Violations and Penalties

113.1 Violations. No person shall erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert, demolish, equip, use, occupy or maintain any building, structure or building service equipment or perform any grading in the City or cause or permit the same to be done contrary to, or in violation of, any of the provisions of this code or any of the technical codes.

113.4 Penalties. Any person who violates any provision of this code or any of the technical codes shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for each and every day or portion thereof during which any violation continued or was permitted, and upon conviction is punishable as set forth in Section 1.08.010 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code.

113.5 Penalty fees. The permit fees and charges made pursuant to Title 15 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code shall be tripled (not including fees for nonstructural fixture) when work requiring a permit has been started or continued or finished prior to obtaining permit. The triple fee shall be based on the structural permit fee, or square footage of remodel area, or a minimum fee as established pursuant to city council resolution.

(Ord. 468 § 6 (part), 2008: Ord. 469U § 6 (part), 2007)

(Ord. No. 516, § 6, 12-7-10; Ord. No. 551, § 6, 12-17-13; Ord. No. 554U, § 6, 12-17-13; Ord. No. 589, § 5, 11-1-16; Ord. No. 630, § 5, 11-6-19; Ord. No. 669, § 7, 11-15-22) Palos Verdes/CODES/Code_of_Ordinances?nodeId=TIT15BUCO_CH15.18ADCO_15.18.040ADCOAMIOPE

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1. When is the new 2022 California Building Standards Code effective?
2. Construction Rules, Hours, and Holidays
3. Violations and Penalties
4. If my project was permitted under the 2019 California Building Standards Code and I need to revise my approved plans, which edition of the codes will be applicable?
5. My Permit has expired. What's next?
6. Who do I call if my building is in the unincorporated area, not the Rancho Palos Verdes?
7. Legalize Unpermitted Work
8. When Do I Need a Demolition Permit?
9. Where can I find the original plans for my house?
10. What is the California Building Standards Code?
11. Why do I need a building permit?
12. Can I apply for a permit online?
13. When are permits needed?
14. Can plan check be done over the counter?
15. What type of building inspections are required?
16. Do I need Sanitation District or septic tank approval for my plans?
17. How can I check my permit Inspection results?
18. Emergency repairs without a permit?
19. How do I contact a Building Inspector?
20. Work exempt from permit's?
21. How do I schedule inspections?
22. Do you have plans of my home?
23. Does my contractor need a license?
24. Do all building permits need inspections?
25. Can I view the permit history of a property online?
26. What If I begin work without a permit?
27. Who owns a permit?
28. EV Chargers FAQ
29. Do all permits need a "Final" inspection?
30. Who do I contact about plan check review comments?
31. How long does a plan check take?
32. What do you do if you need to Abandon a Septic Tank?
33. Does my retaining wall need a permit?
34. Do you have Geology/ Tract Files? Can they be emailed?
35. How much will my building permit cost?
36. Do field changes (modifications to approved plans) need to be approved?
37. Do I need to hire someone to draw my plans for me?
38. Can I live in my garage?
39. Can I perform work as owner/builder on my commercial property?
40. How do I check on the plan review status of my permit?
41. Can I do the work myself or do I have to hire a contractor?
42. Can I be my own General Contractor or Owner/Builder?
43. Why are all contractors (the electrician, the plumber, the general contractor, etc.) required to be licensed in the City?
44. What is the maximum window U-factor and SHGC (solar heat gain coefficient)?
45. Do I need a permit to replace my driveway or sidewalk or to add Hardscaping?
46. What are setbacks for a property?
47. Why am I being subjected to enforcement when my neighbors are doing the same thing?
48. How do I make a Code Enforcement complaint?
49. How can i find out where my property line is located?
50. How do I legalize an addition or dwelling unit built without permits?
51. How do I get a permit to have a dumpster on the street for my construction debris?
52. How Long are Plan Checks and Permits Valid?
53. How do I expedite a plan check?
54. When may I start building?
55. How can I get a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O)?
56. Do I need a permit for a storage shed, playhouse, etc.?