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TITLE 51
BUILDING CODE
CHAPTER 1.
CHAPTER 2.
CHAPTER 3.
CHAPTER 4.
ICC INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, 2006 EDITION,
ADOPTED
ICC INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE FOR ONE
AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLING, 2000 EDITION,
ADOPTED
MOBILE HOMES, MODULAR STRUCTURES,
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES AND MOBILE HOME
PARKS
ICC INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE, 2006
EDITION, ADOPTED
CHAPTER 1
ICC INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, 2006 EDITION,ADOPTED
Section 100. Adoption of the ICC International Building Code, 2006
Edition.
Section 101. Amendments to the ICC International Building Code, 2006
Edition.
SECTION 100.
ADOPTION OF THE ICC INTERNATIONAL BUILDING
CODE, 2006 EDITION
A certain document, three (3) copies of which are on fHein the office of the City
Clerk of the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, being marked and designated as the ICC
International 13uilding Code, 2006 Edition, as published by the International Code Council,
Inc., hereinafter the "Building Code"i,s hereby adopted for the control of buildings and
structures other than detached one--. and two-family dwellings and townhouses, as herein
provided. Each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, terms and conditions of
the ICC International BUilding Code, 2006 Edition, are hereby referred to, adopted and
made a part hereof as if fully set out in this chapter with the amendments thereto,
prescribed in Section 101 of this chapter.
Ord. Nos. 18094,19117,20828,21782
SECTION 101.
AMENDMENTS TO THE ICC
BUILDING CODE, 2006 EDITION
INTERNATIONAL
The following sections of the ICC International Building Code, 2006 Edition are
hereby qdded, deleted or amended to read as follows:
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Title-Amendatory. These regulations shall be known and may be cited as
the "Building Code of the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma," hereinafter referred to as the
"Building Code" or "this code."
101.1
Scope-Amendatory. The provISIOns of this code shall apply to the
construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use
and occupancy, location, maintenance, removal and demolition of every building or
structure or any appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings or structures.
101.2
E:xceptions~
1.
Detached one,. and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family
dwellings (town houses) not more than three stories above grade plane in
height with a separate means of egress and their accessory structures shall
comply with the International Residential Code for One and Two Family
Dwellings of the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Title 51, Tulsa Revised
Ordinances, Chapter 2.
2.
Existing buildings undergoing repair, alterations or additions and change
of occupancy shall be permitted to comply with the International Existing
Building Code of the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Title 51, Tulsa Revised
Ordinances, Chapter 4.
Electrical-Amendatory. The provisions of the National Electrical Code
(NEC), as adopted in the Electrical Code of the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Title 52, Tulsa
Revised Ordinances shall apply to the installation of electrical systems, including
alterations, repairs, replacement, equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and
appurtena.nces thereto and shall supersede and replace all references to the ICC Electrical
Code throughout this code.
101.4.1
Plumbing-Amendatory. The provisions of the Internationa.l Plumbing Code,
aSi;\dopted in the Plumbing Code of the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Title 56, Tll1sa Revised
Ordinances shall apply to the installation, alteration, repair and replace;mentofplumbing
systems, including equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances, and
where connected to a water or sewage system and all aspects of a medical gas system.
Regulations promulgated by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
(ODEQ) and published in Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC), Title 252, Chapter 641,
entitled "Individual and Small Public On-site Sewage Disposal Systems" shall apply to
private sewage disposal systems.
101.4.4
Conflict with Other Ordinances or Statutes-Added. No provisions of this
code shall be held to deprive any federal or state agency or any municipal authority
having jurisdiction, of any power or authority which it had on the effective date of this
code or of any remedy then eXisting for the enforcement of its orders.
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102.7
Buildings Owned by the City of Tulsa-Added. Buildings and structures
owned by the City of Tulsa which are located inside or outside the corporate limits of
the City, shall comply with the requirements of this code.
103.1
Enforcement Agency-Amendatory. The term "Department of Building
Safety," as used within the ICC International Building Code, 2006 Edition shall mean the
Development Services Division of the Economic Development Department of the City
of Tulsa or other department, division or section of the City of Tulsa authorized and
directed to enforce the provisions of this code.
103.2
Appointment-Amendatory.
Pursuant to Title 11, Tulsa Revised
Ordinances, Chapter 2, the Director of Economic Development, or the Director's
designated representative, in charge of the supervision and direction of permitting and
inspection programs of the City shall be the "building official" or "code official," as used
in this chapter and ICC International Building Code, 2006 Edition, as adopted by the City
of Tulsa.
103.4
Code of Ethics-Added. Staff members of the Development Services
Division of the Economic Development Department of the City of Tulsa shall ascribe to
and be guided in professional conduct as code officials and department representatives
as stipulated within Title 12, Chapter 6 "Ethics Code," Tulsa Revised Ordinances.
103.5
Qualifications of Code Officials-Added. The building official and
deputies, otherwise known as "code officials," shall have experience in commercial or
residential building work, as determined by their job descriptions and respollSibilities,
and possess certification by theJntemational Code Council, Inc. or other testing agencies,
as approved by the Director of the Economic Development Department.
104.10.1
Areas Prone to Flooding-Added. The code official shall not. grant
modifications to any provision related to areaS prone to flooding, as established by the
current'City of Tulsa Regulatoty Floodplain Map Atlas, without the grant of a variartce
by the Stormwater Drainage Advisoty Board, as provided in Title 11-A, Tulsa Revised
Ordinances.
105.1.1
By Whom an Application is Made-Amendatory. An application for a
permit shall be made by the owner or lessee of the building or structure, or the agent
of either, or by the licensed architect or engineer employed in connection with the
proposed work. If an application is made by a person other than the owner in fee, it
shall be accompanied by an affidavit of the owner or the qualified applicant or a signed
statement of the qualified applicant witnessed by the code official or the official's
designee, informing that the proposed work is authorized by the owner in fee and that
the applicant is authorized to make such application. The full names and addresses of
the owner, lessee, applicant, and the responsible officers, if the owner or lessee is not a
natural person, shall be stated on the application. The owner of the building or
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structure, or the owner's authorized agent(s), shall at all times retain ownership rights
and authority for use and control of such application and any related subsequent permits
issued pursuant to this code.
105.1.2
Annual Permit Records-Amendatory. The person to whom an annual
permit is issued shall keep a detailed record of alterations made under such permit, in
accordance with Title 50, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, entitled "AnnuaIPermits." The code
official shall have access to such records at all times or such records shall be filed with
the code official as designated.
105.3.2
Time Limitation of Application-Amendatory. An application for a permit
for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned thirty (30) days after
the letter of deficiency, unless such application has had substantial progress or a permit
has been issued; except that the building official is authorized to grant one (1) or more
extensions of time for additional periods not exceeding thirty (30) days each. The
extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated. Substantial
progress is defined as responding to letters of deficiencies with the required corrections.
105.3.3
Payment of Permit Fees-Added. Upon acceptance of application for a
p~rmit, an applicatiol1 fee shall be paid. Upon approval the applicant shall be notified
the permit is ready and advised of what remaining fees are due. In order for the permit
to be valid, all fees shall have been paid in full and the permit posted at the job site
prior to beginning construction. Payments for permits. are. due upon notification to
applicant that the permit has been approved and is ready for issuance. Any permit not
paid for within thirty (30) days after notification may be deemed void by the code
official and the application fee shall.then be forfeited.
105.3.4
Eating or Drinking Establishments-Added. Each applicant for a permit
for a structure to be used as an eating or drinking establishment shall provide two (2)
copies ofthe plans and specifications for the proposed structure. The Tulsa City-County
Health Department shall review the documents for compliance with the Food Code of
the City of Tulsa, as provided it\. th~ Tulsa Revised Ordinances.
105.3.5
Zoning Clearance Permit Required-Added. The code official shall not
issue a building permit for any building or structure until and unless the code official
is furnished a zoning clearance permit by the zoning official stating that the use or
occupancy of such building or structure complies with, or, upon completion, will comply
with applicable zoning ordinances of the City of Tulsa.
105.3.6
The Oklahoma "Alarm. Industry Act" Adopted and Incorporated by
Reference-Added. The OklaholTIa "Alarm Industry Act", Title 59 0.5.2001, Section 1800.1
et seq. as amended is hereby adopted by reference and incorporated into this code as if
set out at-length here, save and except any portions which may be added, deleted, or
amended in this title.
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105.3.6.1
Fire Sprinkler Permit-Added. The code official shall not issue a permit for
the installation, (other than electrical), alteration or repair, of fire sprinkler systems, and
related equipment, including standpipes, and hose connections to fire sprinkler systems,
air line systems used in connection with fire sprinkler systems, and connected tanks and
pumps, until the person, firm, corporation or limited liability company installing the
same shaH have on file with the City of Tulsa a surety bond in the amount of Two
Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00). Such bond shall be on a form satisfactory
to the City, guaranteeing payment of all obligations and guaranteeing the work to be
installed in accordance with the provisions of this code. No person, firm, corporation
or limited liability company shall install automatic fire sprinkler systems unless licensed
as provided in 59 0.5.2001, §§1800.1, et seq., as amended, and related rules and
regulations.
105.3.6.2
Licensing-Added. All fire protection equipment and systems governed by
this code shall be installed, inspected and repaired by licensed firms and technicians in
compliance with occupational licensing laws and regulations promulgated by the
Oklahoma Department of Health, and published in the Oklahoma Administrative Code
(OAC), Section 310:205-3-1 et seq. For equipment and systems not governed by
state-licensing laws and regulations, including but not limited to pre-engineered fire
suppression systems and portable fire extinguishers, the fire code official shall establish
standards of fitness for firms and individuals providing these services. These standards
shall include requirements for financial responsibility consistent with other building
trades, initial competency testing, requirements for a City license and the payment of
initial and annual renewable fees, all consistent with similar fees, methods and
accounting procedures utilized by the City of Tulsa. The fire code official shall establish
rules necessary to administer, monitor and enforce the technical procedures required for
the proper use, installation, inspection and maintenance of these fire protection systems
and equipment.
105.5
Expiration-Amendatory. Every perm.it issued shall become invalid unless
the worl< authorized by such permit is commenced and substantial progress has been
made as determined by the code official within ninety (90) days after its issuance, or if
the work. authorized by such permit appears to be suspended or abandoned without
substantial progress as determined by the code official for a period of ninety (90) days
after the time the work is commenced. The building official is authorized to grant, in
writing, one (1) or more extensions of time, for periods not more than ninety (90) days
each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.
106.1.1.1
Fire Protection System Shop Drawings-Amendatory. Shop drawings for
the fire protection system(s) shall be submitted to indicate conformance with this code
and the construction documents. An application for a permit shall be submitted prior
to the start of system installation. Any applicant for a permit that begins construction
activities prior to an approved permit being issued shall be proceeding at their own risk.
Regardless, a permit shall be required before a rough-in inspection may be requested fot
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the system(s) and prior to the system(s) being concealed. Shop drawings shall contain
all information required by installation standards referenced in Chapter 9 of this code.
106.3.5
Approval of Water and Sewer Plans-Added. lfthe property is not served
by an adequate public water supply or public sanitary sewer system, each applicant for
a permit for a structure requiring a water supply and sewage disposal shall develop the
site in accordance with adopted City ordinances.
Temporary Power-Amendatory. The codeoffidal is authorized to give
permission to temporarily supply and use power in part of an electrical installation
before such insfallationhas been fully completed and the final inspection has been
approved. The part covered by the temporary permit shall comply with the
requirements specified for temporary lighting, heat, or power in the Electrical Code of
the City of Tulsa, Title 52, Tulsa Revised Ordinances.
107.3
Schedule of permit feeS-Amendatory. All permit and inspection fees for
work encompassed in this chapter shall be paid in accordance with the schedule
established in Title 49, Tulsa Revised Ordinances Chapters 1 and 3.
108.2
108.3
Building Pen:nit Valuations-Amendatory. The applicant for a permit shall
provide an estimated permit value af the time of application. Permit valuations shall
include total value of work, including materials and labor, for which the permit is being
issued, such as·electrical, gas, mechanical, plumbing equipment, and permanent systems.
If, in the opinion of the code official, the valuation is underestimated on the application,
the permit shall be (1) denied,ot' (2) approved usinganadjusfed valuation substituted
by the code official, or (3) approved using a valuation submitted by the applicant based
upon detailed estimates meeting the approval of the code official. Final building permit
valuation shall be set by the code official.
Lowest Finished Floor Elevation.-Amendatory. When a minimum finished
floor elevation is specified in a permit, no further vertical construction shall be
performed after·approval of the sli:lb or floor, until an elevation certificate, verifying the
floor elevation, has been received and approved by the code official. The elevation
certificate shall be prepared by a land surveyor or engineer who is licensed by the State
of Oklahoma, using an appropriate form provided by the code official.
109.3.3
Final Floodplain Elevation Certificate-Added. Prior to the final inspection,
a final eleva.tion certificate shall be required for structures located in areas prone to
flooding, as established by the current City of Tulsa Regulatory Floodplain Map Atlas.
The final elevation certificate shall be prepared by a land surveyor or engineer licensed
by the State of Oklahoma, using an appropriate form provided by the code official. The
certificate shall confirm the finished floor elevation and verify the lowest elevation of
mechanical equipment. A certificate of occupancy shall not be issued unless the final
elevation certificate is approved by the code officiaL
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Flood-proofing Certificate-Added. In lieu of elevating a structure to a
certified minimum. finished floor elevation as provided in Sections 109.3.3 and 109.3.3.1
of this code, a structure located in an area prone to flooding, as established by the
current City of Tulsa Regulatory Floodplain Map Atlas, may be flood-proofed in
accordance with other sections of this code. A land surveyor, engineer, or architect
licensed by the State of Oklahoma shall prepare a certificate of flood-proofing and
submit it to the code official for approval prior to the final inspection. The certificate
shall be in an appropriate form provided by the code official.
109.3.3.2
Energy Efficiency Inspection-Deleted. Section 109.3.7 of the ICC
International Building Code, 2006 Edition is intentionally deleted from this code.
109.3.7
Approval required-Amendatory. No work shall be done beyond the point
indicated in each successive inspection without first obtaining the approval of the code
official. Upon notification, the code official shall make the requested inspections and
shall either indicate the portion of the construction that is satisfactory as completed, or
notify the permit holder or an agent of the permit holder where it fails to comply with
this code. Any portions that do not comply shall be corrected an<i such portion shall not
be covered, concealed or occupied until authorized by the code official. Work that is
covered or concealed, or occupied without approval of the code official shall be in
violation of this code and shall be penalized by the imposition of a civil fine as provided
in Title 49, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, Chapter 3, for each occurrence and may result in
a hearing before the Building, Housing & Fire Prevention Appeals Board. Each day, or
portion thereof, during which a violation is committed, continued Or permitted shall be
deemed a separate offense. The assessment or paylllent of this penalty shall not relieve
any person from fully complying with all requirements of this code nor shall such
payment exempt the person from further penalty provided by law.
109.6
Bond Required-Added. The code official shall not issue a permit for the
demolition or destruction of a building or structure until a suitable bond has been
posted, protecting the adjacent owners from damages. Such bond shall be in the
minimum amount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), and may be increased if in the
opinion of the code official the location of the building to be demolished or destroyed
requires· a larger bond. The code official may waive the requirement of bond if the
official is satisfied that the particular building or structure can be demolished 01'
destroyed. Without damage to adjoining. buildings or properties.
110.1.1
Building,
Housing
and
Fire
Prevention Appeals
Board
Created-Amendqtory. In order to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions, or
determinations made by the code official relative to the application and interpretation
of this code, there shall be and is hereby created a board of appeals entitled the
"Bwlding, Housing and Fire Prevention Appeals Board."
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112.1.1
Membership of Board-Added. The Board shall be composed of the
following nine (9) members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.
1.
One (1) registered professional architect;
2.
One (1) registered, professional structural or civil engineer;
3.
One (1) commercial building contractor engaged in heavy construction;
4.
One (1) residential building contractor;
5.
One (1) representative of the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa;
6.
One (1) representative from the Mayor'g office;
7.
One (1) registered professional engineer having professional engineering
experience in fire protection;
8.
One (1) specialist in fire prevention and control with a minimum of ten (10)
years of .fire protection experience; and
9.
One (1) representative of the Bqilding Owners and Managers Association.
Appointments shall be for terms of three (3) years and shall commence on July
L Upon death, removal, or resignation of any member, a new member shall be
appointed to serve out the unexpired term. Members shall serve until their successors
are duly appointed and qualified.
112.1.2
Election of Officers;.Added. At the July meeting of each yeat, the Board
shall elect one of its members as chairman and one as vice-chairman, both to serve for
the ensuing year. The code official shall serve, ex-officio, as non-voting secretary of the
Board.
112.1.3
Meetings of Board-Added. The Board shall meet at the call of the
chairman or three (3) members of the Board. Five (5) members of the Board shall
constitute a quorum. Insofar a& possible, all business meetings shall be conducted in
accordance With the parliamentary rules set forth in Robert's Rules of Order. The Office
of Building Inspection shall maintain records of all proceedings of Board meetings. Prior
to each meeting, a complete agenda and the minutes of the previous meeting shall be
provided to all Board members.
112.1.4
Attendance-Added. Each member of the Board shall attend all Board
meetings except for reasons beyond the member's control. Any member who misses
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three (3) consecutive meetings of the Board shall be recommended to the Mayor for
removal and replacement.
Powers and Duties of the Board-Added.
112.1.5
1.
The Board shall hear all appeals from decisions of the code official and
shall interpret the provisions of this code whenever a dispute arises as to the meaning
or intent of any provision. In the event of a dispute between interested parties, the code
official may, as necessary, order part or all of the construction work to cease; provided
that within twenty (20) days after an order from the code official has been issued, the
contractor may file a written notice of appeal with the Board. Thereafter the contractor
may proceed with the work at the contractor's own risk, pending determination of the
dispute.
2.
The Board shall serve as an advisory board to the Council with respect to
technological advances in equipment standards, in installation and performance, and
other matters related to buildings and structures.
3.
The Board shall adopt rules of procedure for the trartsaction of its business.
Initiation of an Appeal..Added. Any person aggrieved by a decision of the
code official may appeal the decision to the Building, Housing and Fire Prevention
Appeals Board. The initiation of such an appeal shall be in writing and shall be filed
with the Secretary of the Board no later than twenty (20) days after the code official's
decision was .served. The notice of appeal shall:
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1.
Set forth in detail the precise decision or requirement being appealed;
2.
State precisely why the decision or requirement is in error;
3.
Designate the section(s) of the code, other ordinances or statute(s) which
support(s) the appellant's position; and
4.
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Be accompanied by a fee as provided in Title 49, Tulsa Revised Ordinances,
Board Investigation and Hearing-Added. Upon receipt by the Board of
a written notice of appeal filed by the code official or any aggrieved person, or upon the
Board's own motion, the Board shall make such investigation into the complaint which
it·may deem necessary and hold a hearing upon the appeal.
112.1.7
Notice of Hearing"-Added. The Board shall meet upon notice from the
chairman within twenty (20) days of the filing of an appeal or at a stated periodic
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meeting. The appellant shall be notified by regular mail of the date, time and place of
the hearing which shall include:
1.
A statement of the date, time, place and nature of the hearing.
2.
A statement of the legal authority and jurisdiction under which the hearing
is to be held;
3.
A reference to the particular section(s) of the code and rules involved;
4.
A short, plain statement of the complaint or appeal and a statement of the
issues before the Board;
5.
A statement that the nature of the proceeding before the Board will be an
informal inquiry into the complaint at which time an opportunity will be afforded for
the individual to respond to the allegations in the notice of appeal by the presentation
of testimony or documentary evidence; and
6.
A statement that the individual has a right to be represented by legal
counsel.
Board Decision Upon Hearing an Appeal-Added.
112.1.9
At the conclusion of a hearing on an appeal, the Board shall affirm, :modify}'
or reverse the decision of the code official bya concurring vote of at least five (5)
members.
1.
2.
.A decision of the Board on a technical dispute shall be res judicata and the
Board may, in its discretion, refu.se to hear appeals involving interpretation of codes}'
statutes or ordinance provisions upon which a decision by the Board has been previously
made. When the Board determines that a dec:ision made by it has industry-'wide
implications, the Board may direct its secretary to advise all registered contractors by
letter of stich decision.
3.
Any rulings, reqUirements, decisions or interpretations of the Board shall
be final and binding upon all parties, unless appealed to the City Council.
Enforcement of BoCU'd Action Stayed-Added. If any ruling, requirement,
decision or interpretation of the Board is appealed to the City Council, the enforcement
of the Board's action shall automatically be stayed until the Council has rendered a final
decision.
112.1.10
112.4
Appeals to the City Council from the Board-Added
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1.
Any person(s) aggrieved by a decision of the Board may perfect an appeal
to the City Council by filing a written notice of appeal with the City Clerk and the Board
within ten (10) days from the date of the action by the Board. Such notice shall specify
the grounds for the appeal. A hearing on the appeal shall be commenced by the Council
no later than thirty (30) days from the date the notice of appeal was filed with the City
Clerk.
2.
The City Council shall have jurisdiction to affirm, modify, reverse, or
remand the action of the Board. Where practical difficulties or an unnecessary hardship
will result from the strict application of this code, the Council shall have the power, in
aspedfic case, to grant a variance from any provision, in accordance with general
purpose and intent of the code, so that the public health, safety, convenience, prosperity,
and general welfare may be secured and substantial justice done. Any such variance
shall not be construed as an amendment or a general waiver of any provision of this
code.
Appeal from City Council Action~Added. Any rulings, requirements,
decisions or interpretations of the City Council shall be final and binding upon all
parties, provided that any right of appeal to the courts shall not be abrogated.
112.5
112.6
Computation of Time..Added. In computing any period of time prescribed
or allowed by this title, the day of the act, event, or default from which the designated
period of· time begins to run shall not be included. The last day. of the period computed
shall be included, unless it isa legal holiday as recognized by the City of Tulsa, or any
other day when the office of the City Clerk does not remain open for pUblic business
until its regularly scheduled dosing time,in which event the period shall run until the
end of the next day which is not a legal holiday or a day when the office of the City
Clerk does not remain open for public business until its regularly scheduled dosing
time. Unless the context of a period of time dearly indicates otherwise, a period of time
prescribed in days shall be calendar days, including holidays and any other day when
the office of the City Clerk is not open for public business until its regularly scheduled
closin.g time.
Violation Penalties-Amendatory. It shall he unlawful and a misdemeanor
offense for any person, firm, corporation or limited liability company to violate any of
the provisions of this code, fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof, or erect,
construct, repair, alter or change the occupancy ofa building or structure in violation
of approved constrUction documents, a directive of the code official, or ofa permit or
certificate issued under the. provisions of this code. Any person, firm, corporation or
limited liability company convicted of a violation of this code shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor offense and shall be punished by a fine of not more than Five Hundred
Dollars ($500.00), excluding costs, fees and assessments, or by imprisonment in the City
Jail for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
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Each day, or portion thereof, during which a violation is committed, continued or
permitted shall be deemed a separate offense.
Abatement of Violation-Added. The imposition of civil or criminal
penalties prescribed in this code shall not preclude the City Attorney from instituting
appropriate action. to restrain or enjoin unlawful construction, the illegal occupancy of
a building, or to stop an illegal act, conduct, business, or operation of systems, or to
abate any such violation.
113.5
Unlawful Continuance-Amendatory. It shall be unlawful and a
misdemeanor offense for any person, firm, corporation or limited liability company to
continue any work after haVing been served with a stop work order, except such work
as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition. Any
person, firm, corporation or limited liability company convicted of a violation of this
section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor offense and shall be punished by a fine of not
more than .Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), excluding costs, fees and assessments, or by
imprisonment in the City Jail for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both
such fine and imprisonment. Each day, or portion thereof, during which a violation is
committed, continued or permitted shall be deemed a separate offense.
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Section 116 EDlergencyMeasures-Added.
Imminent Danger-Added. When, in the opinion of the code official,· there
is an imminent danger of failure or collapse of a building that endangers life, or when
any building or part of&building has fallen and life is endangered by the occupation
of the building, or when there is actual or imminent danger to the building occupants
or those in. the pr()ximity of any structure because of explosives, explosive fumes or
vapors, or the presence of toxic fumes, gases, or materials, or operation of defective or
dangerous eqUipment, the code official is authorized and empowered to order and
require the occupants to vacate the premises immediately. The code official.shall then
cause to be posted at each entrance to such structure a notice reading as follows: "TIns
116.1
STRUCTURE IS UNSAFE AND ITS OCCUPANCY HAS BEEN PROHIBITED BY THE CODE OFFICIAL. tI
It shall then. be unlawful and a misdemeanor offense for any person to enter such
structure except for the purpose of securing the structure,. making the required repairs,
removing the hazardous condition, or demolishing it.
Temporary Safeguards-Added. Notwithstanding other provisions of this
code, whenever, in the opinion of the code official, the unsafe conditioI'\. of any building
or structure creates an imminent peril to life or property, the code official shall order the
necessary work to be done, including the boarding up of openings, to render the
building or structure temporarily safe and shall· cause such other action to be taken as
the code official deems necessary· to temporarily abate the unsafe condition.
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116.3
Temporary Closure of Structures or Streets Due to Unsafe
Condition-Added. When necessary for public safety, the code official shall be
authorized to temporarily close any unsafe structure and any adjacent sidewalk, street,
alley, public way, or place, and prohibit access until the unsafe condition of the structure
is abated.
507.2
Sprinklered, One Story-Amendatory. The area of a one-story, Group B,
F, M or S building, or a one-story Group A-4 building other than of Type V construction,
shall not be limited when the building is provided with an automatic sprinkler system
throughout in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 of this code, and is surrounded and
adjoined by public ways or yards not less than sixty (60) feet (18 288 rom) in width.
Exceptions:
1.
Buildings and structures of Type I and II construction for rack storage
facilities that do not have access by the public shall not be limited in
height, provided that such buildings conform to the requirements of
Sections 507.2 and 903.3.1.1 of this code and National Fire Protection
Association Reference Standard Number 1 (NFPA 1).
2.
The automatic sprinkler system shall not be required in areas occupied for
indoor participant sports, such as tennis, skating, swimming and equestrian
activities in occupancies in Group A-4, provided that:
2.1
Exit doors directly to the outside are provided for occupants of the
participant sports areas; and
2.2
The building is equipped with a fire alarm system with manual fire
alarm boxes insta.lled in accordance with Section 907 of this code.
3.
Group A-I and A-2 occupancies of other than Type V construction shall be
permitted,provided:
3.1
All assem.bly occupancies are separated from other spaces as
required for separated uses in Section 508.3.3.4 of this code, with no
reduction allowed in the fire-resistance rating of the separation based upon
the installation of an automatic sprinkler system;
3.2
Each Group A occupancy shall not exceed the maximum allowable
area permitted in Section 503.1 of this code; and
3.3
All required exits shall discharge directly to the exterior.
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703.2.4
Rated Assembly Marking and Identification-Added. Vertical and
horizontal fire rated assemblies of fire walls, fire barriers, fire partitions, smoke barriers,
and smoke partitions shall be clearly marked and identified by tag or stenciling with
four inch (4") high, legible text, with a contrasting color to the assembly. Text shall be
spaced twelve feet (12') on center for walls and every 100 square feet for horizontal
assemblies, and may be located within ceiling spaces. Intersecting assemblies shall be
marked at that location. The text of tags or stenciling shall clearly identify the fire rating
of the assembly in hours and include the phrase "PROTECT ALL PENETRATIONS AND
OPENINGS."
[F] 903.2.1.2 Group A-2-Amendatory. An automatic sprinklersystem shall be provided
for Group A-2 occupancies where one of the following conditions exists:
1. The fire area exceeds 5,000 square feet (465 m );
2. The fire area has an occupant load of 100 or more;
3. The fire area is located on a floor other than the level of exit discharge; or
4. A fire area with nightclub occupancy regardless of occupant load, where the
total overall occupant load density is denser than ten (10) square feet per occupant.
Exception: Existing nightclubs not undergoing a change in fire area in alteration
work shall be sprinklered in accordance with Section. 903.6.2 of the ICC
International Fire Code, 2006 Edition, as adopted by the City of Tulsa.
[F] 903.4.2 Alarms-Amendatory. Approved audible and visual devices shall be
connected to every automatic sprinkler system. Such sprinkler water-flow alarm devices
shall be activated by water flow equivalent to the flow of a single sprinkler of the
smallest orifice size installed in the system. Alarm devices shall be provided on the
address side of the exterior of the building above the fire department connection (FDC)
or in an approved location. Where a fire alarm system. is installed, actuation of the
automatic sprinkler system shall actuate the building fire alarm system.
1007.3.
Exit Stairways-Amendatory. In order to be considered part of an accessible
means of egress, an exit stairway shall have a clear width of forty-eight (48) inches (1219
rom) minimum between handrails and shall either incorporate an area of refuge within
an enlarged floor-level landing or shall be accessed from either an area of refuge
complying with Section 1007.6 of this code or a horizontal exit.
Exceptions:
1.
Unenclosed exit stairways as permitted by Section 1020.1 of this code are
permitted to be considered part of an accessible means of egress.
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2.
The area of refuge shall not be required at unenclosed exit stairways as
permitted by Section 1020.1 of this code in buildings or facilities that are
equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system installed in
accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 of this code.
3.
The clear width of forty-eight (48) inches (1219 mm) between handrails
shall not be required at exit stairways in buildings or facilities equipped
throughout with an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance
with Sections 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2 of this code.
4.
Areas of refuge are not required at exit stairways in buildings or facilities
equipped throughout by an automatic sprinkler system installed in
accordance with Sections 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2 of this code.
5.
The clear width of forty-eight (48) inches (1219 mm) between handrails
shall not be required for exit stairways accessed frama horizontal exit.
6.
Areas of refuge shall not be required at exit stairways serving open
parking garages.
1007.4
Elevators-Amendatory. To be considered part of an accessible means of
egress, an elevator shall comply with the emergency operation and signaling device
requirements of Section 2.27 of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Standards, Reference Number A17.1, 2000 Edition. Standby power shall be provided in
accordance with Sections 2702 and 3003 of this code. The elevator shall be accessed from
either an area of refuge complying with Section 1007.6 of this code or a horizontal exit.
Exceptions:
Or
1.
Elevators are not required to be accessed from an area of refuge
horizontal exit in open parking garages.
2.
Elevators are not reqUired to be accessed from an area of refuge or
horizontal exit in buildings and facilities equipped throughout by an
automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1
or 903.3.1.2 of this code.
1008.1.8.3
Locks and latches-Amendatory. Locks and latches shall be permitted to
prevent operation of doors where any. of the following exists:
1.
Places of detention 01' restraint.
2.
In. buildings in occupancy Group A having an occupant load of forty-nine
(49) or less, Groups B, F, M and 5, and in places of religious worship, the main exterior
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door or doors are permitted to be equipped with key-operated locking devices from the
egress side provided:
2.1
The locking device is readily distinguishable as locked,
A readily visible durable sign is posted on the egress side, on or adjacent
to the door stating: "THIS DOOR TO REMAIN UNLOCKED WHEN BUILDING IS
OCCUPIED." The sign shall be in letters one (1) inch (25 mm) high, on a
contrasting background,
2.2
2.3
The use of the key-operated locking device shall be. revocable by the code
official for due cause.
3.
Where egress doors are used in pairs, approved automatic flush bolts shall
be permitted to be used, provided that the door leaf having the automatic flush bolts has
no doorknob or surface-mounted hardware.
4.
Doors from individual dwelling or sleeping units of Group R occupancies
having an occupant load of ten (10) or less are permitted to be equipped with a night
latch, dead bolt or security chain, provided such devices shall be capable of being
opened from the inside without the use of a key or tool.
Sectipn 1008.1.8.6 . Delayed Egress Locks-Amendatory. Approved, listed, delayed
egress locks shall be permittecl to be installed on doors serving any occupancy except
Group A, E and H occupancies, in buildings that areequippecl throughout with. an
automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section903.3.1.1 of this code or an
approved automatic smoke or heat detection system installed in accordance with Section
907 of this code, provided that the doors unlock in accordance with items 1 through 6
below. A building occupant shall not be required to pass through more than. one door
equipped with a delayed egress lock before entering an exit.
1.
The doors unlock upon actuation of the automatic sprinkler system or
automatic fire detection system.
2.
The doors unlock upon los$o£ power controlling the lock or lock
mechanism.
3.
The door locks shall have the capability of being unlocked by a signal from
the fire command center.
4.
The initiation of an irreversible process which will release the latch in not
more than fifteen (15) seconds when a. force of not more than fifteen (15) pounds (67 N)
is applied for one (1) second to the release device. Initiation of the irreversible process
shall activate an audible signal in the vicinity of the door. Once the door lock has been
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released by the application of force to the releasing device, relocking shall be by manual
means only.
Exceptions:
4.1
Where approved, a delay of not more than thirty (30) seconds shall be
permitted.
4.2
The release of the latch is permitted to be reversed by manual over-ride
either by security personnel, the tenant, or the command. center to cause
the latch to remain ina locked mode, provided the vicinity of the door that
is locked out is equipped with both a 2-way audio and a I-way video that
are connected to the security personnel, the tenant, or the command center.
5.
Asign shall be provided on the door located above and within twelve (12)
inches (305 mm) of the release device reading: "PUSH UNTIL ALARM SOUNDS. DOOR CAN
BE OPENED IN 15 [30] SECONDS".
6.
Emergency lighting shall be provided at the door.
Electrical Locking System-Added. Buildings permitted prior to 1999 that
are not in compliance with Section 1008.1.8.6 of this code shall be permitted to utilize an
electrical locking system with the following conditions, provided, the building is
equipped throughout With an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section903
of this code, and an approvedauto:matic smoke or heat detection system installed in
accordance with Section 907 of this code:
1008.1.8.6.1
1.
The electrical locking system shall be interconnected with the automatic
sprinkler system arid automatic fire detection system such that it unlocks upon actuation
of the automatic sprinkler system or automatic fire detection system.
2.
The electrical locking system shall unlock upon loss of power controlling
the. lock or locking mechanism. The door locks shall not be connected to an emergency
power system.
3.
A constantly and internally lit button with three-fourths inch (3/4")
minimum surface dimension shall be provided forty-eight inches (48") above the floor
and within twelve inches (12") of the door on the latch side, together with an
immediately adjacent sign reading "PRESS BUTTON IF EMERGENCY DOOR OPERATION IS
NEEDE))" of two inch (2") high letters in contrasting color to the sign surface. Equivalent
Braille signage shall be provided on the sign surface, mounted forty-eight inches (48")
minimum from the floor to the bottom of Braille text. Activation of the button by
pressing under a force not exceeding one-half (1/2) pound will immediately operate a
voice communication system connected toa central control point that is constantly
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attended that is not required to be within the building, with the ability for the central
control point to immediately contact another person to respond to the emergency.
4.
Emergency lighting and exit light fixture shall be provided.
5.
Annual certification of the locking system on an approved form shall be
submitted to the Tulsa Fire Department. This certification shall be conducted with the
annual alarm certification.
An occupant within the building shall be provided with at least one (1)
direct access to an exit without being required to pass through a door equipped with
such electrical locking system.
6.
7.
An occupant within the building shall not be required to pass through
more than one (1) door equipped with such electrical locking system before entering an
exit.
Stairway Doors-Amendatory. Interior stairway means of egress doors shall
be capable of being opened from both sides without the use of a key or special
knowledge or effort.
1008.1.8.7
Exceptions:
1.
Stairway discharge doors shall be capable of being opened from the egress
side and shall only be locked frOIll. the. opposite side.
2.
This. section shall not apply to doors arranged in accordance with Section
403.12 of the International. Building Code, as adopted by the City of Tulsa.
3.
In stairways setvingnot m.ore than Jour (4) stories, doors are permitted to
be locked from the side opposite the egress side, provided they are capable
of being opened from the egress side and capable of being unlocked
simultaneously without unlatching upon a signal from the fire command
center, if present, or a signal by emergency personnel from a single
location inside the main entrance to the building.
4.
Doors on stair enclosures shall be permitted to be equipped with hardware
that prevents re-entry into the interior of the building, provided that:
4.1
There are at least two (2) levels where it is possible to leave the stair
enclosure, and
4.2
There shall be not more than four (4) floors intervening between
floors where it is possible to .leave the staif enclosure, and
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4.3
Re-entry is possible on the top or next to the top floor permitting
access to another exit, and
4.4
Doors permitting re-entry are identified as such on the stair side of
the door.
Section 1008.1.8.8 Fail-safe Electronic Locks-Added. Approved fail-safe electronic
locks shall be permitted to be installed on doors serving any occupancy except Group
A, E and H occupancies in buildings that are equipped throughout with an automatic
sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 of this code and an approved
automatic smoke or heat detection system installed in elevator lobbies and machine
rooms as required for elevators with recall capabilities, provided that the fail-safe
electronic locks comply with all the conditions in paragraphs 1 through 5 below, to
access a required exit other than the first required exit.
1.
The fail-safe electronic lock shall unlock upon actuation of the automatic
fire sprinkler system, or automatic smoke or heat detection system.
2.
The fail-safe electronic lock shall unlock upon loss of power to the
electronic locking system.
3.
The fail-safe electronic lock shall unlock upon loss of power to the building.
4.
The fail-safe electronic lock shall not be supplied with emergency and!or
back-up power.
5.
The fail-safe electronic lock when unlocked shall not be reset until after the
emergency no longer exists.
Exceptions;
1.
In addition to the above requirements, where fail-safe electronic locks in
accordance with this section are used to secure elevator or stair lobbies that
are not provided with direct access to an exit, the lobbies shall be provided
with a 2-way communication system with a central station that can be
located anywhere inside or outside of the building, provided it is manned
twenty-four (24) hours, seven (7) days a week. The communication system
shall be tested monthly to ensure operational condition. The lobby shall
also be provided with a location sign that indicates its location in the
building. Direction to exits shall be provided with exit lights as required
by this code.
2.
In addition to the above requirements, where fail-safe electronic locks in
accordance with this section are used to secure elevator or stair lobbies that
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are not provided with direct access to an exit in buildings that are not
equipped with a sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 of
this code, the lobbies shall have a manual fire alarm pull station tied into
the building fire alarm system, in addition to a 2-way communication
system with a central station that can be located anywhere inside or
outside of the building. The central station shall also be manned
twenty-four (24) hours, seven (7) days a week, and shall be tested monthly
to ensure operational condition. The lobby shall also be provided with a
location sign that indicates its location in the building. Direction to exits
shall be provided with exit lights as required by this code. An
informational sign is not required for the manual fire alarm pull station.
3.
In addition to the above requirements, where fail-safe electronic locks in
accordance with this section are installed on stairway doors and its
operation requires a primary release from the egress side to release the
locking Illechanismwhich is not integral to the latch, a secondary
push-button release shall be required to be installed on the egress side, as
a back-up unlocking operation, in the event of failure of the primary
release mechanism.
Section 1008.4 Registration, Annual Inspection and Certification of Hardware-Added.
After January 1,2008, all annual fire alarm inspections shall include the registration of
access-controlled egress door hardware .installed in accordance with Section 1008.1.3.4
of this code, delayed egress locks installed in accordance With Section 1008.1.8.6 of this
code, and fail-safe electronic locks installed in accordance with Section 1008.1.8.8 of this
code, shall be registered with the City of Tulsa. Such installations shall pass annual
inspections.by and shall.. be certified by an approved alarm company. A record of the
inspections shall be.. submitted. to the Fire Marshal annually. The schedule for
registration of these specific three (3) sets of hardware shall be in accordance with the
following priority phasing:
1.
Any such hardware currently installed on doors opening into an exit stair
or elevator.lobby including public access corridors connected to these exits and lobbies.
2.
All proposed neW construction and remodeling permit applications,
including existing hardware in remodeled spaces.
3.
After completion of licensing and registration of hardware company by the
State and the City of Tulsa, all new hardware installation, and all hardware not currently
registered at time of repair or maintenance of that hardware.
Exception: Registration, inspection, and certification shall not be required for
door hardware of single-occupant spaces.
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1009.1
General-Amendatory. All stairways shall comply with the provisions of
this section.
1009.1.1.
Stairway Width-Added. The width of stairways shall be determined as
specified in Section 1005.1 of this code, but such width shall not be less than forty-four
(44) inches (1118 IIUll). See Section 1007.3 of this code for accessible means of egress
stairways.
Exceptions:
1.
Stairways serving an occupant load of less than fifty (50) shall have a
width of not less than thirty-six (36) inches (914 mm).
2.
Spiral stairways as provided fOf in Section 1009.8 of this code.
3.
Aisle stairs complying with Section 1025 of this code.
4.
Where an incline platfofm lift or stairway chairlift is installed on stairways
serving occupancies in Group R..3, or within dwelling units in occupancies
in Group R-2, a clear passage width not less than twenty (20)irlches (508
mm) shall be provided. If the seat and platform can be folded when not
in use, the distance shall be measured from the folded position.
Multiple Tenants-Amendatory. Where more than one (1) tenant
Section 1014.2.1
occupies anyone (1) floor of a building or structure, each tenant space, dwelling unit
and sleeping unit shall be provided with access to the required exits without passing
through adjacent tenant spaces, dwelling units and sleeping units.
Exceptions:
1.
Means of egress shall not be prohibited through adjoining tenant space
where such rooms or spaces occupy less than ten percent (10%) of the area
of the tenant space through which they pass, are the sa.me or .similar
occupancy group, a discernible path of egress travel to an exit is provided,
and the means of egress into the adjoining space is not subject to locking
from the egress side. A required means of egress serving the larger tenant
space shall not pass through the smaller tenant space or spaces.
2.
Means of egress to the reqUired second exit through another tenant space
shall not be prohibited in buildings· permitted prior to October 27, 1972.
3.
Existing means of egress through another tenant space, approved on or
after October 27, 1972 and prior to January 1,2008, shall be permitted to
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remain.. Newly created means of egress through another tenant space shall
not be permitted in buildings permitted on or after October 27, 1972.
Section 1019.1
Minimum Numb~r of Exits-Amendatory. All rooms and spaces
within each story shall be provided with and have access to the minimum number of
approved independent exits required by Table 1019.1 of this code, based upon the
occupant load of the story, except as modified in Sections 1015.1 or 1019.2 of this code.
For the. purposes of this chapter, occupied roofs shall be provided with exits as required
for stories. The required number of exits from any story, basement or individual space
shall be maintained until arrival at grade or the public way, except that an elevator
lobby, stair lobby, basement, or occupied roof area, in compliance with Table 1015.1 of
this code, and that does not exceed 735 square feet in size, shall be permitted to be a
single exit or single exit access space. Such single exit or single exit access lobbies shall
be subject to correction for exit or exit access being provided if future International Code
Council code development or written interpretation regarding and clarifying lobby
egress become available.
1507.12.1
Slope-Amendatory. Section 1507.12.1 of the ICC International Building Code,
2006 Edition is adopted as published, provided that an Exception to Section 1507.12.1 is
added to read as follows:
Exception-Added: The roof design slope may be reduced to 1/8:12 when
structural calculations have been provided to demonstrate compliance with
Section 1611.2 of this code and warranties have been prOvided for the roof
membrane in a 1/8:12 installatioll.
1507.13.1
Slope-Amendatory. Section 1507.13.1 of the ICC International Building Code,
2006 Edition is adopted as published, provided that an Exception to Section 1507.13.1 is
added to read as follows:
Exception-Added: The roof design slope may be reduced to 1/8:12 when
structural calcul~tions have been provided to demonstrate compliance with
Section 1611.2 of this code and warranties have been provided for the roof
membrane in a 1/8:12 installation.
1612.1
General-Amendatory. Within flood hazard areas as established in Section
1612.3 of this code, all new construction of buildings, structures and portions of
buildings and structures, including substantial improvements and restoration of
substantial damage to buildings and structures, shall be designed and constructed to
resist the effects of flood hazards and flood loads, in accord with all applicable City
ordinances. For buildings that are located in more than one (1) flood hazard area, the
provisions associated with the most restrictive flood hazard area shall apply.
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Definitions-Amendatory. Section 1612.2 of the ICC International Building
Code, 2006 Edition is adopted as published, provided that the following definitions in
Section 1612.2 are amended to read as follows:
1612.2
BASE FLOOD-Amendatory. A flood haVing a one-percent (1%) chance of being equaled
or exceeded in any given year, and is a regulatory flood as defined in applicable City
ordinances.
DESIGN FLOOD-Amendatory. A flood associated with the greater of the following two
areas:
1.
An area with a flood plain subject to a. one-percent (1%) or greater chance
of flooding in any year (100 year, 24 hour storm); or
2.
An area designated as a flood hazard area on a community's flood hazard
map, or otherwise laWfully designated.
FLOOD HAZARD AREA-Amendatory. For all buildings or structures located inside
the corporate limits ofthe City of Tulsa, the flood hazard area shall be as designated on
the City of Tulsa's officially adopted Regulatory Flood Plain Maps.
FLOODWAY-Amendatory. The channel of the river, creek or other watercourse and the
adjacent land areas that must be reserved in order to discharge a base flood without
cumUlatively increasing the water surface elevation as prescribed by applicable City
ordinances.
SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT-Amendatory. Any repair, reconstruction or
improvement of a structure, the cost of which equals or exceeds fifty percent (50%) of
the market value of the structure, either before the improvement or repair is started or,
if fhe structure has been damaged and is being restored, before the damage occurred.
For purposes of this definition "substantial improvement" is considered to occur when
th~ first alteration of any walt ceiling, floor or other structural part of the building
commences, whether or not that alteration affects the external dimensions of the
structure. The term shall not include:
1.
Any project(s) for improvement ofa structure to comply with existing
health, sanitary or safety code specifications which are solely necessary to assure safe
living conditions, or
2.
Any alterations of a structure listed on the National Register of Historic
Places or State Inventory of Historic Places.
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The cost used in the substantial improvement determination shall be the cumulative
costs of all previous improvements for a specific building or structure occurring during
the immediate past 10-year period.
1612.3
Establishment of Flood Hazard Areas-Amendatory~ To establish flood
hazard areas the City, by the passage cmdapproval of a resolution, shall adopt a flood
hazard map and supporting data. The flood hazard map shall include, at a minimum,
areas of special flood hazard as identified by the Federal Emergency Management
Agency in an engineering report entitled "The Flood Insurance Study for City of Tulsa,
Oklahoma," dated April 16, 2003, as amended or revised with the accompanying Flood
Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and Flood Boundary and Floodway Map (FBFM) and related
supporting data, together with. any revisions. The adopted flood hazard map and
supporting data are hereby adopted by reference and incorporated as part of this section.
1805.2.1
Frost Protection-Amendatory. Except where otherwise protected from
frost, foundation walls, piers and other permanent supports of buildings and structures
shall be protected by one or more of the following methods: extending eighteen inches
(18") below the finish grade; constructing in accordance with American Society of Civil
Engineers (ASCE) Reference Standard Number 32; or erecting on solid rock.
Exception: Free-standing buildings meeting all of the following conditions shall
not be required to be protected:
1.
Classified in Occupancy Category I, in accordance with Section 1604.5 of
this code;
2.
Area of 600 square feet or less for light-frame construction or 400 square
feet or less for other than light-frame construction; and
3.
Eave height of ten feet (10') or less.
Footings shall not bear On frozen soil unless such frozenconditio1'l is of a perm.anent
character.
1805.4.2.3
Plain Concrete Footings-Deleted. Section 1805.4.2.3 of the ICC International
Building Code, 2006 Edition is intentionally deleted from this code.
1806.2
Guards-Added. Where retaining walls with differences in grade level on
either side of the wall in excess of four (4) feet are. located closer than two (2) feet to a
walk,. path, parking lot or driveway on the high side, the retaining walls shall be
prOVided with guards that are constructed in accordance with Section 1013.0 of this code
or other approved protective measures.
Section 3007 Approved Agency-Added.
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General- Added. No person, firm, corporation or limited liability company
shall perform a safety test on elevators or any conveying system(s) in the City of Tulsa
unless such person, firm, corporation or limited liability company has registered a
certificate of competency from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Qualification
of Elevator Inspectors (ASME QEI) Supervisors as provided in this title.
3007.1
Approved Inspection Agencies-Added. Inspection agencies shall meet the
requirements of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Qualification of Elevator
Inspectors (ASME QEI) inspection supervisors. A copy of the periodic test report for
each piece of equipment shall have a qualified elevator teclmician's signature, ASME QEI
inspection supervisor's signature and ASME certification number. A copy of the test
report shall be posted in elevator equipment room.
3007.1.1
. Registration-Added. All certificates of registration shall expire on June 30
and shall be renewed annually. The fees charged for certificates of registration and
renewals shall be as provided in Title 49, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, Chapter 3. Renewal
applications may be made in person or by mail to the City of Tulsa Permit and License
Center. Either the original or a photocopy of the current certificate, shall accompany the
check or money order for the required fee.
3007.1.2
Section 3008 Tests and Inspections-Added.
General-Added. All equipment and devices covered by the provisions of
this code shall be subjected to acceptance and maintenance tests and periodic inspections
as required as required by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Standards,
Reference Number .A17.1, 2000 Edition.
3008.1
Acceptance Tests-Added. Acceptance tests. and inspections shall be
req-uired on all new, relocated .and altered equipment subject to the provisions of this
chapter. Tests and inspections shall be of such a nature as to determine whether the
entire installation is designed, constructed and installed in compliance with this code,
and shall include all parts of the equipment and machinery. All such tests shall be made
incompliance with the requirements of Section 3008.1 of this code and in the presence
of the code official, or by persons authorized by the authority having jurisdiction.
3008.2
Periodic Tests and Periodic Inspections-Added. Periodic test and
inspections shall be required on all existing elevators and on all existing equipment
subject to the provisions of this chapter.
3008.3
Periodic Tests-Added. Periodic tests shall be made by the code official, or
by an approved agency, and shall be made at the expense .and responsibility of the
owner. Where such tests are not made by the code official, the approved agency shall
post a detailed report of the tests in a conspicuous place in the machine room, as
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required in Section 3007.1.1 of this code, not more than thirty (30) days after completion
of the test.
3008.3.2
Periodic Inspections-Added. Periodic inspections shall be made by the
code official, or by art approved agency, and shall be made at the expense and
responsibility of the owner. Where tests are not made by the code official, the approved
agency shall post a detailed report of the inspection in a conspicuous place in the
machine room, as required in Section 3007.1.1 of this code, not more than thirty (30) days
after completion of the inspection.
3008.4
Frequency of Tests and Inspections-Added. Periodic tests and inspections
shall be made at intervals not exceeding those set forth in American Society of Mechanical
Engineers (ASME) Standards, Reference Number A17.1listed in Chapter 35 of this code
for elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters and moving walks. Miscellaneous hoisting and
elevating equipment, and conveyors shall be inspected at such intervals as are deemed
necessary by the code official to ensure safe operation.
3008..4.1
Periodic Inspection Intervals-Added. Periodic Inspection shall be
performed at the following intervals: Category one (1) shall be completed a1lllually.
Category three (3) shall be completed every three (3) years. Category five (5) shall be
completed every five (5) years not exceeding those set forth in American Society of
Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Standards, Reference Number A17.11isted in Chapter 35
of this code.
Section 3009 Certificate of Compliance-Added.
3009.1
General-Added, It shall be unlawful and an offense fotany person, other
than the installer, to operate any elevator or conveying system governed by the
provisions of this chapter, after it has been installed, relocated or altered, until the
elevator or conveying system has been inspected and tested as required in this chapter
and a final Certificate of Compliance has been issued by the code official.
3009.2
Final Certificate of Compliance-Added. The code official shall issue a final
certificate of compliance for each elevator unit or conveying system, which has
satisfactorily passed the inspections and tests required by this chapter. The certificate
shall bear the signature of the qualified person who witnessed the inspections and tests.
3009.2.1
Annual Certificate of Compliance-Added. The code official shall maintain
a complete and accurate record pertaining to the use, ownership and testing company
of each elevator or conveying system inspected and tested. Elevators and conveying
systems shall be inspected annually, beginning twelve (12) months after final inspection,
and a report on the condition of the eleVator or conveying system shall be issued to the
owner or operator. The fee for inspection shall be as provided in Title 49, Tulsa Revised
Ordinances, Chapter 3. It shall be unlawful and an offense for any person, firm,
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corporation or limited liability company to fail to obtain the certificate of compliance, to
display it on the elevator or conveying system, and pay the appropriate fee within the
required time interval.
Section 3010 Maintenance and Accidents-Added.
Owners Responsibility-Added. The owner or the owner's agent for the
building in which the equipment is located shall be responsible for the care, maintenance
and safe operation of all equipment covered by this chapter, after the installation and
acceptance by such Owner or agent. The Owner or legal agent shall make or cause to be
made all periodic tests and inspections and shall maintain all equipment in a safe
operating condition as required by this chapter.
3010.1
Contractors Responsibility-Added. Any person installing an elevator or
conveying system subject to this chapter shall perform all acceptance tests and shall be
responsible for the care and safe operation of such equipment during its construction,
until finally accepted by the building owner or owner's agent.
3010.2
Maintenance Items-Added. All operating and electrical parts and
aq:essory equipment Or devices subject to this chapter shall be maintained in a safe
operating condition. The maintenance and testing of elevators, dumbwaiters and
escalators shall conform to American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Standards,
Reference Number A17.1 listed in Chapter 35 of this code.
3010.3
Acciden.ts Reported and Recorded-Added. The owner of the building shall
immediately notify the code official of emy accident involving personalinjury ordarnage
to property on, about or in connection with any elevator or conveying system subject to
this chapter, and shall provide the code official reasonable access for investigating such
accident. When an accident involves the failure, breakage, damage or destruction of any
part of the elevator or conveying system,. it shall be unlawful to use such device until
an examination by the code official is made and approval of the equipment for
continued use is granted. It $hall be the duty of the code official to make a prompt
examination into the cause of the accident and to enter a full and complete report in
records of the Development Services Division of the Economic Development
Department of the City of Tulsa or other department, division or section of the City of
Tulsa authorized and directed to enforce the provisions of this code.
3010.4
Removal of Damaged Parts-Added. It shall be unlawful and an offense
for any person torernove from the premises any parts of the damaged construction or
operating mechanism oran elevator, or other e.qtlipment subject to the provisions of thi$
chapter, until permission to do so has been granted by the code official.
3010.5
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Power to Seal Equipmell.t-Added. In case of emergency, the code official,
in addition to any other penalties provided in this title, shall have the power to secure
and seal as out-of-service any device or equipment subject to the provisions of this
chapter when, in the professional judgment of the code official, the condition of the
device is such that the device is rendereg unsafe for operation or for the willful failure
to comply with written orders.
3011.1
Notice of Sealing Out of Service-Added. Before securing and sealing any
device as out-of-service, the code official, except incase of emergency, sha.ll serve written
notice upon the building owner or lessee, stating the intention to secure and seal the
equipment as out-of..service and the reasons for the action.
3011.2
Unlawful to Remove Seal-Added. Any device sealed as out-of-service by
the code official shall be plainly marked with a sign or tag indicating the reason for such
sealing. It shall be UIila.wful and a misdemeanor offense for any person to tamper with,
deface. or remove any out-of-service sign, tag or seal without the approval of the code
official.
3011.3
Section 3012 Existing Elevators and Escalators-Added.
Referenced Standard-Added.. All existing elevators and escalators shall
conform to American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Standards, Reference
Numbers A17.1, AI7.3, and International Code. Council, Inc. (ICC) Standards Reference
Number A117.1. Altered elements of existing elevators shall comply with ASME A17.1
and ICC A117.L Such elements shall also be altered in elevators programmed to
respond to the same hall call control as the altered elevator.
3012.1
Exceptions:
1.
ASME A17.1, Section 8.6.5.8 Safety Bulkhead, Section 8.6.8.3.3. The
escalator step skirt performance Section 8.7.2.27.5(e) Car over speed
protection and unintended movement protection.
2.
ASME AI7.3, Section 1.5 Alterations, Maintenance, and Inspections and
Test.
Existing Elevators~Added. All existing elevators having a travel distance
of twenty-five (25) feet above or below the designated landing shall meet the
requirements of American. Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 1987 Edition regarding
Fire-Fighters Service. All elevators shall be brought into full compliance with this code
in accordance with the following schedule:
3012.2
Years(s) Elevators Installed
Full Compliance Not Later Than
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1981-1986
December 31, 1996
1971-1980
December 31,2000
Pre-1971
December 31,2003
All elevator machine rooms with a sprinkler system shall have a heat sensor/shunt trip
installed no later than December 31,1995. Door restrictors shall be installed on elevators
no later than December 31 1995.
Section 3107 Signs-Amendatory.
3107.1
Scope-Amendatory. In addition to the general requirements of this code
governing the design and construction of all structures, the provisions of Section 3107
of this code shall control the special structures and construction features pertaining to
signs.
3107.2
General-Added. Section 3107 of this code shall govern the construction,
alteration, repair and maintenance of outdoor signs together with the associated and
auxiliary devices related to structural and fire safety. Section 2611 of this code shall
govern approved light-transmitting plastic interior wall signs. Section 402.15 of this code
shall govern approved plastic signs in covered mall buildings.
3107.3
Definitions-Added. The following words and terms shall, for the purposes
of this title and as used elsewhere in this code, have the meanings ascribed to them as
follows:
Sign: Sign shall have the same meaning as defined in the City of Tulsa Zoning Code,
Title 42, Tulsa Revised Ordinances ("Zoning Code").
Sign Contractor Types:
Sign Contractor: Sign Contractor shall mean any person, firm, corporation or
limited liability company engaged in the business of manufacturing, assembling,
transporting, installing, erecting, repairing, altering, servicing, or removing signs,
maintaining a permanent business address or telephone., and is currently
registered with the City of Tulsa to engage in such practices.
Electrical Sign Contractor: Electrical Sign Contractor shall mean any person, firm,
corporation or limited liability company engaged in the business of
manufacturing, assembling, transporting, installing, erecting, repairing, altering,
servicing, or .removing signs or electrical signs, maintaining a permanent business
address or telephone, and is currently registered with the City of Tulsa to engage
in such practices.
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Electrical Sign Journeyman: Electrical Sign Journeyman shall mean any person
other than an electrical sign contractor who engages in the actual fabrication,
installation, alteration, and repair or renovation of signs or electrical signs.
Sign Types:
Architectural Sign: Architectural sign shall mean any free standing structure,
feature, or projection from an existing structure that is constructed for the purpose
of supporting or displaying signage and is not intended for occupancy.
Beacon Sign:. Beacon sign shall mean a light which flashes or projects
illumination, single color or multicolored, in any manner which is intended to
attract or divert attention, except that this term shall not include any kind of
lighting device which is required or necessary under the safety regulations
described by the Federal Aviation Agency.
Electrical Sign: Electrical sign shall mean any sign that includes wiring, fixtures,
appurtenances, and provision for connection to an electrical power supply, not
including signs illuminated by art external light source.
Ground Sign: Ground sign shall mean a sign supported by uprights or braces
in or upon the ground surface.
Marquee Sign: Ma.rquee sign shall mean a sign attached to or hung from a
marquee, cartopyor other covered structure, projecting from and supported by
the building and extending beyond the building wall, building line or street lot
line.
Portable Sign: Portable sign shall mean a sign.. usually of a temporary nature,
not securely anchored to the ground or to a building or structure and which
obtains some or all of its structural stability with respect to Wind or other
normally applied forces by mean.s of its geometry orcharactet.
Projecting Sign: Projecting sign shall mean a sign which is attached directly to
a building wall and which extends more than fifteen (15) inches from the face of
a wall.
Roo£ Sign: Roof sign means a sign, which is erected, construction and
maintained aboVe the roof of a building.
Temporary Sign: Temporary signrneans a sign constructed of cloth,Fabric or
other lightweight temporary material, With or without a structural frame,
intended for a limited period of display, including decoration displays for
holidays or public demonstrations.
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Wall sign: Wall sign means a sign which is painted on or attached directly to a
fence or on the surface of masonry, concrete, frame or other approved building
walls, and which extends not more than fifteen (15) inches from the face of the
fence or wall.
Zoning Law-Added. Where more restrictive in respect to location, purpose,
size or height of signs, the .1imitations of Tulsa's Zoning Code, Title 42, Tulsa Revised
Ordinances that affect required light and ventilation requirements and occupancy of land
shall take precedence over the regulations of this code.
3107.4
Permits and Construction Documents-Added. Permits for signs shall be
required as specified irl Sections 3107.5.1 and 3107.5.2 of this code,except as provided
for in Section 3107.5.3 of this code. Construction documents shall be prepared .andfiled
in accordance with Sections 3107.5.4 and 3107.5.5 of this code.
3107.5
New Signs-Added. A new sign shall not be erected, constructed, altered
or maintained except as provided for in this code and until a permit has been issued by
the code official.
3.107.5.1
Outdoor Advertising Signs-Added. An application for an outdoor
advertising sign for which a State of Oklahoma permit is required under the provisions
of 69 0.5.2001 §§1271 et seq., the Oklahoma Highway Code of 1968 Highway Advertising
Control Act of 1968 shall have a copy of the state's permit attached.
3.107.5•.1.1
Altera60ns-Added.No sign shall be enlarged or relocated unless such sign
conforms to the provisions of this Section 3107 of this code applicable tp new signs, or
until a proper permit has been secured. The changing of movableparts of an approved
sign that.is designed for such changes, or the repainting or reposting of display matter,
shall not be deemed an alteration, provided that the conditions of the original approval
and the requirements of this section are not violated.
3107.5.2
Permit Exemptions-Added. No permit shall be required for the signs
specified in Sections 3107.5.3.1 through 3107.5.3.5 of this code. This exemption shall not
be construed to relieve the owner of the sign from responsibility for the sign's erection
and maintenance in a safe manner.
3107.5.3
Wall Signs-Added. No permit shall be required for a sign painted on the
surface of a fence or approved building wall, or any non-illuminated wall sign ona
building or structure, which is not more than ten (10) square feet in area.
3107.5.3.1
Sale or Rent-Added. No permit shall be required for ground signs .erected
to announce the sale or rent of property, provided that such signs are not more than
twenty-five (25) square feet in area.
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3107.5.3.3
Transit Directions-Added. A permit shall not be required for the erection
ot maintenance of a ground sign designating the location of a transit line, a railroad
station or other public carrier provided that such signs are not more than three (3)
square feet in area.
Street Signs-Added. No permit shall be required for ground signs erected
by a city, state or federal agency for street and traffic direction.
3107.5.3.4
3107.5.3.5
Projecting Signs-Added. No permit shall be required for a projecting sign
not exceeding two and one-half (2~) square feet of display surface.
Construction Documents and Owner's Consent-Added. Before any permit
shall be issued for the erection of a sign, construction documents shall be filed with the
code official showing the dimensions, materials and required details of construction,
including loads, stresses and anchorage. The applications shall be accompanied by the
written consent of the ownetor lessee of the premises upon which the sign is to be
erected.
3107.5.4
Identification-Added. Every sign for which a permit has been issued and
which is erected, constructed or maintained, shall be plainly identified by the name of
the person, firm, corporation or limited liability company owning, erecting, maintaining
or operating such sign. The method and location of this identification shall appear on
construction documents filed with the code official.
3107.5.5
License Fee-Added. No permit required for any sign work shall be issued
and no sign for which. suchpe:rmit is required shall be erected unless the person, firm,
corporation or limited liability company erecting it shall have paid the current required
license fee and shall have executed and delivered any .required bond and insurance.
3107.5.6
Licensing Exceptions-Added. Regardless of any other provisions of this
code pertaining to licensing oEsign contractors, permits for temporary construction. signs
having not mOre than sixty-fou,r (64) square feet of display surface area, may be issued
to general construction contractors and permits for signs painted on buildings or other
structures may be issued to unlicensed sign painters. Permits for promotional business
signs, as defined in the Zoning Code, other than roofmounted inflatable, non-rigid and
tethered balloon type signs, may be issued to any owner or lessee of property on which
such sign is to be located upon proper application and no bond or insurance shall be
reqUired.
3107.5.6.1
3107.5.7
Permit Expiration-Added. Permits for business or outdoor advertising
signs which have not been utilized within six (6). months from the date of issuance shall
be null and void. "Business signs" and "outdoor advertising signs" shall have the same
meaning as defined in the Zoning Code. The term "utilized" shall mean actual
installation of the sign.
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3107.6
Maintenance and Inspection-Added. Sign maintenance and inspection
shall comply with Sections 3107.6.1 through 3107.6~4 of this code.
Removal-Added. The code official is authorized to order the removal of
any sign that is not maintained in accordance with the provisions of this section.
3107.6.1
3107.6.2
Maintenance-Added. All signs for which a permit is required, together
with all supports, braces, guys and anchors, shall be kept in repair in accordance with
the provisions of Section 3107 of this code and Chapter 1 of this title. Where not
galvanized or constructed of approved corrosion-resistant noncombustible materials,
signs shall be painted.
Housekeeping-Added. The owner or lessee of every sign shall maintain
the immediate premises occupied by the sign in a clean, sanitary and healthful condition.
3107.6.3
3107.6.4
Inspection-Added. Every sign shall be subject to inspection and approval.
General Requirements-Added. All signs shall be designed andconsfructed
to comply with the provisions of this code related to materials, loads and stresses, and
with the requirements of Sections 3107.7.1 through 3107.7.5 of this code.
3107.7
Wind Load-Added.. All signs shall be. designed and constructed to
withstand wind pressure as provided for in Section 1609 of this code.
3107.7.1
3107.7.2
Earthquake Load- Added. Signs designed to withstand wind pressures
shall be considered capable of withstanding earthquake loads, except as provided for in
Section 1613 of this code.
Illumination-Added. No sign shall be illuminated by other than electrical
means, and electrical devices and wiring shall be .installed in accordance with the
requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard Reference Number
'70, and the National Electrical Code, as adopted by the City of Tulsa. Any open spark
or flame shall not be used for display purposes unless specifically approved.
3107.7.3
3107.7.4
Use of Combustibles-Added. The requirements of Sections 3107.7.4.1 and
3107.7.4.2 of this·code shall apply to combustible materials for signs.
Ornamental Features-Added. Wood or approved plastic as provided for
in Chapter 26 of this code, Of other materials of combustible characteristics similar to
wood, used for moldings, cappings, nailing blocks, letters and latticirtgshall comply with
Section 3107$ of this code and shall not be used fOf otheromamental features of signs,
unless approved.
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3107.7.4.2
Internally Illuminated Signs-Added. Except as provided for in Sections
402.14 and 2611.0 of this codei where internally illuminated signs have sign facings of
wood or approved combustible plastic, the area ofsuch facing section shall not be more
than 120 square feet and the wiring for electrical lighting shall be entirely enclosed in
the sign cabinet, with a clearance of not less than two (2) inches from the facing material.
The dimensional limitation of 120 square feet shall not apply to sign facing sections
made from flame resistant"'"Coated fabric (ordinarily known as "flexible sign face plastic")
that weighs less than twenty (20) ounces per square yard and which, when tested in
accordance with National Fire Protection ASSOciation (NFPA) Standard Reference Number
701, meets the fire propagation performance requirements of both Test 1 and Test2, or
which, when tested in accordance with the approved test method, exhibits an average
bum time of two (2) seconds or less and. a burning extent of five and nine-tenths (5.9)
inches (150 mm) or less for ten specimens.
Animated Devices-Added. Signs that contain moving sections or
ornaments shall have fail-safe provisions to prevent the section or . ornament from
releasing and falling or shifting its center of gravity more than fifteen (15) inches. The
fail-safe device shall be inadditiontQ the mechanism and the mechanism's housing
which operate the movable section or ornament. The fail-safe device shall be capable
of supporting the full dead weight of the section or ornament when the moving
mechanism releases.
3107.7.5
3107.8
Maximum Height of Ground Signs-Added. Ground signs may be erected
to a height above the ground as permitted by the Zoning Code, when constructed
entirely of noncombustible material. If constructed of combustible materials, ground
signs shall not be erected more than thirty-five (35) feet in height measured from the
highest part of the sign to the ground at any point immediately below the sign.
Applications for permits Jorground signs over forty (40) feet in height shall include
engineering calculations and .drawings by a. Professional. Engineer registered in the State
of Oklahoma. Such calculations shall bear the engineer's seal and certification that the
design meets the requirements of this code.
Roof Signs-Added. Roof signs shall be prohibited to the extent provided
within the City of Tulsa Zoning Code, Title 42, Tulsa Revised Ordinance.
3107.9
3107.10
Wall Signs-Added. Wall signs shall comply with Sections 3107.10.1 and
3107.10.2 of this code.
Materials-Added. Wall signs which have an area exceeding forty (40)
square feet shall be constructed of metal or other approved noncombustible materials,
except for nailing rails and as provided for in Section 3107.7.4 of this code.
3107.10.1
Extension-Added. A wall or projecting sign shall not extend above the top
of the parapet or building wall on which it is located; provided that, in instances where
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the height of the parapet or building wall, or where construction or architectural features
will not permit a wall sign three (3) feet in height, the sign may extend above the
parapet or building wall a distance which will permit a sign of three (3) feet in height.
3107.11
Projecting Signs-Added. Projecting signs shall comply with Sections
3107.11.1 through 3107.11.4 of this code.
3107.11.1
Materials-Added. Projecting signs shall be constructed entirely of metal
or other approved noncombustible material except as provided for in Section 3107.7.4
of this code.
3107.11.2
Maximum Projection-Added. A projecting sign shall not extend beyond
a vertical plane that is (2) feet inside the curb line.
3107.11.3
Clearance-Added. A vertical clearance of not less than eight (8) feet shall
be provided below all parts of projecting signs.
3107.11.4
Additional Loads-Added. Projecting sign structures which will be used
to support an individual ona ladder or other servicing device, whether or not
specifically designed for the servicing device, shall be capable of supporting the
anticipated additional load, but not less than a 100-pound concentrated horizontal load
and a 300-pound concentrated vertical load applied at the point of assumed or most
eccentric loading. The building component to which the projecting sign is attached shall
also be designed to support the additional loads.
3107.12
Marquee Signs-Added. Marquee signs shall comply with Sections
3107.12.1 through 3107.12.3 of this code.
3107.12.1
Materials-Added. Marquee signs shall be constructed entirely of metal or
other approved n.oncombustible material except as provided for in Section 3107.7.4 of
this code.
3107.12.2
Attachment-Added. Marquee signs shall be attached to approved
marquees that are constructed in accordance with Sections 3107.12.2 and 3106 of this
code.
3107.12.2.1 Marquees-Added. A marquee is a permanent roofed structure including
attached objects or decorations, attached to and supported by the building.
3107.12.2.1.1 Projection and Clearance-Added. The horizontal clearance between a
marquee and the curb line shall not be less than two (2) feet. A marquee projecting
more than two-thirds of the distance from the property line to the curb line shall not be
less than ten (10) feet above the ground or pavement below.
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3107.12.3
Dimensions-Added. Marquee signs shall not project beyond theperfrneter
of the m.arquee.
3107.13
Temporary Signs-Added. Temporary signs shall comply with Sections
3107.13.1 through 3107.13.4 of this code.
3107.13.1
Banner and Cloth Signs-Added. Temporary signs and banners which are
attached to or suspended from a building, and which are constructed of cloth or other
combustible material, shall be constructed in art approved marmerand shall be securely
supported. Such signs and banners shall be removed as sooh as tom or damaged, and
not later than sixty (60) days after erection. Permits for temporary signs that are
suspended from or attached to a canopy or marquee shall be limited to a period of ten
(10) days.
3107.13.2
Maximum Size..Added. Temporary signs of combustible construction shall
not be more than ten (10) feet in one dimension nor more than 500 square feet in area.
3107.13.3
Supports-Added. Where more than 100 square feet in area, temporary
signs and banners shall be constructeci and fastened to supports that are capable of
withstanding the design loads listed in Section 1608 of this code.
3107.13.4 . Special Permits-Added. Temporary signs, which extend across streets or
other public spaces shall be subject to special approval of the City Council or other
authority having jurisdiction.
3107.14
Illuminated Signs-Added. Illuminated signs shall comply with Sections
3107.14.1 through 3107.14.3 of this code.
3107.14.1
Certificates-Added. All electrically illuminated signs shall be certified as
to electric Wiring and devices by the agency having jurisdiction, and all wiring and
accessory electrical equipment shall conform lothe requirements of National Fire
Protection A.ssociation (NFPA) Standard Reference. Number 70, and the Nationa.l Electrical
Code,as adopted by the City of Tulsa.
3107.14.2
Additional Permits'-Added. Electrical permits shall be issued for the
erection or maintenance of illuminated signs.
3107.14.3
Re-Iettering Signs-Added. The requirements of Section 3107 of this code
shall not apply to the re-Iettering of illuminated signs, except where suchre-Iettering
requires a change of wiring or piping of the sign.
3107.15
Portable Signs-Added. Portable signs shall conform to all requirements
for ground, roof, projecting, flat and temporary signs where such signs are used in a
similar capacity. The requirements of this section shall not be construed to require
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portable signs to have connections to surfaces, tie-downs or foundations where
provisions are made by temporary means or configuration of the structure to provide
stability for the expected duration of the installation.
Electrical-Added. Portable signs that require electrical service shall have
a positive connecting device on the sign. Electrical service lines to the sign shall be
protected from damage from all anticipated traffic.
3107.15.1
Prohibited Signs and Locations-Added. The signs, devices and locations
described in Sections 3107.16.1 through 3107.16.3 of this code shall be specifically
prohibited.
3107.16
Visual Obslruction·Added. No sign or sign structure shall be erected in
such a manner as to constitute a sight obstruction to pedestrians or motorists" nor at any
location where by its position, shape or color it may interfere with or obstruct the view
of or be confused With any authorized traffic sign, signal or device.
3107.16.1
Egress Obstructions-Added. Signs shall not be erected, constructed or
maintained so as to obstruct any fire escape or any windoW or door or opening used as
a means of egress or so as to prevent free passage £rom one part of a roof to any other
part of the roof. A sign shall not be attached in any form, shape or manner to a fire
escape, nor be placed in such manner as to interfere with any opening required for
ventilation.
3107.16.2
Portable Signage-Added. Vehicles and trailers shall not be used for onor off-premise signage, primarily as .static displays, advertising a product or service, nor
utilized as storage, shelter or distribution points for commercial products or services to
the public:.
3107.16.3
3107.17
Sign Contractors-Added. Registration-Bond·lnsurance.
General-Added. No person, finn, corporation or limited liability company
shall be issued a permit, engage or offer to engage in, by advertisement or otherwise,
in the business of a sign contractor or an electrical sign contractor unless such person,
firm, corporation or limited liability company has registered with the City of Tulsa as
required in this code. Such registration shall be sUbject to denial, suspension, revocation
or cancellation pursuant to the procedures specified in Section 112 of this code. All
contractors, journeymen, and apprentices shall carry on their person at all times while
performing sign work within the City of Tulsa,·their certificate of registration and shall
display the same upon request from the code official pr a police officer of the City of
Tulsa.
3107.17.1
3107.17.2
Requirements for Registration-Added.
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3107.17.2.1 Sign Contractors-Added. No person, shall be issued a certificate of
registration until they have paid the annual registration fee and have provided all
required insurance and bonds.
Electrical Signs-Added. For registration as an electrical sign contractor, the
filing of insurance and bond in an amount equal or greater than provided in this code
and compliance with the Oklahoma Electrical Licensing Act Rules & Regulations shall
be considered to be in full compliance with this section, provided that such insurance
and bond specifies and is properly endorsed to cover the work to be performed under
this code.
3107.17.2.2
3107.17.2.2.1 Electrical Sign Contractors and Electrical Sign Journeymen-Added. No
person shall be issued a certificate of registration until they have been issued a certificate
of competency by the Electrical Examining and Appeals Board, have paid the required
alU1ual registration fee, and for registration as a contractor, have provided the required
insurance and bond.
3107.17.2.2.2 Electrical Contractors and Electrical Journeymen-Added. Anelectrical
contractor or electrical journeyman shall not be issued a, certificate of registration as an
electrical sign contractor or electrical sign journeyman until they have been issued a
certificate of competency for such work by the Electrical Examining and Appeals Board.
Bond-Added. Each contractor shall execute a surety bond in the sum of
Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00), limited to the City's benefit, which shall guarantee
that all work shall he performed according to the provisions of this code.
3107.17.3
Insurance-Added. Each contractor shall furnish evidence of insurance for
public liability and property damage in an amount of. not less than Twenty·five
Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) for bodily injury to or death of one person in anyone
accident; in an amount not les.s than Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) for personal
injury or death to more than one person in anyone accident; and in an amount not less
than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) for property damage. Such policy shall not be
canceled or modified without giving at least ten (10) days' written notice to the City of
Tulsa.
3107.17.4
3107.17.5
Registration Fees-Added. All certificates of registration shall expire on
June 30 and shall be renewed alU1ually. The fees for certificates of registration and
renewals shall be as provided in Title 49, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, Chapter 3.
1.
Any electrical contractor or electrical journeyman holding a City of Tulsa
registration issued under the provisions of the City of Tulsa Electrical Code, Title 52,
Tulsa Revised Ordinances shall not be required to pay registration fees.
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2.
Renewal applications may be made in person or by mail to the City of
Tulsa Permit and License Center. Either the original or a photocopy of the expiring
certificate ofregistration shall accompany the check or money order for the required fee.
3107.17.6
Expired Certificates of Registration-Added. The certificate of registration
for an electrical sign contractor or an electrical sign journeyman which has been expired
for one (1) year or more, shall not be renewed until the applicant obtains a new
certificate of competency required in the City of Tulsa Electrical Code, Title 52, Tulsa
Revised Ordinances.
3107.17.7
Transfer of Registration Prohibited-Added. Certificates of registration
shall be nontransferable.
Registration After Revocation-Added. No person, firm, corporation or
limited liability company shall be permitted to obtain a new registration within one (1)
year from the date of revocation of any prior registration.
3107.17.8
Identification of Service Vehicles-Added. Every contractor shall identify
aU service vehicles used in the contractor's business with the company name and
contractor's registration number. Such letters and numbers shall be not less than two
(2) inches high, shall be of a contrasting color to the vehicle, and shall be placed on both
the passenger and drivers side of all vehicles.
3107.17.9
Excluded from Right-of-Way; Removal Authorized-Added. No sign shall
be permitted in the right-of-way of a street tinder any circumstances, except as provided
in Section 3107.13.4 of this cpde. Any sign located in the right-of-way of a public street
is by this section declared a public nuisance, a, danger to public safety, and may be
removed by any code official, law enforcement officer, or other employee or nuisance
abatement volunteer authorized by the Mayol' or ordinances of the City of Tulsa.
3107.18
Power Line Clearance-Added. No sign, or portion of a sign, shall be
located or maintained within ten (10) feet of any high voltage overhead conductor.
"High Voltage" shall mean a voltage in excess of seven hundred fifty (750) volts between
conductors, or between any single conductor and the ground. "Overhead conductors"
shall mean all bare or insulated conductors installed above the ground except those
conductors that are de-energized and grounded or those that are enclosed in iron pipe
or other metal covering of equal strength.
3107.19
Bond Required-Added. The code official shall not issue a permit for the
demolition or destruction of a building Or structure until a suitable bond .has been
provided,. protecting the adjacent owners from damages. Such bond shall be in the
minimum amount as provided in Title 49, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, Chapter 3, and
may be increased ifin the opinion of the code official the location ofthe building to be
demolished or destroyed requires a larger bond. The code official may waive the
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requirement of bond if the official is satisfied that the particular building or structure
may be demolished or destroyed without damage to adjoining buildings or properties.
Temporary Use of Streets, Alleys and Public Property-Deleted. Section
3308 of the ICC International Building Code, 2006 Edition is intentionally deleted from this
code.
3308
Scope-Added. The use of public right-of-way shall require a permit for
construction related activities as described in Chapter 33 of this code, except as defined
and regulated by other ordinances of the City of Tulsa, including but not limited to Title
11, Tulsa Revised Ordinances Chapter 12, "Right-of-Way Construction and Occupancy
Permits." Such a permit shall allow the temporary use and occupancy of public
right-of-way, but shall not supersede nor replace any other required permit or license
agreements related to the building(s) or structure(s) under construction.
3308.1
During Construction-Added.
When, in the professional opinion of the
code official, it is necessary or expedient during the construction, demOlition, or repair
of any building or structure, that a portion of the adjoining pUblic right-of-way, such as
streets, alleys, sidewalks, parking, green or landscaped areas, undeveloped terrain, or
other public space be used in the course of such activity, the code official may permit
the right-of-way to be utilized for such purposes; but the occupancy and use shall be in
strict compliance with the provisions of this code.
3308.1.1
Application-Added. Any person, firm, corporation or limited liability
company desiring such use of any portion of a street, sidewalk, alley or parking, oJ.' other
elements of public right-of-way shall make a written application to the code officiaL The
application shall include the name of the individual, firm corporation or limited liability
company making the application; the location of the work being performed; the type of
work; the. location of the street(s) or street lane(s), alley, sidewalk or parking, or other
elements of public right-of-way proposed to be used; and the length of time of such
usage. The application shall be signed by the applicant, its authorized agent or offieer.
3308.2
J
Bond-Added. The applicant shall file with the City Clerk a bond in the
sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), executed by the applicant and by a corporate
surety authorized to do business in the State of Oklahoma. This bond shall indemnify
and save harmless the City of Tulsa frorn any loss, costs 01' damages to persons 01'
property incurred by the City of Tulsa and to pay aU damages and costs imposed by law
upon the City of Tulsa, arising out of or resulting, directly or indirectly, frorn the use or
occupancy of any street, alley, sidewalk or parking, or other element of public
right-of-way by such applicant doing or associated with the construction, alteration Of
repair of any building or structure. In addition, this bond shall be conditioned to repair
any damages to streets, alleys, public property or private property to the satisfaction of
the code official. Such bond shall be subject to approval as provided by law for bonds
generally. An applicant may file a bond which, by its terms, is conditioned to be in
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effect for a term of one (1) year and apply to the usage of any street, sidewalk, alley or
parking, or other element of public right-of-way in the City of Tulsa by such applicant
for the construction, alteration or repair of any building or structure. In the event such
a term bond is filed and approved, then the applicant shall be issued additional permits
during the term of such bond without the requirement of additional security.
3308.3.1
Insurance and Indemnity Policies-Added. Any applicant may deposit
with the City Clerk a policy of insurance or indemnity executed by an insurance or
indemnity company authorized to do business in the State of Oklahoma, conditioned to
indemnify and save harmless the City of Tulsa as required in a bond posted pursuant
to Section 3308.3 of this code. In such event, the required bond shall. only be in the sum
of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) and shall be conditioned only that the principal
shall repair any damages to streets, alleys, sidewalks, parking or property. The filing
of such insurance or indemnity policy and bond shall relieve the applicant from. the
deposit of further security during the term such insurance or indemnity policy and bond.
3308.3.2
Liability Insurance Riders and Extensions-Added. Any applicant holding
a policy of liability insurance or indemnity may, by an appropriate rider or extension,
have such liability insurance or indemnity policy extended to provide the same coverage
for the City of Tulsa as above required in an original insurance policy, and such
indemnity shall be accepted in lieu of the insurance policy permitted in the Section
3308.3.1 of this code.
Permit Issuance-Added. If the application required in Section 3308.1 of this
code is approved and the required indemnity furnished, then upon payment of the
specified fees, a permit shall be issued to the applicant allowing such usage. Every
permit shall be signed by the code official, who shall. keep a permanent record of all
permits. issued. The permit shall state the name of the person, firm, corporation· or
limited liability company to whom the permit is issued,. and shall contain an accurate
deSCription of the lot or portion of lot upon which the building or structure is to be
located, for which the use or occupancy of the streets, alleys, or pqblicright-of-way is
desired. The permit shall also state upon its face that its issuance and validity is
conditioned upon the acceptance of and compliance with all the provisions of this code
by the holder and the holders officers, agents and employees.
3308.4
Duration and Revocation of Permits-Added. The use of the streets, alleys,
or public right-of-way under the provisions of this code shall terminate with the
completion of the building Or strucmre, provided that continuous work is done on such
building or structure to completion. Any permit may be revoked by the code official for
any violation of the requirements of this code, provided that an applicantrnay appeal
to the City Council in the.same manner as provided for license·appeals. Ten (10) days
shall be allowed for the removal of material and other obstructions after the completion
of the building or structure before notice of revocation may be served. All material or
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other obstructions shall be removed from the streets, alleys, and public right-of-way
within the ten (10) day period, unless an extension of time is granted by the code official.
Extent of Occupancy-Added. The portions of any public right-of-way to
be occupied during construction shall be as provided in this Section 3308.6 of this code.
The part of the street or sidewalk or parking, or other public right-of-way directly in
front of the lot(s) or site upon which the building or structure is to be erected and not
extending into the street more than one-fourth (1/4) of the width of the roadway of the
same may be occupied during construction. No alley shall be occupied or any material
prepared for use in such a manner or to such an extent as to necessitate the closing of
the alley to public trllffic. No part of a street or alley or a portion of the public
right-of-way shall be so used or occupied so as to damage or destroy any pavement,
sidewalk, tree or fire hydrant, or any other public or private property lawfully occupying
any part of the street, alley, or public right-of-way.
3308.6
Exception: Upon receipt of written request from the applicant, the code official
may extend the width of the roadway occupied for construction, provided public
traffic and safety a.ccess considerations are satisfied and maintained during the
permitted occupancy.
3308.6.1
Obstructions-Added. Construction material and equipment shall not be
placed or stored so as to obstruct street access to or located within eight (8) feet of fire
hydrants, standpipes, fire or police alarm boxes, catch basins or manholes, nor within
four (4) feet of a railway, nor shall such material or equipment be located within twenty
(20) feet of a street intersection, or placed so as to obstruct normal observations of traffic
signals or to hinder the use of public transit loading stations.
Utility Fixtures-Added. Free access must be maintained at all times to fire
hydrants, .fire depaJ:'tment connections, utility poles, manholes, fire alarm boxes and catch
basi.ns, or so as to not inferferewith the passage of water in the gutter; Protection
against damage shall be provided to such utility fixtures during the progress of the work
and their visibility shall not be obstructed.
3308.6.2
Guy Lines, Derricks, Engines, Chutes and Hoists-Added. All guy lines
shall be at least fifteen (15) feet above the street, sidewalk, or alley level. Derricks for
buildingsor structures more than three (3) stories in height shall not bepetmitted on the
sidewalk or any portion of any street. Hoists for any buildings or structures and engines
for operating them shall not be erected or used upon the street, unless a temporary
sidewalk, as specified in this code, is built around them. Chutes from concrete mixers
shaIlnot block the sidewalk, unless a temporary sidewalk around them is provided.
Hoisting of material, except in cases of emergency, shall not be. done in a manner as to
overhang that portion of the street, sidewalk, or alley which is open to public traffic,
unless sufficient precautions are taken to warn of the danger.
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3308.8
Mortar, Concrete-Preparations-Added. Mortar and concrete may be
prepared upon any street within the space designated in this code to be used or
occupied for construction purposes. If such mortar or concrete is prepared or deposited
upon the roadway, sidewalk or parking area, it shall be upon a light bed of tongued and
grooved boards, placed upon two (2) inch bearers or sleepers, leaving an air space
below, and shall be properly protected so as to prevent any splashing or dripping on the
parking area, roadway or sidewalk. It shall be unlawful and an offense for any person
to prepare· or deposit concrete or mortar of any description or any similar mixture upon
the unprotected surface of any public pavement, parkage or sidewalk.
Emergency Precautions-Added. The code official shall be empowered to
use discretion in enforcing additional measures not specifically required by this code, to
safeguard the public and all property interests against injury, loss or damage as the
occasion may arise when street, sidewalks, alleys, or other public right-of-ways are used
for the storage and handling of materials or for any other purpose connected with any
construction operation within the corporate limits of the City of Tulsa.
3308.9
[EB] Section 3407 Historic Buildings-Amendatory.
The regulation of historic buildings shall be as provided in Title 51, Tulsa Revised
Ordinances, Chapter 4, the ICC International Existing Building Code, as amended.
Historic Buildings-Deleted. Section 3407.1 of the ICC International Building
Code, 2006 Edition is intentionally deleted from this code.
3407.1
Flood Hazard Areas-Deleted. Section 3407.2 of the ICC International
Building Code, 2006 Edition. is intentionally deleted from this code.
3407.2
Section 3408 Moved Structures-Amendatory.
Conformance-Amendatory. Moved buildings and structures shall be safe
for human occupancy as determined by the ICC International Fire Code and the ICC
International Property Maintenance Code. Any repair,alteratioIi, or change of occupancy
undertaken within the moved structure shall comply with the requirements of the ICe:
International Existing Building Code, or the ICC International Building Code, as they are
adopted by the City of Tulsa depeIiding upon when the building was first constructed
and applicable to the work being performed.
3408.1
3408.2
House Mover License-Added.
License Required-Added. Every person who shall engage in the business
of moving buildings or structures whidl require moving permits within the City of TUlsa
shall obtain a license from the City of Tulsa Permit & Licensing Center. This license shall
be granted upon the terms and conditions specified in this code, and shall be subject to
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denial, suspension, revocation or cancellation for any violation of this code, pursuant to
the procedures specified in Title 21, Section 111, Tulsa Revised Ordinances
3408.2.2
Application for License-Added. Any applicant seeking a house moVer
license shall, at the time of application, pay all required fees and deposits, as provided
in Title 49, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, Chapter 3; present evidence of pUblic liability
insurance coverage; and post all required bonds. In addition the applicant shall file with
the code official an affidavit of ownership, containing the business name to be used by
the applicant, the names and addresses of all principals or officers in the business, and
the names of all agents or employees having a proprietary interest in the business.
3408.2.4
Licensee Responsibility-Added. Every person licensed to engage in the
business of house moving shall ensure that the licensee's agents and employees comply
with all requirements imposed. by this code. For purposes of deniatsuspension,
revocation or cancellation of a license issued under authority of this code, the license
holder shall have the same responsibility for all acts of the licensee's agents and
employees as though such acts were performed by the licensee.
3408.3
Equipment Identification-Added. All prime movers, tractors, trucks and
other motorized vehicles. owned, leased, rented, Qorrowed or otherwise under the control
of a licensed house mover and. being used for the preparation of, or moving of a
building or structure shall be plainly identified by the name and municipal license
number of the house mover displayed on the door panels of such vehicle at all times.
Identification markings shall consist of numbers and. letters not less than two (2) inches
in height and of a contrasting color. All moving beams and moving dollies shall be
marked with the owner's name which shall be painted, stenciled, branded or bead
welded on each item in letters not less than two (2) inches in height.
3408.4
Bond Required-Added. The bond to be given by a licensed house mover
shall be executed to the City of Tulsa as provided in Title 49, Tulsa Revised Ordinances,
Chaptet 3, with a surety. company authorized to do business in the state of Oklahoma.
The bond shall be for the benefit of the City and any private person or corporation
sustaining damages under the conditions of the bond. Any private person, corporation
or limited liability company shall be entitled to sue for payment on the bond, in their
own name. The bond shall be conditioned, among other things, that if such license shall
be granted, the licensee shall in all respects comply with the ordinances of the City of
Tulsa relating to the moving of buildings or structures and to the use or obstruction of
the streets, highways and other places of the City, and that the licensee will save,
indemnify and protect the City from all liability which may arise or be occasioned either
directly or indirectly from the moving of any building or structure by such licensee,
licensee's agents, servants, employees, workers, contractors or subcontractors. The bond
shall be further conditioned that the licensee shall pay all damages which may be caused
to any person or to any property, either public or private, within the City of Tulsa by
the licensee or the licensee's agents, servants, employees, workmen, contractors or
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subcontractors and that the licensee shall pay for all damages to property of others
caused by a moving operation while engaged in any work in connection with the
moving of any building or structure, including any loss or damages which may be
sustained because of the stoppage of any business or industry located along the route
over which such building or structure shall be moved, caused by the operation of
moving such building or structure.
Cash Deposits-Added. Prior to the issuance of a house mover license, the
license applicant shall deposit with the City of Tulsa a sum of money as provided in
Title 49, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, Chapter 3, for the purpose described in this Section
3408.4 of this code. This deposit, or any part of it, shall be used to reimburse the City
of Tulsa for actual damages sustained by any public property owned by the City of
Tulsa as a direct result of any moving operation under the supervision or control of the
house mover. It shall be the duty pf theDirector of Economic Development; or the
Director's designated representative, to immediately repair damages to traffic control
devices.. which are necessary to operate properly for public safety. Any charges for such
repairs will be taken from the cash deposit. Further, the Director of Economic
Development, or the Director's designated representative, will advise the licensee of any
other damages to public property and, in the event that the licensee shall fail to repair
or restore all damaged public property within two (2) working days after receipt of such
notice.. any portion Or all of such deposit may be used to reimburse the City of Tulsa for
damages to public property. In the event such deposit is insufficient to make such
repairs, the City of Tulsa may proceed against the surety on the bond posted by the
licensed house mover for any and all expenses incurred in excess of the licensee's cash
deposit. Such deposit shall also be a guarantee to cover delinquent or unpaid permit
fees, zoning clearance fees, and all costs incurred in plugging sanitary sewer lines
serving the .house being moved and any such fees may be deducted from the cash
deposit-Whenever any portion of such cash deposit is used under the direction of the
code official.. the Director of Economic Development, or the Director's designated
representative, shall notify the license holder in writing of the amount used in making
such repairs, reimbursements or replacements specified in this Section 3408.5 and
inStructfue license holder to deposit a corresponding amount so as to keep the deposit
at the required amount ilt all times. No work preparation permits or moving permits
shall be issued by the code official until such additional deposit has been made.
However, in the event it is necessary for the City to use all or any portion of such
deposit as herein provided/then and in that event the license holder shall pay the sum
of money as provided in Title 49, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, Chapter 3, which sum is
declared to be the amount necessary to defray the reasonable cost and expense to the
City in enforcing this provision, including bookkeeping and auditing expenses. Such sum
of money as provided in Title 49, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, Chapter 3, shall be
deducted from the deposit of the license holder and forthwith paid to the City of Tulsa
upon the contingencies stated in this Section 3408.5.
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3408.6
Insurance-Added. Every person who shall engage in the business of
moving buildings and structures within the City. of Tulsa shall maintain a current
certificate of insurance on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Tulsa. Such
insurance shall indemnify the City and the public for claims arising out of work to be
performed under such license in amounts as provided in Title 49, Tulsa Revised
Ordinances, Chapter 3.
3408.7
City Council Approval Required-Added. The City Council shall hold a
hearing on each application transmitted from the City of Tulsa's Permit & License Center
on any proposed house moving. The City Council shall approve the application as
submitted or as amended, or deny the application.
3408.7.1
Notice of Public Hearing. Required.-Added. Notice shall be given of the
public hearing before the City Council for the proposed move.
1.
Upon acceptance of a permit application the Development Services Division
of the Economic Development Department of the City of Tulsa shall:
1.1.
Require the applicant to furnish the names and mailing addresses of all
owners of the real property, as shown by the relevant county's tax records, included in
the proposed route of travel from the lot of origin to the first arterial street, as identified
in the City's Major Street and Highway Plan, and from the last arterial street as defined
in the Major Street and Highway Plant, to the final destination, if applicable;
1.2
Schedule a hearing date before the City Council;
1.3
Mail written notice to all owners of the real property included in the
proposed route of travel from the lot of origin to the first arterial street and from the last
arterial street to the. final destination,. if applicable, indicating that an application for a
house moving permit has·been requested and when a hearing will be held.
2.
Upon filing an application. for a permit with the Development Serviees
Division of the Economic Development Department of the City of Tulsa, the house
moving contractor shall post the affected property at least five (5) days before the date
of the hearing. The notice shall state the date, time, and place of the hearing; the
proposed move date; the name of the house moving Company; and other such
information as the code official may deem necessary to provide adequate and timely
public notice.
3408.8
House Moving Permit-Added.
3408.8.1
Work Preparation Permit Required-Added. No person, firm, corporation
or limited liability company shall move or cause to be moved any building or structure,
until approved by·CityCouncil and a permit·for such move has been issued by the code
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official, A building or structure within the corporate limits of the City of Tulsa shall not
be prepared for relocation without a work preparation permit issued by the code official
when:
1.
The building or structure, when loaded for transit, has a width of more
than fourteen. (14) feet at its widest point as measured at the point of greatest projection
at aright angle to the direction of travel; or
2.
The building or structure, when loaded for transit, is more than thirteen
(13) feet, six (6) inches high as measured from the roadway to the highest point on the
roof; or
3.
The building ot structure is more than thirty (30) feet long.
Exclusions-Added. No moving permit under the provisions of this code
shall be required for the movement of.mobile homes, structures, vehicles or trailers,
which are designed to utilize integral wheels for movement. Structures which are to be
moved along thestreets of the City of Tulsa, which are not expressly excluded from the
terms of this code, shall be moved only after obtaining the approval of the code official.
3408.8.1.1
Application for Permit-Added. The licensed house mover, or his
authOl:izedagent, shall file with the code official a written application for a moving
permit, stating:
3408.8.2
1.
The type or kind of building to be moved;
2.
The extreme dimensions of the bUilding when loaded for transit, to include
height, length and widths at both the base of the building walls and. the widest point of
overhanging eaves;
3.
The present location of the building;
4.
The street address of destination point within City or departure point from
City;
5.
The detailed description of the proposed route of travel to destination or
to departure from the City limits; and
6.
The zoning clearance permit number, if applicable;
7.
The building permit number for the destination.point, if applicable;
8.
The date. and time requested for start and completion of the move.
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9.
The plumbing permit number for the sanitary sewer plug at the address
of the building to be moved; and
10.
Whether or not a single building is to be sectioned into parts for
movement, and the dimensions of each section, if applicable.
Each application shall include a drawn diagram, dearly dimensioned, that states the
widths at both the base of the building walls and at the widest point of overhanging
eaves or other projection(s); the diagram shall show the roof ridgeline(s) and direction
of travel during the move.
3408.8.3
Display of Work Preparation Permit-Added. Every work preparation
permit shall be securely attached to the front of the building before preparations for
movement or relocation have been initiated. The work preparation permit shall remain
attached to the building until the building has been moved to its fmal destination.
3408.8.4
Pre-Move Inspection Required-Added. No building or structure shall be
moved. to a new location within the corporate limits of Tulsa until such building has
been inspected by the code official and found to be stmcturally sound.
3408.8.5
Building Code Application-Added. No building or structure shall be
relocated within the City of Tulsa unless, in the opinion of the code official, such
building can be made to comply with the requirements of this code which would govem
the requirements for the erection of anew building at the proposed new location.
3408.8.6
Zoning Clearance Permit Required-Added. No building or structure shall
be relocated within the corporate limits of the City of Tulsa without a zoning dearance
permit as required by the Zoning Code of the City of Tulsa, Title 42, Tulsa Revised
Ordinances.
Section 3408.9 Moving Permit-Added.
3408.9.1
Permit Required-Added. Prior to moving any building or structure, or
portion thereof, onto any City of Tulsa right-of-way and over or along such right-of-way,
a moving permit for each building, structure, or portion thereof, authorizing each
scheduled move, shall be obtained from the code official.
3408.9.2
Application for Moving Perrrtit-Added. At least five (5) working days
prior to the anticipated movement of any building or structure on any public
right-Of-way, the work preparation permit holder shall apply for amoving permit at the
code official's office. An application for the permit shall contain the folloWing
information and attachments:
1.
The work preparation permit number;
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2.
The street address of destination point within City Or departure point from
3.
The date and time requested for start and completion of the move.
City;
3408.10
Duties of Code Official-Added. When a moving permit application is
filed with the code official, it shall be the code official's duty to immediately notify the
Fire Chief, the Chief of Police, and Public Works Field Security. The code official shall
then perform an inspection relating to the jurisdiction of the Development Services
Division of the Economic Development Department of the City of Tulsa. If it is found
that such building or structure can be safely moved or relocated, it shall then be the
duty of the code official to issue a permit for such movement; otherwise, the moving
permit shall be denied.
3408.11
holder to:
Duties of the Permit Holder-Added. It shall be the duty of the permit
1.
Ensure an approved final inspection for the sewer plug was conducted
prior to the razing of the structure;
2.
Request an inspection of the structure when in the loaded position prior
to the move;
3.
Provide a 48-hour notice of the date and time of the move to the Permit
Center for scheduling of the Public Works Field Security; and
4.
Give a 2-hour cancellation notice to the Permit Center in the event of
cancellation of the move date.
3408.12
Display of Moving Permit-Added. The moving permit shall be placed at
a cortspicuously visible location and securely attached to the front of the building being
moved, as determined by the direction of travel. The moving permit shall show the
permit number, approved move date, scheduled time for the move and approved route
for the move,
3408.13
Oversized Buildings and Structures-Added.
3408.13.1
Oversized BUildings and Structures Defined-Added. For purposes of this
code, an oversized building or structure is defined as either;
1.
A building or structure of a height of more than eighteen (18) feet from the
ground to the highest point of the roof, as measured in the loaded condition;
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2.
A building or structure, when loaded for transit, having a width of more
than thirty-two (32) feet at its widest point, as measured at the point of greatest
projection at a right angle to the direction of travel or
3.
A·building or structure, when loaded for transit, has a length not including
the towing vehicle of more than sixty-five (65) feet as measured along the greatest
projection in the direction of travel.
Movement of Oversized Buildings-Added. A moving pennit for an
oversized building or structure, as defined in this code, shall not be issued by the code
official until the applicant provides the code official with written acknowledgment of
clearance from overhead wire and cable right-of-way users, Tulsa Fire Department, Tulsa
Police Department and Traffic Engineer stating that satisfactory arrangements have been
ma.de to ensure that all overhead wires, signals, and other facilities will either clear the
moving building or that arrangements have been made to move such obstructions.
3408.13.2
Routing Survey and Special Fee Required-Added. An application for a
moving pennit to move an oversized building or structure as defined in this code shall
be accompanied by a fee as provided in Title 49, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, Chapter 3.
Such fee shall be in addition to all other permit fees required by this code.
3408.13.3.
3408.14
Conduct of House Moving Operations-Added.
Hours of Movement-Added. The movement of any building or structure
shall be restricted to the hours of 9:30 a.m.. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
3408.14.1
Lights Required-Added. Every building or structure, which occupies or
travels tiponany portion of a public right"-of-way within the one-half (1/2) hour after
sundown or within the one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise shall be marked with at least
six (6) continuollSly burning lights~ On.e light shall be placed at each corner of the
structure, and one light shall be placed in the middle of each side of the structure as
determined by the direction of travel. Such lights shall be attached to indicate extreme
width and length of the building. The color of the lights shall comply with the laws of
the state of Oklahoma.
3408.14.2
Motor Escort and Public Works Field Security Required-Added. Each
building or structUre requiringapennit to be moved shall be escorted by a Motor Escort
service and Public Works Field Security at all times while traveling ohany public street
or right-of-way within the City of Tulsa. An hourly fee plus mileage shall be collected
to defray expenses incurred by the City for utilization of Public Works Field Security,
as provided in Title 49, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, Chapter 3.
3408.14.3
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3408.14.4
Time Limitations on Moving Pennit8; Right-of-Way Changes-Added. The
work of preparing a building for moving and the actual moving of any building or
structure on, over, along or across any street or highway shall be completed within three
(3) months after the issuance of a work preparation permit. A moving permit shall be
obtained in accordance with the requirements of this code prior to .the moving of any
building or structure on, over, along or across any street or highway. If a move is not
performed as scheduled on the moving permit, a new moving permit shall be obtained
from the code official without the payment of any additional fee; provided that if an
approved right-of.-way is found to be blocked in a manner which preventsits use at the
time authorized on the right-of-way permit, an on-the-spot change in the scheduled
right-of-way route may be obtained from the Tulsa Fire Chief. It shall be the duty of the
Fire Chief to identify the alternate route authorized for use, and such alternate route
shall be noted for record in the Fire Chiefs watch log. The absence of any entry in the
Fire Chief's watch log approving an alternative route shall constitute prima facie evidence
that any departure from the route shown on the moving permit was unauthorized.
Moving Buildings or Structures into the Cityo! Tulsa from Points
Outside Municipal Limits-Added. Moving buildings or structures into the City of Tulsa
from points outside the municipal limits shall be approved by the code official. The code
official shall collect an inspection fee as provided in Title 49, Tulsa Revised Ordinances,
Chapter 3, for the round trip to and from the structure. and 111 South Greenwood
Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma. No building or structure which is destined to a point outside
the corporate limits of the City of Tulsa shall be moved from a point outside the City
of Tulsa on, over, along or across any street or highway in the City of Tulsa.
3408.14.5
Delays En route; Delay in Movemenl After Preparation-Added. When
a structure has been prepared for movement, but the actual movement has not occurred
within five (5) calendar daysj all floor and first story openings into the building or
structure shall be sealed with plywood or its equivalent in a manner sufficient to prevent
fhe entry of children into the building Or structure. When the movement of any building
or structure is temporarily halted en route, and the huilding or structure is parked on
private property for more than five (5) calendar days, such building or structure shall
be similarly secured, or, in the alternative, a .full-time guard shall be maintained at the
location. A building or structure shall not be parked or stored on a public right-of-way,
or any portion thereof, without the prior approval of the Mayor or the Mayor's
authorized representative. A building or structure shall not be parked or stored on
private property without the property owner's prior consent and knowledge and without
a zoning clearance permit issued by the code official.
3408.14.6
Required Right-oi-Way Passage Clearance; Obstructions in
Right-of"Way.. Added. Authorization obtained under this code for the use of public
rights-of-way is conditioned upon observance of the following minimum requirements.
3408.14.7
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1.
Movement on Certain Streets Restricted. A building or structure shall not
be moved on, over; along or across any street or highway which is designated as either
a primary or secondary arterial street on the City of Tulsa Major Street and Highway
Plan, unless such building or structure shall be of a width so that there shall be an
unobstructed passageway of at least ten (10) feet in width for vehicular traffic at all
times during the movement of vehicular traffic in such street or highway.
2.
Poles and Wires. Whenever it is necessary to raise or cut any overhead
wire or cable to facilitate the moving of any structure, it shall be the duty of the house
mover to give the overhead wire or cable right-of-way user owning, maintaining, or
operating such poles, wires or cables at least twelve (12) hours written notice of when
and where the removal of such poles or the raising or cutting of such wires or cables
will he necessary, Incases where the wires or cables to be raised or cut contain either
fire or police telephone. or alarm systems, fheFire or Police Chief, as appropriate, shall
be notified. After service of the required notice, it shall be the duty of the overhead wire
and cable right-of-way user owning, operating or maintaining such poles, wires or cables
to furnish competent workers to remove such poles or to raise or cut such wires or
cables. The licensed mover shall be responsible for paying all aetl.1al expenses incurred
by any overhead wire and cableright.;.of-way user in removing, raising or cutting any
poles, wires or cables.
3,
Trees and Fixtures. No tree on any street shall be injured or removed nor
the branches of any tree cut or trimmed without the prior consent of the affected
property owner.
4.
ObstrtLdion of Railway Tracks. If it is necessary to move any building or
structure across any railway tracks, it shall be done in such a manner and at such time
as to eliminate any interference with the operation of trains.
Additional Safety Requirements Authorized-Added. The requirements
(jfthis code are to be construed as minimum requirements. In individual cases, the code
official shall have the power and authority to require the use of additional precautionary
safety measures (jther than those specifically identified in this code.
3408.14.8
Required Inspection and Repairs-Added. The code official shall be
authorized to inspect, or to require approved professionals to inspect at the expense of
the owner, the various structural parts of a relocated building to verify that structural
components and connections have not sustained structural damage. Any repairs .required
by the code official, as a result of such inspection, shall be made prior to the final
approval. The code officiaJ. shall be authorized to inspect the site of origin two (2) weeks
after the move date to insure the lot has been cleared, cleaned, and safe from debris.
3408.15
3408.16
Violations and Penalties-Added.
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3408.16.1
Fines and Imprisonment Authorized-Added.
Any person, firm,
corporation or limited liability company convicted of a violation of any provision of
Section 3408 of this code or failing to comply with any requirements or conditions
imposed by Section 3408 of this code shall be guilty of a misdemeanor offense and shall
be punished by a fine of not less than Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) nor more than
Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), excluding costs, fees and assessments, or by
imprisonment in the City Jail for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both
such fine and imprisonment. For purposes of this section, such person, firm, corporation
or limited liability company shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for each day
a violation is permitted to continue after receipt of a written notice of violation.
3408.16.2
Revocation
or
Suspension
of
License
Authorized-Added.
Notwithstanding the imposition of any fine or imprisonment authorized by this code,
the code official shall have the power and authority to deny, suspend, revoke or cancel
the license of any person, firm, corporation or limited liability company which violates
any provision of this code, or fails to comply with any requirements or conditions
imposed by this code.
3409.1
Scope-Amendatory. The provisions of Sections 3409.1 through 3409.7.12
of this code shall apply to maintenance, change of occupancy, additions and alterations
to ~xistingbuildings.
Exception: Type B dwelling or sleeping units required by Section 1107 of this
code are not required to be provided in existing buildings and facilities.
3409.9
Historic Buildings-Deleted. Section 3409.9 and all subsections of Section
3409.9 of the ICC International Building Cod~, 2006 Edition are intentionally deleted from
this code.
3410.2
Applicability-Amendatory. Structures existing prior to January I, 1994,in
Which there is work involving additions, alterations or changes of occupancy shall be
made to conform to the requirements of this section or the provisions. of Sections 3403
through 3407 of this code. The provisions in Sections 3410.2.1 fhrough 3410.2.5 of this
code shall apply to existing occupancies that will continue to be, or are proposed to be,
in Groups A, B, E, P, M, R, Sand U. These provisions shall not apply to buildings with
occupancies in Group H or I.
3410.6.11.1 Categories-Amendatory. The categories for means of egress capacity and
number of exits are:
1.
Category a - Compliance with the minimum requiredrneans of egress
capacity or number of exits is achieved through the use of a fire escape in accordance
with Section 3404 of this code.
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2.
Category b - Capacity of the means of egress complies with Section 1005
of this code and the number of exits complies with the minimum number required by
Section 1019 of this code.
3.
Category c - Capacity of the means of egress is equal to or exceeds one
h'-lndred twenty-five percent (125%) of the required means of egress capacity, the means
of egress complies with the minimum required width dimensions specified in the code
and the number of exits complies with the minimum number required by Section 1019
of this code.
4.
Category d - The number of exits provided exceeds the number of exits
required by Section 1019. Exits shall be located a distance apart from each other equal
to notJess than that specified in Section 1015.2.
5.
Category e - The area being evaluated meets both Categories c and d.
3410.6.13
Maximum Exit Access Travel Distance-Amendatory. Evaluate the length
of exit access travel to an approved exit. Determine the appropriate points in accordance
with the follOWing equation and enter that value into Table $410.7 under Safety
Parameter 3410.6.13, Maximum Exit Access Travel Distance, for means of egress and
general safety. The maximum allowable exit access travel distance shall be determined
in accordance with Section 1016 of this code.
Points = 20 x Maximum allowable travel distance- Maximum actual travel distance
Maximum allowable travel distance
Table 3410.6.15-Amendatory. Table 3410.6.15 of this code is amended to read as follows:
TABLE 3410.6.15
MEANS OF EGRESS EMERGENCY LIGHTING VALUES
NUMBER OF EXITS REQUIRED BY
SECTION 1019
Two or more exits
Minimum of one exit
CATEGORIES
a
b
c
NP
0
4
0
1
1
Chapters 35-Amendatory. Within the ICC International Building Code, 2006 Edition
Chapter 35, Reference Standards, the reference standard of the National Fire Protection
Association (NFPA), is amended to read as follows:
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NFPA
National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02269
Standard
reference
number
Title
1-06
11-05
12-05
12A-04
13-07
13D-07
13R;.Q7
14-07
16-03
17;.Q2
17A;.Q2
30-03
31..()6
32;.Q7
40-07
61-01
70-05
72;.Q7
80-07
85-04
92B-05
101;.Q6
105;.Q3
llQ;.QS
111;.QS
120-04
2l1;.Q6
252;.Q3
253-06
257;.Q0
259;.Q4
265-07
268;.Ql
285-06
286;.Q6
288-01
303-06
409-04
418-01
484-06
Supp. 18 (7/1/08)
Referenced· in code section number
Fire Protection of Storage .. , •.•• _.•..........................•...................•.... 507.3
Low-, Medium-,and High-Expansion Foam Systems
'"
904.7
904.8, 904.11
CarbClnDioxide Extinguishing Systems
Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems .................................•................ 904.9
Installation of Sprinkler Systems ...•......•.......•......•. 704.12,707.2,903.3.1.1,903.3.2,903.3.5.1.1,
904.11, 907.8, 1621.3.10.1, 3104.5, 3104.9
Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings
and Manufactured Homes ..........................•................ 903,1.2,903.3.1.3,903.3.5.1.1
Installation ofSprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies
up to and IncIuding Four Stories in Height
903.1.2,903.3.1.2, 903.3.5.1.1, 903.3.5.1.2, 903.4
Installation of Standpipe, Private Hydrants and Hose Systems .•.......••.... 905.2,905.3.4,905.4.2,905.8
Installiltion o(Foam-Waler Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems ..........•.......... 904.7,904.11
Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems ..•..•..................•...•................. 904.6, 904.1l
Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems .....•.........•.•..•.. , .•..•...•.............. 904.5, 904.11
Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code
41$.3
Installation of Oil Burning Equipment ...........................•...................... 2113.15
Dry-cleaning Plants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . .. 415.7.4
Storage and Handling of Cellulose Nitrate Motion Picture Film ....•.....................•...... 409.1
Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Products Facilities. . . . . . .. . . . .. 415.7.1
National Electrical Code
, 101.4.1
National Fire Alarm Code. • . . . . . . . . . . . . • .. 505.4, 901.6, 903.4.1,904.3.5, 907.2, 907.2.1, 907.2.1.1, 907.2.10,
907.2.10.4,907.2.11.2,907.2.11.3,907.2.12.2;3, 907.2.12.3, 907;4,
907.5,907.9;2,907.10,907.14,907.16,907.17,911.1,3006.5
,
, 302.1.1.1,715.3,715.4.6.1,715.4.4.,715.4.7.2, 715.5, 1008.1.3.3
Fire Doors and FireWindows
Boiler and Combustion System Hazards Code .. . .. . . • . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 415.7.1
(Note:.NFPA 8503 has been incorporated into NFPA 85)
Smoke Management Systems in Malls, Atria and Large Spaces .............•....•......•..•... 909.8
·Life Safety Code .•........•......•.............................................. " 1025.6.2
Standard Jorthe Installation of Smoke Door Assemblies ............•...... 405.4.2. 715.4.3.1, 909.20.4.1
Emergency ahd Standby Power Systems, ..•..........•.....••..•.............••........•. 2702.1
Stored ElectricalEnergy Emergency and Standby Power Systems .....•.................. " ... 2702.1
Coal Preparation Plants
'.'
"
, .•.. 415.7.1
Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel-burning Appliances ...........................•.. 2112.5
Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies ...•...•..... , .... , 715.3.1, 715.3.2, 715.3.3, 715.3.4.1
Test for CriticalRadiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant
Heat Energy Source .,
,., •.•...• , ...•...•.•..•..............•..••.••••.. 406.6.4, 804.2,804.3
Standard for Fire Test for Window and Glass Block Assemblies
715.3.3, 715.4,715.4.1, 715.4.2
TestMethod for Potential Heat of Building Materials ....•.. ,
,. . . . . . . .. .. 2603.4.1.10, 2603.5.3
Standard Method of Fire Tests for Evaluating Room Fire Growth Contribution
of Textile Wall Coverings , ...•............•....•.........••........... 803.6.1,803.6.1.1,803.6.1.2
Stl!ndard Test Method for Determining Ignitability of Exterior
Wall Assemblies Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source. "
1406.2.1,1406.2.1.1,1406.2.1.2,2603.5.7
Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Flammability Characteristics
Of Exterior Non-load-bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components .... 1407.10.4, 2603.5.5
Standard Method of Fire Tests for Evaluating Contribution ·of
Wall and Ceiling Interior Finish to Room Fire Growth ......•.. 402.14.4, 803.2, 803.2.1, 803.5, 2603.4, 2603.8
Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Floor Fire Door Assemblies in Fire--resistance-.rated
Floor Systems ...•...•........................•................... , •. "
711.8, 712.4.1.5
Fire ProlectionStandards for Marinas and Boatyards ..•...•......•..........•...•.........•. 905.3.7
Standard on Aircraft Hangers .....•..•..•...............•................•..... 412.2.6,412.4.5
Standard for Heliports , ...•.• ;, .•...•... '.'
, .•..... " .. ; .•.•.... , • . . . • .•. . . . . . .. 412.5.6
Machining and Finishing of Aluminum and the Production and Handling of Aluminum Powders. .. 415.7.1
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654-06
655-07
664-07
701-04
704-07
1124-06
2001-04
Supp. 18 (7/1/08)
Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the.Manufacturin~ Processing and Handling of
Combustible Particulate Solids .......•...•.............•............................ , 415.7.1
Prevention of Sulfur Fires and Explosions ........•....................•..............•.. 415;7.1
Prevention ofFires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities ..... ,.,.,... 415.7.1
Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame-Propagation of Textiles
and Films ..•...•..........................•...............• 802.1,805.1,805.2,3102.3.1,3105.3
Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response .........•............ 414;7.2,415.2
Manufacture, Transportation, Storage and Retail Sales of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles
, 415.3.1
Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems ..••............................................... 904
Appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I, J-Deleted. The folloWing appendices of the ICC
International Building Code, 2006 Edition, are intentionally deleted from this code:
APPENDIX A
APPENDIXB
APPENDIXC
APPENDIX D
APPENDIXE
APPENDIXF
APPENDIXH
APPENDIX I
APPENDIX}
EMPLOYEE QUALIFICATIONS
BOARD OF APPEALS
GROUP U - AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS
FIRE DISTRICTS
SUPPLEMENTARY ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
RODENT PROOFING
SIGNS
PATIO COVERS
GRADING
Appendix G-Added. The following appendix of the ICC International Building Code, 2006
Edition is specifically referred to, adopted and made a part of this code, as if fully set
out in this chapter, with the amendments thereto:
APPENDIX G
FLOOD-RESISTANT CONSTRUCTION
Appendix G-Amendatory. The following sections of Appendix G of the ICC International
Building Code, 2006 Edition, entitled Flood-Resistant Construction, are amended to read as
follows:
GI02.2
Establishment of Flood Hazard Areas-Amendatory. Flood hazard areas
shall be as established in Section 1612.3 of this code.
GI03.3
Determination of Design Flood Elevations-Amendatory. If design flood
elevations are not specified, the code official is authorized to require the applicant to:
1.
Obtain, review and reasonably utilize data available from federal, state or
other sources, or
2.
Determine the design flood elevation in accordance with accepted
hydrologic and hydraulic engineering techniques. Such analyses shall be performed and
sealed by a Professional Engineer registered in the state of Oklahoma. Studies,analyses
and computations shall be submitted in sufficient detail to allow review ahd approval
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by the code official. The accuracy of data submitted for such determination shall be the
responsibility of the applicant.
Activities in Riverine Flood Hazard Areas-Amendatory. In riverine flood
hazard areas where design flood elevations are specified but floodways have not been
designated, the code official shall not permit any new construction, substantial
improvement or other development, including fill, unless the applicant demonstrates that
the cumulative effect of the proposed development, when combined with all other
existing and anticipated development, will not increase the design flood elevation qS
prescribed by applicable City ordinances.
Gl03.4
Application for Permit-Am.endatory. The applicant shall file an application
in writing On a form furnished by the code official. Such application shall:
Gl04.2
1.
Identify and describe the development to be covered by the permit;
2. . Describe the land on which the proposed development is to be conducted
by legal description, street address or similar description that shall readily identify and
definitely locate the site;
3.
Include a site plan showing the delineation of flood hazard areas, floodway
boundaries, flood zones, design flood elevations, ground elevations, proposed fill and
excavation and drainage patterns and facilities;
4.
intended;
Indicate the use and occupancy for which the proposed development is
5.
Be accompanied by construction documents, grading and filling plans,
drainage and storm plans and other information deemed appropriate by the code official;
6.
State the valuation of the proposed work; and
7.
Be signed by the applicant or theqpplicanfs authorized agent.
Elevation-Amendatory. All new and replacement manufactured homes to
be placed or substantially improved in a flood hazard area shall be elevated such that
the lowest floor of the manufactured home is elevated to one (1) foot or greater above
the design Hood elevation. A registered land surveyor shall submit a Certification of
Elevation to the Development Services Division of the Economic Development
Department of the City of Tulsa or other department, division or section of the City of
Tulsa authorized and directed t() enforce the provisions of this code that the elevation
requirem.ent has been met.
GSOl.l
Exception: Manufactured Homes located in a licensed Mobile Home Park must
be elevated to the level determined in the permitting process.
Ord. Nos. 18094,19117,20828,21782
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CHAPTER 2
ICC INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE
FOR ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS, 2000 EDITION ADOPTED
Section 200. Adoption of the ICC International Residential Code For One- and
Two-Family Dwellings, 2000 Edition
Section 201. Amendments to the ICC International Residential Code For
One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2000 Edition
Section 202. Protection of Existing Rights and Remedies
SECTION 200.
ADOPTION
OF
THE
ICC
INTERNATIONAL
RESIDENTIAL CODE FOR ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY
DWELLINGS, 2000 EDITION
A certain document, three (3) copies of which are on file in the Office of the City
Clerk, being marked and designated as the International Residential Code for One- and
Two-Family Dwellings, 2000 Edition, together with its year 2001 Supplements and
Appendix Chapters E, F, G, H, and I, as published by the International Code Council
(ICC) is hereby adopted as a part of the Building Code of the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma,
for regulating the design, construction, quality of materials, erection, installation,
alteration, repair, location, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of
one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses not more than three stories in height in
the City of Tulsa. Consistent with the adoption of this International Residential Code, 2000
Edition, there is hereby provided for the related issuance of permits and collection of
fees. Each and all of the terms, conditions, regulations, and provisions of the
International Residential Code, 2000 Edition, published by the ICC, as supplemented and
amended, on file in the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Tulsa are hereby referred
to, adopted and made a part of the Tulsa Revised Ordinances, as if fully set out in this
Chapter, with its amendments, as prescribed in Section 201 of this Chapter and, as used
in this Chapter 2, may be referred to as the "code."
SECTION 201.
AMENDMENTS
TO
THE
INTERNATIONAL
RESIDENTIAL CODE FOR ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY
DWELLINGS, 2000 EDITION
The following provisions of the International Residential Code for One- and
Two-Family Dwellings, 2000 Edition, are hereby added, deleted or amended to read as
follows:
R101.1 Title--Amendatory. These provisions shall be known and may be cited
as the Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings of the City of Tulsa" or as
the "Tulsa Residential Building Code."
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R103.1 Enforcement Agency--Amendatory. Pursuant to Title 11, Tulsa Revised
Ordinances, Chapter 2, the Director of Public Works, or the Director's designated
representatives, in charge of the supervision and direction of permitting and inspection
programs of the City shall be the ''building official" or "code official," as used in this
Chapter and International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2000 Edition.
R103.4 Conflict of Interest Prohibited--Added. The building official and each
assistant shall not directly or indirectly furnish labor, materials or equipment for work
covered by the scope of this code, other than for their own private property, nor shall
such building official or assistant engage in any work which conflicts with the official
duties of the Office of Development Services.
R104.10.1 Areas Prone to Flooding-Amendatory. The building official shall not
grant modifications to any provision related to areas prone to flooding as established by
Table R301.2(1) without the grant of a variance by the Stormwater Drainage Advisory
Board, as provided in Title 11-A, Tulsa Revised Ordinances.
R105.1.1 By Whom Application is Made--Added. The application for a permit
shall be made by the owner or lessee of the building or structure, or agent of either, or
by the licensed engineer or architect employed in connection with the proposed work.
If an application. is made by a person other than the owner.·· in fee, it shall be
accompanied by an affidavit of the owner or the qualified applicant or a signed
statement of the qualified applicant witnessed by the building official· or his designee to
the effect that the proposed work is authorized by the owner in fee and that the
applicant is authorized to make such application. The full names and addresses of the
owner, lessee, applicant, and the responsible officers, if the owner or lessee is a
corporation, shall be stated on the application. The owner of the building or structure
shall at all times retain ownership rights and authority for use and control of such
application and any related subsequent permits based upon this code.
R105.1.2 Zoning Clearance Required--Added. The building official shall not
issue a building permit for any building or other structure until and unless he is
furnished a Zoning Clearance Permit issued by the Zoning Officer stating that the use
or occupancy of such building or structure will comply with the requirements of Title
42, Tulsa Revised Ordinance, the Zoning Code of the City of Tulsa.
Exception: A Zoning Clearance Permit is not required for the remodeling of an
existing building or structure, unless it will result in a change of the size or use of the
building or structure.
Fire Sprinkler Permit--Added. A permit shall be obtained before
installing, altering or removing any portion of an automatic fire sprinkler system. The
building official shall not issue a fire sprinkler permit for the installation of an automatic
sprinkler system until the person, firm or corporation installing the same shall have on
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file with the City of Tulsa a surety bond in the amount of Two Thousand Five Hundred
Dollars ($2,500.00). Such bond shall be on a form satisfactory to the City, guaranteeing
payment of all obligations and guaranteeing installation in accordance with the
provisions of this code. No person, firm or corporation shall install fire sprinkler
systems unless licensed as provided in 59 0.S.2001, §§ 1800.1, et seq., as amended, and
the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto.
R105.2 Work Exempt from a Building Permit-Amendatory. Building permits
shall not be required for the following:
Building:
1.
One story, detached accessory structure, provided the floor area does not
exceed 200 square feet and it is separated from other structures by a
minimum distance of five (5) feet including projections;
2.
Fences not over eight (8) feet high, unless of masonry or precast
construction over four (4) feet, height measured from grade to the top of
the wall or fence;
3.
Retaining walls
a.
Not over four (4) feet high and
b.
Are greater than six (6) feet away from the building foundation.
Multi-tiered retaining walls with the lateral distance between tiers less than
three (3) times the next lower tier height shall be considered in the
aggregate as the total height of the wall.
4.
Water tanks supported directly upon grade if the capacity does not exceed
5,000 gallons and the ratio of height to diameter or width does not exceed
2 to 1;
5.
Sidewalks and driveways on private property not more than thirty (30)
inches above adjacent grade and not over any basement or story below;
6.
Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops, and similar
finish work;
7.
Swimming pools that are less than twenty-four (24) inches deep;
8.
Swings and other playground equipment accessory to a one- or tWo-family
dwelling;
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9.
10.
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Window awnings supported by an exterior wall; and
Re-roofing, where the existing roof has a single layer of composition
shingles and the proposed second layer is composition shingles.
Exemption from the permit requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant
authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of
this code or any other laws, ordinances, rules, or regulations of the City or the state of
Oklahoma.
RI05.3.3 Payment of Permit Fees--Added. Upon acceptance of application for a
permit, an application fee shall be paid. The permit and associated documents shall then
be reviewed and upon approval the applicant shall then be notified the permit is ready
and advised of what remaining fees are due. fu order for the permit to be valid, it shall
have b~en paid in full and posted at the job site prior to beginning construction.
Payments for permits are due upon notification to applicant that the permit has been
approved and is ready for issuance. Any permit not paid within thirty (30) days after
notification may be deemed void by the building official and the application fee shall
then be forfeited.
RI05.7 Posting of Permit--Amendatory. A copy of the building permit shall be
posted on the site of operations, and open to public inspection during the entire time of
execution of the work and until the completion of the same.
RI08.1.1 Accounts-Added. Any, person, or limited liability company shall be issued
an account number at the time of their initial application. This account number shall be
used on all subsequent applications by such person or limited liability company. Any
person or limited liability company may use this account to deposit with the City ·a sum
of money to be determined by such person or limited liability company to cover any
anticipated costs for permits and inspections. Such deposit, when made, authorizes the
City to use the funds therein for the payment of any and all permit, inspection, or
penalty fees. Such funds shall be held in trust on behalf of the person or limited liability
company in a non-interest bearing account. When requested, a monthly statement
showing all deposits, withdrawals, and the account balance shall be made available to
the person or limited liability company.
RI08.2 Schedule of Permit Fees--Arnendatory. The permit and inspection fees for
all work are provided for in this Section. The cost of each permit shall cover a
maximum of four (4) inspections.
RI08.2.1 Zoning Oearance Permit Fee-Added. The Zoning Clearance Permit fee
shall be Thirty-one and 50/100 Dollars ($31.50).
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R108.2.2 Application Fee--Added. An application fee shall be charged for each
building permit. The fee shall be based on the declared value of the proposed
construction as provided by the applicant according to the following fee schedule:
Valuation of Construction
$0 to $8,000
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. $32.00
$8,000.01 to $100,000
$63.00
$Above $100,000
$00.73 per each
$1,000 of value
This fee shall be subtracted from the building permit fee provided for in
Section R108.2.4.
R108.2.3 Resubmitted or Revised Plans Fee-Added. All resubmitted or revised
. plans shall be assessed an additional fee of Thirty-one and 50/100 Dollars ($31.50). This.
fee shall not be subtracted from the building permit fee provided for in Section R108.2.4.
R108.2.4 Building Permit Fee-Added. A building permit fee based on the value
of construction as determined by the plans examiner shall be charged. The plans
examiner may be guided in estimating by any practice or method of estimating
approved and accepted in the construction industry. The building permit fee shall be
in the amount as set out below:
Valuation of Construction
$0 to $5,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. $42.00
$5,000.01 to $12,500
; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. $63.00
For valuations in excess of Twelve Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($12,500) but less
than One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000), the fee shall be 0.525% of the total
estimated valuation, calculated in One Thousand Dollar ($1,000) increments to the closest
One Thousand Dollars ($1,000).
For each additional One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) above One Hundred Fifty Thousand
Dollars ($150,000), the additional increments of permit fee shall be at the rate of 0.263%
of the estimated valuation.
R108.2.5 Fire Sprinkler System Permit Fee--Added. The permit fee for the·
installation of an automatic fire sprinkler system shall be $0.006 per square foot of the
area to be sprinkled, except that the minimum fee shall be Forty-two Dollars ($42.00).
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RI08.2.6 Re-RoofinglRe-Decking Permit Fee--Added. The fee for are-roofing
or re-decking permit, or a single permit for re-roofing and re-decking shall be Forty-two
Dollars ($42.00).
RI08.2.7 Moving Permit Fee-Added. The fee for a moving permit for the
removal of a building or structure from one lot to another over public right-of-way shall
be based on its width and its length, in feet, as provided in the following table:
Permit Fee Based on Width* and Length**
Less
Than 30'
30'-45'
Over 55'
45'-55'
Length
Width
0.00
$ 48.00
Up to 14'
58.00
$
$
$ 74.00
14'-20'
$ 48.00
$ 58.00
74.00
$
$ 100.00
20'-25'
$ 74.00
$ 84.00
$ 100.00
$ 116.00
. 25'-29'
$ 126.00
$ 100.00
$ 158.00
$ 184.00
29'-32'
$ 158.00
$ 184.00
$ 273.00
$ 231.00
* Width is the greatest dimension of any part· of the building, including eaves or
other projections, as measured horizontally and at right angle to direction of travel.
** Length is the greatest dimension of any part of the building, including eaves and
projections, as measured horizontally and on the axis parallel to the direction of
travel.
RI08.2.7.1 Moving an Oversized Building--Added. An additional fee of Two
Hundred Eighty-nine Dollars ($289.00) shall be charged for an oversized building when
any of the following conditions exist:
1.
2.
The oversized building has a height greater than eighteen (18) feet from
the ground to the highest point of the roof, as measured in the loaded
condition; or
When the oversized building, loaded for transit, has a width more than
thirty-two (32) feet at its widest point, a~ measured at the point of greatest
projection, at right angle to the direction of travel.
NOTE: This fee shall be in addition to the fee assessed in Table R108.2.7
RI08.2.7.2 Moved-in Existing Buildings or Structures--Added
,
$116.00
NOTE: This fee shall be in addition to the other required permits and their
associated fees.
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RI08.2.8 Demolition--Added. The fee for a permit for the demolition of a
building or structure shall be at the rate of Four and 20/100 Dollars ($4.20) for each one
thousand (1,000) cubic feet of volume of the building or structure, but in no event less
than Forty-two Dollars ($42.00)
RI08.2.9 Mobile Home Permit-Added.
1.
2.
3.
.
Blocking and Anchoring
$
Air Conditioning (excluding window units)
$
Gas, Water and Sewer
~
$
a. Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . $
b. Water
$
c. Sewer
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .. $
Fees
42.00
42.00
63.00
32.00
32.00
32.00
RI08.2.10 Pool Permit Fee--Added. A pool permit fee based on the value of the
construction as determined by the plans examiner shall be charged. The plans examiner
may be guided in estimating by any practice or method of estimating approved and
accepted in the construction industry. The fee for a pool shall be 0.525% of the total
estimated valuation calculated in One Thousand Dollar ($1,000.00) increments to the
closest One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), but in no event less than Fifty-eight Dollars
($58.00).
.
RI08.2.11 Temporary Use Permit Fee--Added. The fee for the temporary use of
a building or structure, or part thereof, shall be Fifty-eight Dollars ($58.00), payable
when the permit is issued.
RI08.2.12 Recall Inspection Fee--Added. An inspection requiring an inspector
who is off duty to be recalled to duty to perform an inspection that is not continuous
with the inspector's regular work period shall be two and one-half (2~) times the regular
inspection fee of Thirty-two Dollars ($32.00) Eighty Dollars ($80.00) per hour with a
minimum inspection time of two (2) hours.
RI08.2.13 Record Retention Fee.--Added. In addition to any of the foregoing
permit fees, a fee of One and 30/100 Dollar ($1.30) per page shall be charged for
retention of permits and associated data by microfilming, computer imaging or storage
of records.
RI08.2.14 Permit and Licensing System Maintenance Fee-Added. A permit
surcharge of Four Dollars ($4.00) shall be charged on each permit to maintain the permit
and licensing system.
RI08.2.15 Appeal Fee--Added. A fee of Thirty-two Dollars ($32.00) shall be
charged for an appeal from the building official's decision in enforcing this chapter.
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Upon a ruling in favor of the appellant in an appeal by either the Board of Appeals or
the City Council, this fee shall be refunded to the applicant.
R108.2.16 Failed Inspections Fee-Added. Failed inspections due to faulty work,
or work not completed or ready for inspection when the Code Official is notified to
make such inspection, will be assessed additional fees at Thirty-two Dollars ($32.00) per
inspection unless otherwise provided for herein. All failed inspection fees shall be paid
prior to any reinspection being made.
R108.2.17 Penalty Fee Authorized--Added. If work is started prior to the
issuance of the required permit, a penalty fee shall be charged in addition to the regular
permit fee. The penalty fee shall be One Hundred Thirty-two Dollars ($132.00) or
double the cost of the regular permit fee, whichever is greater. The assessment or
payment of this fee shall not relieve any person from fully complying with all the
requirements of this code nor shall such payment exempt the person from further
penalty prescribed herein.
.
R108.6 Permit and Inspection Fees Waived for Governmental Entities-Added.
No zoning clearance, building, electrical, mechanical, or plumbing permit fee or
inspection fee shall be collected by the City on any public work or improvement
performed by or for any city, county, state, or federal governmental entity; provided,
however, that this exemption shall not constitute a waiver of any ordinance requiring
the issuance of such permits or the performance of specified inspections, and it shall
apply only to such permits or certificates of inspection issued directly to the
governmental entity involved.
NOTE: Projects involving governmental entities are not exempt from penalty fees
under Section RI08.2.17, failed inspection fees under Section R108.2.16, or fees in lieu of
stormwater detention.
R109.1.3 Finished Floor Elevation--Amendatory. When a minimum finished
floor elevation is specified in the permit, no additional work shall be performed after the
slab or floor is approved until an elevation certificate, on a· form provided by the
building official, verifying the floor elevation has been received and approved by the
building official from a land surveyor or engineer who is licensed by the ,state .of
Oklahoma.
R109.1.6 Final Inspection-Amendatory. Upon completion of the. work permitted
and prior to occupancy, a final inspection shall be made. It shall be unlawful and an
offense for any person or limited liability company, whether as owner, lessee, sub-lessee,
or occupant, to use or occupy anyone- or two-family dwelling, or part thereof~ or cause
same to be done, until all required final inspections on all open permits have been made,
except as authorized in Section RllO.4
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RI09.4 Approval Required--Amendatory. Work shall not be done beyond the
point indicated in each successive inspection without first obtaining the approval of the
building official. The building official upon notification, shall make the requested
inspections and shall either indicate the portion of the construction that is satisfactory
as completed, or shall notify the permit holder or an agent of the permit holder wherein
the same fails to comply with this Code. Any portions that do not comply shall be
corrected and such portion shall not be covered, concealed or occupied until authorized
by the building official. Work that is covered or concealed, or a residence that is
occupied without approval of the building official shall be in violation of this code and
be penalized by the imposition of a civil fine in the amount of Fifty-two and 50/100
Dollars ($52.50) for each occurrence and may result in a hearing before the Building,
Housing, and Fire Prevention Appeals Board. The assessment or payment of this .
penalty shall not relieve any person from fully complying with all the requirements of
this code nor shall such payment exempt the person from further penalty provided by
law.
RI09.4.1 Time of Inspection--Added. The building official shall make the
inspection within forty-eight (48) hours after the contractor calls for the inspection.
Weekends and holidays recognized by the City shall not be included in computing the
.
forty-eight (48) hours.
RII0.1 Use and Occupancy-Amendatory. No new building shall be used or
occupied, and no change in the existing occupancy classification of a building or portion .
thereof shall be made until the building official has issued a certificate of occupancy as
provided in·this code. Issuance of a certificate of occupancy shall not be construed as
an approval of a violation of the provisions of this code or other ordinances of the City.
Certificates presuming to give authority to violate or cancel the provisions of this code
or other ordinances of the jurisdiction shall not be valid.
RII0.3 Certificate Issued-Amendatory. After the building official inspects the
new building and finds no violations of the provisions of this code or other laws that are
enforced by the Department of Public Works, the building official shall issue a certificate
of occupancy, which shall contain the following:
1.
The building permit number;
2.
The address of the building;
3.
A description of the building for which the certificate is issued;
4.
A statement that the described building has been inspected for compliance
with the requirements of this code;
5.
The name of the building official;
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6.
The edition of the code under which the permit was issued;
7.
If an automatic sprinkler system is provided; and
8.
Any special stipulations and conditions of the building permit;
Rll0.4 Temporary Use Permit-Amendatory. Upon the request of the building
permit holder, the building official may issue a temporary use permit for a building or
structure, or part thereof, before the entire work covered by the building permit shall
have been completed and the final inspection approved, provided that such portion or
portions of the building or structure may be occupied safely prior to full completion of
the building or structure and without endangering life or the public welfare. Such a
request from the permit holder shall be in writing and contain, at a minimum:
1.
Address of the building or structure;
2.
Number of the building permit; -
3.
Description of restrictions, limitations (whole building, first floor, etc.);
4.
Time period for which the temporary use permit is being requested. Each
temporary use permit shall be limited to a period not to exceed thirty (30)
calendar days. Not more than two (2) temporary use permits shall be
granted for each building or structure, unless written approval for just
cause is submitted to and approved by the building official;
5.
Description of work to be completed and reason why the work cannot be
completed prior to occupancy;
6.
A statement by the permit holder attesting to the validity of the
information contained on the request and acknowledging that all final
inspections shall be obtained prior to the expiration of this permit; and
7.
A statement signed by the proposed occupant that he is aware that the
required final inspections have not been completed on the building or
structure and that he is aware of the limitations and restrictions imposed
by this permit. Further, that the occupant shall not alter, remove, repair,
or change anything covered by this code and acknowledges that the
required final inspections shall be obtained prior to the expiration of this
permit.
Rl12.1 Appeal Procedure-Amendatory. Any person aggrieved by a decision of
the code official may appeal the decision to the Building, Housing, and Fire Prevention
Appeals Board. Procedures for- filing an appeal to the Building, Housing, and Fire
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Prevention Appeals Board shall be the same as specified in Title 51, Tulsa Revised
Ordinances, Chapter 1. The initiation of such an appeal shall be in writing and shall be
filed with the Board no later than twenty (20) days after the code official's decision was
served. The writing initiating the appeal shall:
1.
Set forth in detail the precise decision or requirement being appealed;
2.
State precisely why the decision or requirement is in error;
3.
Designate the section(s) of the code, other ordinances or statute(s) which
support(s) the appellant's position; and
4.
Be accompanied by a fee of Thirty Dollars ($30.00).
R112.2 thru Rl12.4--Deleted. Sections R112.2, RI12.3, and R112.4 of the
International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2000 Edition, are
intentionally deleted from this code.
R113.5 Violation-Penalties. It shall be unlawful and an offense for any person
or limited liability company to violate any of the provisions of this code, fail to comply
with any of the requirements thereof, or to erect, construct, alter, or repair any building
or structure in violation of an approved plan or directive of the building official or of
a permit issued under the provisions of this code. Any person or limited liability
company convicted of a violation of this code shall be guilty of a misdemeanor offense
and shall be punished by a fine of not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00),
excluding costs, fees, and assessments, or by imprisonment in the City Jail for a period
not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day, or
portion thereof, during which a violation is committed, continued, or permitted shall be
deemed a separate offense.
R115
MOVED BUILDING OR STRUCTURES--Added
Rl15.1 Moved In Existing Buildings or Structures-Added. Buildings and
structures moved into or within the City of Tulsa shall comply with the provisions of
Appendix J. of the International Residential Code and shall not be used or occupied in
whole or in part until the building permit has had final approval.
Rl15.2 Procedures-Added. Provisions regulating the licensing and bonding of
house movers and procedures for moving buildings or structures from one lot to another
over public right-of-way shall be the same and as specified in Title 51, Tulsa Revised
Ordinances, Chapter 1.
Table 301.2 (l)-Amendatory. Table 301.2(1) of this code is amended to read as
follows:
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TABLE 301.2 (1)
ROOF SNOW
WIND
SEISMIC
SUBJECT TO
SUBJECT TO
WINTER
LOAD
PRESSURE
CONDmON
DAMAGE FROM
DAMAGE FROM
DESIGN
PSF
MPH
BY ZONE
Weather
Frostline
Termite
Decay
TEMP
Hazards
10
90
A or Ba
Severe
18"
Yes
Yes
12°F
1976 NFIP
1999 FIRM
Flood
The area North of State Highway 412 IS Seismic DeSIgn Category A and the area south of State Highway 412 IS SeISmic DeSign
Category B.
R310.1 Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings Required--Amendatory. Every
sleeping room shall have at least one openable emergency escape and rescue window
or exterior door opening for emergency escape and rescue. Where openings are
provided as a means of escape and rescue they shall have a sill height of not more than
forty-four (44) inches (118 mm) above the adjacent interior standing surface. The
standing surface shall be permanently affixed in such location and substantial strength,
with a maximum height of eighteen (18) inches, depth of fourteen (14) inches or ·greater,
and width of two (2) feet or greater. The net clear opening dimensions required by this
section shall be obtained by the normal operation of the window or door opening from
the inside. Escape and rescue window openings from the finished sill height below the
adjacent ground elevation shall be provided with a window well in accordance with
Section R310.2.
R403.1.1.1 Reinforcement of Footings-Added. A minimum of two (2) one-half
(~) inch reinforcement bars shall be placed horizontally in each continuous footing,
unless specified otherwise on approved plans.
R403.1.1.2 Dowels in Footings-Added. A minimum of one-half (~) inch dowels
at four (4) feet on centers shall extend from three (3) inches above the bottom of the
footing to within three (3) inches of the top of the stem wall and tum into the slab a
minimum of twenty-four (24) inches, unless otherwise specified on approved plans.
These dowels shall be on the job site at the time of the footing inspection.
R403.1.6 Foundation Anchorage-Amendatory. Wall sill plates, nominal 2x4
members, shall be sized and anchored to foundation walls or piers and at intermediate
intervals as required to resist wind uplift. Anchor bolts shall be a minimum diameter
of one-half (~) inch. The bolts shall be embedded in foundations to a depth of not less
than seven (7) inches of poured-in-place concrete, and not less than fifteen (15) inches
in grouted unit masonry. There shall be a minimum of two (2) anchor bolts per section
of plate and anchor bolts shall be placed twelve (12) inches from the end of each section
of plate with intermediate bolts spaced a maximum of six (6) feet on center.
Exception: Manual, pneumatic, or power-drive steel stud fasteners may be used
in place of anchor bolts, provided the fasteners are installed per the
manufacturer's written instructions and that those instructions be available for
review upon request of the building official. The following shall be considered
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minimum requirements for fasteners unless modified by the manufacturer, and
such modifications are supported by a structural analysis performed by an
independent laboratory:
R403.1.6.1 Fastener Spacing--Added:
1.
Exterior walls and interior shear walls: sixteen (16) inches on center;
2.
Interior non-shear walls: thirty-six (36) inches on center;
3.
Place two (2) fasteners six (6) inches and ten (10) inches respectively from
the ends or joints of each sill piece; and
4.
Spacing is based upon a maximum of one hundred (100) pounds per foot
shear load in the attachment of two (2) inch nominal thickness wood sill
plates to concrete floor slabs or footings. For greater shear loads, submit
structural engineer's calculations.'
R403.1.6.2 Alignment-Added. Center exterior sill fasteners in wood sills no
closer than one and three-quarter (1%) inches from the edge of the concrete.
R403.1.6.3 Fasteners, Minimum Size--Added. 0.145 inch shank diameter and
three (3) inches overall length, with one (1.0) inch diameter washers.
R403.1.6.4 Concrete Requirements-Added.
1.
Before installation of fasteners, concrete must cure for a minimum of seven
(7) days or have attained an ultimate compressive strength of two
thousand (2,000) pounds per square inch.
2.
Install fasteners only into concrete, which has a minimum depth of three
(3) times the fastener's penetration.
3.
Concrete into which fasteners are installed shall be structurally anchored
into a foundation system.
R403.4 Detached Accessory Structures Foundations--Added. Detached accessory
structures greater than two hundred (200) square feet and.not exceeding three hundred
(300) square feet:
1.
Shall be placed on skids and anchored in accordance with Mobile HomeManufactured Home Foundation System; or
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Shall have a footing not less than six (6) inches below grade and the
footing and slab shall be poured monolithically or shall be an approved
equivalent.
R602.6.2 Drilling and Notching--Studs and Plates-Added. Notwithstanding the
provisions of Sections R602.6 and R602.6.1, studs and plates shall not be drilled or
notched more than one-quarter (1,4) inch larger than the diameter of the material (pipe,
conduit, electrical wire, etc.) which will pass through the hole or notch.
R703.6.2. Plaster-Amendatory. Plastering with Portland cement plaster shall be
not less than three coats when applied over metal lath or wire lath and shall be not less
than two coats when applied over masonry, concrete, or gypsum backing. If the plaster
surface is completely covered by veneer or other facing material or is completely
concealed, plaster application need be only two coats, provided the total thickness is as
set forth in Table R702.1(1). Alternate materials shall be installed in accordance with the
manufacturer's installation instructions and are not required to comply with
Table R702.1.(1).
On wood-frame construction with an on-grade floor slab system, exterior plaster
shall be applied in such a manner as to cover, but not extend below, lath, paper, and
screed.
The proportion of aggregate to cementitious materials shall be as set forth in
Table R702.1(3).
R802.7.3 Hole Size--Added. Holes bored in rafters or ceiling joists shall not be
more than one-quarter (1,4) inch larger than the diameter of the material (pipe, conduit,
electrical wire, etc.) which will pass through the hole
R905.8.5.1 Wood Shakes on Habitable Buildings--Added. Shakes installed on
habitable buildings shall be No.1 Grade, only.
R1001.6.1 Spark Arrestor--Added. A spark arrestor screen with a maximum of
one-half (Y.z) inch mesh shall be installed on the top of all masonry fireplace chimneys.
Chapters 12 through 24-Deleted. The following chapters of the International
Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2000 Edition, are intentionally deleted
from this code, in lieu of Title 59, Tulsa Revised Ordinance, Mechanical:
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
MECHANICAL ADMINISTRATION
GENERAL MECHANICAL SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
HEATING AND COOLING EQUIPMENT
EXHAUST SYSTEMS
DUCT SYSTEMS
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CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 19
CHAPTER 20
CHAPTER 21·
CHAPTER 22
CHAPTER 23
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COMBUSTION AIR
CIDMNEYS AND VENTS
SPECIAL FUEL-BURNING EQUIPMENT
BOILS/WATER HEATERS
HYDRONIC PIPING
SPECIAL PIPING AND STORAGE SYSTEMS
SOLAR SYSTEMS
FUEL GAS
Chapters 25 through 32--Deleted. The following chapters of the International
Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2000 Edition, are intentionally deleted
from this code, in lieu of Title 56, Tulsa Revised Ordinance, Plumbing:
CHAPTER 25
CHAPTER 26
CHAPTER 27
CHAPTER 28
CHAPTER 29
CHAPTER 30
CHAPTER 31
CHAPTER 32
PLUMBING ADMINISTRATION
GENERAL PLUMBING REQUIREMENTS
PLUMBING FIXTURES
WATER HEATERS
WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION
SANITARY DRAINAGE
VENTS
TRAPS
Chapters 33 through 42-Deleted. The following chapters of the International
Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2000 Edition, are intentionally deleted
from this code, in lieu of Title 52, Tulsa Revised Ordinance, Electrical:
CHAPTER 33
CHAPTER 34
CHAPTER 35
CHAPTER 36
CHAPTER 37
CHAPTER 38
CHAPTER 39
CHAPTER 40
CHAPTER 41
CHAPTER 42
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
ELECTRICAL DEFINITIONS
SERVICES
BRANCH CIRCUIT AND FEEDER REQUIREMENTS
WIRING METHODS
POWER AND LIGHTING DISTRIBUTION
DEVICES AND LIGHTING FIXTURES
APPLIANCE INSTALLATION
SWIMMING POOLS
CLASS 2 REMOTE-CONTROL SIGNALING AND POWERLIMITED CIRCUITS
Appendices A through D--Deleted. The following appendices of the International
Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2000 Edition, are intentionally deleted
from this code, in lieu of Title 59, Tulsa Revised Ordinance, Mechanical:
APPENDIX A
SIZE AND CAPACITY OF GAS PIPING
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APPENDIXB
APPENDIXC
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SIZING OF VENTING SYSTEMS SERVING APPLIANCES
EQUIPPED WITH DRAFT HOODS, CATEGORY I
APPLIANCES, AND APPLIANCES LISTED FOR USE AND
TYPE B VENTS
EXIT TERMINALS OF MECHANICAL DRAFT AND
DIRECT-VENT VENTING SYSTEMS
RECOMMENDED PROCEDURE FOR SAFETY INSPECTION
OF AN EXISTING APPLIANCE INSTALLATION
Appendix I--Deleted. The following Appendix I of the International Residential
Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2000 Edition, is intentionally deleted from this
code, in lieu of Title 56, Tulsa Revised Ordinance, Plumbing:
APPENDIXI·
PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL
Ord. No. 20629
SECTION 202.
PROTECTION OF EXISTING RIGHTS AND REMEDIES
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding
pending in any court, or any rights acquitted, or liability incurred, or any cause or
causes of action acquired or existing under any act or provision hereby repealed; nor
shall this chapter require any changes in work which has been lawfully authorized prior
to the adoption of this chapter, so long as such work is actually commenced within sixty
(60) days after its adoption.
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CHAPTER 3
MOBILE HOMES, MODULAR STRUCTURES,
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES AND MOBILE HOME PARKS
Section 300. Definitions.
Section 301. Use, Occupancy and Location of Mobile Homes and Modular
Structures.
Section 302. Temporary Nonresidential Use of Mobile Homes and
Modular Structures.
Section 303. General Requirements for Mobile Home and Recreational
Vehicle Parks.
Section 304. Mobile Home Parks.
Section 305. Anchoring Mobile Homes and Certain Recreational Vehicles.
Section 306. Required Inspection.
Section 307. Recreational Vehicle Parks.
Section 308. Violation and Appeal.
Section 309. Permits Not Transferable.
SECTION 300.
DEFINITIONS
For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the
meanings given herein.
A.
Mobile Home shall mean a manufactured home conforming to the National
Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Act of 1974 (42 U.S.c. §§ 5401, et seq.).
B.
Mobile Home Parks shall mean land used or intended to be used by two
(2) or more mobile homes where sewer, water, gas, electric and other similar facilities
are available to allow occupancy of such mobile homes as dwellings.
C.
Modular Structure shall mean a transportable, non-vehicular, prefabricated
structure, requiring an independent foundation, which is designed and constructed for
movement from a point of fabrication to a permanent erection or location site.
D.
Dwelling shall mean any structure or vehicle occupied or used primarily
for a residential purpose which mayor may not contain sleeping, bath, toilet, cooking
and refrigeration facilities.
E.
Code Official shall mean the officer or other designated authority charged
with the administration and enforcement of this code.
F.
Person shall mean any individual, partnership, trust, association,
corporation or combination thereof.
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G.
Recreational Vehicle shall mean a vehicular type unit designed primarily
for temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel use, which either has
its own motive power or is mounted on or towed by another vehicle and has its own
potable water storage tank and waste storage tank.
A recreational vehicle may be any of the following:
1.
Motor Home which shall mean a vehicular type unit designed to provide
temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use built on or permanently
attached to a self-propelled motor chassis or on a chassis cab or van which is an integral
part of the completed vehicle;
2.
Travel Trailer which shall mean a vehicular unit mounted on wheels,
designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use
and of such size and weight as not to require special highway permits when towed by
a motorized vehicle;
3.
Camping Trailer which shall mean a vehicular portable unit mounted on
wheels and constructed with collapsible partial side walls which fold for towing by
another vehicle and unfold at the campsite to provide temporary living quarters for
recreational, camping or travel use; or
4.
Truck Camper which shall mean a portable unit constructed to provide
temporary living quarters for recreational, travel or camping use, consisting" of a floor,
roof, and ~ides, designed to be mounted on the bed of a pickup truck.
SECTION 301.
USE, OCCUPANCY AND LOCATION OF MOBILE
HOMES AND MODULAR STRUCTURES
The use, occupancy and location of mobile homes and modular structures are
governed by the provisions of the zoning code of the City of Tulsa, Title 42, Tulsa
Revised Ordinances.
SECTION 302.
TEMPORARY NONRESIDENTIAL USE OF MOBILE
HOMES AND MODULAR STRUCTURES
A.
Temporary Permit Required; Requirements for Issuance Established.
Any person who desires to use a mobile home or a modular structure on a temporary
basis for a field or local branch office, demonstration, or for a charitable and nonprofit
purpose, may do so upon issuance of a temporary mobile horne permit by the code
official of the City of Tulsa. The prospective user shall apply for such permit by filing
a written application with the code official, accompanied by a nonrefundable application
fee of Fifty-two and 50/100 Dollars ($52.50), payable to the City of Tulsa. Such
application shall include the exact location where the mobile horne or modular structure
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will be placed, a full explanation and description of the use or activity which will be
conducted within the mobile home or modular structure, and a statement specifying the
period of time. for which such temporary use will be required.
Upon a finding by the code official that the proposed use is permitted by this
section, that such use will not exceed twelve (12) months in duration and upon the
applicant's posting a cash or surety removal bond as hereinafter required,' the code
official shall issue a temporary mobile home permit for any requested period of time not
exceeding twelve (12) months.
The issuance of a temporary mobile home permit authorized by this section shall
require the issuance of a zoning clearance certificate, but shall not require an occupancy
certificate as provided by the building code of the City of Tulsa, Chapter 1, Title 51,
Tulsa Revised Ordinances.
.
B.
Removal Bond. Prior to the issuance of a temporary mobile home permit,
the applicant shall post with the City Clerk of the City of Tulsa a cash or surety bond
in the amount of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) to defray removal costs in the event the
applicant fails to remove the mobile home or modular structure at the expiration of the.
temporary mobile home permit.
C.
Permit for Extended Use. The use of any property as a temporary location
site for a mobile home or modular structure in excess of twelve (12) months shall not be
considered to be a temporary use within the meaning of this section and no additional
temporary permits shall be issued by the code official; provided, however, that permits
for extended temporary use beyond the initial twelve (12) months may be obtained by
the following persons:
. 1.
Building contractors involved with an ongoing construction project on the
same property on which such mobile home or modular structure is located; and
2.
Public schools (as defined in 70 0.S.2001, § 1-106) using such mobile home
or modular structure as temporary classrooms.
The code official shall either issue the requested permit for extended use or deny
the application in writing, giving the reasons for such denial, within ten (10) working
days after the filing of such application. No extended use permit shall be issued for a
period of time exceeding twelve (12) months. Extended use permits may be re-issued
by the code official upon the expiration of an existing extended use permit.
D.
Limitations Upon Occupancy of Temporarily Located Mobile Homes and
Modular Structures. Holders of temporary permits and their employees may occupy
a mobile home or a modular structure on a twenty-four (24) hour basis, provided that:
(1) such occupancy is accessory and subordinate to a principal nonresidential use of the
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property upon which such mobile home or modular structure is located; and (2) such
twenty-four (24) hour occupancy does not thereby establish a dwelling unit within the
meaning of the zoning code of the City of Tulsa, Title 42, Tulsa Revised Ordinances,
unless otherwise permitted by a zoning variance granted by the Tulsa Board of
Adjustment.
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SECTION 303.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MOBILE HOME AND
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARKS
A.
Mobile Homes and Recreational Vehicles in Storage. Mobile homes and
recreational vehicles not intended for occupancy may be parked on a mobile home lot,
in a separately designated storage area within the mobile home park or recreational
vehicle park or in another storage area authorized under the zoning code of the City of
Tulsa, Title 42, Tulsa Revised Ordinances. When the mobile home or recreational vehicle
is parked in a designated storage area, no fees or permits are required.
When the mobile home is stored on a mobile home lot, it shall comply with the
applicable bulk and area requirements in the zoning code of the City of Tulsa,
Section 403, Chapter 4, Title 42, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, and it shall be anchored
according to the building code, Chapter 1, Title 51. Recreational vehicles stored on a
mobile home lot shall be parked on the parking pad.
B.
Utility Connections. Electrical, mechanical and plumbing connections,
where required, shall comply with the respective codes of the City of Tulsa.
C.
Fire Hydrants. Where existing fire hydrants are farther than one thousand
(1,000) feet from the most distant mobile home or recreational vehicle space, additional
fire hydrants shall be provided and located as required by the Fire Marshal of the City
of Tulsa. The Fire Marshal shall approve or deny submitted plans within seven (7) days
after receipt thereof.
D.
Street Lighting. Street lamps shall be positioned no less than every two
hundred (200) feet throughout the park. Such lamps shall be twenty (20) feet above
ground level and shall contain bulbs of at least one hundred (100) watts. All lamps shall
be shaded and positioned so as to avoid glare on adjoining properties.
E.
Garbage Cans. Garbage cans must be enclosed, maintained in sanitary
condition and located no farther than one hundred fifty (150) feet from any mobile home
or recreational vehicle space.
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MOBILE HOME PARKS
SECTION 304.
A.
Mobile Home Park Permit, Zoning Oearance Pennit and Fees. No mobile
home park shall be constructed, maintained, used or occupied within the City limits of
the City of Tulsa unless and until a zoning clearance permit and a mobile home park
permit have been issued by the code official and an annual fee of Three and 20/100
Dollars ($3.20) per mobile home space, or a Fifty-three Dollar ($53.00) minimum fee, has
been paid.
B.
Site Plan Required. No mobile home park permit shall be issued to any
person until a site plan of the proposed park is filed with and approved by the code
official of the City of Tulsa. The site plan shall show compliance with all requirements
set forth herein for mobile home parks. The site plan shall be drawn to scale and shall
be sufficiently detailed to show compliance with all requirements of this chapter.
C.
Expiration Date.
December 3pt of each year.
All mobile home park permits shall expire on
D.
Land Requirements. All mobile home parks shall be constructed,
maintained and/or operated in accordance with the provisions of the zoning code of the
City of Tulsa, Title 42, Tulsa Revised Ordinances.
i
E.
Utilities. Connections for electricity, gas, City water and City sanitary
sewer shall be provided at each mobile home space.
F.
Registration. It shall be the duty of the management of every mobile home
park to keep a record of all mobile homes and their occupants. The record shall be in
the form of a hotel registry. Such registry shall specify the dates of arrival and
departure and the name of the owner of each mobile home. The registry shall at all
times be available for inspection by the code official.
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SECTION 305.
ANCHORING MOBILE HOMES
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
AND
CERTAIN
A.
General. Mobile homes shall be anchored according to the building code,
Chapter 1, Title 51, Tulsa Revised Ordinances.
B.
Additional Requirements. In addition to requirements for anchoring
contained in Chapter 1, Title 51, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, the following requirements
shall apply:
1.
Patio awnings shall be installed according to manufacturer's instructions;
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Accessory structures on the lot shall be securely anchored;
3.
Tip-out rooms shall be anchored by an over-the-home tie at the end of each
raised section; and
4.
Clerestory roofs shall require an over-the-home tie at the end of each raised
section.
C.
Recreational Vehicles. Recreational vehicles placed in a mobile home park
and used as a residence shall be anchored in accordance with the requirements specified
herein for a mobile home.
SECTION 306.
REQUIRED INSPECTION
Prior to the issuance of a permit to locate a mobile home within the corporate
limits of the City of Tulsa, the code official of the City of Tulsa shall be afforded
reasonable access to the mobile home to ascertain whether unsafe conditions exist. Such
official shall be afforded similar access upon application by a person for renewal or
extension of any permit provided by this chapter. Such reasonable access to any mobile
home shall not be denied to the code official.
SECTION 307.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARKS
A.
Recreational Vehicle Park Zoning Clearance. No recreational vehicle (RV)
park shall be constructed, maintained, used or occupied within the City limits of the City
of Tulsa unless and until a zoning clearance permit and an RV park permit have been
applied for, an annual permit fee of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) has been paid, and the permit
has been issued by the code official.
B.
Site Plan Required. No recreational vehicle park permit shall be issued
to any person until a site plan of the proposed park is filed with and approved by the
code official of the City of Tulsa. Such site plan shall show compliance with all
requirements herein set forth for recreational vehicle parks. The site plan shall be drawn
to scale and of sufficient detail to show compliance with all requirements of this chapter.
C.
Expiration Date. All recreational vehicle park permits shall expire on
December 31st of each year.
D.
Auxiliary Facilities. Recreational vehicle parks shall have permanent
service buildings for laundry, toilet and bath or shower facilities. Such service buildings
shall be located no closer than fifteen (15) feet and no farther than three hundred (300)
feet from any recreational vehicle space. Permanent service facilities shall have adequate
supplies of both hot and cold water, shall be adequately lighted at all times, shall be
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constructed of moisture resistant materials to permit frequent cleaning and washing, and
shall be heated in winter.
E.
Toilet Facilities. Separate toilet facilities shall be provided for males and
females. One flush type water closet, one lavatory and one shower facility shall be
provided for each sex in all parks having nine (9) or fewer spaces. One additional water
closet, lavatory and shower facility shall be provided for each sex for each additional ten
(10) spaces or fraction thereof.
F.
Laundry Facilities.
Laundry facilities shall consist of one dual
compartment lavatory, one automatic washer and one automatic dryer for each twenty
(20) spaces or fraction thereof.
G.
Utilities. All utility services and connections installed in recreational
vehicle parks shall meet all applicable codes, rules and regulations.
SECTION 308.
VIOLATION AND APPEAL
Any violation of this chapter, state statutes or other applicable law shall constitute
cause for denial or revocation of any permit required herein; provided, however, that
upon denial or revocation of any permit, an appeal of the code official's action may be
taken to the City Council by filing a notice of appeal with the code official and the City
Clerk within ten (10) days of the code official's action.
SECTION 309.
PERMITS NOT TRANSFERABLE
No permit granted pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall be transferable.
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CHAPTER 4
ICC INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE,
2006 EDITION, ADOPTED
Section 400. Adoption of the ICC International Existing
Building Code, 2006 Edition
Section 401. Amendments to the ICC International Existing
Building Code, 2006 Edition
SECTION 400.
ADOPTION OF THE ICC INTERNATIONAL EXISTING
BUILDING CODE, 2006 EDITION
That certain document, three (3) copies of which are on file in the office of the
City Clerk of the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, being marked and designated as the ICC
International Existing Building Code, 2006 Edition, as published by the International Code
Council, Inc. (ICC), hereinafter the "Existing Building Code" is hereby adopted as an
optional code for the control ofbuildings and structures other than detached one- and
two-family dwellings, as herein provided. .Each and all of the regulations, provisions,
penalties, terms and conditions of the ICC International Existing Building Code, 2006
Edition, are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereofas if fully set out in this
chapter with the amendments thereto, prescribed in Section 401 of this chapter.
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SECTION 401.
AMENDMENTS TO THE ICC INTERNATIONAL
EXISTING BUILDING CODE, 2006 EDITION
TlWfollowing sections ofthe ICC International Existing Building Code, 2006 Edition,
are hereby added, deleted or amended to read as follows:
101.1 .
. Title-Amendatory. These regulations shan be known and may be cited as
the. "Existing Building Code of the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma,"the "Existing Building
Code" or "this code."
101.2.1
Optional Use of ~his Code-Added. Buildings and structures located inside
the corporate limits of the City and all City owned buildings and structures located
inside or outside the corporate limits of the City shall have the option to comply with
this code or the Building Code of the City of Tulsa, Title 51, Tulsa Revised Ordinances,
Chapter 1.
102~1.1
Applicability-Added. The provisions of this code shall only apply to and
govern buildings for which the initial building permit was issued prior to
January 1,1994.
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Exceptions:
1.
This code shall not apply to buildings and structures regulated by the
International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings of the
City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Title 51, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, Chapter 2.
2.
Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 14, and 15 of the ICC International Existing Building
Code, 2006 Edition shall be optional for any building for which the initial
building permit was issued subsequent to January 1, 1994.
3.
All existing buildings, including one and two. family dwellings, inside the
corporate limits of the City shall comply with the provisions of the ICC
International Existing Building Code, 2006 Edition, Chapter 12.
4.
Fire-fighter service keys shall be kept in a lock box at an approved location
in the elevator lobby, not more than ten (10) feet from any elevator and
shall be available for immediate use by fire-fighting and rescUe personnel.
Keys shall be clearly marked as elevator keys and shall be identified for
the specific elevator for which they work. Instructions for the operation of
theelevator(s) shall be· type-set on a plastic encased card and kept with the
elevator keys.
Exception: Fire-fighter service keys may be kept in a lock box at an
approved location on the exterior and not more that ten (10) feet from the
main entrance tb a building provided that prominently marked keys or
access codes to the building are also provided.
102.4.1
Reference Revisionstotms Code-Added. All electrical work shall comply
with the Electrical Code of the City of Tulsa, Title 52,Tulsa Revised Ordinances, and all
references in this code to "ICC ElectricalCode" or "Electrical Code'.' shall be replaced with
the National Electrical Code (NEC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard
Reference Number 70 (NFPA 70) or the Electrical Code of the City of Tulsa, Title 52,
Tulsa Revised Ordinances, as· amended.
103.1 ...Enforcement Agency-Amendatory. The term "Department of Building
Safety," as used within the ICC International Existing Building Code, 2006 Edition shall
mean the Development Services Division of the of the Economic Development
Departrrtentof the City of Tulsa or other departll1ent, division or section of the City of
Tulsa authorized and directed to enforce the provisions of this code.
103.2
App()intlnenl-Amendatory.
Pursuant to Title 11, Tulsa Revised
Ordinances, Chapter 2, the Director of Economic Development, or the Director's
designated representative, in charge of the supervision and direction of permitting and
inspection programs of the City shallbe the "building official" or "code officia1," as used
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in this chapter and the ICC International Existing Building Code, 2006 Edition, as adopted
by the City of Tulsa.
103..4
Code of Ethics-Added. Staff members of the Development Services
Division of the Economic Development Department of the City of Tulsa shall ascribe to
and be guided in professional conduct as code officials and. department representatives,
as prOVided within Title 12, Chapter 6, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, entitled "Ethics Code".
Qualification of Code Officials-Added. The building official and deputies,
otherwise known as "code officials," shall be licensed as may be prescribed by statutes
of the State of Oklahoma, possess experience in commercial or residential building work,
as determined by their job descriptions and responsibilities, and possess certification by
the International Code Council, Inc., or other testing agencies, as approved by the
Director of Economic Development Department, or the Director's designated
representative.
103.5
Flood Hazard Areas, Areas Prone to Flooding-Amendatory. The code
official shaltnot grant:rnodifications to any provision related to areas prone to flooding,
as established by the current City of Tulsa Regulatory Floodplain Map Atlas, without the
grant of a variance by the Stormwater Drainage Advisory Board, as provided in Title
II-A, Tulsa Revised Ordinances.
104.10.1
Modifications Affecting Life and Fire Safety-Added. Modifications
affecting life and safety shall be approved by the fire code official and code official. The
detai1sofaction granting modificati<:>ns shallhe recorded and entered in the files of the
Development Services Division of the Economic DevelopmentDepartment.
104.10.2
105.1.1
By Whom an Application is Made-Added. An application for a permit
shall be made by the owner or lessee of the building or structUre, or the agent of either,
or by the lieenSed architect or engineer employed in connection with the proposed work.
If an application is made by a person other than the owner in fee, it shall be
accompanied by an affidavit of the owner or the qualified applicant or a Signed
statement of the qualified applicant witnessed by the code official or his designee,
informing that the proposed work is authorized by the owner in fee and that the
applicant is authorized to make such application. The full names and addresses of the
owner, lessee, applicant, and the responsible officers, if the owner or lessee is not a
natural person, shall be stated 011 the application. The owner of the building or structure
shall at all times retain oWnership rights and authority for use and control of such
application and any related subsequent permits issued pursuant to this code.
105.1.2
Annual Permit Records-Amendatory. The person to whom an annual
permit is issued shan keep a record of alterations made under such permit, in
accordance with Title 50, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, entitled "Annual Permits." Thecode
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official shall have access to such records at all times or such records shall be filed with
the code official as designated.
Work Exempt from Permit-Amendatory. Exemptions from permit
requirements of this code shall comply with the Building Code of the City, Title 51,
Tulsa Revised Ordinances, Section 105.2.
105.2
Payment of Permit Fees-Added. Upon acceptance of application for a
permit, an application fee shall be paid. The permit and associated documents shall then
be reviewed and, upon approval, the applicant shall be notified the permit is ready and
advised of whatrernaining fees are due. In order for the permit to be valid, all fees shall
have been paid in full and the permit posted at the job site prior to beginning
construction. Payments for permits shall be due upon notification to applicant tha-t the
permit has been approved and is ready to be issued. Any permit not paid within thirty
(30) days after notification may be deemed void by the code official and the application
fee Shall then be forfeited.
105.3.3
Eating or Drinking Establishments-Added, Each applicant for a permit
for a structure to be used as an eating or drinking establishment shall provide a copy
of the plans and specifications for the proposed structure. The Tulsa City-County Health
Department shall determine whether the proposed construction for the eating or
drinking establishment meets current health requirements as provided in the Tulsa
Revised Ordinances.
105.3.4
ZOI\ing Clearance Permit Required-Added. The code official shall not
issue a building permit for any building or other structure until and unless the code
official is fumisheda zoning clearance permit issued.by the zoning official stating that
the use or occupancy of such building or structure complies with. or, upon completion,
will comply with the applicable zoning ordinances of the City of Tulsa.
105.3.5
The Oklahoma "Alarm Industry Act" Adopted and Incorp()rated by
Reference'-Added. The Oklahoma "Alarm Industry Act", Title 59 O.s.2001,Section 1800.1
et seq. as amended is hereby adopted by reference and incorporated into this code as if
set out at-length here, save and except any portions which may be added, deleted, or
amended in this title.
105.3.6
Fire Sprinkler Permits-Added. The code official shall not issue a permit
for the installation, alteration or repair, of fire sprinkler systems, and related equipment,
induding standpipes, and hose connections to fire sprinkler systems, air line systems
used in connection with fire sprinkler systems, and connect tanks and pumps, until the
person, firm, corporation, or limited liability company installing the same shall have on
file with the City of Tulsa a surety bond in the amount of Two Thousand Five Hundred
Dollars ($2,500.00). Such bond. shall be on a form satisfactory·to the City, guaranteeing
payment of all obligations and guaranteeing the work to be installed in accordance with
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the provisions of this code. No person, finn, corporation, or limited liability company
shall install automatic fire sprinkler systems unless licensed as provided in 59 0.5.2001,
§§1800.1, et seq., as amended, and related rules and regulations.
105.3.6.2
Licensing-Added. All fire protection equipment and systems governed by
this code shall be installed, inspected and repaired by licensed firms and technicians in
compliance with occupational licensing laws and regulations promulgated by the
Oklahoma Department of Health, and published in the Oklahoma Administrative Code
(OAC), Section 310:205-3-1 et seq. For equipment and systems not governed by
state-licensing laws and regulations, including but !tot limited to pre-engineered fire
suppression systems and portable fire extinguishers, the fire code official shall establish
standards of fitness for £inns and individuals providing these services. These standards
shall include requirements for financial responsibility consistent with other building
trades, initial competency testing, requirements for a City license and the payment of
initial and annual renewable fees, all consistent with similar fees, methods and
accounting procedures utilized by the City of Tulsa. The fire code official shall establish
rules necessary to administer, monitor and. enforce the technical procedures required for
the proper use, installation, inspection and maintenance of these fire protection systems
and equipment.
Fire Protection System Shop Drawings-Amendatory. Shop drawings for
fire protection systems shall be submitted to indicate conformance With this code and
construction documents. An application fora permit shall be submitted prior to the start
of system installation. Any applicant fora permit that begins construction activities
prior to an approved permit being issued shall be proceeding at their own risk.
Regardless, a permit shall be issued before a rough-in inspection may be requested for
the system(s) and prior to the system(s) being concealed. Shop drawings shall contain
all information required by the installation standards referenced in Chapter 9, of the
106.1.1.1
International Building Code.
Approval of Water and Sewer Plans-Added. If the property is not served
by an adequate public water supply or public sanitary sewer system, each applicant for
a permit for a structure requiring a water supply and sewage disposal shall develop the
site in accordance with adopted City ordinances;
106.3..1.1
Temporary Power-Amendatory. The code official is authorized to give
permission to temporarily supply and use power in part of an electrical installation
before such installation has been fully completed and the final inspection has been
approved. The part covered by the temporary permit shall comply with the
requirements specified for temporary lighting, heat, or power in the Electrical Code of
the City of Tulsa, Title 52, Tulsa Revised Ordinances.
107.3
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108.2
Schedule of Permit Fees-Amendatory. All permit and inspection fees for
work encompassed in this chapter shall be paid in accordance with the schedule
established in Title 49, Tulsa Revised Ordinances Chapter 3.
108.3
Building Permit Valuations-Amendatory. The applicant for a permit shall
provide an estimated permit value at time of application. Permit valuations shall
include total value of work, including materials and labor, for which the permit is being
issued, such as electrical, gas, mechanical, plumbing equipment,and permanent systems.
If, in the opinion of the code official, the valuation is underestimated on the application,
the permit shall be (1) denied, or (2) approved using an adjusted valuation substituted
by the code official, or (3) approved using a valuation submitted by the applicant based
upon detailed estimates meeting the approval. of the code official. Final building permit
valuation shall be set by the code official.
109.6
Approval Required-Amendatory. No work shall be done beyond the point
indicated in each successive inspection without first obtaining the approval of the code
official. Upon notification, the code official shall make the requested inspections and
shall either indicate the portiol) of the. construdion that is satisfactory as completed, or
shall notify theperIllit holder or an agent of the permit holder where it fails to comply
with this code. Any part that does not comply shall be corrected and such portion shall
not be covered, concealed or occupied until authorized by the code official. Work that
is covered or concealed, or occupied without approval of the code official shall be in
violation of this code and shall be penalized by the imposition of a civil fine as prOVided
in Title 49, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, Chapter 3, for each occurrence and may result in
a hearing before the Building, Housing & Fire. Prevention Appeals Board. Each day, or
portion thereof, during which a violation is committed, continued or permitted shall be
deemed a separate offense. The assessment or payment of this penalty shall not relieve
any person from fully complying with all requirements .of this code nor shall such
payment exempt the person from further penalty provided by law.
110.1.1
Bond Required-Added. The code official shall not issue a permit for the
demolition or destruction of a building or stru<;tureuntil a suitable bond has been given
protecting the adjacent owners from damages. Such bond shall be in the minimum
amount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), and may be increased if in the opinion of
the code official the location of the building to be demolished or destroyed requires a
larger bond. The code official may waive the requirement of bond if the official is
satisfied that the particular building or structure can be demolished or destroyed without
damage to adjoining bUildings Or properties.
112.1
Appeals-Amendatory. Any person aggrieved by a decision of the code
official may appeal the decision to the Building Housing and Fire Prevention Appeals
Board. Procedures for filing an appeal to the Building Housing and Fire Prevention
Appeals Board shall be the same as specified in Title 51, Tulsa Revised Ordinances,
Chapter 1.
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Violation Penalties-Amendatory. It shall be unlawful and a.misderneanor
offense for any person or limited liability company to violate anyaf the provisions of
this code, fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof, or erect, construct, repair,
alter or change the occupancy of a building or structure in violation of approved
construction documents, a directive of the code official, or of a permit or certificate
issued under the provisions of this code Any person or limited liability company
convicted of a violation of this code shall be guilty of a misdemeanor offense and shall
be punished by a fine of not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), excluding costs,
fees and assessments, or by imprisonment in the City Jail for a period not exceeding
ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day, or portion thereof,
during Which a violation is committed, continued or permitted shall be deemed a
separate offense.
113.4
Abatement of Violation'-Added. The imposition of civil or criminal
penalties prescribed in this code shall not preclude the City Attorney from instituting
appropriate action to restrain or enjoin unlawful construction, the illegal occupancy of
a building, or to stop an illegal act, conduct, business, or operation of systems, ar to
apat~ any such violation.
113.5
Unlawful continuance-Amendatory. It shall be unlawful and a
misdemeanor offense for any person or limited liability company to continue any work
after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is
directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition. Any person or limited
liability company convicted of a violation of this code shall be guilty of a misdemeanor
offense and shall be punished by a fine of not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00),
excluding costs, fees and assessments, or by imprisonment in the City Jail for a period
not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day, or
portion thereof, dtiring which a violation is committed, continued or permitted shall be
deemed a separate offense.
114.3
Demolition-Deleted. Section 117, inclUding Sections 117.1, 117.2, 117.3 and
117.4 of the ICC International Existing Building Code.. 2006 Edition are intentionally
deleted from this code. (See Title 24, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, entitled "Nuisances,"
Chapters 1, 2, and 4, for related abatement and demolition activities relevant to existing
buildings classified as nuisance, dilapidated, or unsecured.)
117.
202.0
General Definitions-Amendatory. Section 202.0 of the ICC International
Existing Building Code, 2006 Edition is adopted as published, provided that the following
definitions in Section 202.0 are amended to read as follows:
Flood Hazard Area-Amendatory. For all buildings or structures located inside
the city's corporate limits, the flood hazard area shall be as designated on the City
of Tulsa's adopted Regulatory Flood Plain Maps.
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Substantial Improvement-Amendatory.
Any repair, reconstruction
or
improvement of a structure, the cost of which equals or exceeds fifty percent
(50%) of the rnarket value of the structure, either before the improvement or
repair is started or, if the structure has been damaged and is being restored,
before the damage occurred. For purposes of this definition "substantial
improvement" is considered to occur when the first alteration of any wall, ceiling,
floor or other structural part of the building commences, whether or not that
alteration affects the external dimensions of the structure. This term shall not,
include:
1.
Any project(s) for improvement of a structure to comply with exiSting state
of local health, sanitary or safety code specifications which are solely necessary
to assure safe living conditions, or
2.
Any alterations of a structure listed on the National Register of Historic
Places or State Inventory of Historic Places.
The cost used in the substantial improvement determin.ation shall be the
cumulative costs of all previous improvements for a specific building or structure
occurring during the immediate past lO-yearperiod.
501.1
Scope-Amendatory. Repairs as described in Section 402 shall comply with
the requirements of this chapter. Repairs to historic buildings shall comply with this
chapter, except as modified in Chapter 11 of this code. 1I
[FC] 602.3.1 International Fuel Gas Code..Amendatory. The followin.g sections of the
International Fuel Gas Code shall constitute the fuel gas materials and methods
requirements for Levell alterations.
1.
All of Chapter 3, entitled General Regulations, except Sections 303.7 and
2.
All of Chapter 4, entitled Gas Piping Installations, except Sections 401.8 and
306.
402.3.
2.1
Sections 401.8 and 402.3 shall apply when the work being performed
increases the load on the system such that the existing pipe does not meet the size
required by code. Existing systems that are modified shall not require. resizing as long
as the load on the .system is not increased and the system length is not increased, even
if the altered system does not meet code minimums.
3.
All of Chapter 5, entitled Chimneys and Vents.
4.
All of Chapter 6, entitled Specific Appliances.
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5.
All appliances shall be installed according to the manufacturer's installation
instructions for service, repair or m.aintenance.
704.2.1
IIigh-rise Buildings-Amendatory. In high-rise buildings, work areas shall
be provided with automatic sprinkler protection.
704.2.1.1
Supplemental Automatic Sprinkler System Requirements-Amendatory.
High-rise building owners shall produce a copy of, or enter into an agreement with the
City of Tulsa providing that the owner shall install an automatic fire sprinkler system
throughout the bUilding bya specific date, approved by the code official. The code
official shall provide the form of agreement to be used by the owner. Once this
agreement is fully executed, it shall be filed in land records maintained by the
appropriate County Clerk prior to the issuance of any associated permit.
704.2.2
Groups A, B,E, F-1, H, I,M, R-1, R-4, S-1, and S-2-Amendatory. In
buildings with occupancies in Groups A, B, E, F-1, H, I, M, R-l,R-4, 5-1, and 5-2, work
areas that include exits or corridors shared by more than one tenant or serving an
occupant load greater than thirty (30) shall be provided with automatic sprinkler
protection, where the work area is required to be provided with. automatic sprinkler
protection in accordance with the International Building Code applicable to new
construction.
704.2.2.2
Group R-2-Added. Work areas within R-2 occupancies shall be provided
with automatic sprinkler protection.
704.2.3
Windowless Stories-AJ.l1endatory. Work located in a windowless story, as
determined in accordance with the International Building Code, shall be sprinklered where
the work area is required to be sprinklered under the provisions of the International
Building Code for newly constructed buildingS.
704.2.4
Other Required Suppression Systems-Amendatory. In buildings and areas
listed in Table 903.2.13 of the International Building Code, work areas that include exits
or corridors shared by more than one tenant or serving an occupant load greater than
thirty (30) shall be provided with sprinkler protection where the work area is required
to be provided with automatic sprinkler protection in accordance with the International
Building Code applicable to neW construction.
705.2
General-Amendatory.
requirements of this section.
The means of egress shall comply with the
Exception: Means of egress conforming to the requireJ.llents of the International
Building Code under which the building was constructed shall be considered.
compliant means of egress if, in the opinion of the code official and the fire code
official, they do not constitute a distinct hazard to life.
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708.1
New Installations-Amendatory. All newly installed electrical equipment
and wiring relating to work done in any work area shall comply with the materials and
methods requirements of Chapter 6 of this code.
Exception: Electrical equipment and wiring in newly installed partitions and
ceilings shall comply with all applicable requirements of the ICC Electrical Code.
708.2
Existing Installations-Amendatory. Existing wiring in all work areas in
Group A-I, A-2, A-5, H, and I occupancies shall be upgraded to meet the materials and
methods requirements of Chapter 6 of this code.
804.1.1
High-rise Buildings CQtnpliance with Sections 704.2.1 and
704.2.1.1-Amendatory. In high"rise buildings, automatic fire sprinkler protection shall
be provided in compliance with the requirements of Sections 704.2.1 and 704.2.1.1 of this
code.
804.2.1
Rubbish and Linen Chutes-Amendatory. Rubbish and linen chutes located
in the work area shall be provided with sprinkler protection where protection of the
rubbish and linen chu~ is·required under the provisions of the International Building Code
for new construction.
1103.2
Fire Safety-General-Amendatory. Every historie building that does not
conform to the construction requirements specified in this code for the occupancyor use
and that constitutes a distinct fire hazard shall be provided with an approved automatic
fire-extinguishing system as determined appropriate in the written joint opinion of the
code official and the fire code official. However, an autornatic fire-extinguishing system
shall not be used to substitute for, or act as an alternate to, the required number of exits
from any facility.
1103.12.1
Automatic Fire-Extinguishing Systems-General-Amendatory. Every
historical building which cannot be .made to conform to the construction requirements
specified in the International Building Code for the occupancy or use, and that constitutes
a distinct fire hazard shall be deemed to be in compliance if provided with an approved
automatic fire extinguishing system.
Exception: When an alternative life-safety system is approved in the written joint
opinion of the code official and the fire code official.
1201.1.1
Relocating and Moving of Buildings-Added. No building shall be
relocated or moved except incompliance with the Building Code of the City of Tulsa
Title 51, Tulsa, Revised Ordinance, Chapter I, Section 3408.2 through 3408.16.2.
1301.2
AppHcability-Amendatory.Buildings for which the initial building permit
was issued prior to January 1, 1994, in which there is work involving additions,
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alterations, or changes of occupancy shall be made to conform to the requirements of
this Chapter 13 of this code or the provisions of Chapters 3 through 12 of this code.
The provisions in Sections 1301.2.1 through 1301.2.5 of this code shall apply to existing
occupancies that will continue to be, or are proposed to be, in Groups A, B, E, F, M, R,
and S. For the purposes of this Chapter 13, all references to Group 5-1 shall apply to
Group U. These provisions shall not apply to buildings with occupancies in Group H
or!.
1301.6.5
Corridor Walls-Amendatory. Evaluate the fire-resistance rating and degree
of completeness of walls, which create corridors serving the flOOr, and that are
constructed in accordance with Section 1017 of the International Building Code. This
evaluation shall not include the wall elements considered under Sections 1301.6.3 and
1301.6.4. Under the categories and groups in Table 1301,6.5, determine the appropriate
value and enter that value into Table 1301.7 under Safety Parameter 1301.6.5, Corridor
Walls, for fire safety, means of egress, and general safety.
1301.6.5.1
Categories-Amendatory. The categories for corridor walls are:
1.
Category a-No fire partitions; incomplete fire partitions; no doors; or doors
not self-closing.
2.
Category b-Less than. I-hour fire-resistance rating or not constructed in
accordance with Section 708.4 of the International Building Code.
3.
Category c-1-hour to less than 2-hour fire-resistance rating, with doors
conforming to Section 715 of the International Building Code or without corridors as
permitted by Section 1017 of the International Building Code.
4. . Category d-2-hour or greater fire-resistance rating, with doors conforming
to Section. 715 of the International Building Code.
1301.6.11.1 Categories-Amendatory. The categories for means-of-egress capacity and
number of exits are:
Category a-Compliance .With the mInImUm required means-of-egress
capacity or number of exits is achieved through the use ofa fire escape in accordance
with Section 705.3.1.2.
1.
2,
Category b-Capacity of the means of egress complies with Section 1005 of
the InterrzationqJ Building Code, and the number of exits complies with the minimum
number required by Section 1019 of the International Building Code.
3.
Category c-Capacity of the means of egress is equal to or exceeds 125
percent of the reqUired means-of-egress capacity, the means ofegress complies with the
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minimum required width dimensions specified in the International Building Code, and the
number of exits complies with the minimum number required by Section 1019 of the
International Building Code.
4.
Category d-The number of exits provided exceeds the number of exits
required by Section 1019 of the International Building Code. Exits shall be located a
distance apart from each other equal to not less than that specified in Section 1015 of the
International. Building Code.
5.
Category e-The area being evaluated meets both Categories c and d.
Incidental Use-Amendatory. Evaluate the protection of incidental use areas
in accordance with Section 508.2 of the International Building Code. Do not include those
where this code requires suppression throughout the building, including covered mall
buildings, high-rise buildings, public garages, and unlimited area buildings. Assign the
lowest score from Table 1301.6.19 for the building or fire area being evaluated, and enter
that value into Table 1301.7 under Safety Parameter 1301.6.19, Incidental Use Area
Protection, for fire safety, means of egress, and general safety. If there are no specific
occupancy areas in the building or fire area being evaluated, the value shall be zero.
1301.6.19
Chapter 15 NFPA Reference Standard-Amendatory. The National fire Protection Agency
(NFPA) reference standard provided in Chapter 15 of the ICC International Existing
Building Code, 2006 Edition is amended as follows:
NFPA
National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02269
Standard
reference
number
Title
NFPA13R"07
NFPA7Q-05
NFPA 72·07
NFPA99~05
NFPA 101-06
Referenced in code section number
Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including FourSt(lriesin Height7Q4.25
National Electrical Code .................•.............•... 507.1.1, 507.1;2,507.1.3,507.1.4, 507.1.5
National Fire Alarm Code
"
, •.. , ....•....... ; ..••.• "; •.........•....• 704.2.$,704.4
Health Care Facilities ............•.......•................... " ......................• 507.1.4
Life Safety Code ...................•.... ; ..............•..•..•....••........... ; ..... 705.2
Appendices A and B-Deleted. The following appendices of the ICC International
Existing Building Code, 2006 Edition, are intentionally deleted from this code:
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B
GUIDELINES FOR THE SEISMIC RETROFIT OF EXISTING
BUILDINGS
SUPPLEMENTARY ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR
EXISTING BUll.DINGS AND FACILITIES
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