Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question:
1 Which Plumbing Code is now in effect and for how long ?
2 I haven't worked in LA County in a few years and need to come to the counter and ask s few questions to the mechanical plan checker, I need help sizing a water system for an up coming job, my question is : Can I get help over the counter and where ?


ANSWER:
Thank you for contacting the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works. The Building and Safety Division and its professional personnel are capable of assisting you with your questions.

We are currently using the 2002 County of Los Angeles Plumbing Code; which is based on the 2001 State of California Plumbing Code; which in turn is based on the 2000 Uniform Plumbing Code. Please note that the applicable provisions shall come from the Los Angeles County amended Plumbing Code and that our plan check engineers and inspectors use this code for enforcement purposes.

With respect to the assistance we can provide at the counter, you may visit our Alhambra headquarters office at 900 S. Fremont Ave, Alhambra CA 91803 (3rd Floor, Building and Safety Division) for questions relating to the Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical codes.

Thank you for your inquiry.


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