Building Codes, State law requires that all cities and counties in California enforce the building codes as mandated by the California Building Standards Commission.
The County of Riverside has adopted by ordinance the following model codes as modified by the State of California: • California Building Code, 2019 edition • California Residential Code, 2019 edition • California Mechanical Code, 2019 edition • California Plumbing Code, 2019 edition • California Electrical Code, 2019 edition • California Green Code,
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“The applicant shall obtain the required building permit(s) from the building department prior to any construction on the property. “
“All building plans and supporting documentation shall comply with current adopted California Building Codes, Riverside County Ordinance 457, and California Title 25 regulations in effect at the time of building plan submittal and fee payment to the Building Department. All Building Department plan submittal and fee requirements shall apply.”
Per section 105.1 (2019 California Building Code, CBC): Where any owner or authorized agent intends to construct, enlarge, alter , repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system, the regulation of which is governed by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit. The applicant shall obtain the required building permit(s) from the building department prior to any construction or placement of any building, structure or equipment on the property. The applicant shall obtain an approved final building inspection and certificate of occupancy from the building department prior to any use or occupancy of the building, or structure.
The electrical supply line was removed from the well as seen in this next photo. Furthermore the well pump and electrical thereto were in fact completely removed from the borehole as seen on the next picture.
This following picture shows the gray electrical box completely disconnected from the well.
Per section 105.1 (2019 California Building Code, CBC) the repair, remove, convert, or replace any electrical, the repair, removal and replacement of electrical all happened and were done without the required permit.