The owner or the owner's designated agent shall be responsible for maintenance of mechanical systems. To determine compliance with this subsection, the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to cause a mechanical system to be reinspected.
Additions, alterations, renovations, or repairs to existing mechanical system installations shall comply with the provisions for new construction, unless such deviations are found to be necessary and are first approved by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
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.
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 required by this code or other pertinent law or ordinance.
The issuance of a permit upon construction documents shall not prevent the Authority Having Jurisdiction from thereafter requiring the correction of errors in said construction documents or from preventing construction operations being carried on thereunder where in violation of this code or of other pertinent ordinance or from revoking a certificate of approval where issued in error.
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.
- A portable heating appliance, portable ventilating equipment, a portable cooling unit, or a portable evaporative cooler.
- A closed system of steam, hot, or chilled water piping within heating or cooling equipment regulated by this code.
- Replacement of a component part that does not alter its original approval and is in accordance with other applicable requirements of this code.
- Refrigerating equipment that is part of the equipment for which a permit has been issued pursuant to the requirements of this code.
- A unit refrigerating system.
Exemption from the permit requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for work to be done in violation of the provisions of the code or other laws or ordinances of this jurisdiction.
- Identify and describe the work to be covered by the permit for which application is made.
- 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.
- Indicate the use or occupancy for which the proposed work is intended.
- Be accompanied by construction documents and other data in accordance with Section 104.3.1.
- 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.
- Give such other data and information in accordance with the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
Exception: The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to waive the submission of construction documents, calculations, or other data where the Authority Having Jurisdiction finds that the nature of the work applied for is such that reviewing of construction documents is not necessary to obtain compliance with the code.
The plan review fees for mechanical system work shall be determined and adopted by this jurisdiction.
The plan review fees specified in this subsection are separate fees from the permit fees specified in Section 104.5.
Where plans are incomplete or changed so as to require additional review, a fee shall be charged at the rate shown in Table 104.5.
The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to issue a permit for the construction of a part of a mechanical system before the entire construction documents for the whole system have been submitted or approved, provided adequate information and detailed statements have been filed in accordance with pertinent requirements of this code. The holder of such permit shall be permitted to proceed at the holder's risk without assurance that the permit for the entire building, structure, or mechanical system will be granted.
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 of other ordinances of this jurisdiction.
One set of approved construction documents, computations, and manufacturer's installation instructions 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.
- The amount paid hereunder that was erroneously paid or collected.
- Refunding of not more than a percentage, as determined by this jurisdiction where no work has been done under a permit issued in accordance with this code.
The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall not authorize refunding of a fee paid except upon written application filed by the original permittee not to exceed 180 days after the date of fee payment.
MECHANICAL PERMIT FEES
|1.||For the issuing of each permit||________ 1|
|2.||For issuing each supplemental permit for which the original permit has not expired or been canceled or finalized||________ 1|
|Unit Fee Schedule|
|For the installation or relocation of each forced-air or gravity-type furnace or burner, including ducts and vents attached to such appliance, not exceeding 100 000 British thermal units per hour (Btu/h)||________ 1|
|For the installation or relocation of each forced-air or gravity-type furnace or burner, including ducts and vents attached to such appliance, exceeding 100 000 Btu/h||________ 1|
|For the installation or relocation of each floor furnace, including vent||________ 1|
|For the installation or relocation of each suspended heater, recessed wall heater, or floor-mounted unit heater||________ 1|
|For the installation, relocation, or replacement of each appliance vent installed and not included in an appliance permit||________ 1|
|3.||Repairs or Additions:|
|For the repair of, alteration of, or addition to each heating appliance, refrigeration unit, cooling unit, absorption unit, or each heating, cooling, absorption, or evaporative cooling, system including installation of controls regulated by this code||________ 1|
|4.||Boilers, Compressors, and Absorption Systems:|
|For the installation or relocation of each boiler or compressor, not exceeding 3 horsepower (hp), or each absorption system not exceeding 100 000 Btu/h||________ 1|
|For the installation or relocation of each boiler or compressor exceeding 3 hp, not exceeding 15 hp, or each absorption system exceeding 100 000 Btu/h and including 500 000 Btu/h||________ 1|
|For the installation or relocation of each boiler or compressor exceeding 15 hp, not exceeding 30 hp, or each absorption system exceeding 500 000 Btu/h, not exceeding 1 000 000 Btu/h||________ 1|
|For the installation or relocation of each boiler or compressor exceeding 30 hp, not exceeding 50 hp, or for each absorption system exceeding 1 000 000 Btu/h, not exceeding 1 750 000 Btu/h||________ 1|
|For the installation or relocation of each boiler or compressor exceeding 50 hp, or each absorption system exceeding 1 750 000 Btu/h||________ 1|
|For each air-handling unit not exceeding 10 000 cubic feet per minute (cfm), including ducts attached thereto||________ 1, 2|
|For each air-handling unit exceeding 10 000 cfm||________ 1|
|For each evaporative cooler other than portable type||________ 1|
|7.||Ventilation and Exhaust:|
|For each ventilation fan connected to a single duct||________ 1|
|For each ventilation system that is not a portion of a heating or air-conditioning system authorized by a permit||________ 1|
|For the installation of each hood that is served by mechanical exhaust, including the ducts for such hood||________ 1|
|For the installation or relocation of each domestic-type incinerator||________ 1|
|For the installation or relocation of each commercial or industrial-type incinerator||________ 1|
|For each appliance or piece of equipment regulated by this code, but not classed in other appliance categories, or for which no other fee is listed in this table||________ 1|
|10.||Fuel Gas Piping:|
|Where Chapter 13 or Appendix B is applicable (See Section 101.2), permit fees for fuel-gas piping shall be as follows:||________ 1|
|For each gas piping system of one to five outlets||________ 1|
|For each additional gas piping system, per outlet||________ 1|
|For each hazardous process piping system (HPP) of one to four outlets||________ 1|
|For each HPP piping system of five or more outlets, per outlet||________ 1|
|For each nonhazardous process piping system (NPP) of one to four outlets||________ 1|
|For each NPP piping system of five or more outlets, per outlet||________ 1|
|Other Inspections and Fees|
|1.||Inspections outside of normal business hours, per hour (minimum charge — 2 hours)||________ 1|
|2.||Reinspection fees assessed under provisions of Section 105.2.6, per inspection||________ 1|
|3.||Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated, per hour (minimum charge — 1/2 hour)||________ 1|
|4.||Additional plan review required by changes, additions, or revisions to plans or to plans for which an initial review has been completed, per hour (minimum charge — 1/2 hour)||________ 1|
For SI units: 1000 British thermal units per hour = 0.293 kW, 1 horsepower = 0.746 kW, 1 cubic foot per minute = 0.00047 m3/s
1 Jurisdiction will indicate their fees here.
2 This fee shall not apply to an air-handling unit that is a portion of a factory-assembled appliance, cooling unit, evaporative cooler, or absorption unit for which a permit is required elsewhere in this code.
No mechanical system or portion thereof shall be covered, concealed, or put into use until inspected and approved as prescribed in this code. 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. Mechanical systems regulated by this code shall not be connected to the energy fuel supply lines until authorized by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
- Underground inspection shall be made after trenches or ditches are excavated and bedded, piping installed, and before backfill is put in place.
- Rough-in inspection shall be made prior to the installation of wall or ceiling membranes.
- Final inspection shall be made upon completion of the installation.
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.
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.
This provision shall not 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 therefore in writing upon a form furnished for that purpose and pay the reinspection fee in accordance with Table 104.5.
In instances where reinspection fees have been assessed, no additional inspection of the work will be performed until the required fees have been paid.
No test or inspection shall be required where a mechanical system, or part thereof, is set up for exhibition purposes and has no connection with water or an energy fuel supply. 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. Joints and connections in the mechanical system shall be airtight, gastight, or watertight for the pressures required by the test.
Refusal, failure, or neglect to comply with such notice or order within 10 days of receipt thereof, shall be considered a violation of this code and shall be subject to the penalties set forth by the governing laws of the jurisdiction.
Where such mechanical 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.