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SEC. 91.6205.  DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.
 
91.6205.1. General Requirements.  Signs shall be designed and constructed to comply with the provisions of this Code for use of materials, loads and stresses.  Glass panels used in signs shall comply with the size, thickness and type of glass as shown in Table 4-A of Appendix H of the CBC.  The use, location, size, area and height of the sign shall comply with the provisions of this Code and Chapter I of the LAMC, whichever is more restrictive.  Table 4-A of Appendix H of the CBC is adopted by reference.
 
91.6205.2. Section H105.2 of Appendix H of the CBC is adopted by reference.
 
91.6205.3. Section H105.3 of Appendix H of the CBC is adopted by reference.
 
91.6205.4. Section H105.4 of Appendix H of the CBC is adopted by reference.
 
91.6205.5. Section H105.5 of Appendix H of the CBC is adopted by reference.
 
91.6205.6.Section H105.6 of Appendix H of the CBC is adopted by reference.
 
91.6205.18. Off-Site Sign Periodic Inspection Program.  (Amended by Ord. No. 180,446, Eff. 12/26/08.)
 
91.6205.18.1. General. (Amended by Ord. No. 183,249, Eff. 11/29/14.) All off-site sign structures as defined in Section 14.4.2 of the LAMC and subject to the provisions of Chapter I of the LAMC are subject to regular inspection. Beginning February 1, 2015, the Superintendent or an authorized representative shall inspect each sign a minimum of once every two years.
 
91.6205.18.2. Fees for Inspection. (Amended by Ord. No. 183,249, Eff. 11/29/14.) This fee shall be known as the "Off-Site Sign Periodic Inspection Fee". The person or entity in control of an off-site sign structure subject to inspection shall pay a regulatory fee of $169.87 to the Department and provide a copy of a valid permit issued by the City of Los Angeles for each off-site sign structure or a copy of a valid permit issued by the appropriate jurisdiction if the lot was annexed to the City of Los Angeles.
 
   The regulatory fee shall be due on February 1 every two years, starting on February 1, 2015. If the fee is not paid on or before the last day of the month in which it is due, a monthly penalty equal to five percent of any outstanding fee, but not less than $10.00, shall be added to the outstanding fee each month until the outstanding fee is paid. Should the person or entity in control fail to pay the required fee, the City of Los Angeles may recover the fee, plus accrued penalties, utilizing any remedy approved by law.
 
   The Department shall cause all money collected pursuant to this section to be deposited into the Off-Site Sign Periodic Inspection Fee Trust Fund described in Section 5.111.17 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code for purposes of disbursement as that section permits.
 
   The regulatory fee shall be used to finance the costs of administering the inspection program, including, but not limited to, inspection and maintenance of an off-site sign structure database. Payment of the fee shall not create a presumption that the sign is lawfully erected, as that term is defined in LAMC Subdivision 91.6205.18.7(Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.)
 
91.6205.18.3. Inspection Records. (Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.)  The Department shall keep records of the off-site sign inspection program, showing the following information for each off-site sign structure subject to inspection pursuant to LAMC Subsection 91.6205.18:  the payment of inspection fees; that inspections have been conducted; any known building permit number; size of sign as shown on any known building permit; issuance date of any known building permit; any subsequent building permits issued for that sign; any information required pursuant to this division or obtained pursuant to inspection; and whether the off-site sign structure has been determined to be in compliance with the terms of all known building permits and with all applicable regulations at the time the permits were issued.
 
91.6205.18.4. Frequency of Inspection. (Amended by Ord. No. 183,249, Eff. 11/29/14.) Each off-site sign structure shall be inspected once every two years.
 
91.6205.18.5. (Deleted by Ord. No. 183,249, Eff. 11/29/14.)
 
91.6205.18.6. Orders.  If, upon inspection, the Superintendent or an authorized representative observes one or more violations of the LAMC, the Superintendent shall issue an Order to Comply.  The person in control of the sign shall eliminate all violations by the compliance date stated on the Order to Comply.
 
91.6205.18.7. Violations.  If the Department determines that an off-site sign structure was not lawfully erected, then the off-site sign structure shall have its sign face removed and replaced with blank panels until the off-site sign structure is made to comply with the applicable provisions of the LAMC.  The term "lawfully erected" means an off-site sign structure that was erected in compliance with the provisions of the LAMC in effect at the time of its erection or which was subsequently brought into full compliance with the provisions of the LAMC, except that the term does not apply to any off-site sign structure whose use was modified after erection in a manner that caused it to become illegal.