CHAPTER 14:  BUILDING REGULATIONS
ARTICLE I.  (RESERVED)
   14-1.   (Reserved)
ARTICLE II.  CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE
   14-2.   California Building Code adopted
   14-3.   Amendments to the CBC
ARTICLE III.  CALIFORNIA RESIDENTIAL CODE
   14-4.   California Residential Code adopted
   14-5.   Amendments to the CRC
ARTICLE IV.  CALIFORNIA GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS CODE
   14-6.   California Green Building Standards Code adopted
ARTICLE V.  PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND ABATEMENT CODES
   14-8.   International Property Maintenance Code and Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings adopted
ARTICLE VI.  CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL BUILDING CODE
   14-9.   California Historical Building Code adopted
ARTICLE VII.  CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE
   14-10.   California Electrical Code adopted
   14-11.   Amendment
ARTICLE VIII.  CALIFORNIA EXISTING BUILDING CODE
   14-12.   California Existing Building Code adopted
ARTICLE IX.  CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL CODE
   14-13.   California Mechanical Code adopted
   14-14.   Amendment
ARTICLE X.  CALIFORNIA REFERENCED STANDARDS CODE
   14-15.   California Referenced Standards Code adopted
ARTICLE XI.  CALIFORNIA PLUMBING CODE
   14-16.   California Plumbing Code adopted
   14-17.   Amendment
ARTICLE XII.  (RESERVED)
ARTICLE XIII.  (RESERVED)
ARTICLE XIV.  (RESERVED)
ARTICLE XV.  FIRE CODES
   14-24.   California Fire Code adopted
   14-25.   Amendments
ARTICLE XVI.  FIRE SPRINKLERS
   14-26.   Automatic fire sprinkler system
ARTICLE XVII.  (RESERVED)
ARTICLE XVIII.  (RESERVED)
ARTICLE XIX.  (RESERVED)
ARTICLE XX.  REPORT OF BUILDING RECORDS
   14-45.   Intent
   14-46.   Definitions
   14-47.   Owner to obtain; period valid
   14-48.   Application; fee; content of report
   14-49.   Delivery of report prior to sale
   14-50.   Exceptions
   14-51.   Forms; time limit
ARTICLE XXI.  MOVING OF BUILDINGS
   14-55.   Permit required
   14-56.   Application
   14-57.   Fees
   14-58.   Completion bond required
   14-59.   Verification requirements
   14-60.   Conditions of permit
   14-61.   Notice of moving
   14-62.   Notice; exception
   14-63.   Request for hearing
   14-64.   Hearing officer
   14-65.   Setting hearings; notice
   14-66.   Conduct of hearings
   14-67.   Decision
   14-68.   Time limit for new application
ARTICLE XXII.  SWIMMING POOL PROVISIONS
   14-70.   Purpose
   14-71.   General requirements
ARTICLE XXIII.  BEACH CONSTRUCTION
   14-75.   Purpose
   14-76.   Construction requirements
ARTICLE XXIV.  SMALL RESIDENTIAL ROOFTOP SOLAR SYSTEMS
   14-80.   Purpose and intent
   14-81.   Definitions
   14-82.   Applicability
   14-83.   Applications and documents
   14-84.   Duties of building official and development services department; fees
   14-85.   Solar energy system requirements
   14-86.   Permit review and inspection requirements
ARTICLE XXV.  ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION PERMITTING
   14-90.   Purpose and intent
   14-91.   Expedited review process
   14-92.   Electronic submittals
   14-93.   Association approval
   14-94.   Permit application processing
   14-95.   Technical review
ARTICLE XXVI.  TENANT RELOCATION ASSISTANCE
   14-96.   Findings
   14-97.   Definitions
   14-98.   Eligibility for relocation benefits and appeal
   14-99.   Payment of relocation costs by city
   14-100.   Recovery of relocation costs by city; notice; hearing; appeal
   14-101.   Remedies cumulative
ARTICLE XXVII.  SAFE HOMES SAFE FAMILIES REPEAT OFFENDER PROGRAM
   14-102.   Purpose
   14-103.   Definitions
   14-104.   Repeat offender registration
   14-105.   Appeal of registration
   14-106.   Inspections
   14-107.   Registration period
ARTICLE XXVIII.  SUBSTANDARD AND IMPROPER OCCUPANCY CONDITIONS
   14-110.   Substandard conditions
   14-111.   Improper occupancy
ARTICLE I.  (RESERVED)
SEC. 14-1.  (RESERVED).
ARTICLE II.  CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE
SEC. 14-2.  CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE ADOPTED.
   The second part of twelve parts of the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, known as the California Building Code ("CBC"), 2016 Edition, including Appendices C, H, and J, as published by the Building Standards Commission, 2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 130, Sacramento CA 95833-2936, is hereby adopted by reference, subject to the amendments, additions, and deletions hereinafter set forth. One true copy of this code is on file in the office of the City Clerk and is available for public inspection as required by law.
(Ord. 2915)
SEC. 14-3.  AMENDMENTS TO THE CBC.
   (A)   Chapter 1 Division II, Section [A]101.4.4: Amend Section [A]101.4.4 to read as follows:
      [A]101.4.4. Property Maintenance. The provisions of the Oxnard City Code shall apply to existing structures and premises; equipment and facilities; light, ventilation, space heating, sanitation, life and fire safety hazards; responsibility of owners, operators and occupants; and occupancy of existing premises and structures.
   (B)   Chapter 1 Division II, Section [A]103.1: Amend Section [A]103.1 to read as follows:
      [A]103.1. Creation of enforcement agency. The Building and Engineering Division of the Development Services Department is hereby created and the official in charge thereof shall be known as the building official.
   (C)   Chapter 1 Division II, Section [A]105.2: Amend Section [A]105.2, items 2 and 4, to read as follows:
      Building:
         2.   Fences not over 6 feet high and concrete or masonry walls not over 3'-6" high as measured from the lowest finished grade to the top of the wall.
         4.   Retaining walls that are not over 3 feet in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge or impounding Class I, II, or Il-A liquids.
   (D)   Chapter 1 Division II, Section [A]105.3.2: Amend Section [A]105.3.2, to read as follows:
      [A]105.3.2. Time limitation of application. An application for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned 180 days after the date of filing, unless such application has been pursued in good faith or a permit has been issued; except that the building official is authorized to grant one or more extensions of time for additional periods not exceeding 180 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.
   (E)   Section 903.2: Amend Section 903.2 to read as follows:
      Approved automatic sprinkler systems in new buildings and structures shall be provided in the location described in Sections 903.2.1 through 903.2.12 and as required in accordance with Chapter 14 of the Oxnard City Code, Article XVI.
   (F)   Section 1403.1: Amend Section 1403.1 to read as follows:
      1403.1. General. The provisions of this section shall apply to exterior walls, wall coverings and components thereof. Additionally, balconies, landings, exterior stairways, occupied roofs and similar surfaces exposed to the weather and sealed underneath shall be waterproofed and sloped a minimum 1/4 unit vertical in 12 units horizontal (2% slope) for drainage. The weather-exposed areas with ceilings or horizontal projections not required to be sealed for fire resistive construction shall be provided with ventilation devices so as to provide adequate air movement to dry out any moisture infiltrating within the horizontal areas. Details and notes on ventilation devices shall be provided in the submittal drawings.
   (G)   Section 1505.1: Amend the first paragraph of Section 1505.1 to read as follows:
      1505.1. General. The roof covering on any structure regulated by this code shall be a Class A or B roof covering. The roof covering assembly includes the roof deck, underlayment, interlayment. insulation, and covering which is assigned a roof covering classification. Roof coverings required to be listed by this section shall be tested in accordance with ASTM E 108 or UL 790. In addition, fire-retardant-treated wood roof coverings shall be tested in accordance with ASTM D 2928.
   (H)   Section 1511.1: Amend the first paragraph of Section 1511.1 to read as follows:
      1511.1 General. All reroofing shall be constructed with Class A or B roofing and shall conform to the applicable provisions of Chapter 15 of this Code, or as approved by the building official.
   (I)   Section 1613.5.2: Add Section 1615.2 to read as follows:
      1615.2 Modification to ASCE 7 Section 12.12.3. ASCE 7 Section 12.12.3 , Equation 12.12-1 is modified to read as follows:
         (Eq. 12-12.1)
   (J)   Section 1613.5.3: Add Section 1615.3 to read as follows:
      1615.3 Modification to ASCE 7 Section 12.11.2.2.3. ASCE 7 Section 12.11.2.2.3 is modified to read as follows:
         12.11.2.2.3 Wood Diaphragms. In wood diaphragms, the continuous ties shall be in addition to the diaphragm sheathing. Anchorage shall not be accomplished by use of toe nails or nails subject to withdrawal nor shall wood ledgers or framing be used in cross-grain bending or cross-grain tension. The diaphragm sheathing shall not be considered effective as providing ties or struts required by this section.
         For wood diaphragms supporting concrete or masonry walls, wood diaphragms shall comply with the following:
         1.   The spacing of continuous ties shall not exceed 40 feet. Added chords of diaphragms may be used to form sub-diaphragms to transmit the anchorage forces to the main continuous crossties.
         2.   The maximum diaphragm shear used to determine the depth of the sub-diaphragm shall not exceed 75% of the maximum diaphragm shear.
   (K)   Section 1704.6: Amend Section 1704.6 to read as follows:
      1704.6 General. Where required by the provisions of Section 1704.5.1 or 1704.5.2, the owner shall employ a structural observer to perform structural observations as defined in Section 1702. The structural observer shall be one of the following individuals:
         1.   The registered design professional responsible for the structural design, or
         2.   A registered design professional designated by the registered design professional responsible for the structural design.
      Prior to the commencement of observations, the structural observer shall submit to the building official a written statement identifying the frequency and extent of structural observations.
      At the conclusion of the work included in the permit, the structural observer shall submit a final report which states that all observed deficiencies have been resolved, prior to acceptance of the work by the building official.
   (L)   Section 1705.3: Amend Section 1705.3 to read as follows:
      1705.3 Concrete Construction. The special inspections and verifications for concrete construction shall be as required by this section and Table 1705.3.
         EXCEPTIONS: Special inspection and test shall not be required for:
         1.   Isolated spread concrete footings of buildings three stories or less in height that are fully supported on earth or rock, where the structural design of the footing is based on a specified compressive strength, f'c, no greater than 2,500 pounds per square inch (psi) (17.2 Mpa).
         2.   Continuous concrete footings supporting walls of buildings three stories or less in height that are fully supported on earth or rock where:
            2.1.   The footings support walls of light-frame construction;
            2.2.   The footings are designed in accordance with Table 1805.4.2; or
            2.3.   The structural design of the footing is based on a specified compressive strength, f'c, no greater than 2,500 pounds per square inch (psi) (17.2 Mpa), regardless of the compressive strength specified in the construction documents or used in the footing construction.
         3.   Nonstructural concrete slabs supported directly on the ground, including concrete patios, driveways and sidewalks
   (M)   Section 1705.12.2: Amend Section 1705.12.2, Exception, to read as follows:
      Exception: Special inspections are not required for wood shear walls, shear panels and diaphragms, including nailing, bolting, anchoring and other fastening to other elements of the seismic-force-resisting system, where either (1) the fastener spacing of the sheathing is more than 4 inches (102mm) on center (o.c), or (2) the tabular values for allowable shear design values are reduced to seventy-five percent (75%).
   (N)   Section 1803.2: Amend the first paragraph of Section 1803.2 to read as follows:
      1803.2. Investigations required. Geotechnical investigations shall be conducted in accordance with Sections 1803.3 through 1803.5. Whenever unusual soil conditions are found which justify a special site investigation to determine soil stability or questionable adequacy of the overall building site, the building official may require that the owner obtain a special geological, hydrological, soil gas profile, soil chemical analysis, soils contamination, or other report as may be deemed appropriate. The investigation shall be conducted by trained and experienced professionals licensed by the State of California to prepare such evaluations, recommendations, and reports.
   (O)   Section 1804.4: Amend Section 1804.4 to read as follows:
      1804.4. General Site Grading and Drainage. Provisions shall be made for the control and drainage of surface water around buildings. Concentrated drainage such as rainwater from gutters and downspouts, scuppers, and roof valleys shall be diverted away from building foundations by means of concrete splash blocks or other approved non-erosive devices. Unless an alternate design is approved by the building official, under floor access crawl holes shall be provided with curbs extending not less than six (6) inches above adjacent grade to prevent surface water from entering the under floor area.
      Gutters and Downspouts - when buildings are located on expansive soil having an expansion index greater than 50, gutters, downspouts, piping, and/or other non-erosive devices shall be provided to collect and conduct rainwater to a street, storm drain, or other approved watercourse or disposal area.
      Lot Drainage - All lots shall be graded so that they drain to the street or public way on which they abut or shall be provided with approved drainage devices. Minimum gradient of all lots shall comply with the following:
 
Longitudinal
Cross Slope
1. Pervious surfaces —
1 percent slope
2 percent slope
2. Asphalt surfaces —
1/2 percent slope
1 percent slope
3. Concrete surfaces —
1/4 percent slope
1/2 percent slope
(2 percent = 1/4 inch per foot; 1 percent = 1/8" per foot; 1/2 percent = 1/16" per foot; and 1/4 percent = 1/32 inch per foot.)
 
      In rural areas where curbs or gutters have not been installed, drainage design plans shall be submitted for approval by the building official.
   (P)   Section 1808.7.4 : Amend Section 1808.7.4 to read as follows:
      1808.7.4. Foundation and Slab Elevation. The top of any exterior foundation or finished floor slab, shall extend 25 inches above the elevation of the lowest adjacent street gutter. Beginning at an elevation eight (8) inches below the top of foundation or floor slab, a minimum 2 percent (2%) slope away from the foundation or floor slab shall be maintained around its perimeter for a minimum distance of four (4) feet for side yards and ten (10) feet for front and rear yards. The building official may approve alternate elevations, provided it can be demonstrated that required drainage to a safe point of discharge and away from the foundation is provided at all locations on the site.
   (Q)   Section 1905.1: Amend Section 1905.1 to read as follows:
      1905.1. General. The text of ACI 318 shall be modified as indicated in Sections 1905.1.1 through 1905.1.11.
   (R)   Section 1905.1.7: Amend Section 1905.1.7 to read as follows:
      1905.1.7. Section 14.1.4 of ACI 318 is not adopted. It is replaced with the following:
         14.1.4 - Plain concrete in structures assigned to Seismic Design Category C. D. E. or F.
            14.1.4.1 Structures assigned to Seismic Design Category C, D, E, or F shall not have elements of structural plan concrete, except as follows.
               (a)   Concrete used for fill with a minimum cement content of two (2) sacks of Portland cement per cubic yard.
               (b)   Isolated footings of plain concrete supporting pedestals or columns are permitted, provided the projection of the footing beyond the face of the supported member does not exceed the footing thickness.
               (c)   In detached one- and two-family dwellings three stories or less in height and constructed with stud-bearing walls, plain concrete footings having a total area of longitudinal reinforcing steel of not less than 0.002 times the gross cross-sectional area of the footing, with at least two continuous longitudinal reinforcing bars not smaller than No. 4 are permitted. In addition, where the foundation system consists of a plain concrete footing and a plain concrete stemwall, an additional longitudinal reinforcing bar not smaller than No. 4 shall be provided at the top of the stemwall, and vertical bars not less than No.4 shall be placed in the stemwall at 24" on center, with a standard 90 degree hook into the footing.
   (S)   Section 1905.1.9: Add Section 1905.1.9 to read as follows:
      1905.1.9. Modify ACI 318 Section 18.7.5, by adding Section 18.7.5.7 and 18.7.5.8 to read as follows:
         18.7.5.7 - Where the calculated point of contraflexure is not within the middle half of the member clear height, provide transverse reinforcement as specified in ACI 318 Sections 18.7.5.1, items (a) through (c), over the full height of the member.
         18.7.5.8 - At any section where the design strength, Pn, of the column is less than the sum of the shears Ve computed in accordance with ACI 318 Sections 18.7.6.1 and 18.6.5.1 for all the beams framing into the column above the level under consideration, transverse reinforcement as specified in ACI 318 Sections 18.7.5.1 through 18.7.5.3 shall be provided. For beams framing into opposite sides of the column, the moment components may be assumed to be of opposite sign. For the determination of the design strength, Pn, of the column, these moments are permitted to be assumed to result from the deformation of the frame in any one principal axis.
   (T)   Section 1905.1.10: Add Section 1905.1.10 to read as follows:
      1905.1.10. Modify ACI 318 Section 18.10.4, by adding Section 18.10.4.6 to read as follows:
         18.10.4.6 - Walls and portions of walls with Pu > 0.35Po shall not be considered to contribute to the calculated shear strength of the structure for resisting earthquake-induced forces. Such walls shall conform to the requirements of ACI 318 Section 18.14.
   (U)   Section 1905.1.11: Add Section 1905.1.11 to read as follows:
      1905.1.11. Modify ACI 318, by adding section 18.12.6.2 as follows:
         18.12.6.2 - Collector and boundary elements in topping slabs placed over precast floor and roof elements shall not be less than 3 inches (76mm) or 6 db thick, where db is the diameter of the largest reinforcement in the topping slab.
   (V)   Section 2304.10.1: Amend Section 2304.10.1 to read as follows:
      2304.10.1 Fastener requirements. Connections for wood members shall be designed in accordance with the appropriate methodology in Section 2301.2. The number and size of fasteners connecting wood members shall not be less than that set forth in Table 2304.9.1. Staple fasteners in Table 2304.10.1 shall not be used to resist or transfer seismic forces in structures assigned to Seismic Design Category D, E, or F.
         Exception: Staples may be used to resist or transfer seismic forces when the allowable shear values are substantiated by cyclic testing and approved by the building official.
   (W)   Section 2305.4: Add Section 2305.4 to read as follows:
      2305.5 Hold-down connectors. In Seismic Design Category D, E, or F, hold-down connectors shall be designed to resist shear wall overturning moments using approved cyclic load values or 75 percent of the allowable seismic load values that do not consider cyclic loading of the product. Connector bolts into wood framing shall require steel plate washers on the post on the opposite side of the anchorage device. Plate size shall be a minimum of 0.229 inch by 3 inches by 3 inches (5.82 mm by 76 mm by 76mm) in size. Hold-down connectors shall be tightened to finger tight plus one half (1/2) wrench turn just prior to covering the wall framing.
   (X)   Section 2306.2: Amend Section 2306.2 to read as follows:
      2306.2 Wood-frame diaphragms. Wood-frame diaphragms shall be designed and constructed in accordance with AWC SDPWS. Where panels are fastened to framing members with staples, requirements and limitations of AWC SDPWS shall be met and the allowable shear values set forth in Table 2306.2(1) or 2306.2(2) shall only be permitted for structures assigned to Seismic Design Category A, B, or C.
         Exception: Allowable shear values where panels are fastened to framing members with staples may be used if such values are substantiated by cyclic testing and approved by the building official.
      The allowable shear values in Tables 2306.2(1) and 2306.2(2) are permitted to be increased 40 percent for wind design.
         Exception: [DSA-SS, DSA-SS/CC and OSHPD 1,2, & 4] Wood structural panel diaphragms using staples as fasteners are not permitted by DSA and OSHPD.
      Wood structural panel diaphragms used to resist seismic forces in structures assigned to Seismic Design Category D, E, or F shall be applied directly to the framing members.
         Exception: Wood structural panel diaphragms are permitted to be fastened over solid lumber planking or laminated decking, provided the panel joints and lumber planking or laminated decking joints do not coincide.
   (Y)   Section 2306.3: Amend Section 2306.3 to read as follows:
      2306.3 Wood-frame shear walls. Wood-frame shearwalls shall be designed and constructed in accordance with AWC SDPWS. For structures assigned to Seismic Design Category D, E, or F, application of Tables 4.3A and 4.3B of AWC SDPWS shall include the following:
         1.   Wood structural panel thickness for shear walls shall not be less than 3/8 inch thick and studs shall not be spaced at more than 16 inches on center.
         2.   The maximum nominal unit shear capacities for 3/8 inch wood structural panels resisting seismic forces in structures assigned to Seismic Design Category D, E, or F is 400 pounds per linear foot (plf), and shall not exceed 200 pounds per linear foot (plf) for plywood structural panels containing three or fewer laminated layers.
               Exception: Other nominal unit shear capacities may be permitted if such values are substantiated by cyclic testing and approved by the building official.
         3.   Where shear design values using allowable stress design (ASD) exceed 350 plf or load and resistance factor design (LRFD) exceed 500 plf, all framing members receiving edge nailing from abutting panels shall not be less than a single 3-inch nominal member or two 2-inch nominal members fastened together in accordance with Section 2306.1 to transfer the design shear value between framing members. Wood structural panel joint and sill plate nailing shall be staggered at all panel edges. See Section 4.3.6.1 and 4.3.6.4.3 of AWC SDPWS for sill plate size and anchorage requirements.
         4.   Nails shall be placed not less than 1/2 inch in from the panel edges and not less than 3/8 inch from the edge of the connecting members for shear greater than 350 plf using ASD or 500 plf using LRFD. Nails shall be placed not less than 3/8 inch from panel edges and not less than 1/4 inch from the edge of the connecting member for shears of 350 plf or less using ASD or 500 plf or less using LRFD.
         5.   Table 4.3B application is not allowed for structures assigned to Seismic Design Category D, E, or F.
      For structures assigned to Seismic Design Category D, application of Table 4.3C of AWC SDPWS shall not be used below the top level in a multi-level building, and the allowable seismic shear values shall not exceed 90 plf for Portland cement plaster and 30 plf for gypsum. Table 4.3C shall not be allowed for structures assigned to Seismic Design Category E, or F.
      Where panels are fastened to framing members with staples, requirements and limitations of AWC SDPWS shall be met and the allowable shear values set forth in Table 2306.3(1), 2306.3(2) or 2306.3(3) shall only be permitted for structures assigned to Seismic Design Category A, B, or C.
         Exception: Allowable shear values where panels are fastened to framing members with staples may be used if such values are substantiated by cyclic testing and approved by the building official.
      The allowable shear values in Table 2306.3(1), 2306.3(2) are permitted to be increased 40 percent for wind design. Panels complying with ANSI/APA PRP-210 shall be permitted to use design values for Plywood Siding in the AWC SDPWS.
         Exception: [DSA-SS DSA-SS/CC and OSHPD 1,2,&4] Wood structural panel shear walls using staples as fasteners are not permitted by DSA and OSHPD.
   (Z)   Section 2307.2: Add Section 2307.2 to read as follows:
      2307.2 Wood-frame shear walls. Wood-frame shear walls shall be designed and constructed in accordance with Section 2306.3 as applicable.
   (AA)   Table 2308.6.1: Amend Table 2308.6.1 by modifying footnote "b" to read as follows:
      b.   See section 2308.6.3 for full description of bracing methods. Bracing methods DWB, SFB, PBS, HPS, and GB are not permitted in Seismic Design Categories D or E.
   (BB)   Section 2308.6.1: Amend Section 2308.6.1, first Exception, to read as follows:
      Exception: For structures in Seismic Design Category A, B, or C, with a maximum plan dimension not more than 50 feet (15 240mm), continuous foundations are required at exterior walls only.
   (CC)   Section 2308.6.9: Amend Section 2308.6.9 to read as follows:
      2308.6.9 Attachment of Sheathing. Fastening of braced wall panel sheathing shall not be les than that prescribed in Table 2308.6.1 or Table 2304.10.1. Wall sheathing shall not be attached to framing members by adhesives. Staple fasteners in table 2304.10.1 shall not be used to resist or transfer seismic forces in structures assigned to Seismic Design Category D, E, or F.
         Exception: Staples may be used to resist or transfer seismic forces when the allowable shear values are substantiated by cyclic testing and approved by the building official.
   (DD)   Appendix Chapter J, Section J103.2, Exception 1: Amend Appendix Chapter J, Section J103.2, Exception 1, to read as follows:
      1.   Grading in an isolated, self-contained area, provided there is no danger to the public, the total quantity of graded soil does not exceed 150 cubic yards, and that such grading will not adversely affect adjoining properties.
   (EE)   Appendix Chapter J, Section J104.1: Amend Appendix Chapter J, Section J 104.1 to read as follows:
      J104.1. Submittal Requirements. Application for a grading permit shall be accompanied by four sets of plans and specifications, and supporting data consisting of a soils engineering report and an engineering geology report where required by the Building Official. The sets of plans submitted for final approval shall be submitted on mylar. The plans and specifications shall be prepared and signed by an individual licensed by the state to prepare such plans or specifications when required by the building official. The dates of the soils engineering and any engineering geology reports, along with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the firms or individuals who prepared the reports, shall appear on the grading plans. In addition to the provisions of Section 105.3, Appendix Chapter 1, the applicant shall state the estimated quantities of excavation and fill.
(Ord. No. 2915)
ARTICLE III.  CALIFORNIA RESIDENTIAL CODE
SEC. 14-4.  CALIFORNIA RESIDENTIAL CODE ADOPTED.
   The part 2.5 of twelve parts of the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, known as the California Residential Code ("CRC"), 2016 Edition, including Appendix H, as published by the Building Standards Commission, 2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 130, Sacramento CA 95833-2936, is hereby adopted by reference, subject to the amendments, additions, and deletions hereinafter set forth. One true copy of this code is on file in the office of the City Clerk and is available for public inspection as required by law.
(Ord. No. 2915)
SEC. 14-5.  AMENDMENTS TO THE CRC.
   (A)   Chapter 1 Division II, Section R102.7: Amend Section R102.7 to read as follows:
      R102.7. Existing structures. The legal occupancy of any structure existing on the date of adoption of this code shall be permitted to continue without change, except as is specifically covered in this code, the provisions of the Oxnard City Code, or as is deemed necessary by the building official for the general safety and welfare of the occupants and the public.
   (B)   Chapter 1 Division II, Section R103.1: Amend Section R103.1 to read as follows:
      R103.1. Creation of enforcement agency. The Building and Engineering Division of the Development Services Department is hereby created and the official in charge thereof shall be known as the building official.
   (C)   Chapter 1 Division II, Section R105.2: Amend Section R105.2, items 2 and 3, to read as follows:
      Building:
         2.   Fences not over 6 feet high and masonry walls not over 3'-6" high as measured from the lowest finished grade to the top of the wall.
         3.   Retaining walls that are not over 3 feet in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge or impounding Class I, II, or II-A liquids.
   (D)   Section R313: Amend Section R313 to read as follows:
      R313. General. Approved automatic fire extinguishing systems shall be installed and maintained in accordance with Chapter 14 of the Oxnard City Code, Article XVI.
   (E)   Section R401.1: Amend the Exception to Section R401.1 to read as follows:
      Exception: Wood foundations in Seismic Design Categories D0, D1, and D2 shall not be permitted. The provisions of this chapter shall be permitted to be used for wood foundations only in the following situations:
         1.   In non-occupied, single-story, detached storage sheds and similar uses other than carport or garage, provided the gross floor area does not exceed 200 square feet, the plate height does not exceed 12 feet in height above the grade plane at any point, and the maximum roof projection does not exceed 24 inches.
   (F)   Section R403.1.2: Amend Section R403.1.2 to read as follows:
         R403.1.2. Continuous footing in Seismic Design Categories D0, D1, and D2. The braced wall panels at exterior walls of buildings located in Seismic Design Categories D0, D1, and D2 shall be supported by continuous footings. All required interior braced wall panels in buildings shall be supported by continuous footings.
   (G)   Section R403.1.3.6: Section R403.1.3.6 is deleted in its entirety.
   (H)   Section R404.2: Amend Section R404.2 to read as follows:
      R404.2. Wood foundation walls. Wood foundation walls shall be constructed in accordance with the provisions of Sections R404.2.1 through R404.2.6 and with details shown in Figures R403.1(2) and R403.1(3). Wood foundation walls shall not be used for structures located in Seismic Design Category D0, D1, and D2.
   (I)   Table R602.3(l): Amend Table R602.3(l) by adding footnote "j" to be applicable to the entire table and to read as follows:
      j. Use of staples in braced wall panels shall be prohibited in Seismic Design Category D0, D1, and D2.
   (J)   Table R602.3(2): Amend Table R602.3(2) by revising footnote "b" to read as follows:
      b. Staples shall have a minimum crown width of 7/16-inch diameter except as noted. Use of staples in roof, floor, subfloor, and braced wall panels shall be prohibited in Seismic Design Category D0, D1, and D2.
   (K)   Table R602.10.3(3): Amend Table R602.10.3(3) to read as follows:
TABLE R602.10.3(3)
BRACING REQUIREMENTS BASED ON SEISMIC DESIGN CATEGORY
 
SOIL CLASS Da
WALL HEIGHT = 10 FT
10 PSF FLOOR DEAD LOAD
15 PSF ROOF/CEILING DEAD LOAD
BRACED W
MINIMUM TOTAL LENGTH (feet) OF BRACED WALL PANELS REQUIRED ALONG EACH BRACED WALL LINEb
Seismic Design Category (SDC)
Story Location
Braced Wall Line Length
Method LIB, DWB, SFB, PBS, and HPS
Methodsc GB and PCP
Method WSPd
Continuous Sheathingd
SCD D2
10
NP
8.0
2.5
2.1
20
NP
16.0
5.0
4.3
30
NP
24.0
7.5
6.4
40
NP
32.0
10.0
8.5
50
NP
40.0
12.5
10.6
10
NP
NP
5.5
4.7
20
NP
NP
11.0
9.4
30
NP
NP
16.5
14.0
40
NP
NP
22.0
18.7
50
NP
NP
27.5
23.5
 
a.   Wall bracing lengths are based on a soil site class "D." Interpolation of bracing length between the Sd.. values associated with the seismic design categories shall be permitted when a site-specific Sds value is determined in accordance with Section 16
b.   Foundation cripple wall panels shall be braced in accordance with Section R602.10.9
c.   Methods GB and PCP braced wall panel h/w ratio shall not exceed 1:1.
d.   Wood Structural Panel shall have a minimum thickness in SDC D2 of 15/32", and shall not be attached using staples.
 
   (L)   Table R602.10.4: Amend Table R602.10.4 by adding footnote "f" to be applicable to the entire table and to read as follows:
      f.   Use of staples in braced wall panels shall be prohibited in Seismic Design Category D0, D1, and D2.
   (M)   Section R602.10.9.1: Section R602.10.9.1 is deleted in its entirety.
   (N)   Section R703.1: Amend Section R703.1 to read as follows:
      R703.1. General. Exterior walls shall provide the building with a weather-resistant exterior wall envelope. The exterior wall envelope shall included flashing as describe in Section R703.4. Additionally, balconies, landings, exterior stairways, occupied roofs and similar surfaces exposed to the weather and sealed underneath shall be waterproofed and sloped a minimum 1/4 unit vertical in 12 units horizontal (2% slope) for drainage. The weather-exposed areas with ceilings or horizontal projections not required to be sealed for fire resistive construction shall be provided with ventilation devices so as to provide adequate air movement to dry out any moisture infiltrating within the horizontal areas. Details and notes on ventilation devices shall be provided in the submittal drawings.
   (O)   Section R902.1: Amend the first paragraph of Section R902.1 to read as follows:
      R902.1. Roofing covering materials. Roofs shall be covered with materials as set forth in Sections R904 and R905. A minimum Class A or B roofing shall be installed in areas designated by this section or where the edge of the roof is less than 3 feet from a lot line. Class A or B roofing required by this section shall be tested in accordance with UL 790 or ASTM E108.
   (P)   Section R902.1.3: Amend Section R902.1.3 to read as follows:
      R902.1.3. Roof coverings in all other areas. All reroofing shall be constructed with Class A or B roofing and shall conform to the applicable provisions of this Chapter, or as approved by the building official.
   (Q)   Section R902.2: Amend the first paragraph of Section R902.2 to read as follows:
      R902.2: Fire-retardant treated shingles and shakes. Fire-retardant treated wood shakes and shingles are wood shakes and shingles complying with UBC Standard 15-3 or 15-4 which are impregnated by the full-cell vacuum-pressure process with fire-retardant chemicals, and which have been qualified by UBC Standard 15-2 for use on Class A or B roofs.
   (R)   Appendix Chapter H, Section AH 103.2: Amend Appendix Chapter H, Section AH 103.2 to read as follows:
      AH 103.2. Light, ventilation and emergency egress. Exterior openings required for light and ventilation shall be permitted to open into a patio structure conforming to Section AH101. Where such exterior openings serve as an exit from the dwelling unit, the patio structure, unless unenclosed, shall be provided with exits conforming to the provisions of Section R311 of this code. Emergency egress or rescue openings from sleeping rooms shall not open into a patio structure.
(Ord. No. 2915)
ARTICLE IV. CALIFORNIA GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS CODE
SEC. 14-6.  CALIFORNIA GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS CODE ADOPTED.
   The part eleven of twelve parts of the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, known as the California Green Building Standards Code ("CALGreen"), 2016 Edition, as published by the California Building Standards Commission, 2524 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 130, Sacramento, CA 95833-2936, is hereby adopted by reference, subject to the amendments, additions, and deletions hereinafter set forth. One true copy of this code is on file in the office of the City Clerk and is available for public inspection as required by law.
(Ord. No. 2915)
ARTICLE V.  PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND ABATEMENT CODES
SEC. 14-8.  INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE AND UNIFORM CODE FOR THE ABATEMENT OF DANGEROUS BUILDINGS ADOPTED.
   The International Property Maintenance Code, 2006 Edition, and the Uniform Code for Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, 1997 Edition, as published respectively by the International Code Council, 500 New Jersey Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001, and the International Conference of Building Officials, 5360 South Workman Mill Road, Whittier, California 90601, are hereby adopted by reference. One true copy of these codes is on file in the office of the City Clerk and is available for public inspection as required by law.
(Ord. No. 2915)
ARTICLE VI.  CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL BUILDING CODE
SEC. 14-9.  CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL BUILDING CODE ADOPTED.
   The eighth part of twelve parts of the California Code of Regulations. Title 24, known as the California Historical Building Code ("CHBC"), 2016 Edition, including Appendix A, as published by the Building Standards Commission, 2525 Natomas Park Drive. Suite 130, Sacramento CA 95833-2936, is hereby adopted by reference. One true copy of this code is on file in the office of the City Clerk and is available for public inspection as required by law.
(Ord. No. 2915)
ARTICLE VII.  CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE
SEC. 14-10.  CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE ADOPTED.
   The third part of twelve parts of the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, known as the California Electrical Code ("CEC"), 2016 Edition, which incorporates by reference the National Electrical Code ("NEC"), 2014 Edition, published by the Building Standards Commission, 2525 Natomas Park Drive. Suite 130, Sacramento CA 95833-2936, is hereby adopted by reference, subject to the amendments hereinafter set forth. One true copy of this code is on file in the office of the City Clerk and is available for public inspection as required by law.
(Ord. No. 2915)
SEC. 14-11.  AMENDMENT.
   Article 90-10: Add Article 90-10 to read as follows:
      Article 90-10. Administration. The legal jurisdiction and administration of this electrical code is regulated by the administrative sections as adopted in Chapter 14, Article II of the Oxnard City Code.
(Ord. No. 2915)
ARTICLE VIII.  CALIFORNIA EXISTING BUILDING CODE
SEC. 14-12.  CALIFORNIA EXISTING BUILDING CODE ADOPTED.
   The tenth part of eleven parts of the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, known as the California Existing Buildings Code ("CEBC"), 2016 Edition, as published by the Building Standards Commission, 2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 130, Sacramento CA 95833-2936, is hereby adopted by reference. One true copy of this code is on file in the office of the City Clerk and is available for public inspection as required by law.
(Ord. No. 2915)
ARTICLE IX.  CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL CODE
SEC. 14-13.  CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL CODE ADOPTED.
   The fourth part of eleven parts of the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, known as the California Mechanical Code ("CMC"), 2016 Edition, and Appendices B and C thereof, and Standards contained therein, published by the Building Standards Commission, 2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 130, Sacramento CA 95833-2936, is hereby adopted by reference, subject to the amendment hereinafter set forth. One true copy of this code is on file in the office of the City Clerk and is available for public inspection as required by law.
(Ord. No. 2915)
SEC. 14-14.  AMENDMENT.
   Chapter One - California General Code Provisions. Except for Sections 101.1, 101.2, and 101.3, entitled "Title," "Purpose," and "Scope," Chapter One, entitled "California General Code Provisions" is hereby deleted from the CMC. The Administrative Code as adopted in the Oxnard City Code, Chapter 14, Article II, shall apply to this article.
(Ord. No. 2915)
ARTICLE X.  CALIFORNIA REFERENCED STANDARDS CODE
SEC. 14-15.  CALIFORNIA REFERENCED STANDARDS CODE ADOPTED.
   The twelfth part of twelve parts of the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, known as the California Referenced Standards Code ("CRSC"), 2016 Edition, as published by the Building Standards Commission, 2525 Natomas Park Drive. Suite 130. Sacramento CA 95833-2936, is hereby adopted by reference. One true copy of this code is on file in the office of the City Clerk and is available for public inspection as required by law.
(Ord. No. 2915)
ARTICLE XI.  CALIFORNIA PLUMBING CODE
SEC. 14-16.  CALIFORNIA PLUMBING CODE ADOPTED.
   The fifth part of eleven parts of the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, known as the California Plumbing Code ("CPC"), 2016 Edition, including Appendices A, B, D, I, and K thereof, and standards contained therein, published by the Building Standards Commission, 2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 130, Sacramento CA 95833-2936, is hereby adopted by reference, subject to the amendment hereinafter set forth. One copy of this code is on file in the office of the City Clerk and is available for public inspection as required by law.
(Ord. No. 2915)
SEC. 14-17.  AMENDMENT.
   Chapter One - California General Code Provisions. Except for Sections 101.1, 101.2, and 101.3, entitled "Title," "Purpose," and "Scope," Chapter One, entitled "California General Code Provisions" is hereby deleted from the CPC. The Administrative Code as adopted in the Oxnard City Code, Chapter 14, Article II, shall apply to this article.
(Ord. No. 2915)
ARTICLE XII.  (RESERVED)
ARTICLE XIII.  (RESERVED)
ARTICLE XIV.  (RESERVED)
ARTICLE XV.  FIRE CODES
SEC. 14-24.  CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE ADOPTED.
   The California Fire Code ("CFC") 2016 Edition, including Appendix Chapter 4. Appendix B, Appendix C, Appendix D, and Appendix F, published by the International Code Council, 500 New Jersey Avenue, NW, 6th floor. Washington, D.C. 20001, is hereby adopted by reference, subject to the amendments, additions, and deletions hereinafter set forth. One copy of such code is on file in the office of the City Clerk and is available for public inspection as required by law.
(Ord. No. 2915)
SEC. 14-25.  AMENDMENTS.
   (A)   Chapter 1, Section 101.1. Amend Section 101.1 to read:
      Section 101.1. Title. These regulations shall be known as the Fire Code of the City of Oxnard, hereinafter referred to as "this code".
   (B)   Chapter 1, Section 104.12. Add Section 104.12 to read:
      Section 104.12. General. When the chief finds in any building, on any premises, or on any lot or parcel combustible, hazardous or explosive materials or dangerous accumulations of rubbish; or finds unnecessary accumulations of wastepaper, boxes, shavings, or any highly flammable materials which are so situated as to endanger life or property; or finds obstructions to or on fire escapes, stairs, passageways, doors, or windows that reasonably tend to interfere with the operations of the Fire Department or the egress of the occupants of such building or premises; or finds that this code is being violated, the chief is authorized to issue orders as necessary for the enforcement of the fire prevention laws and ordinances governing the same and for the safeguarding of life and property from fire.
   (C)   Chapter 1, Section 104.13. Add Section 104.13 to read:
      Section 104.13. Stopping uses, evacuation. The chief is authorized to order an operation or use stopped, or the evacuation of any premises building or vehicle or portion thereof which has or is a fire hazard, hazardous condition or situation which presents a hazard to life or property.
   (D)   Section 109.4. Amend Section 109.4 to read:
      Section 109.4. Violation Penalties. Persons who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, install, alter, repair, or do work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the fire code official, or of a permit or certificate used under provisions of this code, shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by law.
   (E)   Section 503.2.1. Amend Section 503.2.1 to read:
      Section 503.2.1. Dimensions. Fire apparatus access roads shall have an unobstructed width of not less than 26 feet (7,925 mm) and an unobstructed height of not less than 13 feet 6 inches (4,115 mm).
         Exceptions:
         1.   Alleys without fire hydrants must have an unobstructed width of not less than 20 feet (6,096 mm).
         2.   Approved security gates in accordance with Section 503.6.
   (F)   Section 503.7. Add Section 503.7 to read:
      Section 503.7. Electronic and Electric Access Gates. When access to or within a structure or area is impeded by an electronically or electrically secured opening or gate, such electronically or electrically secured opening or gate shall be constructed and maintained in accordance with plans approved by the Fire Code Official or Oxnard Police Department. The Fire Code Official or Oxnard Police Department shall not approve such plans unless the plans allow emergency vehicles and emergency personnel to open such electronically or electrically secured openings or gates by City approved radio equipment used by such emergency vehicles or personnel.
      On or before August 1, 2006, all existing electronically or electrically secured openings or gates that impede access to a structure or area shall either be (a) removed, or (b) constructed and maintained in accordance with plans approved by the Fire Code Official or Oxnard Police Department.
      For the purposes of this section 503.7, "opening" shall be limited to an exterior door for a commercial or industrial building or a door on a commercial, industrial, or residential property that limits access to a common area that is an accessway to more than one commercial, industrial, or residential occupancy.
   (G)   Section 507.5. Amend Section 507.5 to read:
      Section 507.5. Fire Hydrant systems. Fire hydrant systems shall comply with Sections 507.5.1 through 507.5.6 and Oxnard Fire Department published Standards and Appendix C or by an approved method.
   (H)   Section 507.5.1.1. Amend Section 507.5.1.1 to read:
      Section 507.5.1.1 Hydrant for standpipe systems. Buildings equipped with a standpipe system installed in accordance with Section 905 shall have a fire hydrant within 50 feet (15 m) of the fire department connections.
         Exception: The distance shall be permitted to exceed 50 feet (15 m) where approved by the fire code official.
   (I)   Section 901.6.2.2. Add Section 901.6.2.2 to read:
      Section 901.6.2.2 System Records. All contractors who service, test, install and/or maintain fire protection systems within the city are required to enroll and utilize the designated and approved single-point repository service to file records of all system inspections, tests, and maintenance required by the referenced standards. This repository service shall be maintained electronically and provided to the fire code official through a third party inspection reporting system. Fees, as applicable, will be paid directly from the contractor to the approved single-point repository service vendor.
   (J)   Section 903.4.2.1. Add Section 903.4.2.1, to read:
      Section 903.4.2.1 Exterior Strobe. Provide an approved exterior strobe, in an approved location, visible from the street or approach roadway or drive aisle.
   (K)   Section 904.3.5. Amend Section 904.3.5, to read:
      Section 904.3.5 Monitoring. Where a building fire alarm system, or a monitoring and alarm system complying with section 903.4, is installed, automatic fire-extinguishing systems shall be monitored by the building fire alarm system or the monitoring and alarm system in accordance with NFPA 72.
   (L)   Section 906.1, #10. Add Section 906.1, #10, to read:
      Section 906.1 #10 as required by the Fire Code Official.
   (M)   Section 907.3.5. Add Section 907.3.5 to read:
      Section 907.3.5. Fog or Smoke Emitting Systems. No system shall be installed in any building/structure or portion thereof, which discharges any gas, vapor, liquid or other product when the primary intent of system discharge is to obscure the vision, cause disorientation, or otherwise incapacitate any occupant of said building/structure or portion thereof. Nothing in this section is intended to preclude the installation of an approved fire suppression system.
   (N)   Section 907.5.2.3.5. Add Section 907.5.2.3.5, to read:
      Section 907.5.2.3.5. Exterior Strobe.  Provide an approved exterior strobe, in an approved location, visible from the street or approach roadway or drive aisle.
   (O)   Section B105. Amend Table B105.2 to read:
      Table B105.2. Column two - Minimum Fire-flow, Row two of three: 50% of the value in Table B105.1(2)a
      Table B105.2. Column two - Minimum Fire-flow, Row three of three: 50% of the value in Table B105.1(2)b
   (P)   Section D102.1. Amend Section D102.1, to read:
      Section D102.1 Access and loading. Facilities, buildings or portions of buildings hereafter constructed shall be accessible to fire department apparatus by way of an approved fire apparatus access road with an asphalt, concrete of or approved driving surface capable of supporting the imposed load of fire apparatus weighing at least 76,000 pounds (34,550 kg).
   (Q)   Section Dl03.5 #1. Amend Section D 103.5 #1, to read:
      #1. Where a single gate is provided, the gate width shall be not less than 20 feet (6,096 mm). Where a fire apparatus road consists of a divided roadway, the gate width shall be not less than 15 feet (4,572 mm).
(Ord. No. 2915)
ARTICLE XVI.  FIRE SPRINKLERS
SEC. 14-26.  AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM.
   The California Fire Code ("CFC") 2016 Edition, Section 903, Automatic Sprinkler Systems, is hereby amended.
   (A)   Section 903.2 through section 903.2.4. Amend Section 903.2 through 903.2.4 to read:
      903.2 Where required. Approved automatic fire sprinkler systems shall be installed in all structures, occupancies, and locations as set forth in this section. For the purposes of this section, fire walls shall not be considered as creating separate buildings.
         903.2.1 Definitions.
         The following words and terms shall, for the purposes of section 903, have the following meanings.
            Bathroom. A room or compartment containing one or more of the following: a toilet, a tub, or a shower.
         903.2.2 New Construction.
         Automatic fire sprinkler systems shall be installed, maintained, and accessible for service in all new buildings, regardless of location, floor area, construction type, or occupancy.
         Exceptions:
            1.   Spaces and areas in telecommunications buildings used exclusively for telecommunications equipment, associated electrical power distribution equipment, batteries and standby engines, provided those spaces or areas are equipped throughout with an automatic fire alarm system and are separated from the remainder of the building by fire barriers consisting of not less than 1-hour fire-resistance-rated walls and 2-hour fire-resistance-rated floor/ceiling assemblies.
            2.   Automatic fire sprinkler protection for fixed guideway transit systems shall be as per Section 903.2.17.
            3.   The Fire Code Official is authorized to make exception for trash enclosures that are of non-combustible construction including the roof or cover, and at least ten (10) feet from any adjacent structure, and at least five (5) feet from the nearest property line.
            4.   The Fire Code Official is authorized to make exception for carports, storage sheds, and similar structures having less than 500 square feet of roof area including overhangs, if the structure is least ten (10) feet from any adjacent structure, and at least five (5) feet from the nearest property line.
            5.   The Fire Code Official is authorized to make exception for structures of non-combustible construction that do not have occupiable space, and that have no storage, insignificant fire load, and no exposures.
         903.2.3 Existing Construction.
         Automatic fire sprinkler systems shall be installed, maintained, and accessible for service throughout existing structures and additions in the following situations.
            1.   Whenever there is a change in occupancy in the structure or change in use classification to a higher or more hazardous occupancy or use classification based on the Building Code classifications or as determined by the Fire Code Official.
            2.   Whenever permits for additions or alterations result in an increase of cumulative area of more than 1,000 square feet of total structure area, including mezzanines and additional stories. Additional area determination shall be cumulative, from the effective date of this ordinance: December 27, 2007. Sprinkler coverage shall include the entire existing structure, garage(s), and adjacent accessory structures.
            3.   In rooms where nitrate film is stored or handled.
            4.   In protected combustible fiber storage vaults as defined in this code.
         Section 903.2.4 Ambulatory care facilities. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed throughout the entire structure containing an ambulatory care facility where either of the following conditions exist at any time:
            1.   Four or more care recipients are incapable of self-preservation, whether rendered incapable by staff or staff has accepted responsibility for care recipients already incapable.
            2.   One or more care recipients that are incapable of self-preservation are located at other than the level of exit discharge serving such a facility.
   (B)   Section 903.2.7 through section 903.2.10. Amend Section 903.2.7 through 903.2.10 to read:
      Section 903.2.7. Reserved.
      Section 903.2.8. Reserved.
      Section 903.2.9. Reserved.
      Section 903.2.10. Reserved.
   (C)   Section 903.2.18 Amend Section 903.2.18 to read:
      Section 903.2.18. Reserved.
   (D)   Section 903.3.1.2. Add the following sections.
      Section 903.3.1.2.3 Overhangs. Sprinkler protection is required under exterior roofs, canopies, and overhangs over four (4) feet in width.
         Exceptions:
            1.   The Fire Code Official is authorized to make exception where the construction is non-combustible or limited combustible, and, where no combustibles are stored or handled, and, the area is at least 50 percent open.
      Section 903.3.1.2.4 Under stairs. Sprinkler protection is required for usable spaces and compartments under stairs, including bathrooms and closets.
      Section 903.3.1.2.5 Attics, crawl spaces, concealed spaces. Attics, crawl spaces, and normally unoccupied concealed spaces that do not contain fuel-fired appliances do not require sprinkler coverage. In attics, crawl spaces, and normally unoccupied concealed spaces that contain fuel-fired equipment, a sprinkler shall be installed above the equipment; however, sprinklers shall not be required in the remainder of the space.
      Section 903.3.1.2.6 Ceiling obstructions. Pendant sprinklers within 3 feet of the center of a ceiling fan, surface-mounted ceiling luminaire or similar object shall be considered to be obstructed, and additional sprinklers shall be installed. Sidewall sprinklers within 5 feet of the center of a ceiling fan, surface-mounted ceiling luminaire or similar object shall be considered to be obstructed, and additional sprinklers shall be installed.
   (E)   Section 903.3.1.3. Add the following sections.
      Section 903.3.1.3.1 Overhangs. Sprinkler protection is required under exterior roofs, canopies, and overhangs over four (4) feet in width.
         Exceptions:
            1.   The Fire Code Official is authorized to make exception where the construction is non-combustible or limited combustible, and, where no combustibles are stored or handled, and, the area is at least 50 percent open.
      Section 903.3.1.3.2. Under stairs. Sprinkler protection is required for usable spaces and compartments under stairs, including bathrooms and closets.
      Section 903.3.1.3.3. Attics, crawl spaces, concealed spaces. Attics, crawl spaces, and normally unoccupied concealed spaces that do not contain fuel-fired appliances do not require sprinkler coverage. In attics, crawl spaces, and normally unoccupied concealed spaces that contain fuel-fired equipment, a sprinkler shall be installed above the equipment; however, sprinklers shall not be required in the remainder of the space.
      Section 903.3.1.3.4. Ceiling obstructions. Pendant sprinklers within 3 feet of the center of a ceiling fan, surface-mounted ceiling luminaire or similar object shall be considered to be obstructed, and additional sprinklers shall be installed. Sidewall sprinklers within 5 feet of the center of a ceiling fan, surface-mounted ceiling luminaire or similar object shall be considered to be obstructed, and additional sprinklers shall be installed.
(Ord. No. 2915)
ARTICLE XVII.  (RESERVED)
ARTICLE XVIII.  (RESERVED)
ARTICLE XIX.  (RESERVED)
ARTICLE XX.  REPORT OF BUILDING RECORDS
SEC. 14-45.  INTENT.
   Pursuant to Cal. Gov't Code, Article 6.5, commencing with Section 38780, Chapter 10, Part 2, Division 3 of Title 4, the city council intends to assure that the buyer of a building within the city is furnished a report of matters of city record pertaining to the authorized use, occupancy and zoning classification of real property prior to sale or exchange.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-30)  (Ord. No. 2383, 2836)
SEC. 14-46.  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this article, the following words shall have the following meanings:
   (A)   AGREEMENT OF SALE - Any agreement or written instrument which provides that any ownership or interest in title to any real property is to be transferred from one owner to another owner.
   (B)   BUILDING - Any improved real property designed, used or permitted to be used for dwelling, commercial or industrial purposes, situated in the city, and shall include the building or structures located on such improved real property.
   (C)   OWNER - Any person, copartnership, association, corporation or fiduciary having legal or equitable title or any interest in any real property.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-31)  (Ord. No. 2383, 2836)
SEC. 14-47.  OWNER TO OBTAIN; PERIOD VALID.
   At the time of entering into an agreement of sale or exchange of any building, the owner or his/her authorized representative shall obtain from the city a report of the building record showing the regularly authorized use, occupancy and zoning classification of such property.  Such report shall be valid for a period not to exceed six months from date of issue.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-32)  (Ord. No. 2383, 2836)
SEC. 14-48.  APPLICATION; FEE; CONTENT OF REPORT.
   (A)   Upon application of the owner, or his/her authorized agent, and the payment to the city of a fee as established by city council resolution, the building official shall review pertinent city records and deliver to the applicant a report of building records which shall contain the following information insofar as available:
      (1)   The street address and legal description of subject property;
      (2)   The zone classification and authorized use, as set forth in chapter 16;
      (3)   The occupancy as indicated and established by permits of record;
      (4)   Variances, conditional use permits and other pertinent legislative acts of record;
      (5)   Any special restrictions in use or development which may apply to the subject property;and
      (6)   Any known nonconforming and/or violations of building code or zoning regulations.
   (B)   Such fees collected as provided for in this section are intended only to cover the cost to the city for researching, preparing, and delivering the report of building records.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-33)  (Ord. No. 2383, 2836)
SEC. 14-49.  DELIVERY OF REPORT PRIOR TO SALE.
   The report of building records shall be delivered by the owner, or his/her authorized representative to the buyer or transferee of the building prior to the consummation of the sale or exchange.  The buyer or transferee shall execute a receipt therefor as furnished by the city, and the receipt shall be delivered to the development services division as evidence of compliance with the provisions of this subchapter.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-34)  (Ord. No. 2383, 2836)
SEC. 14-50.  EXCEPTIONS.
   The provisions of this subchapter shall not apply to the first sale of a building.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-35)  (Ord. No. 2383, 2836)
SEC. 14-51.  FORMS; TIME LIMIT.
   (A)   (1)   The building official shall prepare standardized forms for the report of building records.  Such report shall be delivered to the owner, or his/her authorized agent, within seven days of receipt of the application and fee.
      (2)   Delivery shall be effected by certified mail or by the means requested and provided by the owner or his/her authorized agent.
   (B)   If the city fails to deliver, or to attempt to deliver, such report within the seven-day period, the sale, if consummated, shall not be deemed in violation of this subchapter.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-36)  (Ord. No. 2383, 2836)
ARTICLE XXI.  MOVING OF BUILDINGS
SEC. 14-55.  PERMIT REQUIRED.
   Prior to moving a building into, out of, or within the city every person shall obtain a building moving permit (“permit”) issued by the development services manager.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-17)  (Ord. No. 2447, 2836)
SEC. 14-56.  APPLICATION.
   The application for the permit shall be in writing on a form furnished by the development servicesmanager.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-18)  (Ord. No. 2447, 2836)
SEC. 14-57.  FEES.
   An applicant shall pay the following fees at the time of submitting the application for the permit:
   (A)   An inspection fee in accordance with the fee schedule adopted by resolution of the city council;and
   (B)   A fee in the amount of 1% of the value of the building as determined from “Building Valuation Data” published in the current edition of “Building Standards,” a bimonthly publication of the International Conference of Building Officials, Whittier, California.  The value of the building as determined by the development services manager shall be final and binding upon the applicant.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-19)  (Ord. No. 2447, 2836)
SEC. 14-58.  COMPLETION BOND REQUIRED.
   (A)   When any building is moved into, out of or within the city, the development services manager shall not issue the permit until the owner of the property to which the building is to be moved (“the property”) posts a completion bond (“the bond”) with the city clerk.  The owner as principal and a qualified surety company as surety shall execute the bond.  The owner and surety shall be jointly and severally responsible for the bond which shall name the city as obliged and which shall be in a principal amount equal to the value of the building plus 10%.
   (B)   The bond shall be conditioned on the completion of the work within 90 days from the date of issuance of the permit and upon such additional reasonable terms and requirements as shall be imposed by the development services manager.  In the case of any violation of the conditions of the bond, the city shall have any remedy available under the terms of the bond or usual and appropriate to the obligee of such bond under such circumstances.
   (C)   When approved by the city attorney, and under the conditions of the bond, the owner may provide other sureties in the form of cash, letters of credit, or other approved sureties.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-20)  (Ord. No. 2447, 2836)
SEC. 14-59.  VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.
   Prior to issuing the permit, the development services manager shall verify that:
   (A)   All sewers on the property have been capped at the property line and that any septic tanks have been removed;
   (B)   All electrical services to the property have been disconnected and removed;
   (C)   All gas services to the property have been removed and capped at the property line;
   (D)   The moving contractor has a valid State contractors C-21 license and workers' compensation insurance;
   (E)   The moving contractor has obtained adequate insurance as required by the risk manager to compensate the city for any damage to curbs, gutters, sidewalks, streets, landscaping or other property occurring as a result of the moving of the building;
   (F)   The traffic engineer, police chief, and fire chief have approved the day, time and route of the move; and
   (G)   The Ventura County Air Pollution Control District has evaluated the building for asbestos fiber removal.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-21)  (Ord. No. 2447, 2836)
SEC. 14-60.  CONDITIONS OF PERMIT.
   The development services manager may impose reasonable conditions on the issuance of the permit to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public, including but not limited to, requiring that the building comply with the provisions of the Uniform Building Code, for new buildings, as well as all other federal, State and local regulations.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-22)  (Ord. No. 2447, 2836)
SEC. 14-61.  NOTICE OF MOVING.
   (A)   Within 24 hours of issuance of a permit, the development services manager shall post notice of the building move for seven consecutive days in the following locations:
      (1)   In a conspicuous location on the front of the building to be moved; and
      (2)   In a conspicuous location on the lot to which the building is to be moved, approximately 15 feet back of the front property line.  If the location is a corner lot, a second notice shall be posted in a conspicuous location facing the secondary street.
   (B)   The notice shall contain the following information:
      (1)   Address, city block number, lot number, tract number, and zone from which the building is to be moved;
      (2)   Address, city block number, lot number, tract number, and zone to which the building is to be moved; and
      (3)   A statement that during the seven-day posting period, any person residing within 300 feet of the existing building location or new building location may request a hearing to protest the issuance of the permit by filing a written request with the city clerk.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-23)  (Ord. No. 2447, 2836)
SEC. 14-62.  NOTICE; EXCEPTION.
   The development services manager is not required to post a notice in connection with the moving of manufactured housing or permanently installed mobile home units.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-24)  (Ord. No. 2447, 2836)
SEC. 14-63.  REQUEST FOR HEARING.
   A request for a hearing to protest the issuance of a permit shall be in writing and signed by two or more persons residing within 300 feet of the existing building location or the new building location. A request for hearing shall be accompanied by the hearing fee set by resolution of the city council.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-25)  (Ord. No. 2447, 2836)
SEC. 14-64.  HEARING OFFICER.
   The city manager shall act as hearing officer.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-26)  (Ord. No. 2447, 2836)
SEC. 14-65.  SETTING HEARINGS; NOTICE.
   After receipt of a request for hearing, accompanied by the hearing fee, the city clerk shall send the request to the hearing officer.  The hearing officer shall promptly set the matter for hearing. At least ten days before the hearing, the hearing officer shall mail written notice of the date, time and location of hearing to the person requesting the hearing and to the applicant.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-27)  (Ord. No. 2447, 2836)
SEC. 14-66.  CONDUCT OF HEARINGS.
   (A)   All hearings shall be open to the public.
   (B)   The person requesting the hearing shall first present evidence to justify non-issuance of the permit.  Thereafter, the applicant may present evidence.  The burden of proof to justify non-issuance of the permit is on the person requesting the hearing.
   (C)   The hearing officer shall conduct the hearing in an informal fashion and shall not be bound by the technical rules of evidence.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-28)  (Ord. No. 2447, 2836)
SEC. 14-67.  DECISION.
   Within 14 days of the conclusion of the hearing, the hearing officer shall issue and mail to the person requesting the hearing and to the applicant a written decision containing a statement of the reasons on which the decision is based.  The hearing officer shall provide such decision to the development services manager, to be maintained with the application for the permit.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-29)  (Ord. No. 2447, 2836)
SEC. 14-68.  TIME LIMIT FOR NEW APPLICATION.
   If the hearing officer denies the permit application, the applicant shall not apply to move the same building to the same location within a period of six months from the date of the hearing officer's denial of the permit.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-29.1)  (Ord. No. 2447, 2836)
ARTICLE XXII.  SWIMMING POOL PROVISIONS
SEC. 14-70.  PURPOSE.
   The purpose of this section is to provide minimum standards to protect life, limb, health, property, and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design and construction of swimming pools and spas.  The building official is designated as the administrator of this section.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-37)  (Ord. No. 2491, 2836)
SEC. 14-71.  GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.
   (A)   Hydrostatic uplift - Any pool to be constructed shall have a suitable under drain relief to which a pump can be properly attached, sufficient mass weight to prevent flotation, or hydrostatic relief valves.
   (B)   Surface water - Surface water from pool decks shall be collected and conducted through non-erosive devices to a street, storm drain, or other approved disposal area.  When a pool deck extends to within three feet of any adjacent property, means shall be provided to conduct splash water to a satisfactory point of disposal.
   (C)   Grab bars - Whenever egress from a pool is restricted by a vertical wall or other barrier which extends more than 12 inches above the water surface at the pool's edge, permanent handrails, grab bars, or equivalent devices, shall be installed within 12 inches of the water surface, capable of being securely grasped and adequate to support the weight of a user of the pool.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-38)  (Ord. No. 2491, 2836)
ARTICLE XXIII.  BEACH CONSTRUCTION
SEC. 14-75.  PURPOSE.
   The purpose of this section is to provide minimum standards to protect life, limb, health, property, and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials used in construction at the beach.  The building official is designated as the administrator of this section.
(`64 Code, Sec. 9-39)  (Ord. No. 2491, 2836)
SEC. 14-76.  CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS.
   (A)   Application - This section shall apply exclusively to building sites between the ocean and the first public street inland from the beach.
   (B)   Disclaimer - The legal owner shall submit two letters, one to the building official and one to the city planner, which states they are aware the lot they propose to build or improve is subject to wave run-up and sheet flow and they will hold the city harmless.
   (C)   Construction -
      (1)   All buildings and structures, except for planter boxes, sidewalks, patio covers, and other minor structures, shall be supported on pilings.
      (2)   Certified forms as required by chapter 18, shall be completed and submitted to development services division.  This form is required after the first floor is completed and before any floor above the first story commences construction.
      (3)   Except for lots designated to be in the R-B-1 coastal sub-zone, the minimum and maximum elevation of the bottom of the lowest structural member for a beach house shall comply with section 17-25(D) of this code.
      (4)   A minimum vertical clearance of two feet shall be maintained under the first floor structural members to assure the free passages of sheet water.
      (5)   This note shall be on each floor plan sheet:  “Support equipment for the residence, such as water heaters, furnaces, shall be located above so as not to impede sheet water.”
      (6)   All exposed structural material must be approved corrosion resistant for marine environment.  The following shall be noted on the first sheet of the structural submittal drawings:
         (a)   All exposed bolts, washers, nails or metal connectors are to be specified as hot- dipgalvanized.
         (b)   Minimum thickness for structural steel is 3/8-inch.  This includes connector plates and beam/column webs and flanges.  All welding shall be done by certified welder and all metal protection burned, scraped, chipped, or removed shall be re-protected.
         (c)   Steel beams and columns must have adequate corrosion protection.  Applicant must submit specifications on proposed product and application procedure for review and approval.
      (7)   Plumbing, electrical, and mechanical:
         (a)   All pipe and conduit, where exposed to weather or moisture or outside the building envelope shall be supported with non-corrosive devices.  Gas piping must be approved for buried conditions where exposed to moisture.
         (b)   Non-corrosive electrical conduit is recommended where exposed to weather or moisture.
      (8)   Prior to final inspection a licensed surveyor shall certify in a report that:
“I,                                                                 , certify that the building located at                                                                         , complies with the requirements of the Oxnard City Code.”<