Part 1 — Scope and Application
Part 2 — Administration and Enforcement
- A showing of good and sufficient cause that the unique characteristics of the size, configuration or topography of the site render the elevation standards of Section 1612 inappropriate.
- A determination that failure to grant the variance would result in exceptional hardship by rendering the lot undevelopable.
- A determination that the granting of a variance will not result in increased flood heights, additional threats to public safety, extraordinary public expense, cause fraud on or victimization of the public, or conflict with existing laws or ordinances.
- A determination that the variance is the minimum necessary to afford relief, considering the flood hazard.
- Submission to the applicant of written notice specifying the difference between the design flood elevation and the elevation to which the building is to be built, stating that the cost of flood insurance will be commensurate with the increased risk resulting from the reduced floor elevation, and stating that construction below the design flood elevation increases risks to life and property.
- In lieu of an individual permit for each alteration to an already approved electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing installation, the building official is authorized to issue an annual permit upon application therefor to any state agency regularly employing one or more qualified tradepersons in the building or structure or on the premises owned or operated by the applicant for the permit.
In lieu of any individual permits that would otherwise be required, the building official is authorized to issue an annual permit upon application therefor to any state agency regularly employing one or more qualified tradepersons and one or more qualified design professionals in the building or structure or on the premises owned or operated by the applicant for the permit. The permit may authorize its holder to:
- Perform light construction, including, without limitation, a remodel or alteration, to an already approved building or structure; or
- Construct a building or structure with a gross area of 1,000 square feet or less for which the building official has already checked the plans and which is to be constructed at a site other than the site shown in the plans or at a location on the site other than the location shown in the plans.
An annual permit issued pursuant to this section to perform light construction to an already approved building or structure does not authorize the holder of the permit to perform any construction that:
- Changes the occupancy classification of the building or structure;
- Increases the occupant load of the building or structure;
- Modifies a structural element of the building or structure;
- Changes an egress path in or from the building or structure;
- Modifies a fire-rated assembly within the building or structure unless the modification is limited to the installation of a listed through penetration for piping or conduit; or
- Modifies a fire alarm system or fire sprinkler system within the building or structure.
As used in this section:
- “Journeyman” means a person who:
- Has successfully completed a program of apprenticeship in a building or construction trade that has been approved by the State Apprenticeship Council or an equivalent program accepted by the State Contractors’ Board; or
- Holds a journeyman’s card in a building or construction trade issued by a labor organization.
- “Qualified design professional” means a person who holds:
- A professional license or certificate issued pursuant to chapter 623, 623A or 625 of NRS that is appropriate for the work to be performed; or
- A license issued pursuant to chapter 624 of NRS in a classification or subclassification that is appropriate for the work to be performed.
- “Qualified tradeperson” means:
- A journeyman in the relevant field of work;
- A person who holds a certificate issued by the International Code Council as an inspector in the relevant field of work and who has at least 2 years of work experience in that field;
- A person who holds a license issued pursuant to chapter 624 of NRS in a classification or subclassification that is appropriate for the work to be performed; or
- An employee of the State or an agency thereof acting within the scope of his or her employment.
- “Journeyman” means a person who:
Radio and television transmitting stations: The provisions of this code shall not apply to electrical equipment used for radio and television transmissions, but do apply to equipment and wiring for a power supply and the installations of towers and antennas.
Temporary testing systems: A permit shall not be required for the installation of any temporary system required for the testing or servicing of electrical equipment or apparatus.
Deferral of any submittal items shall have the prior approval of the building official. The registered design professional in responsible charge shall list the deferred submittals on the construction documents for review by the building official.
Documents for deferred submittal items shall be submitted to the registered design professional in responsible charge who shall review them and forward them to the building official with a notation indicating that the deferred submittal documents have been reviewed and found to be in general conformance to the design of the building. The deferred submittal items shall not be installed until the deferred submittal documents have been approved by the building official.
Exception: Gypsum board that is not part of a fire-resistance-rated assembly or a shear assembly.