CHAPTER 1305
Inspections
1305.01   Right of entry and inspection.   
1305.02   Existing building examination.
1305.03    At site.
1305.04    At point of manufacture.
1305.05    Special Inspector for unusual hazards.
1305.06   Additional fees for architectural review.
1305.07   Additional fees for permits.
1305.96    Appeal to Board of Zoning and Building Appeals.
1305.97   Noncompliance with notice.     
1305.98    Penalty.
1305.99   Interpretation of chapter.
   1305.01 RIGHT OF ENTRY AND INSPECTION.
   (a)   The Building Director, or any or his duly authorized assistants,  may at any reasonable hour, enter any dwelling, multifamily dwelling, building, structure or premises within the City to perform any duty imposed on him by this Building Code, provided that permission to enter is first obtained from the occupant or, in the case of unoccupied property, from the owner or his agent.  If such permission is refused or is otherwise unobtainable, a search warrant must be obtained before such entry or inspection is made, except in the case of an existing emergency or exigent circumstances in which case entry may be made at any time and no search warrant is necessary.
   (b)   No person shall refuse to permit such emergency or exigent circumstance entry or inspection, nor shall any person hinder, obstruct, resist or abuse any person making or attempting to make such entry or inspection.
(Ord. 1999-02. Passed 1-11-99.)
   1305.02 EXISTING BUILDING EXAMINATION.
   Before issuing a permit, the Building Director may examine the building for which an application has been received for a permit to enlarge, alter, repair, move or demolish.
(Ord. 1999-02. Passed 1-11-99.)
   1305.03  AT SITE.
   (a)   The Building Director shall inspect all buildings at the following periods of construction and such inspections shall condition the permit holders authority to proceed further:
      (1)   Installation of footers before they are poured.
      (2)   Completion of foundation including waterproofing.
      (3)   Completion of roughing-in-the plumbing, electrical, wiring, gas piping, heating ducts or piping, or other similar service installations regulated by this Building Code.
      (4)   Completion of insulation.
      (5)   Before closing in all structural elements.
      (6)   Upon the final completion of the structure, and its systems.
   (b)   He may also inspect such building at any time as he may determine to be necessary or desirable.
(Ord. 1999-02. Passed 1-11-99.)
   1305.04 AT POINT OF MANUFACTURE.
   When deemed necessary by the Building Director, he shall make an inspection of materials and assemblies at the point of manufacture or fabrication.
(Ord. 1999-02. Passed 1-11-99.)
   1305.05  SPECIAL INSPECTOR FOR UNUSUAL HAZARDS.
   The Building Director  may require that the owner employ a special inspector who shall be present at all times during the mixing and depositing of cast-in-place reinforced concrete or reinforced gypsum, the riveting, welding, or bolting of structural steel, or on any work involving unusual hazards or requiring constant inspection.  The special inspector shall be a qualified person approved by the Director.  He shall submit a copy of his report to the Director in writing, describing the progress and indicating the quality of the work and other information as required.
(Ord. 1999-02. Passed 1-11-99.)
   1305.06  ADDITIONAL FEES FOR ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW.
   In addition to the provisions of Chapter 1303 fixing fees to be charged in connection with the issuance of building permits, the Building Director  shall charge and collect from the permit applicant, such amount as shall reimburse the City for expenses incurred in connection with extraordinary and supplemental architectural or engineering review of building plans.  Such extraordinary or supplemental review of plans may be ordered by the Commissioner when, in his opinion, the nature and complexity of the plans, other than for one or two-family dwellings or detached garage plans, require additional and comprehensive architectural or engineering review for the protection of the public safety, health or welfare.
(Ord. 1999-02. Passed 1-11-99.)
   1305.07  ADDITIONAL FEES FOR PERMITS.
   In addition to the provisions of Chapter 1303 fixing fees to be charged in connection with the issuance of building permits, the Building Director shall charge and collect from the permit applicant such amounts as shall reimburse the City for expenses incurred in connection with extraordinary and supplemental inspections and time incurred by the City.
(Ord. 1999-02. Passed 1-11-99.)
   1305.96  APPEAL TO BOARD OF ZONING AND BUILDING  APPEALS.
   Appeals may be made to the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals pursuant to Sections 1309.01 and 1309.07 of these Codified Ordinances.  The appeals procedure shall be the procedure provided under Sections 1105.11 and 1105.14 through 1105.18 of the Codified Ordinances. 
(Ord.  2002-72.  Passed 5-20-02.)
   1305.97 NONCOMPLIANCE WITH NOTICE.
   Refer to Section 1311.05 of these Codified Ordinances.
(Ord.  2002-72.  Passed 5-20-02.)
   
   1305.98  PENALTY.
   Refer to Section 1311.98 of these Codified Ordinances to confirm who may be subject to penalty and also refer to Section 501.99 of these Codified Ordinances for the applicable penalty.  (Ord.  2002-72.  Passed 5-20-02.)
   1305.99  INTERPRETATION OF CHAPTER.
   When interpreting and applying the provisions contained in this Part Thirteen Building Code, said provisions shall be held to be the minimum or maximum requirements as the context may require to promote and maintain the public health, safety and general welfare.
(Ord.  2002-72.  Passed 5-20-02.)
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