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It shall be unlawful to construct, enlarge, alter or demolish a structure or change the occupancy of a building or structure requiring greater strength, means of egress or sanitary provisions, to change to another use, install or alter any equipment for which provision is made or the installation of which is regulated by the Building Code, install or alter any electrical equipment or wiring, or to install or alter any plumbing equipment or piping without first filing an application with the Director of Building and Engineering, in writing, and obtaining the required permit therefor; except that "repairs," as defined in the Building Code, which do not involve any violation of the Code shall be exempt from this provision.
Exception: Minor repairs that do not require changes in the piping to/from plumbing fixtures or that involve the removal, replacement, installation, or reinstallation of any plumbing fixtures do not require a plumbing permit.
Exception: Minor repairs that do not require changes in the wiring to/from electrical fixtures or that involve the removal, replacement, installation, or reinstallation of any electrical fixtures do not require an electrical permit.
A. Application for Permit: Each such application shall contain the name of applicant, name of the owner of the premises to be served, name of the contractors doing the work, and the nature of the work to be completed. Where the work consists of new installations or extensive repairs or alterations, plans and specifications of the work shall accompany the application.
B. Plans and Specifications: No permit shall be issued until after plans and specifications showing the proposed work have been submitted, reviewed, and approved by the Building and Engineering Department. If a permit is denied, the applicant shall submit revised plans and specifications. When it is found necessary to make any change from the plans and specifications on which a permit has been issued, amended plans and specifications shall be submitted to the Building and Engineering Department for final review and approval.
(Ord. 2019.20, 9-16-2019, eff. 1-1-2020)