International Building Code Section 105


 

International Building Code 105.1

Required. Any owner or authorized agent who intends
to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change
the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install,
enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical,
gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which
is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done,
shall first make application to the building official and obtain
the required permit.

Annual permit. In lieu of an individual permit for
each alteration to an already approved electrical, gas,
mechanical or plumbing installation, the building official is
authorized to issue an annual permit upon application therefor
to any person, firm or corporation regularly employing
one or more qualified tradepersons in the building, structure
or on the premises owned or operated by the applicant for
the permit.

Annual permit records. The person to whom an
annual permit is issued shall keep a detailed record of alterations
made under such annual permit. The building official
shall have access to such records at all times or such records
shall be filed with the building official as designated.

International Building Code 105.1.1

Annual permit. In lieu of an individual permit for
each alteration to an already approved electrical, gas,
mechanical or plumbing installation, the building official is
authorized to issue an annual permit upon application therefor
to any person, firm or corporation regularly employing
one or more qualified tradepersons in the building, structure
or on the premises owned or operated by the applicant for
the permit.

International Building Code 105.2

Work exempt from permit. Exemptions from permit
requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization
for anywork to be done in any manner in violation of the
provisions of this code or any other laws or ordinances of this
jurisdiction. Permits shall not be required for the following:
Building:
1. One-story detached accessory structures used as
tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses,
provided the floor area does not exceed 120 square
feet (11 m2).
2. Fences not over 6 feet (1829 mm) high.
3. Oil derricks.
4. Retaining walls that are not over 4 feet (1219 mm) 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 IIIA liquids.
5. Water tanks supported directly on grade if the
capacity does not exceed 5,000 gallons (18 925 L)
and the ratio of height to diameter or width does not
exceed 2:1.
6. Sidewalks and driveways not more than 30 inches
(762 mm) above adjacent grade, and not over any
basement or story below and are not part of an accessible
route.
7. Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter
tops and similar finish work.
8. Temporary motion picture, television and theater
stage sets and scenery.
9. Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to a Group
R-3 occupancy that are less than 24 inches (610 mm)
deep, do not exceed 5,000 gallons (18 925 L) and are
installed entirely above ground.
10. Shade cloth structures constructed for nursery or
agricultural purposes, not including service systems.
11. Swings and other playground equipment accessory
to detached one- and two-family dwellings.
12. Window awnings supported by an exterior wall that
do not project more than 54 inches (1372 mm) from
the exterior wall and do not require additional support
of Group R-3 and U occupancies.
13. Nonfixed and movable fixtures, cases, racks, counters
and partitions not over 5 feet 9 inches (1753
mm) in height.
Electrical:
Repairs and maintenance: Minor repair work, including
the replacement of lamps or the connection of
approved portable electrical equipment to approved permanently
installed receptacles.
Radio and television transmitting stations: The provisions
of this code shall not apply to electrical equipment
used for radio and television transmissions, but do apply
to equipment and wiring for a power supply and the
installations of towers and antennas.
Temporary testing systems: A permit shall not be
required for the installation of any temporary system
required for the testing or servicing of electrical equipment
or apparatus.
Gas:
1. Portable heating appliance.
2. Replacement of any minor part that does not alter
approval of equipment or make such equipment
unsafe.
Mechanical:
1. Portable heating appliance.
2. Portable ventilation equipment.
3. Portable cooling unit.
4. Steam, hot or chilled water piping within any heating
or cooling equipment regulated by this code.
5. Replacement of any part that does not alter its
approval or make it unsafe.
6. Portable evaporative cooler.
7. Self-contained refrigeration system containing 10
pounds (5 kg) or less of refrigerant and actuated by
motors of 1 horsepower (746 W) or less.
Plumbing:
1. The stopping of leaks in drains, water, soil, waste or
vent pipe, provided, however, that if any concealed
trap, drain pipe, water, soil, waste or vent pipe
becomes defective and it becomes necessary to
remove and replace the same with new material, such
work shall be considered as new work and a permit
shall be obtained and inspection made as provided in
this code.
2. The clearing of stoppages or the repairing of leaks in
pipes, valves or fixtures and the removal and reinstallation
of water closets, provided such repairs do not
involve or require the replacement or rearrangement
of valves, pipes or fixtures.

Emergency repairs. Where equipment replacements
and repairs must be performed in an emergency situation,
the permit application shall be submitted within the
next working business day to the building official

Repairs. Application or notice to the building official
is not required for ordinary repairs to structures,
replacement of lamps or the connection of approved portable
electrical equipment to approved permanently installed
receptacles. Such repairs shall not include the cutting away
of any wall, partition or portion thereof, the removal or cutting
of any structural beam or load-bearing support, or the
removal or change of any required means of egress, or rearrangement
of parts of a structure affecting the egress
requirements; nor shall ordinary repairs include addition to,
alteration of, replacement or relocation of any standpipe,
water supply, sewer, drainage, drain leader, gas, soil, waste,
vent or similar piping, electric wiring or mechanical or other
work affecting public health or general safety.

Public service agencies. A permit shall not be
required for the installation, alteration or repair of generation,
transmission, distribution or metering or other related
equipment that is under the ownership and control of public
service agencies by established right.

International Building Code 105.2.1

Emergency repairs. Where equipment replacements
and repairs must be performed in an emergency situation,
the permit application shall be submitted within the
next working business day to the building official

International Building Code 105.2.2

Repairs. Application or notice to the building official
is not required for ordinary repairs to structures,
replacement of lamps or the connection of approved portable
electrical equipment to approved permanently installed
receptacles. Such repairs shall not include the cutting away
of any wall, partition or portion thereof, the removal or cutting
of any structural beam or load-bearing support, or the
removal or change of any required means of egress, or rearrangement
of parts of a structure affecting the egress
requirements; nor shall ordinary repairs include addition to,
alteration of, replacement or relocation of any standpipe,
water supply, sewer, drainage, drain leader, gas, soil, waste,
vent or similar piping, electric wiring or mechanical or other
work affecting public health or general safety.

International Building Code 105.2.3

Public service agencies. A permit shall not be
required for the installation, alteration or repair of generation,
transmission, distribution or metering or other related
equipment that is under the ownership and control of public
service agencies by established right.

International Building Code 105.3

Application for permit. To obtain a permit, the applicant
shall first file an application therefor in writing on a form
furnished by the department of building safety for that purpose.
Such application shall:
1. Identify and describe the work to be covered by the permit
for which application is made.
2. Describe the land on 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 and occupancy for which the proposed
work is intended.
4. Be accompanied by construction documents and other
information as required in Section 106.
5. State the valuation of the proposed work.
6. Be signed by the applicant, or the applicant’s authorized
agent.
7. Give such other data and information as required by the
building official.

Action on application. The building official shall
examine or cause to be examined applications for permits
and amendments thereto within a reasonable time after filing.
If the application or the construction documents do not
conform to the requirements of pertinent laws, the building
official shall reject such application in writing, stating the
reasons therefor. If the building official is satisfied that the
proposed work conforms to the requirements of this code
and laws and ordinances applicable thereto, the building
official shall issue a permit therefor as soon as practicable.

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 90 days each. The extension shall be
requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.

International Building Code 105.3.1

Action on application. The building official shall
examine or cause to be examined applications for permits
and amendments thereto within a reasonable time after filing.
If the application or the construction documents do not
conform to the requirements of pertinent laws, the building
official shall reject such application in writing, stating the
reasons therefor. If the building official is satisfied that the
proposed work conforms to the requirements of this code
and laws and ordinances applicable thereto, the building
official shall issue a permit therefor as soon as practicable.

International Building Code 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 90 days each. The extension shall be
requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.

International Building Code 105.4

Validity of permit. The issuance or granting of a permit
shall not be construed to be a permit for, or an approval of, any
violation of any of the provisions of this code or of any other
ordinance of the jurisdiction. Permits presuming to give
authority to violate or cancel the provisions of this code or
other ordinances of the jurisdiction shall not be valid. The issuance
of a permit based on construction documents and other
data shall not prevent the building official from requiring the
correction of errors in the construction documents and other
data. The building official is also authorized to prevent occupancy
or use of a structure where in violation of this code or of
any other ordinances of this jurisdiction.

International Building Code 105.5

Expiration. Every permit issued shall become invalid
unless the work on the site authorized by such permit is commenced
within 180 days after its issuance, or if thework authorized
on the site by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a
period of 180 days after the time the work is commenced. The
building official is authorized to grant, in writing, one or more
extensions of time, for periods not more than 180 days each.
The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable
cause demonstrated.

International Building Code 105.6

Suspension or revocation. The building official is
authorized to suspend or revoke a permit issued under the provisions
of this code wherever the permit is issued in error or on
the basis of incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information, or
in violation of any ordinance or regulation or any of the provisions
of this code.

International Building Code 105.7

Placement of permit. The building permit or copy shall
be kept on the site of the work until the completion of the project.