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 BUILDING & SAFETY

OVERVIEW

The Building and Safety Division’s focus is on building construction safety through the implementation and enforcement of construction standards and codes. The building and safety division functions include checking plans for compliance with all of the applicable codes, issuing building permits, and conducting inspections of the construction projects as they progress to ensure that the code standards are met and that the project is constructed in accordance with the approved plans. In addition, the Division coordinates with the City’s geological consultants on the review of geology and soils reports for new construction projects.

RPV BUILDING & SAFETY INFORMATION
BUILDING & SAFETY PLAN CHECK TIMELINES
1st Submittal 10 Business Days
Subsequent Submittals & Revisions5 Business Days
The applicant will be contacted when the plan check is complete.
Your project is important to us and we want you to know what to expect.
Please contact the Building Official
if the service you receive is below your expectations.
ALLOWABLE CONSTRUCTION HOURS IN RPV
All employees & Subcontractors: Construction / Demolition work times in Rancho Palos Verdes are:
The new construction hours
will be in effect as of March 7, 2014
Monday - Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturdays 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sundays & Holidays * NO WORK PERMITTED *
*( New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day,
Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day)
Construction violations or concerns should be reported to he owner or contractor or the The Rancho Palos Verdes Building Division (310) 265-7800
If the violation occurs after hours or on a weekend/holiday, please call the sheriffs' department (310) 539-1661
Please contact the Building Official
if the service you receive is below your expectations.
STATE CONSTRUCTION CODES

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes adopts State construction codes, which are implemented by the Building Safety Division.

Title 15 of the City’s Municipal Code contains the Building and Construction standards, and incorporates some specific amendments to the State Codes as adopted by the City.

The following is a list of the current code versions used by the City:

• 2013 California Green Building Standards Code 
• 2013 California Residential Code based on the 2012 International Building Code
• 2013 California Building Code based on the 2012 International Building Code
• 2013 California Plumbing Code based on the 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code
• 2013 California Mechanical Code based on the 2012 Uniform Mechanical Code
• 2013 California Electrical Code based on the 2011 National Electrical Code

• 2013 California Title 24 Energy Standards - Effective 7/1/2014

GREEN BUILDING INITIATIVE
• Green Building Construction Program
• 2010 California Green Building Standards Code
**NOTICE**

New 2013 construction codes
EFFECTIVE
January 1, 2014

All parts of the 2013 triennial edition of the California Building Standards Code, Title 24 may now be viewed online. 

Go to http://www.bsc.ca.gov/codes.aspx to access them today!

Please note that online access is provided courtesy of the three entities that publish the codes: The International Code Council (ICC), International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and the National Fire Protection Agency/BNi Books.  Consequently, the online versions vary slightly in format.

DEPARTMENT DIVISIONS
Community Development Department
• Planning and Zoning
• Building & Safety
• Code Enforcement
• View Restoration and Preservation (foliage related)
• Equestrian Uses
APPLICATION & OTHER PROCESSESING INFORMATION
• Steps for obtaining City Approval for Residential Construction
Procedure for Requesting Duplication of Building Plans
• Permits
• Plan Checks
• Inspections
• Standard Inspection Checklists
• Frequently Asked Questions
Green Building/Energy
Fees
CONTACT/COMMENT
Contact Building and Safety:
310-265-7800
buildingsafety@rpv.com
Office hours: Mon – Thur 7:30 to 5:30; Fri 7:30 to 4:30
Counter is closed 12:00 to 1:00 everyday
Inspection Request Line: 310-541-9809
Leave inspection request prior to 4pm for next day inspections.
For Technical Inquiries: Inspectors are available from 7:30 to 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM to closing
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