occupant notification in accordance with section 907.5 unless other requirements are provided by another section of this code.

Section 907.2.24 is added.

Additional requirements – Fire alarm and detection systems shall be provided as required by LMC Chapter 9.20.

(Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007)

16.04.225 Section 1010.1.9.2 amended – Hardware height.

Section 1010.1.9.2 adopted by this chapter is deleted and replaced with the following wording:

1010.1.9.2 Hardware height. Door handles, pulls, latches, locks and other operating devices shall be installed 34 inches (864 mm) minimum and 48 inches (1219 mm) maximum above the finished floor.

Exception: Access doors or gates in barrier walls and fences protecting pools, spas and hot tubs shall be permitted to have operable parts of the release of latch on self-latching devices at 54 inches (1,370 mm) maximum above the finished floor or ground, provided the self-latching devices are not also self-locking devices operated by means of a key, electronic opener or integral combination lock.

(Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016)

16.04.230 Section 1010.1.9.3 amended – Locks and latches.

Section 1010.1.9.3 adopted by this chapter is amended by deleting option number 2. (Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013)

16.04.240 Section 1010.1.9.4 amended – Bolt locks.

Section 1010.1.9.4 adopted by this chapter is amended by deleting exceptions number 3 and 4. (Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013)

16.04.245 Section 1010.1.4.4 amended – Security grilles.

Section 1010.1.4.4 adopted by this chapter is deleted and replaced with the following wording:

1010.1.4.4 Security grilles. In Groups B, F, M and S, horizontal sliding or vertical security grilles are permitted at the main exit and shall be openable from within without the use of a key or special knowledge or effort during periods that the space is occupied. The operating height of handles, pulls, latches, locks and other operating devices shall be installed 34 inches minimum and 48 inches maximum above the finished floor. The grilles shall remain secured in the full-open position during the period of occupancy by the general public. Where two or more means of egress are required, not more than one-half of the exits or exit access doorways shall be equipped with horizontal sliding or vertical security grilles.

(Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016)

16.04.250 Restricting issuance of permits.

Repealed by Ord. 2683. See amended IBC Section 105.3.1.1. (Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2505 § 2, 2004; Ord. 278 § 2, 1966)

16.04.900 Severability.

If any section, sentence, clause or phrase of this chapter be held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity or unconstitutionality thereof shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of any other section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or word of this chapter. (Ord. 3306 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 3196 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2840 § 4, 2010; Ord. 2683 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2505 § 2, 2004; Ord. 1894 § 23, 1992; Ord. 1533 § 20, 1986)