ORDINANCE

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2008-4-39

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PLANO, TEXAS, REPEALING IN ITS ENTIRETY, CITY OF PLANO ORDINANCE NO. 2004-8-9 AND ORDINANCE NO. 2007-11-10 CODIFIED AS ARTICLE XX, RESIDENTIAL CODE, OF CHAPTER 6 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES; AND ADOPTING THE 2006 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE, WITH CERTAIN ADDITIONS, DELETIONS AND AMENDMENTS, AS THE RESIDENTIAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PLANO; AND PROVIDING A REPEALER CLAUSE, A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE, A SAVINGS CLAUSE, A PENALTY CLAUSE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, on August 9, 2004, by Ordinance No. 2004-8-9 the City Council of the City of Plano established a Residential Code and provided regulations thereunder, and such Ordinances were codified as Article XX, Residential Code, of Chapter 6 of the Code or Ordinances of the City of Plano ("City"); and WHEREAS, on November 12,2007 by Ordinance No. 2007-11-10 the City Council of the City of Plano amended the Residential Code by identifying certain materials for water service, supply, and distribution; and WHEREAS, on October 16, 2007, the Building Standards Commission held a public hearing to discuss the adoption of the 2006 Edition of the International Residential Code, a publication of the International Code Council (I.C.C.), along with the Appendices of such Code, and to receive input from the general public and all persons who may be affected by the proposed adoption; and WHEREAS, Upon recommendation of the Building Standards Commission and upon full review and consideration of all matters attendant and related thereto, the City Council is of the opinion that the 2006 Edition of the International Residential Code, along with the Appendices of such Code and the local amendments thereto, should be approved and adopted as the Residential Code of the City. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED CITY OF PLANO, TEXAS, THAT: BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

Section I. The following ordinances or sections thereof, all of which are codified as Article XX, Residential Code, of Chapter 6 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Plano, are hereby repealed in their entirety: Ordinance No. 2004-8-9, duly passed and approved by the City Council of the City of Plano on August 9,2004. Ordinance No. 2007-11-10, duly passed and approved by the City Council of the City of Plano on November 12,2007.

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Section II. A new Article XX, Residential Code, of Chapter 6 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby adopted and shall read in its entirety as follows: ARTICLE XX. RESIDENTIAL CODE DIVISION 1. GENERALLY Sec. 6-708. Penalty.

Any person, firm or corporation found to be violating any term or provision of this Ordinance, shall be subject to a fine in accordance with Section 1-4(a) of the City Code of Ordinances for each offense. Every day a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. Sec. 6-709. Adopted.

The 2006 Edition of the International Residential Code, a publication of the International Code Council (ICC), along with the Appendices of such Code, is hereby adopted and designated as the Residential Code of the City of Plano to the same extent as if such Code were copied verbatim in this Article, subject to deletions, additions, and amendments prescribed in this Article. A copy of the 2006 Edition of the International Residential Code is on file in the office of the City Secretary. DIVISION 2. AMENDMENTS Sec. 6-710. Deletions, Additions, Amendments.

The following deletions, additions, and amendments to the International Residential Code adopted herein are hereby approved and adopted:

Chapter 1, Administration Subsection RI 02. 4, Referenced codes and standards; is changed to read as follows: The Codes, when specifically adopted, and standards referenced in this code shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference. Whenever amendments have been adopted to the referenced codes and standards, each reference to said code and standard shall be considered to reference the amendments as_well. Any reference made to NFP A 70 or the ICC Electrical Code shall mean the Electrical Code as adopted. Where differences occur between provisions of this Code and referenced Codes and standards, the provisions of this code shall apply. Exception: Where enforcement of a Code provision would violate the conditions of the listing of the equipment or appliance, the conditions of the listing and manufacturer's instructions shall apply.

2. is amended by the addition of the following . Subsection RI05. Adequate toilet facilities. and plumbing contractors shall provide proof of required licenses. fully enclosed. RI04. Electrical. In addition to the justifications in the Building Code and in addition to other remedies. b. . To obtain a permit the applicant shall be registered as a contractor. Administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Every construction project requiring a building permit within the City limits of the City of Plano shall have adequate toilet facilities for workers associated with the project. items number 2 and number 5. IS amended by the addition of Subsection Subsection RI04. A toilet facility must be provided by each builder as long as the builder holds an active building permit in the subdivision.I.2.ORDINANCE NO. Applications and permits.2. are deleted in their entirety. chemically sanitized toilet. Application for permit. Registration Requirements: Contractor may register by making application on forms provided by the Building Official.I. Licensing: 1. and remaining numbers are renumbered accordingly. Occupations Code. Chapter 1305. which conforms to the Plumbing Code and is continuously available to all workers involved in a construction project.3. paragraphs: Registration: a. Electrical license is a license issued by the State of Texas under provisions of title 8. the building official may issue a Stop Work Order as described in the Building Code for any work done on a project not in compliance with this section. Temporary toilet facility is defined as a portable. mechanical. irrigation. which is serviced and cleaned at least once each week. Permanent toilet facility is defined as a room in an existing building or in the building being constructed with a water closet installed in such a room. Exception: Homeowners may obtain permits to do work at their residence without being registered. Subsection RI05. Work exempt from permit.2. At least one permanent or temporary toilet facility shall be maintained in each subdivision for the employees or subcontractors of each builder holding a permit for a building in that subdivision. 2008-4-39 Page 3 Subsection RI04.

The contractor allows use or occupancy of a structure for which a permit was obtained without first obtaining the required authorization. bond or insurance. For purposes of this Section. heating and ventilating systems or their components. Withdrawn Permits. or when work has started unless an inspection has been made and the Building Official has determined that the existing work has created no violation of any code or ordinance.ORDINANCE NO.9. Mechanical license is authorization issued by the State of Texas allowing an individual to install air conditioning. as amended.1. The contractor fails to finalize permits by obtaining the required. c. Plumbing license is a license issued by the State of Texas under the provisions of Article 6243. paragraph: Action on application. Where applicable. . Expiration. Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes.3. is amended by the addition of the following A demolition permit may be withheld for any building or structure within the Plano Historic Building and Site Survey as designated in the Preservation Plan for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days pending review by the Heritage Commission. suspension or revocation of required license. Permits for which work has commenced may not be withdrawn unless a subsequent permittee has obtained a permit to complete the work.00 may be partially refunded. approved inspections. (known as "The Plumbing License Law of 1974"). Revocation/Suspension: following causes: A contractor's registration may be suspended for the 1. a contractor may be found to have acted in a grossly negligent manner if such contractor has received six (6) municipal court convictions for city code violations and if such violations occurred in the twelve (12) month period preceding the revocation/suspension action before the Commission. is amended by the addition of Subsection Rl 05. Permits may be withdrawn by the applicant if no work has commenced on the project. 3. 2. Section R105. Subsection RI05. Permit fees exceeding $50. 3. 2008-4-39 Page 4 2. excluding the plan review and fire protection plan review deposits.9 to read as follows: Subsection RI05. The contractor has been found by the Building Standards Commission to have been grossly negligent in the performance of hislher work. 4. fees will be refunded at 80 percent of their original value.101.

Subsection R112. Criteria for issuance of a variance of areas prone to flooding. Approval of construction documents. including basement. All structural plans for residential buildings in excess of 7. is deleted in its entirety. required in Section R324. Exception: These plans shall not be required for Group U Occupancies when not attached to another occupancy. These plans shall be designed by an engineer licensed by the State of Texas and shall bear that engineer's seal. the construction documents shall be approved. is amended by the addition of the following paragraph: Foundation plans shall be submitted with each application.1. Section R112. Subsection RI12. the building official may require submission of documentation.4).ORDINANCE NO. 2008-4-39 Page 5 Expired permits may be withdrawn if determined by the Building Official that no work has commenced.1. Stop Work Order.1. are deleted in its entirety. Withdrawn permits with fees of less than fifty ($50) dollars are nonrefundable. Subsection R106. Qualifications. Determination of substantial improvement in areas prone to flooding. is deleted in its entirety. Floodplain inspections. is changed so that the Section title shall read "Building Standards Commission. deleted in its entirety Subsection R114. including basement. upon placement of the lowest floor. prepared and sealed by a registered design professional of the elevation of the lowest floor. " Subsection R1l2. is changed to read as follows: For construction permitted in areas prone to flooding as established by Table R301.1. in writing. Board of Appeals. Subsection R1 06. Submittal documents.3.2. Subsection Rl1 0 (R11 0. other than those which are required by separate ordinance.2. and prior to further vertical construction. or by a stamp which states "APPROVED and APPROVED AS NOTED BY THE BUILDING OFFICIAL" {the remainder of the section is unchanged} Subsection R1 09.2(1).1 through R11 O. 3.2. is changed to read as follows: When the building official issues a permit. is amended by the addition of Subsection R114.3.3.000 square feet in area shall be designed by an engineer licensed by the State of Texas and shall bear that engineer's seal. to read as follows: .

and prior to deducting any amount for the Contractor's deposit for a job site. d.3(c) for the job site at which the violation occurred.3(d) shall be based upon the costs incurred by City for the cleaning of the job site and shall be an amount sufficient to reimburse City for costs incurred due to the violation.00) reinspection fee to offset costs incurred by City due to the necessary reinspection before the stop work order is lifted.00) reinspection fee to reimburse City for all costs incurred due to the necessary reinspection. Contractor may. Upon the issuance of the first stop work order by City pursuant to 114. If City exercises its option hereunder. Whenever work is being done that is authorized by a permit. Construction debris a. the Building Official or his designee may order the worked stopped and the Contractor shall clean up the construction debris within thirty-six (36) hours of receiving written notice of the violation. If a Contractor objects to posting such clean-up deposit. the specific job site because of a violation of this section pursuant to 114.00) clean-up deposit for the job site before the stop work order is lifted.00) reinspection fee. the Contractor responsible for the job site shall clean up the debris causing the violation within thirty-six (36) hours and shall pay a fifty dollar ($50. and construction debris from that work is not confined to a container or to a site on the property approved by the Building Official or his designee. the Contractor responsible for the job site where the violation occurred shall clean up such debris within thirty-six (36) hours of notice and shall pay City a fifty dollar ($50. City may. the Building Official or his . appeal that requirement to the Building OfficiaL The decision of the Building Official shall be finaL Interest shall not accrue on a deposit posted pursuant to this Subsection.3. safety and comfort so that it constitutes a nuisance. The amount deducted from a Contractor's deposit pursuant to 114.3(a). within five (5) days after receiving notice of the second violation at a specific job site.3(a). c.00) reinspection fee to offset costs incurred by City due to the necessary reinspection before the stop work order is lifted. and such construction debris poses a threat to public health.00) deposit posted pursuant to 114.ORDINANCE NO. All evidence of the existence of a violation upon a job site shall be retained by the Building Inspection Department. and shall post a five hundred dollar ($500.3(a) above. After the expiration of the thirty-six (36) hour period. If Contractor fails to remedy the violation within such thirty-six (36) hour period. Upon issuance of the second stop work order at. e. the Contractor responsible for the job site shall clean up the debris causing the violation within thirty-six (36) hours. clean up the debris on the job site or cause such debris on the job site to be cleaned up. Contractor shall pay City a fifty dollar ($50. Contractor shall forfeit all or a portion of its five hundred dollar ($500. b. 2008-4-39 Page 6 Subsection Rl14. Upon issuance of a third stop work order at a job site pursuant to 114. pay City a fifty dollar ($50. at its option.

00) clean-up deposit when the costs of clean-up for the job-site are equal to or in excess of $500.00 before the stop-work order at the job site will be lifted by the Building Official.3(c) above. Contractor may. without deduction for corridors. or other framing elements that enclose conditioned space. If Contractor objects. within five (5) days after receiving notice of the deduction. i. add definition of "Floor Area. the term "Construction Debris" shall include all materials utilized in the construction process. to such deduction from its such clean-up deposit.00) deposit for a job site pursuant to 114. definition of "Townhouse". agents. the glazing area is the daylight opening area. Section R202. The floor area within the inside perimeter of the exterior walls of the building under consideration. Chapter 2. As used herein. 2008-4-39 Page 7 designee shall submit to the contractor copies of all evidence establishing the existence of the violation for which the deduction was taken. .00) clean-up deposit for the job site or to post an additional five hundred dollar ($500. Contractor shall be required to post an amount sufficient to maintain a five hundred dollar ($500. the glazing area is the rough opening area for the door including the door and the frame. and their employees. shall be required to maintain such deposit with the City until completion of work at the job site. Gross" asfollows. appeal to the Building Official. Subcontractor. For doors where the daylight opening area is less than 50 percent ofthe door area. The decision of the Building Official shall be final. Section R202. For all other doors. Upon forfeiture of all or a portion of Contractor's initial five hundred dollar ($500. f. h. definition of "Glazing Area" is changed to read as follows: Total area of the glazed fenestration measured using the rough opening and including sash. including all litter and debris deposited and left remaining upon the premises of a job site by a Contractor. Definitions Section R202. and assigns. A Contractor that is required hereunder to post a five hundred dollar ($500. g. As used herein "Costs" shall mean all expense incurred by City for the cleaning of the job site and the amount of any unpaid municipal court fine.00) deposit for a job site. is changed to read as follows: A single-family dwelling unit constructed in a group of attached units separated by property lines in which each unit extends from foundation to roof and with open space on at least two sides. . exclusive of vent shafts and courts. Glazing area includes the area of glazed fenestration assemblies in walls bounding conditioned basements. curbing.ORDINANCE NO.

ORDINANCE NO.02. roof overhangs not.1. is changed to read as follows: Exception: The glazed areas shall not be required where artificial light and a mechanical ventilation system.1. exception. delete d. no revisions. f.9°F For S1: 1 pound per square foot = 0. Bathrooms. add definition of "Recreation Room" as follows. Figure R301. Ventilation air from the space shall be exhausted directly to the outside.09 kmlh.. the thickness of interior walls.. closets.2(1). is filled in as follows: SEISMIC DESIGN CATEGORy9A SUBJECT TO DAMAGE FROM Frost line depth" Termite" I 6" very heavy I FLOOD HAZARDSflS local code Weatheringa moderate WINTER DESIGN TEMPf~ 22°F I I I I GeGay" ICE SHIELD UNDERLAYMENT REQUIREDil! No AIR FREEZING INDEXii 69 MEAN ANNUAL TEMPki 64. The area of this room is not to exceed one-tenth of the floor area of the habitable space of the dwelling unit. e. becomes f. to read asfollows: R302. etc. columns. or other features. Chapter 3. listening to recordings. is amended by deleting exception 1 and adding subsection 302.0479 kN/m. or portion thereof. Building Planning Table R301. and brick ledges. becomes d. complying with one of the following. exceeding two feet in width. Subsection R302. becomes e.1...1 Encroachments: In town homes and patio homes. which support exterior veneer walls not exceeding six inches in width. not provided with surrounding exterior walls shall be usable area under the horizontal projection of the roof or floor above. 1 mile per hour = 1.c. 2008-4-39 Page 8 stairways. The minimum ventilation rates shall be 50 cfm (24 Lis) for intermittent ventilation or 20 cfm (10 Lis) for continuous ventilation. which is intended for such uses as viewing television or films. . delete and renumber figures as needed. The floor area of a building.2(7).3. g. are provided: 1. may project onto an adjoining property where an easement is provided for this specific purpose. or participating in video or similar games. Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria. Exterior walls. a. Subsection R303. A room in a dwelling unit.1. The gross floor area shall not include shafts with no openings or interior courts Section R202.

6. is changed to read as follows: The handgrip portion of handrails shall have a circular cross section of 1 Y4inches (32 mm) minimum to 3 1/8 inches (80 mm) maximum.4 Doors. Two Family Dwellings.ORDINANCE NO. Carbon Monoxide detectors shall be installed in accordance with their listing Subsection R317.2 Under stair protection.1.2 Locations. 2. Subsection R303.3 Handrail grip size. is amended with the addition of the following subsection R313. change to read as follows: R311. Subsection R313. 2008-4-39 Page 9 2.4 Carbon Monoxide Detector. Recreation/Media Rooms Section R313 Smoke Alarms. is amended with the addition of the following note: Doors shall be secured per the 1997 Uniform Security Code as adopted. Subsection R311. is amended with the addition of the following location: 4. Subsection R311. Other handrail shapes that provide an equivalent grasping surface are permissible. Enclosed accessible space under stairs shall have walls. 2. The detectors may be either hard-wired or battery operated. The detector may be omitted where there are neither fuel burning appliances nor an attached garage.2. Subsection R311. Bathrooms that contain only a water closet. is changed to read as follows: L Every dwelling unit shall be provided with heating facilities capable of maintaining a minimum room temperature of 6SDp (20DC) at a point 3 feet (914 mm) above the floor and 2 feet (610 mm) from exterior walls in all habitable rooms at the design temperature. lavatory or combination thereof may be ventilated with an approved mechanical recirculating fan or similar device designed to remove odors from the air. is amended by the addition of a third exception as follows: . A Carbon Monoxide detector shall be installed in new dwelling units. under stair surface and any soffits protected on the enclosed side with SIS-inch (15.8 Required heating. Edges shall have a minimum radius of 1/8inch (3.5.2 mm).S mrn) fire-rated gypsum board or one-hour fire-resistive construction.

An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed in all new buildings 6. Section R325.ORDINANCE NO..1. need not be included in the calculation of the area of the building. Chapter 6. Two-family dwelling units that are also divided by a property line through the structure shall be separated as required for townhouses. except for guardrails. Automatic Sprinkler Systems. Chapter 3.1. Section R324. Only gross floor area within the exterior walls shall be used to calculate the building area.000 square feet or greater.1 General. and in all existing buildings that are enlarged to be 6. change to read asfollows: R324. Buildings and structures. shall be designed and constructed as required in accordance with the provisions contained in this section or by other local provisions as applicable. when installed. is amended by the addition of Section R325... Premises Identification. Building Planning. and in building greater than 6. Subsection R321.000 square feet which are enlarged. Subsection R318.. Wall Construction . Moisture control. when permitted to be constructed in flood hazard areas . The floor areas of covered patios and porches open entirely on at least one side. is changed in its entirety to read as follows: In all framed walls. Exception: a. floors and roof/ceilings comprising elements of the building thermal envelope. 2008-4-39 Page 10 Exceptions: 3.000 square feet and greater. a vapor retarder.1. {bulk of section unchanged} . is changed to read in its entirety as follows: Approved numerals of minimum three (3) inches height and of a color contrasting with the background designating address shall be placed on all new and existing buildings or structures in such a position as to be plainly visible and legible from the street or road fronting the property and from all rear alleyways where said alleyways exist. shall be installed in a manner so as to not trap moisture.

4. Exception: Non-classified roof coverings shall be permitted on buildings of U occupancies having not more than 120 sq.3.. Chapter 7.7.248 m2) of wall area. is amended by the addition of a second paragraph to read as follows: For 2. A licensed professional engineer's design with a detail is required on all brick on wood/steel installations exceeding (five) 5 square feet. spot bedding of cement mortar shall be installed on all ties.. to read as follows: Subsection R902.c. Subsection R703. they shall be spaced no further apart than 16" vertically starting approximately 8" from the foundation. to verify the requirements of this section..4. Minimum Roof Class.2 Exterior Veneer Support. When ties are placed on studs 16" o. is amended by the addition of a second paragraph to read as follows: The maximum height of masonry veneer supported by wood or cold. When ties are placed on studs 24" o.c.3.7.ORDINANCE NO. Wall Covering Subsection R703. Size and Spacing. All individual replacement shingles or shakes shall be a minimum Class C. they shall be spaced no further apart than 24" vertically starting approximately 12" from the foundation. Drilling and notching . When . the following dimensions shall be adhered to: 1. All roof coverings shall be a minimum Class C. 2008-4-39 Page 11 Subsection R602. is amended by the addition of Subsection R902.3. ft. is amended by the addition of a second paragraph to read as follows: When using ties that will flex when pushed. 2.7. Mortar or grout fill. sentence to read as follows: IS amended by the addition of a Studs that are drilled or notched for plumbing pipes shall be a minimum of 2x6 studs. Subsection R703.formed steel shall not exceed (twenty-five) 25 feet. Chapter 9.1. Roof Assemblies Section R902.studs. of projected roof area.6.67 square feet (0 .

Roof covering applications. Subsection R907. is changed to read as follows: Wood shingles shall only be installed on solid sheathing except as allowed for existing roofs in subsection R905. may be repaired with roof coverings of the same type as the original roof when all the following conditions are met: 1.1.1 Deck Requirements. Subsection R905. General. is amended by the addition of a second paragraph to read as follows: All individual replacement shingles or shakes shall comply with Section R902. is changed to read as follows: .2. When l-inch by 4-inch (25 mm by 102 mm) spaced sheathing is installed at 10 inches (254 mm) on center. 3. of projected roof area. ft.1 Deck Requirements.3.8. following paragraphs: IS amended by the addition of the Roof systems in place prior to January 18. sheathing boards shall not be less than l-inch by 4-inches (25 mm by 102 mm) nominal dimensions and shall be spaced on centers equal to the weather exposure to coincide with the placement of fasteners. 7. additional l-inch by 4-inch (25 mm by 102 mm) boards must be installed between the sheathing boards. is changed to read as follows: Wood shakes shall only be installed on solid sheathing except as allowed for existing roofs in subsection R905.1. Chapter 10. 2008-4-39 Page 12 exceeding 120 sq.1. When spaced sheathing is used. Repairs shall not exceed (twenty-five) (25) percent of the roof surface area within any twelve month period unless Class C or better roof covering is provided. Repairs exceeding twenty-five (25) percent of the roof surface area within any twelve month period require a building permit. Existing roofs may be replaced over spaced sheathing. Chimneys and Fireplaces Subsection R1006. 1988.1. 2. Shingles and shakes shall be applied to roofs with solid sheathing. The repair does not exceed twenty-five (25} percent of the roof. Subsection R905. Subsection R905.ORDINANCE NO. The repair does not result in an increase in the total surface area of the roof. Exterior air intake. buildings of U occupancies may use non-rated non-combustible coverings.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program certification of energy code equivalency shall be considered in compliance.7 Alternative Compliance.4 mm) mesh. Energy Efficiency Replace section NllOl. The exterior air intake shall not be located within the garage or basement of the dwelling nor shall the air intake be located at an elevation higher than the firebox.2 to read as follows: .3 3. 2008-4-39 Page 13 The exterior air intake shall be capable of providing all combustion air from the exterior of the dwelling or from spaces within the dwelling ventilated with outside air such as attic spaces. Chapter 11.4 3. at the option of the Code Official.2 to read as follows: DRY (8) _ _ _ 4 3. be considered in compliance. or local accredited energy efficiency program and determined by the Energy Systems Laboratory to be in compliance with the energy efficiency requirements of this section may.2 TEXAS CLIMATE ZONES Amend Table N1101.2 2.1 MOIST (A) D _ _ _ Figure N1101. A building certified by a national. state. Replace Figure N1101. 7 to read as/allows: NllOl.ORDINANCE NO. The exterior air intake shall be covered with a corrosion-resistant screen of Y4 -inch (6.1 2.2 3.

Amend Table N1102. DENTON. e. ROCKWALL. PARKER. NAVARRO. ROCKWALL.2 to read as follows: TABLE N1102.1 INSULATION AND FENESTRATION CLIMATE -SUB CLIMATE ZONE MAX GLAZED AREA TO WALL AREA RATIO MAX GLAZED FENESTRATION U-FACTOR MAX SKYLIGHT REQUIREMENTS BY COMPONENT MASS WALL RVALUE (PLANO. ***Amend Table N1102.2 CLIMATE ZONES AND SUB CLIMATE ZONES FOR THE NCTCOG AREA All of the NCTCOG area including COLLIN. c. The combination of cavity insulation plus insulating sheathing may be used where structural sheathing covers not more than 25% of the exterior wall area and insulating sheathing is not required where structural sheathing is used.54 0. NAVARRO. R-19 shall be permitted to be compressed into a 2 x 6 cavity.40 0. TARRANT and WISE counties are classified as Warm Humid. PARKER.51 0. Subsection N 1102. R-values are minimums. HUNT JOHNSON. no more than 33% of the total projected ceiling area may be of cathedral type construction (ceiling joist/roof rafter assembly) and the required insulation R-value may be reduced to a minimum of R22 insulation when the remaining ceiling area insulation is increased to R3 8.1.60 0. ELLIS. R-5 shall be added to the required slab edge R-values for heated slabs.1 WARM HUMID COUNTIES FOR THE NCTCOG AREA All of the NCTCOG area including COLLIN. The fenestration U-factor column excludes skylights.1.65 0. SOMMERVELL. HUNT JOHNSON. KAUFMAN.1 to read as follows: TABLE N1102.1.38 30 38 38 38 13 13 16. DALLAS. U-factors and SHGC are maximums.40 0.2(MOIST). HOOD.ORDINANCE NO.2. DENTON. a. Insulation and fenestration criteria. 2008-4-39 Page 14 TABLE N1101.2 . HOOD.2.8 mm.7e For SI: 1 foot = 304. ELLIS. When compliance using Table 1102.65 0. d. The total R-value may be achieved with a combination of cavity insulation and insulating sheathing that covers 100% of the exterior wall. ERATH. DALLAS. 13 + 3. The wall insulation may be the sum of the two values where the first value is the cavity insulation and the second value is insulating sheathing.2.2 15 20 25 30 0. If structural sheathing covers more than 25% of exterior wall area then the wall insulation requirement may only be satisfied with the single insulation value. TEXAS)a MIN SLAB MIN BASEMENT WALL R-VALUE UFACTOR" MAX GLAZED FENESTRATION SHGC MIN CEILING R-VALUE MIN WOOD FRAME WALL d R-VALUE MIN FLOOR R· VALUE RVALUE & DEPTH c MIN CRAWL SPACE WALL R-VALUE 3. KAUFMAN.65 0.65 0.1 to read as follows: TABLE N1101. SOMMERVELL. PALO PINTO.40 0. ERATH. The building thermal envelope shall meet the requirements of Table NIl 02. TARRANT and WISE counties are in climate zone 3.46 0. The SHGC column applies to all glazed fenestration. 13 + 6 6 7 7 19 19 19 19 6 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 7 7 7 7 3f 16. b.1 based on the climate zone specified in Table NIl 0 1. PALO PINTO.1 is demonstrated with a ceiling R-value of R30 or less. Amend Table N1101.

124 0.2 15 20 25 30 0. the replacement fenestration unit shall meet the applicable requirements for U-factor in Table N1102. Nonfenestration U-factors shall be obtained from measurement. Exceptions: 1.179 0.082 0. sheathing.3.1.047 0.112 0.1.034 0.124 0. .6.46 0. Replacementfenestration.65 0. Subsection NIl 02.047 0.2.60 0.082 0.075 0.65 0. calculation or an approved source.179 0.030 0.54 0. is changed to read as follows: An area-weighted average of fenestration products more than 50 percent glazed shall be permitted to satisfy the SHGC requirements.65 0.179 0.7.65 0.3.179 0. Thermally isolated sun room.030 0.071 0.ORDINANCE NO.3. The maximum area-weighted average and the maximum SHGC shall not exceed 0.51 0. is amended to read as follows: Up to 1 percent of glazed fenestration per dwelling unit shall be permitted to be exempt from U-factor and SHGC requirements in Section 402.3. including sash and glazing. wood structural panel sheathing or other equivalent material approved by the building official. GlazedJenestration exemption. Subsection N1102. Subsection NIl 02.075 0. 2008-4-39 Page 15 EQUIVALENT U-FACTORS3 CLIMATE· SUB CLIMATE ZONE MAX GLAZED AREA TO WAll AREA RATIO MAX GLAZED FENESTRATION U·FACTOR MAX MASS WAll UFACTOR MAX BASEMENT WAll U-FACTOR MAX CRAWL SPACE WALL U-FACTOR MAX SKYLIGHT U-FACTOR MAX CEILING U-FACTOR MAX WOOD FRAME WAll U-FACTOR MAX FLOOR U-FACTOR 3.3.071 0.030 0. gypsum. Subsection N1102.047 0.5. is amended toread as follows: Where some or all of an existing fenestration unit is replaced with a new fenestration product.112 0.075 a. Replacement skylights shall have a maximum U-factor for 0.075 0. Glazed fenestration SHGC. is added to read as follows: Insulation batts installed in walls shall be totally surrounded by an enclosure on all sides consisting of framing lumber.40.2. is amended to read as follows: New windows and doors separating the sunroom from conditioned space shall meet the building thermal envelope requirements.11. Insulation installed in walls.047 0. Subsection Nll02.60 when installed in all sub climate zones except for 2.3.

2. The R-values for opaque thermal envelope components shall be equal to or greater than the applicable listed values in Table N1102.40.4 4 MINIMUM Basement wall R-valueb R-5 R-S R-10 Slab perimeter Rvalue R-O R-O R-O Fenestration U-factor 0.3. Prescriptive Envelope Component Criteria Additions to and Replacement Windows for Existing Detached One-and Two-Family Dwellings.7.3.3.7 for the sub climate zone applicable to the location.3. 7.1. other than sunroom additions. 2. Table NIl 02.2.7 PRESCRIPTIVE ENVELOPE COMPONENT CRITERIA ADDITIONS TO AND REPLACEMENT WINDOWS FOR EXISTING DETACHED ONE.2.AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLlNGSd MAXIMUM SUB CLIMATE ZONES 2. 2008-4-39 Page 16 2.1.5 m2) to existing single-family residential buildings and structures shall meet the prescriptive envelope component criteria in Table NIl 02. 3.1. Conditioned sunroom additions shall maintain thermal isolation. 3.50 Ceiling R_valuea•e R-26 R-30 R-3S Wall R-valuee R-13 R-13 R-13 Floor R-value R-11 R-19 R-21 Crawl space wall R-value R-5 R-10 R-19 . the total area of fenestration products shall not exceed 40 percent of the gross wall and roof area ofthe addition. additions with a conditioned floor area less than 500 square feet (46.1. is added to read as follows: Table N1102. is added to read as follows: As an alternative to demonstrating compliance. replacement fenestration units may comply with the original construction documents or applicable If-factor in Table 402. the combined solar heat gain coefficient (the area weighted average) of all glazed fenestration products used in additions and as replacement windows in accordance with this section shall not exceed 0. Prescriptive path for additions.3. doors and skylights) shall be used to calculate and area-weighted average fenestration product U-factor for the addition.3 and 3. nth Legislature. In sub climate zones 2.1 2.1.7.2 and 3.7. The If-factor of each individual fenestration product (windows.50 0. For buildings constructed in conformance with an energy code as required by State of Texas Senate Bill Number 5. For additions. 3. 3.ORDINANCE NO. 3.3. Subsection NIl 02.3. shall not be used as kitchens or sleeping rooms. which shall not exceed the applicable listed values in Table NII02.75 0.

d. General Mechanical System Requirements Subsection MJ 305. As a minimum. "Crawl space wall R-value" shall apply to unventilated crawl spaces only. the minimum ceiling R-value for sunroom additions shall be R-19 and the minimum wall R-value shall be R-13.1. Floors over outside air shall meet "Ceiling Rvalue" requirements. The passageway and level service space are not required where the appliance is capable of being serviced and removed through the required opening.6. A permanent stair. in all sub climate zones except sub climate zone 2. Sunroom additions shall be required to have a maximum fenestration U-factor of 0. Chapter 13.2. or 3 with prior approval of the code official due to structural conditions. 4.2.2. Subsection MJ305. 3.3. the passageway shall be not more than 50 feet (15250 mm) long.5. The passageway shall have continuous unobstructed solid flooring in accordance with Chapter 5 not less than 30 inches (610 mm) wide.J. is changed to read as follows: Attics containing appliances requiring access shall be provided with an opening and a clear and unobstructed passageway large enough to allow removal of the largest appliance.4. Where the passageway is unobstructed and not less than 6 feet wide (1829 mm) high and 22 inches (559 mm) wide for its entire length. Crawl space insulation shall be installed in accordance with Section 402. access to the attic space shall be provided by one of the following: 1. is changed to read as follows: Appliances supported from the ground shall be level and firmly supported on a concrete slab or other approved material extending above the adjoining ground a minimum of 3 . b. or larger where such dimensions are not large enough to allow removal of the largest appliance. "Ceiling R-value" shall be required for flat or inclined (cathedral) ceilings. Access panel may be used in lieu of items 1. An access door from an upper floor level. 2008-4-39 Page 17 a.J. c. 'Basement wall insulation to be installed in accordance with Section 402. Ground clearance. In all sub climate zones. The clear access opening dimensions shall be a minimum of 20 inches by 30 inches (508 mm by 762 mm).1. but not less than 30 inches (762 mm) high and 22 inches (559 mm) wide and not more than 20 feet (6096 mm) long when measured along the centerline of the passageway from the opening to the side of the appliance. A pull down stair. 2.8. Exceptions: 1.ORDINANCE NO. A level service space at least 30 inches (762 mm) deep and 30 inches (762 mm) wide shall be present along all sides of the appliance where access is required. Appliances in attics. 2.

Exhaust duct size. Appliance access for inspection service. Exhaust Systems Subsection Mi502.5 feet (762 mm) for each 45-degree (0.i.79 rad) bend and 5 feet (1524 mm) for each 90-degree (1.6 rad) bend that occur after the first two bends.i to read as follows: IS Subsection Mi305.i. Appliances suspended from the floor shall have a clearance of not less than 6 inches (152 mm) above the ground.i. is changed to read as follows: The maximum length of a clothes dryer exhaust duct shall not exceed 25 feet (7620 mm) from the dryer location to the wall or roof termination with not more than two bends.5. Chapter 15. measuring in the direction of airflow. and provided that a 4 inch by 6 inch sign . shall be permitted to be in accordance with the dryer manufacturer's installation instructions. Exception i: Where the make and model of the clothes dryer to be installed is known and the manufacturer's installation instructions for such dryer are provided to the code official. the maximum length of the duct shall be reduced 2.3.i. Subsection Mi502. repair and replacement.i. Protection from impact. Whenever the mezzanine or platform is not adequately lighted or access to a receptacle outlet is not obtainable from the main level. the maximum length of the exhaust duct.i. 2008-4-39 Page 18 inches (76mm). is amended by the addition of a sentence to read as follows: Low voltage wiring of 50 volts or less shall be installed in a manner to prevent physical damage. Subsection Mi305.5. When extra bends are installed. Water heaters above ground or floor.3.4. Length limitation. The size of duct shall not be reduced along its developed length nor at the point of termination. is deleted in its entirety. shall be at least the diameter of the appliance outlet and shall be a minimum nominal size of 4 inches (102 mm) in diameter. is changed to read as follows: The minimum diameter of the exhaust duct shall be as recommended by the manufacturer. amended by the addition of subsection Mi305.3.i.5 and Mi305.ORDINANCE NO.i. lighting and a receptacle outlet shall be provided in accordance with Section Mi305. including any transition duct.5.6.3. it shall be made accessible by a stairway or permanent ladder fastened to the building. When the mezzanine or platform in which a water heater is installed is more than eight (8) feet (2438 mm) above the ground or floor level. Subsection MJ307. Electrical requirements. Subsection Mi305.i. The maximum length of the exhaust duct does not include the transition duct.i. Subsection MJ305.

it shall be used in calculating the size opening required to provide the free area specified. Where the free area through a design of louver. Water heaters located in a bedroom or bathroom shall be installed in a sealed enclosure so that combustion air will not be taken from the living space.2. is changed to read as follows: The required size of openings for combustion. Subsection 02407. Direct-vent water heaters are not required to be installed within an enclosure. Water heater access. Means shall be provided to prevent the main burner from igniting if the louvers fail to open during burner startup and to shut down the main burner if the louvers close during operation. Louvers and grilles. is deleted in its entirety. is changed to read as follows: Fuel-fired water heaters shall not be installed in a room used as a storage closet. Duct Size: (Number) Total Developed Length: (Number) Exception 2: Where large radius . weather-stripped in accordance with the exterior door air leakage requirements ofthe International Energy Conservation Code and equipped with an approved self-closing device. Screens shall have a mesh size not smaller than 14 inch (6. grille or screen is known. ventilation and dilution air shall be based on the net free area of each opening.ORDINANCE NO.. 2008-4-39 Page 19 red in color with white letters is permanently affixed to the structure stating the following: Warning: Dryer must be approved for vent length. Subsection M2005. it shall be assumed that wood louvers will have 25-percent free area and metal louvers and grilles will have ~50-percent free area. {remainder unchanged} Chapter 20.10.4 mm). Where the design and free area of louvers and grilles are not known. Access to such enclosure may be from the bedroom or bathroom when through a solid door.2.. Nonmotorized louvers and grilles shall be fixed in the open position. BoilerslWater Heaters Subsection M2005.1. Prohibited locations. . This vent cannot exceed 40 feet total developed length (TDL).. Motorized louvers shall be interlocked with the appliance so that they are proven to be in the full open position prior to main burner ignition and during main burner operation.

Subsection G2408. is changed to read as follows: Prior to acceptance and initial operation.1.1. The permit holder shall give reasonable advance notice to the code official when the piping system is ready for testing. Subsection G2417. Combustion air ducts. The . 2008-4-39 Page 20 Subsection G2407. The permit holder shall make the applicable tests prescribed in Sections 2417. Subsection G2415. Sizing. is amended to read as follows: Equipment and appliances installed at grade level shall be supported on a level concrete slab or other approved material extending a minimum of 3 inches (76 mm) above adjoining grade or shall be suspended a minimum of 6 inches (152 mm) above adjoining grade. Identification.9. Combustion air intake openings located on the exterior of a building shall have the lowest side of such openings located not less than 12 inches (305 mm) vertically from the adjoining grade level or the manufacturer's recommendation. and installation practices comply with the requirements of this code. General. design. is amended to read as follows: 8. Subsection G2408. is amended by the addition of an exception to read as follows: Exception: of 1/2". Private garages.ORDINANCE NO.4.11. all piping installations shall be inspected and pressure tested to determine that the materials.5 to determine compliance with the provisions of this code.1. follows: is amended by the addition of a second paragraph to read as Both ends of each section of medium pressure gas piping shall identify its operating gas pressure with an approved tag.1 through 2417. The tags are to be composed of aluminum or stainless steel and the following wording shall be stamped into the tag: "WARNING 112 to 5 psi gas pressure Do Not Remove" Subsection G2413.9. is deleted in its entirety. is deleted in its entirety. Clearances from grade. fabrication. is changed to read as/allows: Underground piping systems shall be installed a minimum depth of 18 inches (458 mm) below grade. Subsection G2412. Individual outside appliances.1. Minimum burial depth.3. Exception number 8.3. whichever is more stringent.5. Corrugatedstainless steel tubing (CSST) shall be a minimum Subsection G2415.

Subsection G2417.48 kPa). and valves between anchors.2 kPa) (7. a set hand. the test duration shall be held for a length of time satisfactory to the Code Official. the test pressure shall be not less than one and one-halftimes the proposed maximum working pressure. measured with a manometer or slope gauge. a set hand. or indicate. diaphragm gauges shall utilize a dial with a minimum diameter of three and one-half inches (3 W'). is changed to read as follows: The test pressure to be used shall be not less than 3 psig (20 kPa gauge). Subsection G2420. but in no case for less than fifteen (15) minutes.2. but in no case for less than thirty (30) minutes. Supports shall be installed so as not to interfere with the free expansion and contraction of the system's piping. All valves and supports shall be . fittings. Valves in CSST installations.ORDINANCE NO. and for piping carrying gas at pressures in excess of fourteen (14) inches water column pressure (3. power and labor necessary for the inspections and test shall be furnished by the permit holder and the permit holder shall be responsible for determining that the work willwithstand the test pressure prescribed in the following tests.4 to read as follows: Subsection G2420. a pressure loss caused by leakage during the pressure test period. is changed to read as follows: Test pressure shall be measured with a monometer or with a pressure-measuring device designed and calibrated to read.6 kPa).1. For tests requiring a pressure of3 psig.4. record.1. Test duration.5 psi). For piping carrying gas at a pressure that exceeds 200 inches of water column (52.1. For welded piping. The source of pressure shall be isolated before the pressure tests are made. or equivalent support.4. and for piping carrying gas at pressures in excess of fourteen (14) inches water column pressure (3. Test pressure. suitable for the size of the valves. For welded piping. gauges shall utilize a dial with a minimum diameter of three and one half inches (3 W'). General. Subsection G2417. For tests requiring a pressure of 10 psig. the piping and valves may be tested at a pressure of at least six (6) inches (152 mm) of mercury.1.4. material. is changed to read as follows: Test duration shall be held for a length oftime satisfactory to the Code Official. 1/10 pound incrementation and pressure range not to exceed 6 psi for tests requiring a pressure of 3 psig.4. the test pressure shall not be less than ten (10) pounds per square inch (69.2 kPa) (7.5 psi). Test pressure measurement. and located at intervals so as to prevent or damp out excessive vibration but in no case greater than 12-inches from the center of the valve. 2008-4-39 Page 21 equipment. or at the discretion of the Code Official. Shutoff valves installed with corrugated stainless steel (CSST) piping systems shall be supported with an approved termination fitting. is amended by the addition of Subsection G2420. of adequate strength and quality.48 kPa) (112 psi) and less than 200 inches of water column pressure (52. Subsection G2417. a minimum of2110 pound incrementation and a pressure range not to exceed 20 psi.

including any transition duct. the maximum length of the exhaust duct. Pressure regulators.1.6 rad) bend that occur after the first two bends. When extra bends are installed.1. is amended by the addition of a second paragraph and exception to read as follows: Access to regulators shall comply with the requirements for access to appliances as specified in Section M1305.2. . Exception: A passageway or level service space is not required when the regulator is capable of being serviced and removed through the required attic opening. Subsection G2421.ORDINANCE NO. Maximum length. the maximum length of the duct shall be reduced 2 112 feet (762 mrn) for each 45-degree (0. Subsection G2439. 2008-4-39 Page 22 designed and installed so they will not be disengaged by movement of the supporting pipmg. is changed to read as follows: The maximum length of a clothes dryer exhaust duct shall not exceed 25 feet (7620 mm) from the dryer location to the outlet terminal with not more than two bends.5. Prohibited use. This vent cannot exceed 40 feet total developed length (TDL). is amended by the addition of a sentence to read as follows: The size of duct shall not be reduced along its developed length nor at the point of termination. Clothes dryer ducts.5. and provided that a 4 inch by 6 inch sign red in color with white letters is permanently affixed to the structure stating the following: Warning: Dryer must be approved for vent length. measuring in the direction of airflow. Exception: Where the make and model of the clothes dryer to be installed is known and the manufacturer's installation instructions for such dryer are provided to the code official.79 rad) bend and 5 feet (1524 mm) for each 90-degree (1. Duct Size: (Number) Total Developed Length: (Number) Subsection G2445. shall be permitted to be in accordance with the dryer manufacturer's installation instructions. Subsection G2439. is changed to read as follows: One or more unvented room heaters shall not be used as the sole source of comfort heating in a dwelling unit.

is amended by the addition ofan exception to read as follows: Exception: Showers designed to comply with ICCI ANSI All 7. when approved by the Code Official unless an unsafe condition is determined to exist as described in International Fuel Gas Code. 2008-4-39 Page 23 Exception: Existing approved unvented heaters may continue to be used in dwelling units. Subsection P2801. is amended to read as follows: The combined discharge from a sink. Chapter 27.1. is changed to read as follows: The requirements for water heaters relative to access.1. Elevation of the ignition source is not required for water heaters that are listed as flammable vapor resistant and for installation without elevation. sizing. Electric Water Heater. Construction. is amended by the addition of the following sentence at the end of the paragraph.4 as amended.5 inch (38 mm) trap. Water Heaters Subsection P2801.3 Sink. Water heaters installed in garages.ORDINANCE NO.1.75 inch (19. Plumbing Fixtures Subsection P2709.' The pan drain pipe material shall comply with Table 2904. dishwasher andfood grinder. Subsection G2448. Chapter 28. and waste grinder is permitted to discharge through a single 1.1. in accordance with the code provisions in effect when installed. Required Pan.1 mm) in diameter and shall connect with a wye fitting between the discharge ofthe food-waste grinder and the trap inlet or to the head of the food grinder. Dishwashing equipment shall discharge to the drainage system through an approved air gap fitting.7.5. . The discharge pipe from the dishwasher shall be increased to a minimum of 0. dishwasher. is amended by the addition of exceptions to read as follows: Exception: 1. Installation requirements. 2.6. relief valves. Subsection P2717. drain pans and scald protection shall be in accordance with this Code. Section 108.

Each horizontal drain shall be provided with a c1eanout at its upper terminal.2.6.2. Drainage fittings shall be used on all parts of the vent below the floor level and a minimum slope of ..5. is changed to read as follows: P3005. Traps for island sinks and similar equipment shall be roughed in above the floor and may be vented by extending the vent as high as possible.6. are amended by the deletion of the following: Polybutylene (PB) plastic pipe Polybutylene (PB) plastic tubing PVC plastic pipe Subsections P2904. 2008-4-39 Page 24 Chapter 29. {remainder of section unchanged}. Chapter 30.. a pressure-type vacuum breaker. delete and replace with the following: P3112. be provided with a foot vent taken off the vertical fixture vent by means of a wye-branch immediately below the floor and extending to the nearest partition and then through the roof to the open air or may be connected to other vents at a point not less than six (6) inches (152 mm) above the flood level rim of the fixtures served.2 Installation. is deleted in its entirety Subsection P3112. Vents Subsection P 3111. is amended by deleting all references to "PB" plastic pipe.ORDINANCE NO. Chapter 31.5 Water Distribution Pipe. Water Service Pipe. Water Supply and Distribution Subsection P2902. Sanitary Drainage Subsection P3005. in addition. and Table P2904. Upper terminal. but not less than the drainboard height and then returning it downward and connecting it to the horizontal sink drain immediately downstream from the vertical fixture drain.1 and 2904.2..3. is changed to read as follows: The potable water supply system to lawn irrigation systems shall be protected against backflow by an atmospheric-type vacuum breaker.5.4. a double-check assembly or a reduced pressure principle backflow preventer . Base of Stacks. Table P2904. Lawn Irrigation Systems. The return vent shall be connected to the horizontal drain through a wye-branch fitting and shall. Exception: Cleanouts may be omitted on a horizontal drain less than five (5) feet (1524 mm) in length unless such line is servingsinks or urinals.15.

Appendix 1(. is deleted in its entirety. Appendix G.ORDINANCE NO. The return bend used under the drainboard shall be a one (1) piece fitting or an assembly of a forty-five (45) degree (0. Pipe sizing shall be as elsewhere required in this Code. Vent required. the horizontal members shall be located on the swimming pool side of the fence. or shall be so constructed as to not provide a climbable surface. Patio Covers.1 is changed to read as follows: 8.75 inches (44 mm) in width.79 radius). The release mechanism shall be located on the pool side of the gate at least 6 inches (152 mm) below the top of the gate Appendix H. Outdoor swimming pool. Manufactured Housing Used as Dwellings. Spas and Hot Tubs Subsection AGI05. Sound Transmission. upstream of the return vent. An accessible cleanout shall be installed in the vertical portion of the foot vent.2. is changed to read as follows: Within each plumbing system.When the barrier is composed of horizontal and vertical members and the distance between the tops of the horizontal members is less than 45 inches (1143 mm). item number 8. item number 4 is changed to read as follows: 4. Permit Fees. a minimum of one stack vent or vent stack shall extend outdoors to the open air and shall be equal to the cross sectional area of the sewer line serving the building. Subsection P3114. Subsection AGI 05. 2008 National Electrical . Where there are decorative cutouts within vertical members. is deleted in its entirety. shall serve no other fixtures. Swimming Pools. Outdoor swimming pool.75 inches (44 mm) in width. 7.1. is deleted in its entirety. Chapters 33-42.79 radius) elbow in the order named. Appendix 1.2. Delete these chapters entirely. Replace with the Code Part X -Appendix E. Private Sewage Disposal. Spacing between vertical members shall not exceed 1. a ninety (90) degree (1. 2008-4-39 Page 25 one-quarter (1/4) inch per foot (20.9 mm/m) back to the drain shall be maintained. The island sink drain. is deleted in its entirety. is deleted in its entirety.6 radius) and a forty-five (45) degree (0. spacing within the cutouts shall not exceed 1. Appendix L.

Division 3. plus no more than six additional elementary school-age children (age five to thirteen). Group R.2 Special Provisions.1 Occupancies or "In-Home Day Care" shall be a Single-family detached residence used for the purpose of providing daycare.1 General. 3. Care provided to nine or more children that does not comply with Option 1 requires a Specific Use Permit as defined in local zoning. A Certificate of Occupancy is required for all buildings containing R-3.ORDINANCE NO.1 because of the use and character of the occupancy shall comply with the provisions for an R3. Section AMi02 . 2008-4-39 Page 26 Appendix M. Building or parts of buildings classified as R3. The total number of children (counting the caretaker's own children) is no more than twelve at any time. Provides care for less than 24 hours a day for seven to twelve children (including the caretaker's and staffs children) under the age of 14. follows: REQUIREMENTS FOR GROUP R DNISION 3. All group day care homes which were licensed by the State of Texas or had a license application pending on or before October 25. All rooms or spaces used for the purpose of providing daycare shall be located on the ground floor. Requirements for Group R.3. Height and Allowable Area AMI02. 1993.1 OCCUPANCIES "In-Home Day Care" Section AMI0l . All stairways or ramps providing access to areas above or below the ground floor shall be made inaccessible to children by means of an approved permanent barrier located at the ground floor. are considered to be a legal use in residential districts and will not require SUP approval as long as a valid license is maintained for the operation in its original location and it provides care for less than 24 hours a day for no more than twelve children (including the caretaker's and staffs children) under the age of 14.i Occupancies. The use is allowed in the caretaker's residence under these three options: 1. .Definition IS changed to read as For the purpose of this division. unless exempted by state law. AMi 02. Such Certificate of Occupancy must be renewed annually in conjunction with . Division 3.1 occupancy. Registration with the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services is required.1 occupancy with the exception of the provisions located in this appendix chapter. Provides care for less than 24 hours a day to no more than six children under the age of fourteen.Construction. 2. A license from the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services is required. AMi 02.

1 Occupancies shall be equipped with an approved smoke detector.1 Occupancies shall be equipped with an approved 2A:10-B:C fire extinguisher. Section AMi 06 . All such smoke detectors shall be interconnected in such a manner that if smoke is detected by a detector. Section AMi 08 .i. ventilation and heating Section R303. For requirements of room dimensions. An approved emergency plan shall be posted and maintained in the facility. Light. Application for the Certificate of Occupancy shall be made in the Office of the Building Official and a fee shall be collected as prescribed in the approved fee schedule. No room or space used for the purpose of daycare may be enclosed by doors equipped with double-keyed dead bolts. refer to Section R302 . Section AMi 03 . The Certificate of Occupancy will only be renewed when it is determined by the Fire Marshall that the building complies with all the provisions of this Chapter.ORDINANCE NO.Heating .2.i. 2008-4-39 Page 27 the State mandated inspections conducted by the Fire Department. Section AMi 05 . refer to Section R304. Section AMi 04 . Every habitable room in buildings housing R3.Location of Lot.Smoke Detectors and Fire Extinguishing Equipment AMi07.1 Occupancies must be met.i For requirements for light. For requirements for fire resistance of exterior walls and openings. An additional approved 2A:10B:C fire extinguisher shall be located in the area of the building used for daycare purposes. AMi 07.1 Occupancies: All other requirements for smoke detection equipment for R3.Minimum Room Areas AMi 06. Exceptions: An approved heat detector may be substituted for the required smoke detector located in the kitchen in R3. Ventilation and Heating. Kitchens in buildings housing R3.i.Location of Lot AMi 03.Access and Exit Facilities and Emergency Escapes AMi 04. Minimum Room Areas Section AMi07 .i. all of the detectors will alarm. Ventilation and Heating AMi05.Light.

firm or corporation found to be violating any term or provision of this Ordinance. DULY PASSED AND APPROVED this the 28th _A_p"-r_i_l .Plumbing of this code. Section VI.1. abating. and all other provisions of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Plano. and every provision thereof. Section V. MAYOR ATTEST: APPROVED AS TO FORM: . and the invalidity or unconstitutionality of any section. Pat Evans. Section IV. Any person. shall be subject to a fine in accordance with Section 1-4(a) of the City Code of Ordinances for each offense.ORDINANCE NO. shall be considered severable. provision or portion of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of any other portion of this Ordinance. or as affecting any rights of the municipality under any section or provisions of any Ordinances at the time of passage of this Ordinance. All provisions of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Plano in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed. not in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance. 2008. modifying or altering any penalty accruing or to accrue. Every day a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. Section III. shall remain in full force and effect. This Ordinance shall become effective from and after its passage and publication as required by law. clause. The repeal of any Ordinance or part of Ordinances effectuated by the enactment of this Ordinance shall not be construed as abandoning any action now pending under or by virtue of such Ordinance or as discontinuing. It is the intention of the City Council that this Ordinance. 2008-4-39 Page 28 AMi 08.Fuel Gas and Part VII . Section II. All equipment used for heating and air conditioning and all water heaters shall comply with the provisions for such equipment found in Part V Mechanical. Part VI .

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