184.108.40.206. General. Except as otherwise provided in this Code, no person shall add, alter, construct, install, move, reconstruct, relocate, remove, repair or replace any plumbing, fire sprinkler, rainwater piping, standpipe, subsurface drainage piping, swimming pool piping, reclaimed water piping, underground fire protection piping, or graywater piping system unless a plumbing or fire sprinkler permit for it has been obtained from the Department.
1. The system has been out of service for a period of one year.
2. Where the Department has determined there is system leakage creating an immediate hazard to persons or property.
220.127.116.11.4. No person shall be subject to fine, imprisonment, or payment of an investigation fee for starting or doing work without a permit being first obtained, if a permit is obtained for the work on or before 12:00 noon of the third day the office of the Department is open for public business after the work was started.
18.104.22.168.5. Transfer of Permits and Plan Checks. No permit shall be transferable from the original permittee to any other person unless the property owner authorizes the transfer in writing. Upon authorization, the new permittee shall file with the Department a new permit and pay to the Department a fee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0415 for issuing the new permit. This fee includes the issuing permit fee as specified in LAMC Subsection 94.103.4. No plan check is transferable from one contractor to another unless prepared and signed by a state-licensed engineer in the proper classification.
22.214.171.124.1. General. The work described in this subsection shall not require a permit. However this waiver of permit shall not be deemed to allow any work to be added, altered, constructed, demolished, installed, reconstructed, relocated, removed, repaired or replaced contrary to the provisions of this Code.
126.96.36.199.4. Gas Piping. No permit shall be required for the installation or repair of a gas utility meter, nor for gas piping between the gas main and the nearest gas utility meter, nor for gas piping installed by the gas utility outside of private property, nor for the gas utility to disconnect defective gas piping and/or equipment when authorized by CPC Section 1206, nor for any piping connection less than six feet (1828.8 mm) in length between an existing gas outlet and a gas appliance in the same room.
188.8.131.52.5. A separate plumbing permit shall not be required for the installation of any plumbing system for which a combined building-mechanical permit has been obtained pursuant to LAMC Subdivision 184.108.40.206.
(a) Residential. Whenever new fixtures are installed, all water closets, shower heads, faucets and dishwashers shall be High Efficiency fixtures installed in accordance with the regulations of the City’s Water Conservation Plan. A plumbing permit is not required for the installation of High Efficiency water closets, shower heads, faucets and dishwashers in existing one and two family dwelling units when done as part of the City’s “Water Conservation Retrofit Program” pursuant to the City’s water conservation regulations. These permit exempted installations shall be limited to the replacement of non-water efficient water closets, shower heads, faucets and dishwashers with new High Efficiency water closets, shower heads, faucets, and dishwashers installed on the existing rough-in plumbing outlets. Plumbing permits shall be required for all High Efficiency fixtures in new buildings. This section does not waive the requirement for a licensed plumbing contractor to perform the installation of a High Efficiency water fixture in an apartment unit or non-owner-occupied single-family dwellings.
(b) Commercial. Whenever new fixtures are installed, all water closets, urinals, shower heads, faucets and dishwashers shall be High Efficiency fixtures installed in accordance with the regulations of the City’s Water Conservation Ordinance. A plumbing permit shall be obtained for both new and replacement installations of all High Efficiency water closets, urinals, and dishwashers to confirm that the new installation or replacement is in accordance with the regulations of the City’s Water Conservation Ordinance. In all commercial occupancies, a Qualified Installer, as defined in LAMC Section 94.219.0 shall perform the installation of any High Efficiency water fixture or appliance.
220.127.116.11.12. Certified Licensed Contractors. No permit shall be required for the replacement of the following items when the work is done on a detached, single-family dwelling and the work is performed by a contractor with a valid Certificate of Registration as a certified licensed contractor pursuant to LAMC Subdivision 18.104.22.168:
1. Replacement of defective hot water heaters with one of equivalent gallons, BTU rating, and vent capacity when the vent does not require relocation or replacement.
2. Replacement of plumbing fixtures and solar panels with equal kind and quality.
3. Replacement of defective domestic water piping within a dwelling with piping of equivalent size and quality.
4. Replacement of defective metallic water service piping with piping of equivalent size, quality, and conductivity. Metallic water service piping cannot be replaced with PVC under this provision.
5. Replacement of shower pans with the same size and capacity.
A Certificate of Compliance pursuant to LAMC Subdivision 22.214.171.124 must be filed with the City in lieu of a permit.
1. Identify and describe the work to be covered by the permit for which application is made.
2. 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 definitely locate the proposed building or work.
3. Indicate the use or occupancy for which the proposed work is intended.
4. Be accompanied by plans, diagrams, computations, and other data in accordance with LAMC Subdivision 126.96.36.199.
5. 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.
6. Give such other data and information in accordance with the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
188.8.131.52. Plans and Specifications. Plans, engineering calculations, diagrams, and other data shall be submitted in one or more sets with each application for a permit. The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to require plans, computations, and specifications to be prepared and the plumbing designed by, an engineer, an architect, or both who shall be licensed by the state to practice as such.
EXCEPTION: The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to waive the submission of plans, calculations, or other data where the Authority Having Jurisdiction finds that the nature of the work applied for is such that reviewing of plans is not necessary to obtain compliance within this Code.
184.108.40.206. Information on Plans and Specifications. Plans and specifications shall be drawn to scale upon substantial paper or cloth and shall indicate the location, nature, and extent of the work proposed and show in detail that it is in accordance with the provisions of this Code and relevant laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations.
94.103.3. Permit Issuance. The application, plans, specifications and other data filed by an applicant for a permit shall be reviewed by the Authority Having Jurisdiction. Such plans shall be permitted to be reviewed by other departments of this jurisdiction to verify compliance with applicable laws under their jurisdiction. Where the Authority Having Jurisdiction finds that the work described in an application for permit and the plans, specifications, and other data filed therewith are in accordance with the requirements of this Code and other pertinent laws and ordinances, and that the fees specified in LAMC Subsection 94.103.4 have been paid, the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall issue a permit therefor to the applicant.
Where the Authority Having Jurisdiction issues the permit where plans are required, the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall endorse in writing or stamp the plans and specifications “APPROVED”. Such approved plans and specifications shall not be changed, modified, or altered without authorization from the Authority Having Jurisdiction, and the work shall be done in accordance with approved plans.
The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to issue a permit for the construction of a part of a plumbing system before the entire plans and specifications 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 a 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.
220.127.116.11. Retention of Plans. One set of approved plans, specifications, and computations shall be retained by the Authority Having Jurisdiction until final approval of the work covered therein. One set of approved plans and specifications 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.
18.104.22.168. Validity of Permit. The issuance of a permit or approval of plans and specifications shall not be construed to be a permit for, or an approval of, a violation of the provisions of this Code or other ordinance of the jurisdiction. No permit presuming to give authority to violate or cancel the provisions of this Code shall be valid.
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 other ordinances of this jurisdiction.
22.214.171.124. Expiration of Permits. Permits shall expire as provided for in LAMC Section 98.0602.
126.96.36.199. Suspension or Revocation. Permits may be revoked as provided in LAMC Section 98.0601.
188.8.131.52. Permit Fees. Before any permit required by this Code is issued, the applicant shall pay to the Department the fees specified in LAMC Table 103.4 for each building or structure.
1. For issuing permits:
a. Permit issuing fee
b. Supplementary permit issuing fee
Plumbing fixtures and water systems:
2. For each plumbing fixture and waste discharging device, such as, toilet, urinal, bathtub, shower, lavatory, kitchen sink and other type of sink, garbage disposal, clothes washer, drinking fountain, floor drain, laundry tray, floor sink, dental cuspidor and chemical waste fixture:
a. Original installation
b. Replacement or Removal
3. For each piece of water treating, dispensing equipment or trap primer connected to a potable water system
4. For replacing water piping in a building, each fixture, each water treating device or each water using device
5. For each water pressure regulator
6. For atmospheric-type vacuum breakers not included in Item 2 each
7. For each backflow protective device other than atmospheric-type vacuum breakers, each
8. For each water heater and vent or heat exchanger
9. For each thermal expansion tank
10. For booster pumps for potable water systems (including tanks that are an integral part of the pump package), each system
11. For water storage tanks for potable water systems that are not part of a listed appliance or part of a booster pump package, each tank
12. a. On-site water distribution system (Multiple buildings)
b. Water service (Single building)
13. For repair or alteration of drainage and/or vent piping, per fixture
14. For each sewage ejector
15. For each industrial waste, pretreatment clarifier, sand or grease interceptor
16. a. For each complete private sewage disposal system, each system
b. For each separate septic tank, cesspool, seepage pit or drain field
17. For building sewer installations:
a. For each connection to the public sewer or dry sewer, each building drain
b. For each on-site manhole
c. For sewer alterations, repairing or capping, each building or structure
d. For each backwater valve
18. For graywater piping system; includes a maximum of two inspections
19. For each rainwater drain (including roof, overflow, area and deck drains, etc.)
20. For each subsurface drainage piping system (not including sump pumps)
21. For each sump pump
22. For each gas system outlet
23. For each earthquake valve or each gas pressure regulator (not applicable to appliance regulator)
24. Methane Gas Extraction System: includes a maximum of two inspections
Other plumbing systems:
25. Lawn sprinklers, each valve
26. Solar systems components: (including collectors, related storage tanks piping and regulating devices)
27. Each public swimming pool or spa (per system)
28. Standpipes: wet, dry or combination (Class I, II or III) Class H or hand hoses for fire protection:
Each outlet that has an integral pressure regulator
Other outlets without pressure regulators
Capping of outlets (each outlet)
29. Water pressure regulators for fire protection systems (except regulators that are part of a standpipe outlet valve), each regulator
30. Fire sprinkler piping removal or alteration, or the replacement or addition of valves, attachments or devices, each
31. Underground fire sprinkler piping, or yard piping system for fire sprinklers (when permit has not been obtained for complete fire sprinkler system)
32. Replacing fire sprinkler heads (except fused or broken heads):
1 to 10 heads
11 to 50 heads
51 to 100 heads
Plus $117.00 for each 100 heads or fraction thereof over 100 heads
33. Fire sprinkler piping installations:
From 1 to 10 sprinkler heads
From 11 to 25 sprinkler heads
From 26 to 50 sprinkler heads
From 51 to 100 sprinkler heads
From 101 to 200 sprinkler heads
From 201 to 300 sprinkler heads
From 301 to 500 sprinkler heads
From 501 to 1,000 sprinkler heads
From 1,001 to 2,000 sprinkler heads
From 2,001 to 3,000 sprinkler heads
From 3,001 to 4,000 sprinkler heads
From 4,001 to 5,000 sprinkler heads
From 5,001 to 6,000 sprinkler heads
Over 6,000 fire sprinkler heads
Plus $144.00 for each 100 heads or fraction of 100 heads over 6,000 heads.
34. Fire hydrant:
1 to 3 hydrants
Over 3, each
35. The fee for relocation of heads or for converting a system from upright to pendant heads, or from pendant heads to upright heads, shall be as set forth for a new installation.
36. Fire pumps:
Serving Class II (wet) or Class H standpipes:
For each installation pump
Original test of pump
Additional test of pump
Serving Class III (combination) combined and/or Fire sprinkler systems:
For each installation of pump
Test of each pump (each test)
37. Tanks for fire protection systems, each tank
38. Class I (dry) standpipe flush:
One or two risers
Each additional riser
39. Minimum Inspection Fee: A permittee shall pay a minimum fee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0412(a) of this Code to the Department for each plumbing installation for which a permit is required by this Code. Where the cumulative fees set forth in this Code are less than the minimum fee, the minimum fee shall be paid. The fee required by this subsection shall include the issuing fee required by Item 1 of this table.
a. Minimum inspection fee
b. Single fixtures
70% of the permit fee,
$93.00 minimum per building.
EXCEPTION: Portions of installations:
Plan checking of potable water:
60% of the above fee,
$93.00 minimum per building.
Plan checking of conventional waste and vent systems, only:
50% of the above fee,
$93.00 minimum per building.
184.108.40.206.2. In addition to the fee specified in LAMC Paragraph 220.127.116.11.1, a plan checking fee shall be assessed for checking the following systems:
Combination waste and vent piping systems, each
Sump pump and sewage ejector systems, each
Greywater systems, each
Irrigation sprinkler piping systems,
First 5,000 square feet (464.515 m2) of irrigated area
Every additional 5,000 square feet (464.515 m2) or fraction thereof
Soil remediation systems, each
Methane gas venting systems, each
Hydraulic calculations of standpipe systems serving 2-1/2 inch (63.50 mm) fire hose valves and fire sprinklers, each fire protection zone
Fire protection, swimming pool piping and all other systems not covered by LAMC Paragraph 18.104.22.168.1:
70% of the permit fee,
$93.00 minimum per building.
22.214.171.124. Investigation Fees. Investigation Fees may be assessed as provided in LAMC Section 98.0402.
126.96.36.199. Refund of Fees. Refund of fees may be requested as provided in LAMC Section 98.0420.
188.8.131.52.1. Miscellaneous Equipment. A minimum fee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0412(c) shall be paid for inspection of any installation of equipment regulated by this Code which requires inspection for determination of Code compliance and where the installation inspection is not provided for in the permit fee schedule specified in LAMC Subdivision 184.108.40.206. This fee is in addition to the permit issuing fee specified in LAMC Table 103.4.
220.127.116.11.2. Miscellaneous Piping. When special permission has been obtained from the Department, a miscellaneous permit shall be issued for fire sprinkler, fire protection underground, domestic water, waste or vent piping installed underground or in walls or ceilings of installations where a fire protection or a plumbing permit cannot be issued until the required plans have been approved. The miscellaneous permit shall not be an authorization to install any additional piping. A fee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0412(c) shall be collected for the inspection of this installation and shall be limited to one inspection trip and one reinspection trip. This fee is in addition to the permit issuing fee specified in LAMC Table 103.4.
18.104.22.168.3. Additional Inspections. If more inspection trips than specified in this article are found necessary due to fault or error on the part of the qualified installer or his employees, the permittee shall pay an additional fee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0412(b) for each additional inspection trip. This fee is in addition to the permit issuing fee specified in LAMC Table 103.4.
22.214.171.124.4. Off-Hour Inspections. The Department may, at its discretion, make inspections at other than normal working hours upon application by a permittee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0406.
126.96.36.199.5. Off-Site Inspection. The Department may, at its discretion, make inspections at locations other than the site upon which a building will be located, provided the location is within 60 miles of the Los Angeles City Hall. A fee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0412(e), in addition to fees charged elsewhere in this Code, shall be charged for the inspections. The time shall include travel to and from the place of inspections.
188.8.131.52.6. Change of Address and Transfer of Permit or Plan Checks. Applications for plan check and permits shall indicate the correct legal street address. If the Department determines a job address or the location of a job is incorrect, then the permit becomes void. If the applicant files a separate application (showing the correct information) and pays a filing fee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0415(a), then no additional permit fee will be required.
184.108.40.206.7. Critical Soil Survey. The fee for a survey of location for a proposed private sewage disposal system, and/or percolation test, shall be $92.00. On premises where a public sewer is not available for use, a survey and percolation test may be required to determine if a private sewer disposal system can be installed to adequately serve the intended use.
220.127.116.11.1. Hourly Plan Check Fee. The Department may collect a plan check fee, based on an hourly rate, for any item not included in the plan check schedule as provided in LAMC Section 98.0415(e).
18.104.22.168.2. Off-hour Plan Check Fee. The Department may, at its discretion, provide plan check at other than normal working hours upon application by an applicant as specified in LAMC Section 98.0422.
22.214.171.124. Systems Development Surcharge. A permittee shall pay a surcharge for the development and implementation of a City-wide automated permit processing service as provided in LAMC Section 98.0416.
126.96.36.199. Development Services Centers Surcharge. A permittee shall pay a surcharge as provided in LAMC Section 98.0410.
No portion of a plumbing system shall be concealed until inspected and approved. 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. When the installation of a plumbing system is complete, an additional and final inspection shall be made. 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.
188.8.131.52. New Plumbing Work. New plumbing work and such portions of existing systems as affected by new work, or changes, shall be inspected by the Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure compliance with the requirements of this Code and to ensure that the installation and construction of the plumbing system is in accordance with approved plans.
184.108.40.206. Uncovering. Where a drainage or plumbing system, building sewer, private sewage disposal system, or part thereof, which is installed, altered or repaired, is covered or concealed before being inspected, tested and approved as prescribed in this Code, it shall be uncovered for inspection after notice to uncover the work has been issued to the responsible person by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
220.127.116.11. Operation of Plumbing Equipment. The requirements of this section shall not 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.
18.104.22.168.3. Exceptions. 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.
22.214.171.124. Inspection Requests. It shall be the duty of the person doing the work authorized by a permit to notify the Authority Having Jurisdiction that such work is ready for inspection. The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to require that a request for inspection be filed not less than one (1) working day before such inspection is desired. Such request shall be in writing or by telephone, at the option of the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
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.
126.96.36.199.1. Advance Notice. It shall be the duty of the person doing the work authorized by the permit to notify the Authority Having Jurisdiction, orally or in writing, that said work is ready for inspection. Such notification shall be given not less than 24 hours before the work is to be inspected.
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.
188.8.131.52. Other Inspections. In addition to the inspections required by this Code, the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to require other inspections of plumbing work to ascertain compliance with the provisions of this Code and other laws that are enforced by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
184.108.40.206.1. Defective Systems. An air test shall be used in testing the sanitary condition of the drainage or plumbing system of building premises where there is reason to believe that it has become defective. In buildings or premises condemned by the Authority Having Jurisdiction because of an insanitary condition of the plumbing system, or part thereof, the alterations in such system shall be in accordance with the requirements of this Code.
220.127.116.11.2. Moved Structures. Parts of the plumbing systems of a building or part thereof that is moved from one foundation to another, or from one location to another, shall be completely tested as prescribed elsewhere in this section for new work, except that walls or floors need not be removed during such test where other equivalent means of inspection acceptable to the Authority Having Jurisdiction are provided.
This provision is not to 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 in writing upon a form furnished for that purpose and pay the reinspection fee in accordance with LAMC Table 103.4.
In instances where reinspection fees have been assessed, no additional inspection of the work will be performed until the required fees have been paid.
Refusal, failure, or neglect to comply with such notice or order within 10 days of receipt, shall be considered a violation of this Code and shall be subject to the penalties set forth elsewhere in this Code for violations.
94.103.7. Unconstitutional. Where a section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase of this Code is, for a reason, held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Code. The legislative body hereby declares that it would have passed this Code, and each section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses, and phrases are declared unconstitutional.
18.104.22.168. Approval. A Certificate of Final Inspection shall be issued for work that has been inspected and approved, upon demand, provided that no Certificate of Final Inspection for gas piping shall be issued until all required fire sprinklers, standpipes and fire hydrants are approved and ready for use.
22.214.171.124. A Maintenance Certificate of Registration as defined in Division 2, Article 4, Chapter IX of the LAMC may be issued to the owner or occupant of specified premises for the sole purpose of adding to, altering, maintaining or repairing existing plumbing only on the premises designated.
126.96.36.199. Issuance. Every applicant who passes the required examination or has in his employ a qualified maintenance supervisor as defined in Division 2, Article 4, Chapter IX of the LAMC who is properly registered with the Department shall be issued a Maintenance Certificate of Registration for specified premises upon payment of a fee.
188.8.131.52. Validity. A Maintenance Certificate of Registration issued to an owner or occupant of premises by virtue of the fact that an employee of that person is registered with the Department as a holder of a valid Certificate of Qualification as a maintenance supervisor shall become invalid when the owner or occupant ceases to have in his or her employ a certified maintenance supervisor properly registered with the Department.
184.108.40.206. Maintenance Permits. Permits may be issued to the holder of a valid Maintenance Certificate of Registration for the addition to, alteration, maintenance or repair of existing plumbing on premises owned by or under the legal control of the applicant, provided all work authorized by the permit is performed by or is under the direct supervision of the holder of a Certificate of Qualification as a Maintenance Supervisor, registered with the Department for the premises.
220.127.116.11. Scope. No person except a Qualified Installer as defined in Division 2, Article 4, Chapter IX of the LAMC shall supervise or perform the labor of altering, installing or repairing any plumbing regulated by this Code.
EXCEPTION: A person in the employ of a Qualified Installer and who supervises plumbing work shall be required to have a Certificate of Qualification.
18.104.22.168.1. Apprentices and Helpers. No Certificate of Qualification shall be required for an apprentice or helper, as defined in Division 2, Article 4, Chapter IX of the LAMC, who is working under the continuous supervision of a Qualified Installer or journey level plumber. Supervision shall be considered continuous if the Qualified Installer or journey level plumber is not absent for more than one hour continuously nor more than two hours total during any one day. No more than three apprentices or helpers shall be employed for each Qualified Installer or journey level plumber on any lot.
22.214.171.124. Maintenance Supervisor. No person shall act as a Maintenance Supervisor unless that person holds a valid Certificate of Qualification in the proper classification issued pursuant to the provisions of this article. No person shall act in the capacity of a Maintenance Supervisor for more than one firm at any one time.
126.96.36.199. Employment. No Qualified Installer, Maintenance Supervisor or any other person shall employ any journey level plumber for the installation of plumbing work covered in this Code unless that journey level plumber holds a valid Certificate of Qualification in the proper classification except by special permission of the Department. No person shall hire or employ an apprentice or helper in violation of any provision of this Code.
For application for Certificate of Registration
For Certificate of Qualification issued as a result of examination given by Board of Examiners of Plumbing and Gas Fitters
For Certificate of Qualification issued under a reciprocal licensing agreement (Amended by Ord. No. 179,326, Eff. 12/10/07, Oper. 1/1/08.)
In lieu of an examination, the Superintendent of Building may accept a valid journey level plumber qualification certificate issued pursuant to an examination by other organizations or governmental agencies within the County of Los Angeles, provided that the examination shall be, in the opinion of the Department, equivalent in scope and character to the examination for journey level plumbers given by the City. The Department’s acceptance of this certificate shall be in writing and renewable every three years.
To be eligible for the examination for journey level plumber, the applicant shall have had at least four years’ experience as an apprentice or helper.
Special training or education acceptable to the Department may be credited as the equivalent of up to one year of the required experience.
The applicant shall be required to furnish satisfactory evidence of his or her experience and training.
The results of every examination shall be subject to the approval of the Superintendent of Building.
Each examiner shall be appointed by the Superintendent of Building. Each Examiner shall serve for a period of two years unless reappointed by the Superintendent.
188.8.131.52. Scope of the Examination. The examination shall, in the judgment of the Department, be designed to fairly determine the ability of the applicant to perform properly the work which he or she would be authorized to do by the certificate. The examination shall include a written part and may also include the following:
(1) Practical test as may be required.
(2) An oral interview as may be required.
(3) Other tests as may be required by the Department.
184.108.40.206. Certificate of Registration. Every applicant who passes the required examination for a Maintenance Certificate of Registration or who registers with the Department the holder of a valid Certificate of Qualification as a maintenance supervisor shall be issued a Maintenance Certificate of Registration upon the payment of a fee.
220.127.116.11. Public Utility Corporation. A public utility corporation engaged in the distribution or sale of gas in the City shall be issued, without examination, a Certificate of Registration as Master Gas Fitter upon the payment of a fee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0414(b)1. That public utility corporation shall be subject to this Code with respect to the certifying and examination of journey level gas fitters.
18.104.22.168. Partnership, Firm and Corporation. Upon the payment of a fee as specified in LAMC Section 98.0414(b)1., a partnership firm or corporation may be issued a Certificate of Registration as a Master Gas Fitter. If a person in effective authority and control over all work regulated by Chapter 5 and 12 of the Uniform Plumbing Code has passed the required examination within the time prescribed by LAMC Section 98.0406(a).
After a certificate has been expired for one year, it may not be renewed.
94.103.19. Revocation of Certificate. Any certificate may be suspended or revoked in accordance with the provisions of Article 8, Chapter IX of the LAMC.
94.103.20. Transfer of Certificate. No certificate shall be transferable. A Certificate of Registration issued to a firm or corporation shall be the property of that firm and may be transferred along with the other assets but may not be transferred separately. The dissolution of a firm, partnership, or corporation renders the Certificate of Registration void.