(Added by Ord. No. 169,341, Eff. 2/4/94.)
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Code to the contrary, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to maintain, use or occupy any building within the scope of this division which does not meet the minimum earthquake standards specified in this division.
Any person who violates or causes or permits another person to violate this provision is guilty of a misdemeanor. Any person includes an owner, lessor, sublessor, manager, or person in control of a building subject to this division. This term shall not include any person who is merely a tenant or other individual occupying any dwelling unit, efficiency dwelling unit, guest room or suite in a building. The legal owner of a building is that person, firm, corporation, partnership, or other entity whose name or title appears on the record with the Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office, as well as all successors or assignees of these persons.
EXCEPTION: This section shall not comply if alteration or repair work has commenced in order to bring the building into compliance with requirements of this division, and such work is proceeding in accordance with the time limits set forth in any order of the department or determination of the board.
300 or more
100 to 299
50 to 99
Less than 50
TIME LIMITS FOR COMPLIANCE
Obtain Building Permit Within
Commence Construction Within
Complete Construction Within
Minimum Time Period Before Service of Order
Group I & Essential (Highest Priority)
Group IV (Lowest Priority)