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27.03.010 Permits Required.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 162103, 171774, 172489 and 187432, effective December 4, 2015.)  No person shall install, alter, replace, or repair any heating, ventilating, comfort cooling, or refrigeration equipment unless a permit, or where appropriate a minor mechanical label as outlined in Section 27.03.035, therefor has been obtained from the Bureau except as otherwise provided in this Title. A permit, or where appropriate a minor mechanical label, shall be obtained for all heating, ventilating, comfort cooling, or refrigeration equipment, moved with, or installed in, any relocated building.  A separate permit, or where appropriate a minor mechanical label, shall be obtained for the equipment installed in each separate building, structure, dwelling unit, guest room, office, or suite of offices. No permits shall be required for the following:

A.  Any portable heating appliance.

B.  Any portable ventilating equipment.

C.  Any portable comfort cooling unit.

D.  Any steam, hot, or chilled water piping within any comfort heating or cooling equipment regulated by this Title.

E.  Replacement of any component part or assembly of an appliance which does not alter its original approval and complies with other applicable requirements of this Title.

F.  Any portable evaporative cooler.

G.  Any refrigerating equipment which is a part of the equipment for which a permit has been issued pursuant to the requirements of this Title.

H.  Any unit refrigerating system.

I.  Replacement of an “in kind” water heater (gas to gas) in the same location when reconnected to an approved, existing chimney or vent system, not requiring the installation of a chimney liner.