A substandard residential building and any building other than an apartment house or dwelling moved into the City shall be made to conform to all of the requirements of this Code for a new building in the same location within the City and to all other applicable laws.
The applicant shall assume all responsibility for the preparation and completeness of said plans. In the event the City elects to complete the building or to demolish the building under the provisions of the Municipal Code, the City reserves the right to interpret errors or omissions or supply missing information on the plans. The City shall not be responsible for the performance of the work done under any contract entered into to complete or demolish the building.
- It is unfit for human habitation or is so dilapidated, defective or in such condition of deterioration or disrepair that its relocation at the proposed site would cause appreciable harm or be materially detrimental to the property or improvements in the neighborhood within a radius of 1,000 feet from the proposed site.
- Because of age, size, design, architectural treatment or proposed location on the lot, the building does not substantially conform to the general design, plan, location on the lot and construction of the buildings located in the neighborhood within a radius of 1,000 feet from the proposed site so that its relocation would be materially detrimental to the property or improvements in said neighborhood.
- The proposed use is prohibited by the zoning laws of the City.
- Whenever the applicant is currently in default, as determined by the Department, on one or more Relocation Permits.
The bond shall be executed by the applicant as principal and, if a surety bond, shall also be executed by a corporation authorized to act as surety under the laws of the state of California. The bond shall be a joint and several obligation and shall be conditioned upon the faithful performance of all terms and conditions of the permit and of all work described in the plans and specifications therefor to the satisfaction of the Department of Building and Safety. The bond shall contain the further conditions that should the applicant fail to complete all such work within the time specified on the permit, the City may, at its option, cause all of such work to be done or completed in accordance with the terms and conditions of the permits and the plans and specifications therefor on file with said Department, or demolish the building.
The parties executing the bond shall be firmly and continuously bound for the payment of all the costs necessary to complete the work or demolish the building under all terms and conditions of the bond. The cost shall include the cost to complete the work or demolish the building, including any cost to monitor or remove asbestos, plus an amount equal to 40 percent of the cost to cover the cost to the City of administering the contract and supervising the work required.
Whenever the applicant elects to deposit cash or approved negotiable United States Treasury Certificates, the City shall be authorized in the event of any default on the part of the applicant to use any or all of the cash or approved negotiable certificates to cause the work to be done and for the payment of all costs thereof. The term of the bond shall begin on the date of the deposit of the cash or negotiable certificates or the filing of the surety bond, and shall end upon the date of the completion to the satisfaction of the Department of all such work. The fact of such completion shall be evidenced by a written statement thereof signed by the Superintendent of Building and thereafter the cash deposit or certificate shall be returned to the applicant, or the surety bond released, as the case may be.
Whenever the City elects to have such work done because of the applicant's default, the amount of the deposit or certificates in excess of all cost of such work shall be returned to the applicant after the work has been so approved.
In lieu of the specific deposit for each application, any house mover may make and maintain a general deposit in the sum of $3,000.00 which shall be used for the same purposes as the specific deposit mentioned in this section.
If, for any reason, the move as authorized by the House Mover's Permit is not completed within 30 days of the date of issuance and it becomes necessary for the Department of Building and Safety to either remove or demolish the building or structure, the cost of so doing plus an administrative fee of 40 percent shall be deducted from the aforementioned deposit. The remainder of such deposit, if any, shall be refunded to the person making such deposit, or to his or her assigns.
In case the deposit shall not be sufficient to pay the cost of removal or demolition, or of the costs of repairs, if any, the person making such deposit shall, upon demand, pay to the Department of Building and Safety a sufficient sum to cover all such cost. Upon failure to pay such sum, it may be recovered by the City in any court of competent jurisdiction.
- A building has not been lowered onto its foundation within 60 days after issuance of the relocation permit; or
- A default has occurred in the performance of any term or condition of the relocation permit; or
- The applicant has failed to complete the work required as specified by the permit, plans and/or specifications approved for the project within the time prescribed, the Department shall be authorized to give notice to the applicant and to the surety, if any, to complete the work or perform the condition within a specified additional time, not to exceed 60 days. Such notice shall be served upon the applicant and the surety, if any, by certified mail, and shall be deemed to have been so served when placed in the United States mail, postage prepaid and addressed to such person. No person shall fail or refuse to comply with such notice. However, such notice may be complied with by demolishing and removing the building or structure and restoring the site within the time prescribed, at the option of the applicant or the surety, as the case may be.
Where an accessory building, in addition to a main building or the first accessory building where no main building is to be moved, is to be relocated from the same location to the same site at the new location, an application fee of $80.00 shall be paid for each such accessory building.
|Floor Area of Building||Fee|
|0 - 2,500 square feet||$770.00|
|2,501 - 5,000 square feet||$1,160.00|
|5,001 - 7,500 square feet||$1,350.00|
|7,501 - 10,000 square feet||$1,535.00|
|Each additional 10,000 square feet||$300.00|