Whenever there is insufficient evidence of compliance with the provisions of this code, or evidence that a material or method does not conform to the requirements of this code, or in order to substantiate claims for alternative materials or methods, the Code Official shall have the authority to require tests to be made as evidence of compliance at no expense to the City of Kent.
   (a)   Test Methods.  Test methods shall be as specified in this code or by other recognized test standards. In the absence of recognized and accepted test methods, the Code Official shall be permitted to approve appropriate testing procedures performed by an approved agency.
(b)   Test Reports.  Reports of tests shall be retained by the Code Official.  Such records shall be retained in the official records as long as the building or structure to which such records relate remains in existence, unless otherwise provided for by other regulations.  Such records shall also be applicable to all record retention laws and requirements.
      (Ord. 2012-34.  Passed 3-28-2012).