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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 13. HOUSING [17000 - 19997]

  ( Division 13 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

PART 3. MISCELLANEOUS [19000 - 19891]

  ( Part 3 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

CHAPTER 2. Earthquake Protection [19100 - 19217]

  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

ARTICLE 2. Enforcement [19120 - 19124]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

19120.
  

The building department of every city and city and county shall enforce this chapter within the city or city and county.

“Building department” means the department, bureau, or officer charged with the enforcement of laws or ordinances regulating the erection, construction, or alteration of buildings.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)

19121.
  

The department, officer, or officers of a county who are charged with the enforcement of ordinances or laws regulating the erection, construction, or alteration of buildings shall enforce this chapter within the county but outside the territorial limits of any city.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)

19122.
  

Any city or county may, by ordinance, designate any department or officer, other than a department or officer mentioned in this chapter, to enforce all or any part of this chapter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)

19123.
  

In any city where there is no department or officer charged with or designated for the enforcement of this chapter, the appropriate department, officer, or officers of the county in which such city is located shall enforce this chapter.

In any county where there is no department or officer charged with or designated for the enforcement of this chapter, this chapter shall be enforced by the county engineer, if there is a county engineer, and if not, then by the county surveyor.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 301.)

19124.
  

The Division of Codes and Standards of the Department of Housing and Community Development may enforce any provision of this chapter or any building standards published in the State Building Standards Code which it finds is being violated in a building hereafter constructed, after it has given the enforcement agency written notice of the violation and the enforcement agency has failed to secure correction of the violation within the following 10 days. In such cases where the division processes applications for building permits, the fees prescribed in this chapter shall be payable to the division.

(Amended by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1152.)

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