[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Doña Ana County 8-14-2012 by Ord. No. 255-2012. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Dangerous buildings — See Ch. 146.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 150.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 195.
Manufactured homes — See Ch. 257.
Unified Development Code — See Ch. 350.
Editor's Note: This chapter also repealed former Ch. 142, Building Code, adopted 8-12-2008 by Ord. No. 237-08, as amended.
The provisions of this chapter and the codes, supplements, and construction standards adopted herein shall be controlling in the construction, alteration, and repair of all buildings and structures, including electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems, within the unincorporated areas of Doña Ana County, New Mexico.
The Board hereby adopts the following International and National Codes, the provisions of which are fully incorporated as part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein, except to the extent modified or amended by the New Mexico standards set forth in § 143-3, below:
The Board hereby adopts the following New Mexico Codes, the provisions of which are fully incorporated as part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein:
The Board hereby adopts the 2008 Doña Ana County Non-Load-Bearing Baled Straw Construction Standards, the provisions of which are fully incorporated as part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein.
The following sections of the 2009 International Building Code are hereby revised and changed as follows:
Section 3302.2 is amended to read:
Section 3302.3 is added with the following language:
Section 3302.4 is added with the following language:
Section 3302.5 is added with the following language:
Section 3305.1 is amended to read:
Section 104.11.3 is added with the following language:
[Added 7-8-2014 by Ord. No. 274-2014]
No permit for plumbing, mechanical, or electrical work shall be issued unless in conjunction with a validly issued building permit, or in conjunction with an existing remodel not requiring a building permit. Plumbing, mechanical or electrical permits for new construction shall not be issued unless in conjunction with a valid building permit or mobile home installation permit.
A permit for plumbing, mechanical, and/or electrical work may be issued without a building permit or mobile home installation permit when the work is limited to:
A service change for an existing building or mobile home.
Agricultural irrigation or well service only. No other buildings may be attached, included or connected.
A remodel where no building permit is required. For example, only plumbing, mechanical or electrical work is necessary for the remodel.
Gas yard lines and gas test for existing services.
The installation of an irrigation system for landscaping of an existing home or building.
Retrofitting services to existing homes or buildings such as upgrading evaporative cooling to refrigerated cooling.
An accessory building with an area of 200 square feet or less.
All permit requests for a "foundation only" or for "grading only" are to be routed for review by all routine reviewers, and such permits shall not be issued until the requirements of all outstanding reviewer comments are satisfied, including, but not limited to, zoning, drainage, SWPPP, or Fire Code requirements.
Permit requests for a "foundation only" or for "grading only" shall describe what the foundation or grading is intended for. Additionally, a "foundation only" request shall include a site plan and a cross section of the proposed foundation. "Grading only" permit requests shall include a grading and drainage plan. Both permit requests shall also include a detailed description of erosion control measures and applicable SWPPP requirements.
If any outstanding issue and/or condition exists, including, but not limited to, an issue and/or condition related to zoning, drainage, SWPPP or the Fire Code, that would prohibit the issuance of a building permit, then a "foundation only" or "grading only" permit shall not be issued.
It is hereby declared to be the intent of the Board that in the event any conflict shall arise between any provisions contained in any of the New Mexico codes or County construction standards adopted herein, and the International or National Codes adopted herein, that the provisions of the New Mexico codes and County construction standards shall control.
The Board has established, by Chapter 179, Article VI, a schedule of building permit fees to partially defray the costs of administering and enforcing a building code ordinance. Building permit fees shall be set by resolution until modified or amended by the Board. Valuation will be determined by the Building Services Department using the most current Building Valuation Data Table as provided by the International Code Council Building Safety Journal.
Copies of this chapter and the International, National, and New Mexico Codes, and Doña Ana County construction standards adopted herein, shall be available and subject to inspection during regular working hours in the County Building Services Department.
It shall be the duty of the Building Services Department to enforce the provisions of this chapter and the provisions of the International, National, and New Mexico Codes, and Dona Ma County construction standards adopted herein. In addition to any and all remedial action or abatement procedures contained in the International, National, or New Mexico Codes, and Doña Ana County construction standards adopted herein, any person violating any provision of this chapter may be punished as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, General Penalty. These provisions for enforcement are not meant to be exclusive and the provisions of this chapter may be enforced through any other means allowed by law.