The owner or the owner's designated agent shall be responsible for maintenance of plumbing systems. To determine compliance with this subsection, the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to cause a plumbing system to be reinspected.
Additions, alterations, renovations, or repairs to existing plumbing 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 a 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 in accordance with 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.
- The stopping of leaks in drains, soil, waste, or vent pipe, provided, however, that a trap, drainpipe, soil, waste, or vent pipe become defective, and it becomes necessary to remove and replace the same with new material, the same shall be considered as new work and a permit shall be procured and inspection made as provided in this code.
- The clearing of stoppages, including the removal and reinstallation of water closets, or the repairing of leaks in pipes, valves, or fixtures, provided such repairs do not involve or require the replacement or rearrangement of valves, pipes, or fixtures.
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 locate the proposed building or work.
- Indicate the use or occupancy for which the proposed work is intended.
- Be accompanied by construction documents 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 plumbing 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 plumbing 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 the 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 plumbing 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.
|1.||For issuing each permit||* ________|
|2.||For issuing each supplemental permit||* ________|
|Unit Fee Schedule (in addition to Item 1 and Item 2 above)|
|1.||For each plumbing fixture on one trap or a set of fixtures on one trap (including water, drainage piping, and backflow protection therefore)||* ________|
|2.||For each building sewer and each trailer park sewer||* ________|
|3.||Rainwater systems — per drain (inside building)||* ________|
|4.||For each cesspool (where permitted)||* ________|
|5.||For each private sewage disposal system||* ________|
|6.||For each water heater, vent, or both||* ________|
|7.||For each gas piping system of one to five outlets||* ________|
|8.||For each additional gas piping system outlet, per outlet||* ________|
|9.||For each industrial waste pretreatment interceptor, including its trap and vent, except kitchen-type grease interceptors functioning as fixture traps||* ________|
|10.||For each installation, alteration, or repair of water piping, water treating equipment, or both||* ________|
|11.||For each repair or alteration of drainage or vent piping, each fixture||* ________|
|12.||For each lawn sprinkler system on one meter including backflow protection devices therefore||* ________|
|13.||For atmospheric-type vacuum breakers not referenced in Item 12:|
|One to 5||* ________|
|Over 5, each||* ________|
|14.||For each backflow protective device other than atmospheric-type vacuum breakers:|
|Two inches (50 mm) in diameter and smaller||* ________|
|Over 2 inches (50 mm) in diameter||* ________|
|15.||For each gray water system||* ________|
|16.||For initial installation and testing of a reclaimed water system||* ________|
|17.||For each annual cross-connection testing of a reclaimed water system (excluding initial test)||* ________|
|18.||For each medical gas piping system serving one to five inlet(s)/outlet(s) for a specific gas||* ________|
|19.||For each additional medical gas inlet(s)/outlet(s)||* ________|
|Other Inspections and Fees|
|1.||Inspections outside of normal business hours||* ________|
|2.||Reinspection fee||* ________|
|3.||Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated||* ________|
|4.||Additional plan review required by changes, additions, or revisions to approved plans (minimum charge — 1/2 hour)||* ________|
For SI units: 1 inch = 25 mm
* Jurisdiction will indicate their fees here
- 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 the 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.
No plumbing 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. 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.
- The 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.
The requirements of this section shall not be considered to 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.
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 plumbing system, or part thereof, is set up for exhibition purposes and has no connection with a water or drainage system. 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 plumbing system shall be gastight and 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 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.