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LADBS - City of LA Department of Building and Safety
Monday April 21, 2014
LADBS-Informational Bulletins


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General Information
Building Code
Electrical Code
Elevator Code
Mechanical Code
Plumbing Code
Zoning Code
General Information
P/GI 2014-001 Notice to Contractors - Insurance and License Requirements
P/GI 2014-002 Regulations Applicable When a Building Permit is Issued to Alter, Repair or Add to an Existing Building or the Building is Sold
P/GI 2011-003 Express Permits (No Plan Check Required)
P/GI 2010-005 Requirements to Change the Use of a Building to a Food Establishment
P/GI 2014-006 Document Submittal Requirements for Tenant Improvement, Addition, or Alteration to an Existing Commercial/Industrial Building
P/GI 2014-007 Document Submittal Requirements for a New Multi-Family Dwelling
P/GI 2014-008 Document Submittal Requirements for an Alteration or Addition to an Existing Single-Family Dwelling or Multi-Family Dwelling
P/GI 2011-009 Document Submittal Requirements for a New Single-Family Dwelling
P/GI 2014-010 Document Submittal Requirements for a New Commercial/Industrial Building
P/GI 2014-011 Qualification Criteria for Building (1) Counter Plan Check (2) Appointment Plan Check & (3) Regular Plan Check
P/GI 2014-012 Qualification Criteria for Electrical Counter Plan Check and Regular Plan Check
P/GI 2014-013 Qualification Criteria for Mechanical (1) Counter Plan Checks (2) Regular Plan Checks
P/GI 2011-015 General Engineering Contractors and Demolitions
P/GI 2014-016 Definition of "Commenced Construction" and Similar Phrases
P/GI 2011-018 Computer Software Program Solutions
P/GI 2002-020 One Story Addition
P/GI 2014-021 Change of Use
P/GI 2011-022 General Notes for Single-Family Dwellings
P/GI 2014-023 List of Common Acronyms and Abbreviations Used by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS)
P/GI 2011-024 Instructions for Preparing and Recording Covenants with the Los Angeles County
P/GI 2014-025 How to Obtain Copies of City of Los Angeles Ordinances
P/GI 2014-026 Obtaining Permits to Resolve Orders
P/GI 2014-027 Guidelines for Plan Check and Permit Requirements for Solar Energy Devices
P/GI 2014-028 Rules and Regulations for Recognition of Testing Agencies
P/GI 2014-030 Guidelines for Recognition of Listing/Product Certification Agencies for Plumbing, Mechanical, and Fire Suppression Product
Building Code
P/BC 2011-001 Footings On or Adjacent to Slopes
P/BC 2011-002 Retaining or Slough Wall (4'-0" High or Less)
P/BC 2011-004 Wood Frame Prescriptive Provisions One Story Residential Construction Only
P/BC 2011-005 Attached Carport
P/BC 2008-006 Attached Patio Cover
P/BC 2014-007 Cutting, Notching, and Boring of Wood Framing Members
P/BC 2014-008 Pumpkin and Christmas Trees Sales
P/BC 2014-009 Detached Carport
P/BC 2011-010 Importance of Lumber Species and Grade in Wood Shear Walls
P/BC 2011-011 General Illumination and Lock Requirements in Accordance with Ordinance
P/BC 2014-013 Roofing Requirements for Wood Shakes and Shingles
P/BC 2014-014 Design and Construction of Swimming Pools
P/BC 2014-015 Power Driven Steel Studs in Pre-Stressed/Post-Tensioned Concrete Elements
P/BC 2008-016 Dwellings in High Wind Velocity Areas (HWA)
P/BC 2014-017 Concrete Vaults - Permits Not Required
P/BC 2011-019 Exit illumination and Exit Sign Lighting Systems
P/BC 2011-023 Fire-Retardant Roof Coverings for Open Walking Decks and Spaced Roof Construction
P/BC 2011-024 Structural Observation
P/BC 2014-025 Billiard or Pool Halls and Pinball Arcades
P/BC 2008-027 Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) (Residential)
P/BC 2011-028 Nuclear Devices - Soil Density and Moisture Determination
P/BC 2014-029 State Health and Safety Code Requirements for Mausoleums and Columbariums
P/BC 2014-030 Interconnection Ties for Individual Pile Caps and Caissons
P/BC 2014-031 Concrete Proportioning and Admixture Qualification
P/BC 2011-032 Supplementary Rules and Regulations Governing Fabricators of High-Strength Structural Steel
P/BC 2011-034 Employment and Duties of a Registered Deputy Inspector
P/BC 2011-035 Regulations Regarding Registration for Deputy and Controlled Activities Inspection
P/BC 2011-036 Fabrication Tolerances for Built-Up Steel Members
P/BC 2002-038 Mezzanines in Residential Buildings
P/BC 2014-039 Demolition of Buildings
P/BC 2014-040 Prescriptive Standards for Suspended Ceiling Assemblies
P/BC 2011-042 Application for Approval As Fabricator
P/BC 2014-043 Emergency Escape Quick Release Systems
P/BC 2011-044 Exemptions from Liquefaction, Earthquake Induced Landslide, and Faullt-rupture Hazard Zone Investigations
P/BC 2011-045 Welder Certification Rules and Regulations
P/BC 2014-046 Composite Steel Concrete Construction
P/BC 2014-048 Specifications for Strong-Motion Accelerographs & Requirements for Installation and Servicing
P/BC 2011-049 Slope Stability Evaluation and Acceptance Standards
P/BC 2011-050 Construction Upon Slopes Steeper Than Two Horizontal to One Vertical
P/BC 2011-051 Wet Mix Shotcrete
P/BC 2014-052 Standard for Existing Building Glass Retrofitted with an Approved Organic Film
P/BC 2011-053 Alternate Design Methodology for Unreinforced Masonry Buildings
P/BC 2011-056 Crack Repair of Unreinforced Masonry Walls with Grout Injection
P/BC 2014-057 Drainage Across Lot/Property Line
P/BC 2014-059 Swimming Pool Permit Issuance and Inspection Procedure for Noise Level Control
P/BC 2014-060 30-Day Notification of Intent to Excavate
P/BC 2014-061 Tests on Concrete and its Components
P/BC 2014-063 Maintenance of Approved Building Plans
P/BC 2014-064 Flood Hazard Management Specific Plan Guidelines
P/BC 2008-065 Coastal Development Permit
P/BC 2014-066 Asbestos Fireproofing Removal and Replacement Procedures
P/BC 2014-067 Asbestos Notification for Demolition/Alteration Permits
P/BC 2011-068 Rules and Regulations for Hillside Exploratory Work
P/BC 2011-069 Sound-Rated Partitions and Floor-Ceiling Construction
P/BC 2008-070 Chimney Repair
P/BC 2002-071 Wall Anchorage Assemblies to Flexible Diaphragms Revised Design Criteria (New Construction, Chapters 91 and 96)
P/BC 2008-072 Examining Boards and Examinations for Certain Inspectors, Journeymen, Maintenance Supervisors, Masters,Operators and Specialties Regulated Under Chapter 9 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code
P/BC 2014-073 Policy on Building Plans Required to be Prepared, Signed and Wet Stamped by a California Professional Engineer or California Registered Architect
P/BC 2002-074 Sound Insulation Requirements for Noise Sensitive Structures Near Los Angeles International Airport
P/BC 2011-075 Reduced Underfloor Clearance for Conversion of Attached Garage to Living Area
P/BC 2011-076 Unreasonable Hardship Determination for Commercial Alteration Projects
P/BC 2002-078 Sign Manual (Under Construction)
P/BC 2014-079 Commercial Coaches/Modulars for Temporary Usage
P/BC 2014-080 Guidelines for Construction of Masonry or Concrete Fence Walls Which Do Not Require a Building Permit
P/BC 2014-081 Conversion into Heavy Duty Equipment Room
P/BC 2011-083 Retaining Wall Design
P/BC 2011-084 Accessibility Details for Parking
P/BC 2011-085 Accessibility Details for Ramps, Stairs & Elevators
P/BC 2011-086 Accessibility Details for Doors & Maneuvering Spaces
P/BC 2011-087 Accessibility Details for Restrooms
P/BC 2011-088 Accessibility Details for Tubs and Showers
P/BC 2011-089 Accessibility Details for Obstructions and Reach Ranges
P/BC 2011-090 Accessibility Details for Curbs
P/BC 2011-091 Accessibility Details for Card Readers, Telephones & Drinking Fountains
P/BC 2011-092 Torque Testing & Installation Inspection of Drilled - In Anchors
P/BC 2014-095 Plumbing Fixtures
P/BC 2014-096 6" Concrete Block Masonry Wall Detail
P/BC 2014-097 Early Start Permits
P/BC 2008-098 Structural Design Guidelines for Steel Moment-Resisting Frames
P/BC 2011-099 Relocation of Building
P/BC 2008-100 Acceptable Design and Analysis Methods for Use of Slabs-On-Grade As Foundations
P/BC 2014-101 Site Testing Standards for Methane
P/BC 2014-102 Methane Hazard Mitigation Standard Plan: Simplified Method for Small Additions
P/BC 2008-103 Use of Sump Pumps for Surface and Subsurface Drainage
P/BC 2014-104 Cargo Containers for Incidental Storage
P/BC 2014-105 Guardrail Requirements Adjacent to Openable Windows
P/BC 2014-106 Water Curtain in Lieu of Protected Exterior Openings
P/BC 2011-107 Guidelines for Vehicle Sales Use of Land Permit
P/BC 2014-108 Certificates of Completion Versus Certificates of Occupancy for Condominium Conversions and Other Alterations to Apartment Buildings
P/BC 2014-109 Certificates of Occupancy
P/BC 2011-110 Structural Design Requirements (Seismic Provisions) for Existing Building Converted to Joint Living and Work Quarters
P/BC 2011-111 Backfill of Swimming Pools
P/BC 2014-112 Valuation for State Approved Factory-Built Housing
P/BC 2011-113 Contents of Reports for Submittal to the LADBS Grading Division
P/BC 2011-116 Foundation Design for Expansive Soils
P/BC 2014-117 Structural Monitoring Equipment in Buildings Designed with Nonlinear Response History Procedure
P/BC 2011-118 Guidelines for Stormwater Infiltration
P/BC 2011-119 Alternate Building Materials/Products Approval Requirements
P/BC 2011-120 Interim General Policy for Plan Check Time Extension
P/BC 2011-121 Controlled Low Strength Material (CLSM)
P/BC 2014-122 Guidelines for the Issuance of Certificates of Occupancy for Commercial or Residential "Core & Shell" Buildings
P/BC 2014-123 Alternative Design Procedure for Seismic Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings and Buildings Utilizing Complex Structural Systems
P/BC 2011-124 Inspection Requirements for Anchors in Concrete Supporting Fire Sprinkler Lateral Braces
P/BC 2011-125 Historic Broadway Commercial Reuse Brining Back Broadway
Electrical Code
P/EC 2014-002 Procedures for Recognized Testing Agencies Performing Field Services
P/EC 2014-003 Multi-Building Complexes Electrical Plan Check Required
P/EC 2014-004 Inspection of Elevator Wiring
P/EC 2014-005 Rules and Regulations for LADBS Testing Laboratories
P/EC 2014-006 Permit Fees for Solar Photovoltaic Microinverters
P/EC 2014-008 Standard for Lighting Fixture Supports
P/EC 2014-009 Temporary Decorative Lighting Above Streets and Sidewalks
P/EC 2014-010 Poles and Temporary Construction Power
P/EC 2014-011 Communication Public Utility Systems
P/EC 2014-013 Electrical Equipment (Product) Approval Requirements
Elevator Code
P/EV 2002-001 Existing Escalator Clearance Between the Skirt and the Step
P/EV 2011-002 Location of Elevator Controllers
Mechanical Code
P/MC 2011-003 Operation of Elevators in Existing Buildings
P/MC 2011-004 Licensed Boiler and Steam Engineers
P/MC 2011-006 Access Requirements to Mechanical Equipment Located on Roofs of Buildings
P/MC 2011-007 Ventilation for Indoor Air Quality for Residential Facilities
P/MC 2011-008 Plumbing and Mechanical Products Listing (Approval) Requirements
Plumbing Code
P/PC 2011-002 Boiler and Gas-Fired Water Heater Venting
P/PC 2011-003 How To Brace Your Water Heater
P/PC 2011-006 Permits for Gas Water Heaters
P/PC 2011-009 Domestic Water Pipe Sizing
P/PC 2011-010 Suction Tank Overflow
P/PC 2011-011 Garage Drains
P/PC 2011-012 Graywater Systems for Residential Buildings
Zoning Code
P/ZC 2002-001 Parking Lot Design
P/ZC 2002-002 Heights of Fences in Residential Zones
P/ZC 2002-003 Netted Horticultural Structures
P/ZC 2002-004 Allowable Projection for Decks and Built-Up Platforms in Required Yards
P/ZC 2002-005 Guidelines for Consideration of Yard Reduction Requests
P/ZC 2002-006 Allowable Projections and Improvements in Required Yards
P/ZC 2002-007 Nurseries Agricultural
P/ZC 2002-008 Determination of the Zoning "Height of a Building or Structure"
P/ZC 2002-009 Early Notice Regarding Discretionary Review
P/ZC 2002-010 General Zoning Code Design Criteria for Multiple-Dwelling Development (Under Construction)
P/ZC 2002-011 Summary of Parking Regulations
P/ZC 2002-012 Zoning and Land Use Requirements Notice to All Business Tax Registrants
P/ZC 2002-013 Zoning Code Requirements for Automobile Dismantling Yards, Junk Yards, Scrap Metal Yards, or Open Air Storage of Used Materials, Used Equipment and Used Machinery in the M-2 and M-3 Zones
P/ZC 2002-014 Child Day Care Establishments
P/ZC 2002-015 Determining Front Yards, When Subject to the "Prevailing Setback" Regulation
P/ZC 2002-017 Summary of Assisted Living Facilities (Under Construction)
P/ZC 2002-018 Equinekeeping
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