Chapter 15.04
BUILDING CODES—BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS—BUILDING PERMITS

Sections:

15.04.010    IBC/IRC adopted.

15.04.020    IMC adopted.

15.04.030    UPC/Standards adopted.

15.04.040    IFC adopted.

15.04.050    VIAQC adoption.

15.04.060    WSEC adopted.

15.04.070    WSHBC adopted.

15.04.080    Amendments—Additions—Administration—Permit fees.

15.04.090    Building permit issuance conditions.

15.04.100    Zoning provisions to govern in case of conflict.

15.04.110    Violation deemed gross misdemeanor.

15.04.120    Amendment to state codes.

15.04.900    Severability.

15.04.010 IBC/IRC adopted.

There is adopted and by this reference made a part of this chapter as though fully set forth herein at length that certain code, known as the International Building Code, 2003 Edition, including the Appendix Chapters E, F, G, I and J therein and together with Chapter 11 amendments entitled “Washington State Accessibility Regulations,” and the International Residential Code, 2003 Edition, excluding Chapter 11 and excluding Chapters 25 through 42, which are not adopted, including Appendices A, B, C, D, G, H, J, K and L, as the building code and standards of the city. (Ord. 2483 § 5 (part), 2004).

15.04.020 IMC adopted.

There is adopted by this reference and made a part of this chapter as though fully set forth herein, at length, that certain code known as the International Mechanical Code, 2003 Edition, published by the International Code Council. (Ord. 2483 § 5 (part), 2004).

15.04.030 UPC/Standards adopted.

There is adopted by this reference and made a part of this chapter as though fully set forth at length, the Uniform Plumbing Code, 2003 Edition, published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, Inc., as amended by the Washington Administrative Code, except for Chapters 12 and 15 and except for those requirements relating to venting and combustion air of fuel-fired appliances as found in Chapter 5 and those portions of the code addressing building sewers, all of which are not adopted. There is adopted by this reference and made a part of this chapter as though fully set forth at length, the Uniform Plumbing Code Standards (Appendices A, B, and I), 2003 Edition, as published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, Inc. (Ord. 2483 § 5 (part), 2004).

15.04.040 IFC adopted.

The International Fire Code (IFC) as published by the International Code Council as adopted by RCW 19.27.031 and as amended by Chapter 51-54A WAC and as it may be hereafter amended by the state is hereby adopted by reference; provided, that notwithstanding any wording in this code, participants in religious ceremonies shall not be precluded from carrying hand-held candles. Finally, such adoption shall include Appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. The fire code official shall be the city’s building official or his or her designee. In addition to the amendments below, the IFC is amended in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 8.20. (Ord. 3036 § 1, 2017: Ord. 2483 § 5 (part), 2004).

15.04.050 VIAQC adoption.

There is adopted and by this reference made a part hereof as though fully set forth in this chapter at length, that certain code known as the Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Code, filed as Chapter 51-13 WAC. (Ord. 2483 § 5 (part), 2004).

15.04.060 WSEC adopted.

There is adopted and by this reference made a part hereof as though fully set forth in this chapter at length, that certain code known as the Washington State Energy Code, as written by the Washington State Building Code Council and filed as Chapter 51-11 WAC. (Ord. 2483 § 5 (part), 2004).

15.04.070 WSHBC adopted.

There is adopted and by its reference made a part of this chapter as though fully set forth herein at length, that certain code known as the Washington State Historic Building Code. (Ord. 2483 § 5 (part), 2004).

15.04.080 Amendments—Additions—Administration—Permit fees.

The codes adopted in Sections 15.04.010 through 15.04.070 are hereby amended by the following additions, deletions, and exceptions. Section numbers referenced herein are to the codes as adopted by this chapter. Notwithstanding these section numbers referenced from the current codes, all additions, deletions, and exceptions as noted herein shall apply to all future codes adopted by the state of Washington and thence adopted as the building codes of the city of Prosser.

Section 101.1 (IBC) Section R101.1 (IRBC)—Title.

These regulations shall be known as the Fire Code of the City of Prosser, hereinafter referred to as “this code.”

A.    Wherever the word “jurisdiction” is used in the International Fire Code, it means the City of Prosser.

B.    Wherever the term “corporate counsel” is used in the International Fire Code, it means the attorney for the city.

C.    “Fire Department” means the office of the fire code official.

D.    “Fire Chief,” for the purpose of Section 104.11, means the fire chief of the fire jurisdiction serving the City. For all other purposes in the code, “fire chief” means the fire code official.

Section 103.1 (IBC) R103.1 (IRBC)—General.

The department of fire prevention, also known as the Building Department, is established within the jurisdiction under the direction of the fire code official. The function of the department shall be the implementation, administration and enforcement of the provisions of this code.

105.1.1 (IBC)—Annual Permit. Delete this entire subsection. Annual permits shall not be issued in the city of Prosser.

105.1.2 (IBC)—Annual Permit Records. Delete this entire subsection. Annual permit records shall not be valid within the city of Prosser.

105.2 (IBC) and R105.2 (IRBC). Sections (1) and (2) shall be deleted in their entirety. All buildings and fences built in the city of Prosser shall require a building permit.

Electrical. This entire subcategory, including repairs and maintenance, radio and television transmitting devices, and temporary testing systems, is hereby deleted. All electrical permits and permit exemptions shall be as set forth by the state of Washington Department of Labor and Industries.

Plumbing. Items (1) and (2) of this subcategory are hereby deleted. All plumbing permits and plumbing permit exemptions shall be as set forth in the adopted plumbing code.

Section 105.4.1 (IBC) R105.4.1 (IRBC)—Submittals.

Submittals shall be made to the City of Prosser Building Department. Construction documents shall be submitted in one or more sets and in such form and detail as required by the fire code official. More specifically, for fire alarm systems three sets are required and for automatic sprinkler systems four sets are required. The construction documents shall be prepared by a registered design professional where required by the statutes of the jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed and have licenses and credentials as required by the state of Washington. All companies installing fire protection systems within the City of Prosser shall have a City of Prosser business registration.

Section 105.7.3 (IBC) R105.7.3 (IRBC)—Fire alarm and detection systems and related equipment.

A construction permit is required for installation of or modification to fire alarm and detection systems and related equipment.

105.8 (IBC) R105.8 (IRBC)—Schedule of permit fees.

All fees shall be paid in accordance with Title 20.10 of the Prosser Municipal Code.

(Ord. 3036 § 2, 2017: Ord. 2614 § 1, 2008: Ord. 2483 § 5 (part), 2004).

15.04.090 Building permit issuance conditions.

No building permit shall be issued for a building on a lot, tract or parcel of land unless:

A.    The abutting street, and the streets connecting to presently surfaced streets, are constructed and improved in accordance with the city’s subdivision ordinances and other ordinances of the city of Prosser and in accordance with the city’s comprehensive plan and other plans adopted by the city in accordance with the Growth Management Act;

B.    Water main extensions and distribution systems are constructed and installed in accordance with the city’s subdivision ordinances and other ordinances of the city of Prosser and in accordance with the city’s comprehensive plan and other plans adopted by the city in accordance with the Growth Management Act;

C.    Irrigation water main extensions and distribution systems are constructed and installed in accordance with the city’s subdivision ordinances and other ordinances of the city of Prosser and in accordance with the city’s comprehensive plan and other plans adopted by the city in accordance with the Growth Management Act;

D.    Sewer main extensions and distribution systems are constructed and installed in accordance with the city’s subdivision ordinances and other ordinances of the city of Prosser and in accordance with the city’s comprehensive plan and other plans adopted by the city in accordance with the Growth Management Act;

E.    Electrical and communication facilities are constructed and installed in accordance with the city’s subdivision ordinances and other ordinances of the city of Prosser and in accordance with the city’s comprehensive plan and other plans adopted by the city in accordance with the Growth Management Act; and

F.    Street lights are constructed and installed in accordance with the city’s subdivision ordinances and other ordinances of the city of Prosser and in accordance with the city’s comprehensive plan and other plans adopted by the city in accordance with the Growth Management Act.

G.    In the event that there is a conflict between an ordinance and a plan adopted in accordance with the Growth Management Act regarding whether an improvement shall be required, then the more recently adopted of the ordinance or plan shall prevail. (Ord. 2614 § 2, 2008: Ord. 2483 § 5 (part), 2004).

15.04.100 Zoning provisions to govern in case of conflict.

In case of conflict of any provisions of the building codes with the zoning ordinance codified in Title 18, and as the zoning ordinance may be hereafter amended, the provisions of such zoning ordinance shall govern over the building codes. (Ord. 2483 § 5 (part), 2004).

15.04.110 Violation deemed gross misdemeanor.

Any person, firm or corporation violating or failing to comply with the requirements of this chapter and the codes adopted herein shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars and by imprisonment for not more than three hundred sixty-five days, or both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 2483 § 5 (part), 2004).

15.04.120 Amendment to state codes.

All future amendments to the above adopted codes pursuant to RCW 19.27.031, together with amendments as currently enacted or as shall be enacted by the state of Washington, are hereby adopted as and shall be the building code of the city of Prosser subject to the amendments, deletions, and additions thereto made by Sections 15.04.010 through 15.04.110. (Ord. 2483 § 5 (part), 2004).

15.04.900 Severability.

The provisions of this chapter are hereby declared to be severable. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase of this chapter or its application to any person or circumstance is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional, the remainder of this chapter shall not as a result of said section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase be held unconstitutional or invalid. (Ord. 2483 § 5 (part), 2004).