2020 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES PLUMBING CODE
|Publication Date:||1 January 2020|
The provisions of this Code shall apply to the construction, alteration, moving, removal, repair and use of any plumbing or drainage work, and the qualification and registration of certain persons performing such work on any premises within the unincorporated territory of the County of Los Angeles, and to such work or use by the County of Los Angeles in any incorporated city not exercising jurisdiction over such work or use.
Where the requirements of this Code conflict with the requirements of Title 29 Los Angeles County Mechanical Code, this Code shall prevail.
The provisions of this Code shall not apply to work located primarily in a public way; to work consisting of public utility service piping; certain governmental agencies, special districts and public utilities as determined by the Chief Plumbing Inspector; or to work otherwise specifically exempted elsewhere in this Code or by the Chief Plumbing Inspector.
Except as hereinafter changed or modified, the building standards contained in the Uniform Plumbing Code of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, which are published in the California Building Standards Code, are applicable to all occupancies and uses throughout the County of Los Angeles. Amendments to the building standards contained in the Uniform Plumbing Code, by state agencies, are applicable only to those occupancies or uses which the state agency making the amendment is authorized to regulate.
Purpose and Intent.
The purpose of this Code is to provide minimum standards to preserve the public health, safety and welfare by regulating the design, construction, quality of material, and installation of plumbing. Consistent with this purpose, the provisions of this Code are intended and always have been intended to confer a benefit on the community as a whole and are not intended to establish a duty of care toward any particular person.
This Code shall not be construed to hold the County or any officer, employee, or agent thereof responsible for any damage to persons or property by reason of any inspection authorized herein or by reason of the issuance or non-issuance of any permit authorized herein, and/or for any action or omission in connection with the application and/or enforcement of this Code. By adopting the provisions of this Code the County does not intend to impose on itself, its employees, or agents any mandatory duties of care towards persons and property within its jurisdiction so as to provide a basis of civil liability for damages.
This section is declaratory of existing law and is not to be construed as suggesting that such was not the purpose and intent of previous Code adoptions.