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SEC. 92.0132.  PERMIT FEES FOR REPAIR, REPLACEMENT, ALTERATION, OR MODIFICATION.
 
   (a)   No person shall cause or permit any repairs, replacements, alterations, or modifications to any elevator or equipment regulated by this Code unless a permit has first been obtained from the Department.
 
   For the purposes of this section, the term “alteration” shall include any work which entails the installation or replacement of any of the mechanical devices or apparatus specified in Subsection (d) or Notes A, B, C of this section and any alterations, repairs and replacements listed in the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 3000(h).  (Amended by Ord. No. 174,861, Eff. 11/14/02, Oper. 11/1/02.)
 
   (b)   The Department shall charge and collect the sum of $26.00 for each inspection permit to do any work and the sum of $143.00 per hour or any portion of an hour for the inspection of the work specified in Notes A, B, C of this section and alterations, repairs and replacements listed in the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Sections 3000(h), 3141.0 and 3141.2, on each particular elevator, escalator or dumbwaiter including lifts or moving walks.  No repair, replacement, alteration or modification permit shall allow any person to alter the type or design of the installation, and in the event that the work is of a nature that would alter the type, design or purpose of the installation, then a permit shall be obtained pursuant to the provisions of LAMC Section 92.0129(Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.)
 
   (c)   Application for all such permits shall be made upon forms provided by the Department.
 
   (d)   The fee for any repairs, replacements, alterations or modifications for which a permit is required, but for which no fee is provided here, shall be as provided under LAMC Sections 92.0129 or 92.0132(b).  (Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.)
 
   (e)   The fee for field consultations will be $143.00 per hour or any fraction thereof.  (Former Subsec. (f) re-lettered (e) and Amended by Ord. No. 180,868, Eff. 10/22/09.)
 
   NOTE A:  For the purpose of this section, the following shall be considered alterations for electric elevators:
 
   1.   Increase in rated load or speed
 
   2.   Increase in dead weight of car
 
   3.   Increase or decrease in travel
 
   4.   Change in type of operation or control (including modification of fire and emergency operation)
 
   5.   Change in size or number of hoisting or counterweight ropes
 
   6.   Change in size or type of guide rails
 
   7.   Replacement of or change in type of car or counterweight safety
 
   8.   Permissive use of freight elevators to transport employees
 
   9.   Change in classification from freight to passenger service
 
   10.   Change in power supply
 
   11.   Replacement of an existing driving machine by a new driving machine
 
   12.   Replacement of an existing controller by a new controller
 
   13.   Replacement of an existing driving machine brake by a new brake
 
   14.   Replacement of hoistway doors
 
   15.   Addition or replacement of hoistway door locking devices or car door or gate electric contact
 
   16.   Addition of hoistway access switches
 
   17.   Addition of top-of-car operating devices
 
   18.   Addition of hoistway door and/or car-door or gate operating devices
 
   19.   Addition of rope equalizers
 
   20.   Addition of auxiliary rope-fastening devices
 
   21.   Addition of car-leveling or truck zoning devices
 
   22.   Addition of roller guide shoes
 
   23.   Replacement of elevator ropes
 
   24.   Land Elevator
 
   NOTE B:  For the purpose of this section, the following shall be considered alterations for hydro-electric elevators:  (Amended by Ord. No. 174,861, Eff. 11/14/02, Oper. 11/1/02.)
 
   1.   Replacement of an existing control valve with a valve of a different type;
 
   2.   Replacement and repair of existing relief and check valves;
 
   3.   Replacement of existing supply piping and fittings;
 
   4.   Replacement of existing tanks;
 
   5.   Replacement of cylinder and/or plunger with a cylinder or plunger of different material, size or design;
 
   6.   Increase of working pressure;
 
   7.   Earthquake restraints.
 
   NOTE C:  For the purpose of this section, replacements or additions to elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, inclined lifts and moving walks and other related devices regulated by this Code beyond those necessary for normal maintenance shall be considered alterations.  (Amended by Ord. No. 174,861, Eff. 11/14/02, Oper. 11/1/02.)