Permits will be required to address all non-compliant features identified as accessibility violations. Plumbing permits will be required to address plumbing fixtures, grading permits may be required to address site and grading issues, mechanical, electrical, or as applicable, building permits will be required to address all other accessibility issues.
All accessibility compliance permits shall be issued as Building (BLD) permits with plans required. If non-compliant features are limited to toilet paper dispensers, lavatory faucets or door hardware, plan check may approve those permits with a standard detail features attached to the permit in lieu of plans. If a standard detail feature is approved, the detail shall be stamped and signed for field inspection use.
At minimum, accessibility compliance permits shall be issued for one hour inspection time for the minimum plumbing, mechanical, or electrical permit. Accessibility compliance permits should be issued on a cost recovery price basis and reviewed by the plan checker for the scope of work depicted on the approved drawings.
Regarding the imposition of civil penalties, accessibility compliance permits shall be treated as sub-standard housing violations. Investigation fees will be imposed on all accessibility compliance permits. If a complete application is submitted within 30 days of sending a violation notice, civil penalties shall not be imposed. Civil penalties may be imposed if an application is not submitted within 30 days or the work is not completed before the permit expiration date as determined by the Code Enforcement officer or as contained in an approved Letter of Intent for Accessibility Compliance (BPC-067) (PDF). The 30 day submittal date may be extended to accommodate the schedule of a licensed professional engineer or architect.
Inspections are required. Clients shall be instructed to request an accessibility compliance final inspection once the work is complete and/or obtain the applicable rough-in inspections (as needed) prior to final approval of the work.