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The code official, in concurrence with approval from the building official and fire chief, is authorized to approve alternative materials or methods, provided that the code official finds that the proposed design, use or operation satisfactorily complies with the intent of this code and that the alternative is, for the purpose intended, at least equivalent to the level of quality, strength, effectiveness, fire resistance, durability and safety prescribed by this code. Approvals under the authority herein contained shall be subject to the approval of the building official where the alternate material or method involves matters regulated by the International Building Code.

The code official shall require that sufficient evidence or proof be submitted to substantiate any claims made regarding the use of alternative materials or methods. The details of any action granting approval of an alternative shall be recorded and entered in the files of the code enforcement agency. Where the alternative material, design or method of construction is not approved, the code official shall respond in writing, stating the reasons the alternative was not approved.

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