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CPC 2019

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Division 1 Administration

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Section 94.101.0 Title, Scope and General

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94.101.1 Title

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This article shall be known as the "Los Angeles Plumbing Code", a portion of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, and wherever the word "Code" is used in this article, it shall mean the "Los Angeles Plumbing Code" and whenever "LAMC" is used, it shall mean the Los Angeles Municipal Code. Whenever the word "City" is used in this article, it shall mean "City of Los Angeles". Whenever the word "Department" is used in this article, it shall mean "Department of Building and Safety".

94.101.2 Scope

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The provisions of this Code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, addition to, use, or maintenance of plumbing systems within the City.

94.101.3 Purpose

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The purpose of this Code is to safeguard health, life, property and public welfare by regulating the design, alteration, construction, installation, repair, and quality of materials for plumbing, fire sprinkler, rainwater piping, standpipe, subsurface drainage piping, swimming pool piping, reclaimed water piping, underground fire-protection piping, and graywater piping systems installed in the City.

94.101.4 Conflicts Between Codes

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Where the requirements of this Code conflict with the requirements of the mechanical code, this Code shall prevail. In instances where the Code, applicable standards, or the manufacturer's installation instructions conflict, the most restrictive requirement shall prevail. Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the specific requirement shall prevail.

94.101.5 Plans Required

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94.101.5.1 General

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Before starting any work and at any time during the progress of any work regulated by this Code, the Department may require the submission of plans, specifications, drawings and other information it deems necessary. The issuance of a permit upon approved plans shall not prevent the Department from requiring the correction of errors in them and stopping work on construction based on these plans when in violation of this Code or of any other applicable ordinance or statute; or from revoking any approval when issued in error.

94.101.5.2 Signature

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Plans and specifications shall bear the signature and registration or license number of an engineer, contractor or other person licensed in the appropriate classification by the State of California.

94.101.5.3 Risers and Isometrics

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System riser or isometric diagrams shall be provided for all drainage, waste and vent, fuel gas, potable water, storm drain, rain water, sump pump, combination waste and vent and standpipe systems. Plans shall be suitable for use by office engineers and field inspectors.

94.101.5.4 Quality of Plans

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Plans shall be legible, clear, of 1/8 inch (3.175 mm) per foot scale or larger, except risers and isometrics need not be to scale.

94.101.5.5 Stamped Plans on Job

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The set of plans and specifications stamped and issued to the applicant by the Department shall be kept at the site of the construction or work and shall be available to an authorized representative of the Department. There shall be no deviation from the stamped or approved applications, plans or specifications without Department approval.

94.101.5.6 Types of Plans Required to Be Submitted

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Plans signed by a qualified submitter shall be filed with and approved by the Department before any work listed below is started:
  1. Drainage systems.
    1. Drainage and vent systems involving fixtures that discharge 217 or more fixture units.
    2. Drainage pumps and ejectors.
  2. Combination waste and vent systems.
  3. Fuel gas piping with any of the following:
    1. Systems having more than ten outlets.
    2. Medium pressure gas systems.
    3. High pressure gas systems.
    4. Methane gas extraction systems.
  4. Potable water piping with any of the following:
    1. Systems requiring a 2-inch (50.80 mm) or larger supply.
    2. Systems designed from the procedure in CPC Section 610.5.
  5. Rainwater piping systems with more than ten interconnected rainwater or overflow drains, or a rainwater pump.
  6. Siphonic roof drainage systems.
  7. Special water piping for alternative water source system installations.
  8. Non-potable rainwater catchment systems where the water is collected from the footprint of building or is reused in the
    building as alternative water source for non-potable applications into the building.
  9. Swimming pool circulating water systems.
    EXCEPTION: Private swimming pools.
  10. Fire Protection.
    1. Class H. Standpipes.
    2. Standpipes: Class I, II, III.
    3. Fire pump systems.
    4. Fire hydrant systems.
    5. Hand hose systems connected to fire sprinkler piping.
    6. Monitor nozzle systems.
    7. Underground fire protection piping.
    8. Fire sprinkler systems.
      EXCEPTIONS:
      1. Raising or lowering of sprinklers due to change in ceiling height.
      2. Replacing of sprinklers of the same type, orifice size and temperature rating.
      3. Relocation of sprinklers in previously occupied buildings or tenant spaces, when using the same or
        larger pipe sizes and the same material.

94.101.6 Repairs and Alterations

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In existing buildings or premises in which plumbing installations are to be altered, repaired, or renovated, deviations from this Code are permitted, provided such deviations are found to be necessary and are first approved by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

94.101.6.1 Building Sewers and Drains

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Existing building sewers and building drains shall be permitted to be used in connection with new buildings or new plumbing and drainage work where they are found on examination and test to be in accordance with the requirements governing new work, and the proper Authority Having Jurisdiction shall notify the owner to make changes necessary to be in accordance with this Code. No building, or part thereof, shall be erected or placed over a part of a drainage system that is constructed of materials other than those approved elsewhere in the LAMC for use under or within a building.

94.101.6.2 Openings

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Openings into a drainage or vent system, excepting those openings to which plumbing fixtures are properly connected or which constitute vent terminals, shall be permanently plugged or capped in an approved manner using the appropriate materials in accordance with this Code.

94.101.7 Maintenance

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The plumbing and drainage system of a premises under the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be maintained in a sanitary and safe operating condition by the owner or the owner's agent.

94.101.8 Existing Construction

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No provision of this Code shall be deemed to require a change in a portion of a plumbing or drainage system, or other work regulated by this Code, in or on an existing building or lot where such work was installed and is maintained in accordance with law in effect prior to the effective date of this Code, except where a plumbing or drainage system or other work regulated by this Code is determined by the Authority Having Jurisdiction to be in fact dangerous, unsafe, insanitary, or a nuisance and a menace to life, health, or property.

94.101.9 Additions, Alterations, or Repairs

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Additions, alterations, repairs, and replacements of plumbing systems shall comply with the provisions for new systems except as otherwise provided in LAMC Subsection 94.101.11.

94.101.10 Appendices

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The provisions in the appendices are intended to supplement the requirements of this Code and shall not be considered part of this Code unless formally adopted as such.

94.101.11 Application to Existing Plumbing System

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Additions, alterations, or repairs shall be permitted to be made to a plumbing system without requiring the existing plumbing system to be in accordance with the requirements of this Code, provided the addition, alteration, or repair is in accordance with that required for a new plumbing system. Additions, alterations, or repairs shall not cause an existing system to become unsafe, insanitary, or overloaded.

94.101.11.1 Health and Safety

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Where compliance with the provisions of this Code fails to eliminate or alleviate a nuisance, or other dangerous or insanitary condition that involves health or safety hazards, the owner or the owner's agent shall install such additional plumbing and drainage facilities or shall make such repairs or alterations as ordered by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

94.101.11.2 Existing Installation

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Plumbing system lawfully in existence at the time of the adoption of this Code shall be permitted to have their use, maintenance, or repair continued where the use, maintenance, or repair is in accordance with the original design and location, and no hazard to life, health, or property has been created by such plumbing system.

94.101.11.3 Changes in Building Occupancy

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Plumbing systems that are a part of a building or structure undergoing a change in use or occupancy, as defined in Article 1, Chapter IX of the LAMC, shall be in accordance with the requirements of this Code that are applicable to the new use or occupancy.

94.101.11.4 Operating Condition

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Plumbing systems, materials, and appurtenances, both existing and new, and parts thereof shall be maintained in operating condition. Devices or safeguards required by this Code shall be maintained in accordance with the code edition under which installed. The owner or the owner's designated agent shall be responsible for maintenance of plumbing systems. To determine compliance with this subdivision, the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to cause a plumbing system to be reinspected.

94.101.11.5 Moved Buildings

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Plumbing systems that are part of buildings or structures moved into this jurisdiction shall be in accordance with the provisions of this Code for new installations, except as provided for in CBC Section 103.5.8.2.

94.101.11.6 Prohibited Acts

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94.101.11.6.1

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No person shall add, alter, change, construct, install, locate, maintain, move, occupy, relocate, remove, renovate, repair, replace, or use any plumbing system, water-connected appliances, products or devices, fire sprinkler system, rainwater piping, standpipe, subsurface drainage piping, swimming pool piping, reclaimed water piping, underground fire protection piping, or graywater piping systems except as provided by this Code.

94.101.11.6.2

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No person shall use or maintain any private sewage disposal system on any lot or parcel of land, that has failed, is in an overflowing condition, or in the judgment of the Department is unsanitary or is a menace to life, health or property. If the private system fails, all drainage piping shall be connected to the public or private sewer when the lot or parcel of land abuts any public way or sewer easement in which a public or private sewer exists and is available.

94.101.11.6.3

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No person shall alter, add to or relocate any private sewage-disposal system on any lot or parcel of land that abuts any public way or sewer easement in which a public sewer exists and is ready for use.

94.101.11.6.4

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No person shall sell, offer for sale, display for sale, advertise for sale, loan, rent or lease, dispose of by way of gift or premium or otherwise for reuse or use, the following:
  1. Any plumbing fixture, appliance, apparatus, equipment, device, material or domestic gas appliance that has not been approved as to its fitness and safety for its intended use or purpose.

    EXCEPTION: The sale of used gas ranges and used gas ovens is not prohibited.
  2. Any water-operated or water-using device, mechanism or equipment, the use of which may cause the pollution or contamination of the domestic water supply. Any such device, mechanism or equipment may be allowed when properly equipped with approved backflow protection.

94.101.11.7 Exemptions From Code

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The provisions of this Code shall not apply to the following:

94.101.11.7.1 Public Sewers

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Any sewer entirely within a public way or any private sewer installed under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles City Department of Public Works or the Los Angeles County Flood Control District as an incident to improvement of a public way when no portion of the private sewer extends more than 6 feet (1828.8 mm) into private property, as measured from the property line abutting the public way.

94.101.11.7.2 Street Water Mains

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Any water main, water service or water meter of the Los Angeles City Department of Water and Power or other utility.

94.101.11.7.3 Street Gas Mains

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Any street gas main or any gas service piping.

94.101.11.7.4 Refineries and Wells (Gas Piping)

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Fuel gas piping that is part of a refinery or gas well, provided piping for fuel gas used on the premises shall conform to the provisions of this Code.

94.101.11.7.5 Portable Gas Cooking Appliances

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Any portable gas cooking appliance designed for outdoor use and installed outdoors.

94.101.11.7.6 Vehicles

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Any work within an aircraft, railroad car, ship or other vehicle, which is not classified as a building or structure.
Any work within any manufactured home, recreational vehicle, commercial coach, special purpose commercial coach, mobile home or any mobile home park, including accessory buildings, permanent buildings and on-site piping outside of buildings.

Section 94.102.0 Organization and Enforcement

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94.102.1 Authority Having Jurisdiction

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The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be the Authority duly appointed to enforce this Code. For such purposes, the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall have the powers of a law enforcement officer. The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall have the power to render interpretations of this Code and to adopt and enforce rules and regulations supplemental to this Code as deemed necessary in order to clarify the application of the provisions of this Code. Such interpretations, rules, and regulations shall comply with the intent and purpose of this Code.

In accordance with the prescribed procedures and with the approval of the appointing authority, the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to appoint such number of technical officers, inspectors, and other employees as shall be authorized from time to time. The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to deputize such inspectors or employees as necessary to carry out the functions of the code enforcement agency.

94.102.2 Duties and Powers of the Authority Having Jurisdiction

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The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to request the assistance and cooperation of other officials of this jurisdiction so far as required in the discharge of the duties in accordance with this Code or other pertinent law or ordinance.

94.102.2.1 Right of Entry

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Where it is necessary to make an inspection to enforce the provisions of this Code, or where the Authority Having Jurisdiction has reasonable cause to believe that there exists in a building or upon a premises a condition or violation of this Code that makes the building or premises unsafe, insanitary, dangerous, or hazardous, the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to enter the building or premises at reasonable times to inspect or to perform the duties imposed upon the Authority Having Jurisdiction by this Code, provided that where such building or premises is occupied, the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall present credentials to the occupant and request entry. Where such building or premises is unoccupied, the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall first make a reasonable effort to locate the owner or other person having charge or control of the building or premises and request entry. Where entry is refused, the Authority Having Jurisdiction has recourse to every remedy provided by law to secure entry.

Where the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall have first obtained an inspection warrant or other remedy provided by law to secure entry, no owner, occupant or person having charge, care or control of a building or premises shall fail or neglect, after a request is made as herein provided, to promptly permit entry herein by the Authority Having Jurisdiction for the purpose of inspection and examination pursuant to this Code.

94.102.2.2 Stop Orders

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Where work is being done contrary to the provisions of this Code, the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to order the work stopped by notice in writing served on persons engaged in the doing or causing such work to be done, and such persons shall forthwith stop work until authorized by the Authority Having Jurisdiction to proceed with the work.

94.102.2.3 Authority to Disconnect Utilities in Emergencies

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The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall have the authority to disconnect a plumbing system to a building, structure, or equipment regulated by this Code in case of emergency where necessary to eliminate an immediate hazard to life or property.

94.102.2.4 Authority to Condemn

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Where the Authority Having Jurisdiction ascertains that a plumbing system or portion thereof, regulated by this Code, has become hazardous to life, health, or property, or has become insanitary, the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall order in writing that such plumbing either be removed or placed in a safe or sanitary condition. The order shall fix a reasonable time limit for compliance. No person shall use or maintain defective plumbing after receiving such notice.

When such plumbing system is to be disconnected, written notice shall be given. In cases of immediate danger to life or property, such disconnection shall be permitted to be made immediately without such notice.

94.102.3 Appeals

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Appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the Authority Having Jurisdiction relative to the application and interpretations of this Code, shall be made to the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety Board of Building and Safety Commissioners (Board). The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be an ex-officio member and shall act as secretary to the Board but shall have no vote upon a matter before the Board. Members of the Board shall be appointed and serve pursuant to the City of Los Angeles Charter. The Board shall adopt rules of procedure for conducting its business and shall render decisions and findings in writing to the appellant with a duplicate copy to the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

94.102.3.1 Limitations of Authority

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The Board shall have no authority relative to interpretation of the administrative provisions of this Code, nor shall the Board be empowered to waive requirements of this Code.

94.102.4 Violations

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It shall be unlawful for a person, firm, or corporation to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert, demolish, equip, use, or maintain plumbing or permit the same to be done in violation of this Code.

Section 94.103.0 Permits and Inspections

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94.103.1 Permits Required

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94.103.1.1 General

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Except as otherwise provided in this Code, no person shall add, alter, construct, install, move, reconstruct, relocate, remove, repair or replace any plumbing, fire sprinkler, rainwater piping, standpipe, subsurface drainage piping, swimming pool piping, reclaimed water piping, underground fire protection piping, or graywater piping system unless a plumbing or fire sprinkler permit for it has been obtained from the Department.

94.103.1.1.1

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A permit shall be required where the Department has determined that the gas piping shall be retested for the following:
  1. The system has been out of service for a period of one year.
  2. Where the Department has determined there is system leakage creating an immediate hazard to persons or property.

94.103.1.1.2 Relocated Buildings

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Except as otherwise provided in this Code, no person shall connect any work in a relocated building to a supply pipe or drain pipe unless a permit for all the work in the relocated building has been obtained from the Department.

94.103.1.1.3 Separate Permits Required

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A separate plumbing and/or fire sprinkler permit shall be obtained for the work indicated on each building permit.

94.103.1.1.4

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No person shall be subject to fine, imprisonment, or payment of an investigation fee for starting or doing work without a permit being first obtained, if a permit is obtained for the work on or before 12:00 noon of the third day the office of the Department is open for public business after the work was started.

94.103.1.1.5 Transfer of Permits and Plan Checks

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No permit shall be transferable from the original permittee to any other person unless the property owner authorizes the transfer in writing. Upon authorization, the new permittee shall file with the Department a new permit and pay to the Department a fee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0415 for issuing the new permit. This fee includes the issuing permit fee as specified in LAMC Subsection 94.103.4. No plan check is transferable from one contractor to another unless prepared and signed by a state-licensed engineer in the proper classification.

94.103.1.2 Permits Not Required

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94.103.1.2.1 General

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The work described in this subsection shall not require a permit. However this waiver of permit shall not be deemed to allow any work to be added, altered, constructed, demolished, installed, reconstructed, relocated, removed, repaired or replaced contrary to the provisions of this Code.

94.103.1.2.2 General Repairs

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No permit shall be required for the repairing or replacement of faucets, ball cocks, exposed fixture traps or shut-off valves, or a residential garbage disposal.

94.103.1.2.3 Stoppages and Leaks

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No permit shall be required for the clearing of stoppages or repairing of leaks, except in gas piping, when the repairs do not require the removal and replacement of plumbing fixtures or any portion of the drainage system.

94.103.1.2.4 Gas Piping

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No permit shall be required for the installation or repair of a gas utility meter, nor for gas piping between the gas main and the nearest gas utility meter, nor for gas piping installed by the gas utility outside of private property, nor for the gas utility to disconnect defective gas piping and/or equipment when authorized by CPC Section 1206, nor for any piping connection less than six feet (1828.8 mm) in length between an existing gas outlet and a gas appliance in the same room.

94.103.1.2.5

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A separate plumbing permit shall not be required for the installation of any plumbing system for which a combined building-mechanical permit has been obtained pursuant to LAMC Subdivision 91.107.2.2.

94.103.1.2.6

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No permit shall be required for the capping of a private sewage disposal system where a grading permit is required.

94.103.1.2.7 Water Heater Repair

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No permit shall be required for the repair of any gas-fired water heater, provided the water heater is not disconnected.

94.103.1.2.8 Resetting of Fixtures

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No permit shall be required for the resetting of existing plumbing fixtures on existing rough-in, which have been removed for the sole purpose of repairing or replacing walls or floors.

94.103.1.2.9 High Efficiency Fixtures

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  1. Residential. Whenever new fixtures are installed, all water closets, shower heads, faucets and dishwashers shall be High Efficiency fixtures installed in accordance with the regulations of the City's Water Conservation Plan. A plumbing permit is not required for the installation of High Efficiency water closets, shower heads, faucets and dishwashers in existing one and two family dwelling units when done as part of the City's "Water Conservation Retrofit Program" pursuant to the City's water conservation regulations. These permit exempted installations shall be limited to the replacement of non-water efficient water closets, shower heads, faucets and dishwashers with new High Efficiency water closets, shower heads, faucets, and dishwashers installed on the existing rough-in plumbing outlets. Plumbing permits shall be required for all High Efficiency fixtures in new buildings. This section does not waive the requirement for a licensed plumbing contractor to perform the installation of a High Efficiency water fixture in an apartment unit or non-owner-occupied single-family dwellings.
  2. Commercial. Whenever new fixtures are installed, all water closets, urinals, shower heads, faucets and dishwashers shall be High Efficiency fixtures installed in accordance with the regulations of the City's Water Conservation Ordinance. A plumbing permit shall be obtained for both new and replacement installations of all High Efficiency water closets, urinals, and dishwashers to confirm that the new installation or replacement is in accordance with the regulations of the City's Water Conservation Ordinance. In all commercial occupancies, a Qualified Installer, as defined in LAMC Section 94.219.0 shall perform the installation of any High Efficiency water fixture or appliance.

94.103.1.2.10 Rainwater Systems

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No permit shall be required for exterior exposed rainwater leaders.

94.103.1.2.11 Exhibition

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No permit shall be required for work set up for exhibition or for a television or motion picture set without any direct connection to any system for which a permit is required.

94.103.1.2.12 Certified Licensed Contractors

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No permit shall be required for the replacement of the following items when the work is done on a detached, single-family dwelling and the work is performed by a contractor with a valid Certificate of Registration as a certified licensed contractor pursuant to LAMC Subdivision 91.108.12.3:
  1. Replacement of defective hot water heaters with one of equivalent gallons, BTU rating, and vent capacity when the vent does not require relocation or replacement.
  2. Replacement of plumbing fixtures and solar panels with equal kind and quality.
  3. Replacement of defective domestic water piping within a dwelling with piping of equivalent size and quality.
  4. Replacement of defective metallic water service piping with piping of equivalent size, quality, and conductivity. Metallic water service piping cannot be replaced with PVC under this provision.
  5. Replacement of shower pans with the same size and capacity.
A Certificate of Compliance pursuant to LAMC Subdivision 91.108.12.3 must be filed with the City in lieu of a permit.

94.103.2 Application for Permit

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To obtain a permit, the applicant shall first file an application therefor, in writing, on a form furnished by the Authority Having Jurisdiction for that purpose. Such application shall:
  1. Identify and describe the work to be covered by the permit for which application is made.
  2. Describe the land upon which the proposed work is to be done by legal description, street address, or similar description that will readily identify and definitely locate the proposed building or work.
  3. Indicate the use or occupancy for which the proposed work is intended.
  4. Be accompanied by plans, diagrams, computations, and other data in accordance with LAMC Subdivision 94.103.2.1.
  5. Be signed by the permittee or the permittee's authorized agent. The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to require evidence to indicate such authority.
  6. Give such other data and information in accordance with the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

94.103.2.1 Plans and Specifications

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Plans, engineering calculations, diagrams, and other data shall be submitted in one or more sets with each application for a permit. The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to require plans, computations, and specifications to be prepared and the plumbing designed by, an engineer, an architect, or both who shall be licensed by the state to practice as such.

EXCEPTION: The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to waive the submission of plans, calculations, or other data where the Authority Having Jurisdiction finds that the nature of the work applied for is such that reviewing of plans is not necessary to obtain compliance within this Code.

94.103.2.2 Information on Plans and Specifications

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Plans and specifications shall be drawn to scale upon substantial paper or cloth and shall indicate the location, nature, and extent of the work proposed and show in detail that it is in accordance with the provisions of this Code and relevant laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations.

94.103.3 Permit Issuance

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The application, plans, specifications and other data filed by an applicant for a permit shall be reviewed by the Authority Having Jurisdiction. Such plans shall be permitted to be reviewed by other departments of this jurisdiction to verify compliance with applicable laws under their jurisdiction. Where the Authority Having Jurisdiction finds that the work described in an application for permit and the plans, specifications, and other data filed therewith are in accordance with the requirements of this Code and other pertinent laws and ordinances, and that the fees specified in LAMC Subsection 94.103.4 have been paid, the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall issue a permit therefor to the applicant.

Where the Authority Having Jurisdiction issues the permit where plans are required, the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall endorse in writing or stamp the plans and specifications "APPROVED". Such approved plans and specifications shall not be changed, modified, or altered without authorization from the Authority Having Jurisdiction, and the work shall be done in accordance with approved plans.

The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to issue a permit for the construction of a part of a plumbing system before the entire plans and specifications for the whole system have been submitted or approved, provided adequate information and detailed statements have been filed in accordance with the pertinent requirements of this Code.

The holder of such a permit shall be permitted to proceed at the holder's risk without assurance that the permit for the entire building, structure, or plumbing system will be granted.

94.103.3.1 Retention of Plans

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One set of approved plans, specifications, and computations shall be retained by the Authority Having Jurisdiction until final approval of the work covered therein. One set of approved plans and specifications shall be returned to the applicant and said set shall be kept on the site of the building or work at times during which the work authorized thereby is in progress.

94.103.3.2 Validity of Permit

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The issuance of a permit or approval of plans and specifications shall not be construed to be a permit for, or an approval of, a violation of the provisions of this Code or other ordinance of the jurisdiction. No permit presuming to give authority to violate or cancel the provisions of this Code shall be valid.

The issuance of a permit based upon plans, specifications, or other data shall not prevent the Authority Having Jurisdiction from thereafter requiring the correction of errors in said plans, specifications, and other data or from preventing building operations being carried on thereunder where in violation of this Code or other ordinances of this jurisdiction.

94.103.3.3 Expiration of Permits

AMENDMENT
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Permits shall expire as provided for in LAMC Section 98.0602.

94.103.3.4 Suspension or Revocation

AMENDMENT
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Permits may be revoked as provided in LAMC Section 98.0601.

94.103.4 Fees

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94.103.4.1 Permit Fees

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Before any permit required by this Code is issued, the applicant shall pay to the Department the fees specified in LAMC Table 103.4 for each building or structure.

TABLE 103.4
PLUMBING PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE
Permit: Fee
1. For issuing permits:
         a. Permit issuing fee $24.00
         b. Supplementary permit issuing fee $20.00
Plumbing fixtures and water systems:
2. For each plumbing fixture and waste discharging device, such as, toilet, urinal, bathtub, shower, lavatory, kitchen sink and other type of sink, garbage disposal, clothes washer, drinking fountain, floor drain, laundry tray, floor sink, dental cuspidor and chemical waste fixture:
         a. Original installation $23.00
         b. Replacement or Removal $10.00
3. For each piece of water treating, dispensing equipment or trap primer connected to a potable water system $17.00
4. For replacing water piping in a building, each fixture, each water treating device or each water using device $14.00
5. For each water pressure regulator $17.00
6. For atmospheric-type vacuum breakers not included in Item 2 each $7.00
7. For each backflow protective device other than atmospheric-type vacuum breakers, each $24.00
8. For each water heater and vent or heat exchanger $28.00
9. For each thermal expansion tank $15.00
10. For booster pumps for potable water systems (including tanks that are an integral part of the pump package), each system $86.00
11. For water storage tanks for potable water systems that are not part of a listed appliance or part of a booster pump package, each tank $72.00
12.    a. On-site water distribution system (Multiple buildings) $194.00
         b. Water service (Single building) $64.00
Waste systems:
13. For repair or alteration of drainage and/or vent piping, per fixture $10.00
14. For each sewage ejector $79.00
15. For each industrial waste, pretreatment clarifier, sand or grease interceptor $36.00
16.    a. For each complete private sewage disposal system, each system $158.00
         b. For each separate septic tank, cesspool, seepage pit or drain field $64.00
17. For building sewer installations:
         a. For each connection to the public sewer or dry sewer, each building drain $40.00
         b. For each on-site manhole $158.00
         c. For sewer alterations, repairing or capping, each building or structure $24.00
         d. For each backwater valve $24.00
18. For graywater piping system; includes a maximum of two inspections $79.00
Rainwater systems:
19. For each rainwater drain (including roof, overflow, area and deck drains, etc.) $23.00
20. For each subsurface drainage piping system (not including sump pumps) $79.00
21. For each sump pump $79.00
Gas systems:
22. For each gas system outlet $10.00
23. For each earthquake valve or each gas pressure regulator (not applicable to appliance regulator) $23.00
24. Methane Gas Extraction System: includes a maximum of two inspections $121.00
Other plumbing systems:
25. Lawn sprinklers, each valve $7.00
26. Solar systems components: (including collectors, related storage tanks piping and regulating devices) $21.00
27. Each public swimming pool or spa (per system) $242.00
Fire protection:
28. Standpipes: wet, dry or combination (Class I, II or III) Class H or hand hoses for fire protection:
       Each outlet that has an integral pressure regulator $72.00
       Other outlets without pressure regulators $50.00
       Capping of outlets (each outlet) $10.00
29. Water pressure regulators for fire protection systems (except regulators that are part of a standpipe outlet valve), each regulator $63.00
30. Fire sprinkler piping removal or alteration, or the replacement or addition of valves, attachments or devices, each $61.00
31. Underground fire sprinkler piping, or yard piping system for fire sprinklers (when permit has not been obtained for complete fire sprinkler system) $144.00
32. Replacing fire sprinkler heads (except fused or broken heads):
       1 to 10 heads $28.00
       11 to 50 heads $57.00
       51 to 100 heads $117.00
       Plus $117.00 for each 100 heads or fraction thereof over 100 heads
33. Fire sprinkler piping installations:
       From 1 to 10 sprinkler heads $64.00
       From 11 to 25 sprinkler heads $122.00
       From 26 to 50 sprinkler heads $194.00
       From 51 to 100 sprinkler heads $360.00
       From 101 to 200 sprinkler heads $547.00
       From 201 to 300 sprinkler heads $648.00
       From 301 to 500 sprinkler heads $1,225.00
       From 501 to 1,000 sprinkler heads $1,730.00
       From 1,001 to 2,000 sprinkler heads $2,884.00
       From 2,001 to 3,000 sprinkler heads $4,326.00
       From 3,001 to 4,000 sprinkler heads $5,047.00
       From 4,001 to 5,000 sprinkler heads $5,768.00
       From 5,001 to 6,000 sprinkler heads $6,489.00
       Over 6,000 fire sprinkler heads $7,931.00
       Plus $144.00 for each 100 heads or fraction of 100 heads over 6,000 heads.
34. Fire hydrant:
       1 to 3 hydrants $348.00
       Over 3, each $117.00
35. The fee for relocation of heads or for converting a system from upright to pendant heads, or from pendant heads to upright heads, shall be as set forth for a new installation.
36. Fire pumps:
       Serving Class II (wet) or Class H standpipes:
           For each installation pump $115.00
           Original test of pump $115.00
           Additional test of pump $115.00
       Serving Class III (combination) combined and/or Fire sprinkler systems:
           For each installation of pump $288.00
           Test of each pump (each test) $540.00
37. Tanks for fire protection systems, each tank $63.00
38. Class I (dry) standpipe flush:
       One or two risers $134.00
       Each additional riser $80.00
39. Minimum Inspection Fee: A permittee shall pay a minimum fee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0412 (a) of this Code to the Department for each plumbing installation for which a permit is required by this Code. Where the cumulative fees set forth in this Code are less than the minimum fee, the minimum fee shall be paid. The fee required by this subsection shall include the issuing fee required by Item 1 of this table.
         a. Minimum inspection fee $93.00
         b. Single fixtures $57.00

94.103.4.2 Plan Check Fees

AMENDMENT
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Before plans are checked, the applicant shall pay the following plan check fees to the Department:

94.103.4.2.1

AMENDMENT
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Plumbing drainage and vent piping, fuel gas piping, gas vents, rainwater piping, subsurface drainage piping and water piping.

All projects:
70% of the permit fee,

$93.00 minimum per building.

EXCEPTION: Portions of installations:

Plan checking of potable water:
60% of the above fee,

$93.00 minimum per building.

Plan checking of conventional waste and vent systems, only:
50% of the above fee,

$93.00 minimum per building.

94.103.4.2.2

AMENDMENT
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In addition to the fee specified in LAMC Paragraph 94.103.4.2.1, a plan checking fee shall be assessed for checking the following systems:

Combination waste and vent piping systems, each $216.00
Sump pump and sewage ejector systems, each $208.00
Greywater systems, each $312.00
Irrigation sprinkler piping systems,
First 5,000 square feet (464.515 m2) of irrigated area $312.00
Every additional 5,000 square feet (464.515 m2) or fraction thereof $108.00
Soil remediation systems, each $216.00
Methane gas venting systems, each $216.00
Hydraulic calculations of standpipe systems serving 2-1/2 inch (63.50 mm) fire hose valves and fire sprinklers, each fire protection zone $721.00

Fire protection, swimming pool piping and all other systems not covered by LAMC Paragraph 94.103.4.2.1:

70% of the permit fee,

$93.00 minimum per building.

94.103.4.3 Expiration of Permit and Plan Check

AMENDMENT
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Permits may expire as provided in LAMC Section 98.0602. Plans may expire as provided in LAMC Section 98.0603.

94.103.4.4 Investigation Fees

AMENDMENT
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Investigation Fees may be assessed as provided in LAMC Section 98.0402.

94.103.4.5 Refund of Fees

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Refund of fees may be requested as provided in LAMC Section 98.0420.

94.103.4.6 Additional Permit and Inspection Fees

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94.103.4.6.1 Miscellaneous Equipment

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A minimum fee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0412(c) shall be paid for inspection of any installation of equipment regulated by this Code which requires inspection for determination of Code compliance and where the installation inspection is not provided for in the permit fee schedule specified in LAMC Subdivision 94.103.4.1. This fee is in addition to the permit issuing fee specified in LAMC Table 103.4.

94.103.4.6.2 Miscellaneous Piping

AMENDMENT
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When special permission has been obtained from the Department, a miscellaneous permit shall be issued for fire sprinkler, fire protection underground, domestic water, waste or vent piping installed underground or in walls or ceilings of installations where a fire protection or a plumbing permit cannot be issued until the required plans have been approved. The miscellaneous permit shall not be an authorization to install any additional piping. A fee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0412(c) shall be collected for the inspection of this installation and shall be limited to one inspection trip and one reinspection trip. This fee is in addition to the permit issuing fee specified in LAMC Table 103.4.

94.103.4.6.3 Additional Inspections

AMENDMENT
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If more inspection trips than specified in this article are found necessary due to fault or error on the part of the qualified installer or his employees, the permittee shall pay an additional fee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0412(b) for each additional inspection trip. This fee is in addition to the permit issuing fee specified in LAMC Table 103.4.

94.103.4.6.4 Off-Hour Inspections

AMENDMENT
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The Department may, at its discretion, make inspections at other than normal working hours upon application by a permittee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0406.

94.103.4.6.5 Off-Site Inspection

AMENDMENT
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The Department may, at its discretion, make inspections at locations other than the site upon which a building will be located, provided the location is within 60 miles of the Los Angeles City Hall. A fee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0412(e), in addition to fees charged elsewhere in this Code, shall be charged for the inspections. The time shall include travel to and from the place of inspections.

94.103.4.6.6 Change of Address and Transfer of Permit or Plan Checks

AMENDMENT
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Applications for plan check and permits shall indicate the correct legal street address. If the Department determines a job address or the location of a job is incorrect, then the permit becomes void. If the applicant files a separate application (showing the correct information) and pays a filing fee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0415(a), then no additional permit fee will be required.

94.103.4.6.7 Critical Soil Survey

AMENDMENT
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The fee for a survey of location for a proposed private sewage disposal system, and/or percolation test, shall be $92.00. On premises where a public sewer is not available for use, a survey and percolation test may be required to determine if a private sewer disposal system can be installed to adequately serve the intended use.

94.103.4.7 Additional Plan Check Fees

AMENDMENT
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94.103.4.7.1 Hourly Plan Check Fee

AMENDMENT
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The Department may collect a plan check fee, based on an hourly rate, for any item not included in the plan check schedule as provided in LAMC Section 98.0415(e).

94.103.4.7.2 Off-Hour Plan Check Fee

AMENDMENT
This section has been amended at the state or city level.
The Department may, at its discretion, provide plan check at other than normal working hours upon application by an applicant as specified in LAMC Section 98.0422.

94.103.4.7.3 Energy Plan Check Fee

AMENDMENT
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The Department shall impose an energy plan check fee of 10% of the permit fee for the service of checking plans when the work is required to comply with Part 6, Title 24, of the California Code of Regulations (California Energy Code).

94.103.4.8 Systems Development Surcharge

AMENDMENT
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A permittee shall pay a surcharge for the development and implementation of a City-wide automated permit processing service as provided in LAMC Section 98.0416.

94.103.4.9 Development Services Centers Surcharge

AMENDMENT
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A permittee shall pay a surcharge as provided in LAMC Section 98.0410.

94.103.5 Inspections

AMENDMENT
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Plumbing systems for which a permit is required by this Code shall be inspected by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

No portion of a plumbing system shall be concealed until inspected and approved. Neither the Authority Having Jurisdiction nor the jurisdiction shall be liable for expense entailed in the removal or replacement of material required to permit inspection. When the installation of a plumbing system is complete, an additional and final inspection shall be made. Plumbing systems regulated by this Code shall not be connected to the water, the energy fuel supply, or the sewer system until authorized by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

94.103.5.1 Water Supply System

AMENDMENT
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No water supply system or portion thereof shall be covered or concealed until it first has been tested, inspected, and approved.

94.103.5.2 New Plumbing Work

AMENDMENT
This section has been amended at the state or city level.
New plumbing work and such portions of existing systems as affected by new work, or changes, shall be inspected by the Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure compliance with the requirements of this Code and to ensure that the installation and construction of the plumbing system is in accordance with approved plans.

94.103.5.3 Covering or Using

AMENDMENT
This section has been amended at the state or city level.
No plumbing or drainage system, building sewer, private sewer disposal system, or part thereof, shall be covered, concealed, or put into use until it has been tested, inspected, and accepted as prescribed in this Code.

94.103.5.4 Uncovering

AMENDMENT
This section has been amended at the state or city level.
Where a drainage or plumbing system, building sewer, private sewage disposal system, or part thereof, which is installed, altered or repaired, is covered or concealed before being inspected, tested and approved as prescribed in this Code, it shall be uncovered for inspection after notice to uncover the work has been issued to the responsible person by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

94.103.5.5 Operation of Plumbing Equipment

AMENDMENT
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The requirements of this section shall not prohibit the operation of plumbing installed to replace existing equipment or fixtures serving an occupied portion of the building in the event a request for inspection of such equipment or fixture has been filed with the Authority Having Jurisdiction not more than 72 hours after such replacement work is completed, and before a portion of such plumbing system is concealed by a permanent portion of the building.

94.103.5.6 Testing of Systems

AMENDMENT
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Plumbing systems shall be tested and approved in accordance with this Code or the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

94.103.5.6.1 Test

AMENDMENT
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Tests shall be conducted in the presence of the Authority Having Jurisdiction or the Authority Having Jurisdiction's duly appointed representative.

94.103.5.6.2 Test Waived

AMENDMENT
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No test or inspection shall be required where a plumbing system, or part thereof, is set up for exhibition purposes and has no connection with a water or drainage system.

94.103.5.6.3 Exceptions

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In cases where it would be impractical to provide the required water or air tests, or for minor installations and repairs, the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to make such inspection as deemed advisable in order to be assured that the work has been performed in accordance with the intent of this Code.

94.103.5.6.4 Tightness

AMENDMENT
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Joints and connections in the plumbing system shall be gastight and watertight for the pressures required by the test.

94.103.5.7 Inspection Requests

AMENDMENT
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It shall be the duty of the person doing the work authorized by a permit to notify the Authority Having Jurisdiction that such work is ready for inspection. The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to require that a request for inspection be filed not less than one (1) working day before such inspection is desired. Such request shall be in writing or by telephone, at the option of the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

It shall be the duty of the person requesting inspections in accordance with this Code to provide access to and means for inspection of such work.

94.103.5.7.1 Advance Notice

AMENDMENT
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It shall be the duty of the person doing the work authorized by the permit to notify the Authority Having Jurisdiction, orally or in writing, that said work is ready for inspection. Such notification shall be given not less than 24 hours before the work is to be inspected.

94.103.5.7.2 Responsibility

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It shall be the duty of the holder of a permit to make sure that the work will stand the test prescribed before giving the notification.

The equipment, material, and labor necessary for inspection or tests shall be furnished by the person to whom the permit is issued or by whom inspection is requested.

94.103.5.7.3 Test Equipment

AMENDMENT
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The equipment, material, and labor necessary for inspection or tests shall be furnished at no cost to the City.

94.103.5.8 Other Inspections

AMENDMENT
This section has been amended at the state or city level.
In addition to the inspections required by this Code, the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to require other inspections of plumbing work to ascertain compliance with the provisions of this Code and other laws that are enforced by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

94.103.5.8.1 Defective Systems

AMENDMENT
This section has been amended at the state or city level.
An air test shall be used in testing the sanitary condition of the drainage or plumbing system of building premises where there is reason to believe that it has become defective. In buildings or premises condemned by the Authority Having Jurisdiction because of an insanitary condition of the plumbing system, or part thereof, the alterations in such system shall be in accordance with the requirements of this Code.

94.103.5.8.2 Moved Structures

AMENDMENT
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Parts of the plumbing systems of a building or part thereof that is moved from one foundation to another, or from one location to another, shall be completely tested as prescribed elsewhere in this section for new work, except that walls or floors need not be removed during such test where other equivalent means of inspection acceptable to the Authority Having Jurisdiction are provided.

94.103.5.9 Reinspections

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A reinspection fee shall be permitted to be assessed for each inspection or reinspection where such portion of work for which inspection is called is not complete or where required corrections have not been made.

This provision is not to be interpreted as requiring reinspection fees the first time a job is rejected for failure to be in accordance with the requirements of this Code, but as controlling the practice of calling for inspections before the job is ready for inspection or reinspection.

Reinspection fees shall be permitted to be assessed where the approved plans are not readily available to the inspector, for failure to provide access on the date for which the inspection is requested, or for deviating from plans requiring the approval of the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

To obtain reinspection, the applicant shall file an application in writing upon a form furnished for that purpose and pay the reinspection fee in accordance with LAMC Table 103.4.

In instances where reinspection fees have been assessed, no additional inspection of the work will be performed until the required fees have been paid.

94.103.5.9.1 Corrections

AMENDMENT
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Notices of correction or violation shall be written by the Authority Having Jurisdiction and shall be permitted to be posted at the site of the work or mailed or delivered to the permittee or his authorized representative.

Refusal, failure, or neglect to comply with such notice or order within 10 days of receipt, shall be considered a violation of this Code and shall be subject to the penalties set forth elsewhere in this Code for violations.

94.103.5.9.2 Retesting

AMENDMENT
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Where the Authority Having Jurisdiction finds that the work will not pass the test, necessary corrections shall be made, and the work shall be resubmitted for test or inspection.

94.103.5.9.3 Approval

AMENDMENT
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Upon the satisfactory completion and final test of the plumbing system, a certificate of approval shall be issued by the Authority Having Jurisdiction to the permittee on demand.

94.103.6 Connection Approval

AMENDMENT
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No person shall make connections from a source of energy or fuel to a plumbing system or equipment regulated by this Code and for which a permit is required until approved by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

94.103.6.1 Other Connections

AMENDMENT
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No person shall make a connection from a water-supply line nor connect to a sewer system regulated by this Code and for which a permit is required until approved by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

94.103.6.2 Temporary Connections

AMENDMENT
This section has been amended at the state or city level.
The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to authorize temporary connection of the plumbing equipment to the source of energy or fuel for the purpose of testing the equipment.

94.103.7 Unconstitutional

AMENDMENT
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Where a section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase of this Code is, for a reason, held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Code. The legislative body hereby declares that it would have passed this Code, and each section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses, and phrases are declared unconstitutional.

94.103.8 Validity

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Where a provision of this Code, or the application thereof to a person or circumstance, is held invalid, the remainder of the Code, or the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby.

94.103.9 Reserved

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94.103.10 Certificate of Final Inspection

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94.103.10.1 Fees

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No Certificate of Final Inspection shall be issued until all fees required by this Code have been paid to the Department.

94.103.10.2 Approval

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A Certificate of Final Inspection shall be issued for work that has been inspected and approved, upon demand, provided that no Certificate of Final Inspection for gas piping shall be issued until all required fire sprinklers, standpipes and fire hydrants are approved and ready for use.

94.103.10.3 To Whom Issued

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No Certificate for Final Inspection shall be issued to any person, other than the owner of the building, structure, or premises, the person who did the work, or the agent of the owner or person.

94.103.11 Qualified Installer

AMENDMENT
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It is unlawful for any person who is not a Qualified Installer as defined in Division 2, Article 4, Chapter IX of the LAMC to alter, install, or repair any plumbing regulated by this Code, except as provided in LAMC Subdivision 94.103.12.1 and Subsection 94.103.13.0.

94.103.12.0 Maintenance Certificate of Registration

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94.103.12.1

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A Maintenance Certificate of Registration as defined in Division 2, Article 4, Chapter IX of the LAMC may be issued to the owner or occupant of specified premises for the sole purpose of adding to, altering, maintaining or repairing existing plumbing only on the premises designated.

94.103.12.2 Issuance

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Every applicant who passes the required examination or has in his employ a qualified maintenance supervisor as defined in Division 2, Article 4, Chapter IX of the LAMC who is properly registered with the Department shall be issued a Maintenance Certificate of Registration for specified premises upon payment of a fee.

94.103.12.3 Validity

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A Maintenance Certificate of Registration issued to an owner or occupant of premises by virtue of the fact that an employee of that person is registered with the Department as a holder of a valid Certificate of Qualification as a maintenance supervisor shall become invalid when the owner or occupant ceases to have in his or her employ a certified maintenance supervisor properly registered with the Department.

94.103.12.4 Maintenance Permits

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Permits may be issued to the holder of a valid Maintenance Certificate of Registration for the addition to, alteration, maintenance or repair of existing plumbing on premises owned by or under the legal control of the applicant, provided all work authorized by the permit is performed by or is under the direct supervision of the holder of a Certificate of Qualification as a Maintenance Supervisor, registered with the Department for the premises.

94.103.13.0 Certificate of Qualification Required

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94.103.13.1 Scope

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No person except a Qualified Installer as defined in Division 2, Article 4, Chapter IX of the LAMC shall supervise or perform the labor of altering, installing or repairing any plumbing regulated by this Code.

EXCEPTION: A person in the employ of a Qualified Installer and who supervises plumbing work shall be required to have a Certificate of Qualification.

94.103.13.1.1 Apprentices and Helpers

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No Certificate of Qualification shall be required for an apprentice or helper, as defined in Division 2, Article 4, Chapter IX of the LAMC, who is working under the continuous supervision of a Qualified Installer or journey level plumber. Supervision shall be considered continuous if the Qualified Installer or journey level plumber is not absent for more than one hour continuously nor more than two hours total during any one day. No more than three apprentices or helpers shall be employed for each Qualified Installer or journey level plumber on any lot.

94.103.13.2 Gas Fitting

AMENDMENT
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A person who holds a valid Certificate of Qualification as a journey level gas fitter may perform the labor of gas fitting in the employ of and under the supervision of a Qualified Installer.

94.103.13.3 Maintenance Supervisor

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No person shall act as a Maintenance Supervisor unless that person holds a valid Certificate of Qualification in the proper classification issued pursuant to the provisions of this article. No person shall act in the capacity of a Maintenance Supervisor for more than one firm at any one time.

94.103.13.4 Employment

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No Qualified Installer, Maintenance Supervisor or any other person shall employ any journey level plumber for the installation of plumbing work covered in this Code unless that journey level plumber holds a valid Certificate of Qualification in the proper classification except by special permission of the Department. No person shall hire or employ an apprentice or helper in violation of any provision of this Code.

94.103.14 Applications

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94.103.14.1 Forms

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Application for any certificate shall be made on a form furnished by the Department.

94.103.14.2 Information Necessary

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The application shall bear the name and address of the applicant, and if a corporation, the names of the principal officers. The application shall carry other information deemed necessary by the Department.

94.103.14.3 Notarization

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The application shall be verified under oath by the applicant.

94.103.14.4 Fees

AMENDMENT
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The application shall be accompanied by the required examination fee as follows:

FEE SCHEDULE
Application Fees
For application for Certificate of Registration $115.00
For Certificate of Qualification issued as a result of examination given by Board of Examiners of Plumbing and Gas Fitters $42.00
For Certificate of Qualification issued under a reciprocal licensing agreement $42.00

94.103.15 Examinations

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94.103.15.1 Examination Required

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Before any person shall be issued a Certificate of Registration or Qualification, he or she shall have successfully passed the examination required for the issuance of the Certificate within 90 days preceding the date of issuance.

In lieu of an examination, the Superintendent of Building may accept a valid journey level plumber qualification certificate issued pursuant to an examination by other organizations or governmental agencies within the County of Los Angeles, provided that the examination shall be, in the opinion of the Department, equivalent in scope and character to the examination for journey level plumbers given by the City. The Department's acceptance of this certificate shall be in writing and renewable every three years.

94.103.15.2 Experience Required

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To be eligible for the examination for a Certificate of Registration, the applicant shall have had at least two years' experience as a journey level plumber.

To be eligible for the examination for journey level plumber, the applicant shall have had at least four years' experience as an apprentice or helper.

Special training or education acceptable to the Department may be credited as the equivalent of up to one year of the required experience.

The applicant shall be required to furnish satisfactory evidence of his or her experience and training.

94.103.15.3 Board of Examiners

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Examinations may be conducted by a Board of Examiners composed of three qualified persons appointed by the Superintendent of Building.

The results of every examination shall be subject to the approval of the Superintendent of Building.

Each examiner shall be appointed by the Superintendent of Building. Each Examiner shall serve for a period of two years unless reappointed by the Superintendent.

94.103.15.4 Scope of the Examination

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The examination shall, in the judgment of the Department, be designed to fairly determine the ability of the applicant to perform properly the work which he or she would be authorized to do by the certificate. The examination shall include a written part and may also include the following:
  1. Practical test as may be required.
  2. An oral interview as may be required.
  3. Other tests as may be required by the Department.

94.103.15.5 Rules and Regulations

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The Department shall have the authority to establish rules and regulations for the conduct of examinations.

94.103.15.6 Fitness of Applicant

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Any applicant for a Certificate may be required to submit satisfactory proof of his or her fitness to carry out the intent of this Code.

94.103.16 Issuance of Certificate

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94.103.16.1 Certificate of Registration

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Every applicant who passes the required examination for a Maintenance Certificate of Registration or who registers with the Department the holder of a valid Certificate of Qualification as a maintenance supervisor shall be issued a Maintenance Certificate of Registration upon the payment of a fee.

94.103.16.2 Certificate of Qualification

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Every applicant who passes the required examination for journey level plumber, journey level gas fitter or Maintenance Supervisor shall be issued a Certificate of Qualification upon the payment of a fee.

94.103.16.3

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Every Certificate of Registration or Qualification shall be issued only by the Department.

94.103.16.4 Public Utility Corporation

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A public utility corporation engaged in the distribution or sale of gas in the City shall be issued, without examination, a Certificate of Registration as Master Gas Fitter upon the payment of a fee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0414(b)1. That public utility corporation shall be subject to this Code with respect to the certifying and examination of journey level gas fitters.

94.103.16.5 Partnership, Firm and Corporation

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Upon the payment of a fee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0414(b)1., a partnership firm or corporation may be issued a Certificate of Registration as a Master Gas Fitter. If a person in effective authority and control over all work regulated by Chapter 5 and 12 of the Uniform Plumbing Code has passed the required examination within the time prescribed by LAMC Section 98.0406(a).

94.103.17 Renewal of Certificates

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94.103.17.1 Certificate of Registration

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Every Certificate of Registration shall expire three years from the date of issuance. The certificate may be renewed, upon application, within the 30 days following the date of expiration upon the payment of a renewal fee.

94.103.17.2 Certificate of Qualification

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Every Certificate of Qualification shall expire three years from the date of issuance. Applications for renewal shall be made within 30 days following the date of expiration.

94.103.17.3 Delinquent Certificates

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Expired certificates may be renewed at any time within 12 months following the date of expiration provided that, after the first month, the renewal fee shall be increased by 10% for each month after the first.

After a certificate has been expired for one year, it may not be renewed.

94.103.18 Exhibition of Certificate

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94.103.18.1

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All persons having a fixed place of business shall keep their Certificates of Registration posted in some conspicuous portion of their place of business during the time the Certificate of Registration is in force.

94.103.18.2

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Every person not having a fixed place of business shall carry his or her Certificate of Registration at all times while doing any construction or work regulated by this Code.

94.103.18.3

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Every journey level plumber shall carry his or her Certificate of Qualification at all times while doing any construction or work regulated by this Code.

94.103.19 Revocation of Certificate

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Any certificate may be suspended or revoked in accordance with the provisions of Article 8, Chapter IX of the LAMC.

94.103.20 Transfer of Certificate

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No certificate shall be transferable. A Certificate of Registration issued to a firm or corporation shall be the property of that firm and may be transferred along with the other assets but may not be transferred separately. The dissolution of a firm, partnership, or corporation renders the Certificate of Registration void.
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