§ 102.0. Duties of Plumbing Inspector  

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  • 102.1   Submission of and Checking of Plans

    The Plumbing Inspector shall require submission of, examine, and check plans and specifications, drawings, descriptions and diagrams necessary to show clearly the character, kind and extent of plumbing work covered by applications for a permit, and upon approval thereof shall issue the permit applied for.

    (Ord. 95-0068 § 3 (part), 1995.)


    The Authority Having Jurisdiction may require the submission of plans, specifications, drawings, and such other information as the Authority Having Jurisdiction may deem necessary, prior to the commencement of, and at any time during the progress of any work regulated by this Code.

    The issuance of a permit upon plans and specifications shall not prevent the Authority Having Jurisdiction from thereafter requiring the correction of errors in said plans and specifications or from preventing construction operations being carried on thereunder when in violation of this Code or of any other pertinent ordinance or from revoking any certificate of approval when issued in error.

    (Ord. 2007-0110 § 2 (part), 2007: Ord. 95-0068 § 3 (part), 1995.)

    102.2   Fees

    The Plumbing Inspector shall collect such fees as are required by this Code and issue receipts therefor, copies of which shall be maintained as a record in his office. He shall transfer all fees collected by him to the proper authority provided by law to receive such funds.

    (Ord. 95-0068 § 3 (part), 1995.)

    102.3   Inspection

    The Plumbing Inspector shall administer and enforce the provisions of this Code in a manner consistent with the intent thereof, and shall inspect all plumbing and drainage work authorized by any permit to assure compliance with provisions of this Code or amendments thereto, and may approve or reject said work in whole or in part as conditions require.

    (Ord. 95-0068 § 3 (part), 1995.)

    102.4   Certificates of Approval

    The Plumbing Inspector shall issue upon request a Certificate of Approval for any work approved by him.

    (Ord. 95-0068 § 3 (part), 1995.)

    102.5   Work Rejected

    The Plumbing Inspector shall have the authority to reject all work done or being done or materials used or being used which do not comply with the provisions of this Code and amendments thereto and other pertinent laws and ordinances.

    (Ord. 2002-0078 § 9, 2002: Ord. 95-0068 § 3 (part), 1995.)

    102.6   Corrections

    The Plumbing Inspector may order changes in workmanship or materials, or both, when the Plumbing Inspector determines that such changes are necessary to obtain compliance with the provisions of this Code.

    Notices of correction or violation shall be written by the Authority Having Jurisdiction and may be posted at the site of the work or mailed or delivered to the permittee or his authorized representative. Refusal, failure, or neglect to comply with any such notice or order within ten (10) days of receipt thereof, shall be considered a violation of this Code, and shall be subject to the penalties set forth elsewhere in this Code for violations.

    (Ord. 2007-0110 § 2 (part), 2007: Ord. 95-0068 § 3 (part), 1995.)

    102.7   Investigation

    The Plumbing Inspector may investigate any construction or work regulated by this Code, and issue such notices and orders as provided in Section 102.11.

    (Ord. 95-0068 § 3 (part), 1995.)

    102.8   Records

    The Plumbing Inspector shall keep a complete record of all the essential transactions of his office.

    (Ord. 95-0068 § 3 (part), 1995.)

    102.9   Qualification and Registration

    The Plumbing Inspector shall maintain an official list of all persons qualified and registered as required by this Code to carry on or engage in the business of plumbing, gas fitting or sewerage contractor, or to labor at the trades of plumbing or gas fitting in this unincorporated territory of the County of Los Angeles.

    (Ord. 95-0068 § 3 (part), 1995.)

    102.10   Permission to Enter

    Every applicant for a permit (pursuant to Section 103.0) shall be deemed to have given his permission to the Plumbing Inspector or his duly authorized representative to enter at reasonable times any building, structure or premises to which the permit relates to perform any duty imposed upon him by this Code. Every person who denies or prevents, obstructs, or attempts to deny, prevent or obstruct such access is guilty of a misdemeanor.

    (Ord. 95-0068 § 3 (part), 1995.)

    102.11   Dangerous and Insanitary Construction

    Whenever the Plumbing Inspector determines that any construction or work regulated by this Code is dangerous, unsafe, insanitary or a menace to life, health or property, or is in violation of this Code, the Plumbing Inspector shall have the authority to make an investigation. The Plumbing Inspector shall have the authority to order any person, firm or corporation performing or responsible for such construction or work to discontinue said construction or work, or to repair, alter, change, remove or demolish same, as the Plumbing Inspector, in his discretion, may consider necessary for the proper protection of life, health or property. The Plumbing Inspector shall have the authority, in the case of any gas piping or gas appliance, to order any person, firm or corporation supplying gas to such piping or appliance to discontinue supplying gas thereto until such gas piping or gas appliance is made safe to life, health and property as determined by the Plumbing Inspector.

    Every such order shall be in writing, addressed to the owner, agent or person responsible for the premises in which such condition exists, and shall specify the date or time when such order shall be complied with, which time shall allow a reasonable period in which such order can be complied with by the person receiving such order. Refusal or failure or neglect to comply with any such notice or order shall be considered a violation of this ordinance.

    (Ord. 2007-0110 § 2 (part), 2007; Ord. 95-0068 § 3 (part), 1995.)

    102.12   Stop Orders

    Whenever any work regulated by this Code is being done contrary to the provisions thereof, the Plumbing Inspector may order the work stopped by notice in writing served on any persons engaged in doing or causing such work to be done. Any such persons shall forthwith stop such work until authorized by the Plumbing Inspector to proceed with the work.

    (Ord. 95-0068 § 3 (part), 1995.)

    102.13   Liability

    The liability and indemnification of the Chief Plumbing Inspector and any of his subordinates are governed by the provisions of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code.

(Ord. 95-0068 § 3 (part), 1995.)