City of Santa Clarita Recognized as "Most Business-Friendly City" of 2016
The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) has recognized the City of Santa Clarita as the "Most Business-Friendly City" of 2016. The City was praised for our collaborative approach which "...cuts through red tape, streamlines permits, and ultimately provides more efficiency for local businesses." Building & Safety is proud to enforce the City's Building Codes in a manner that achieves compliance, while also providing expeditious, fair, and flexible service to our customers. The City of Santa Clarita was the winner of this award in 2008, and a finalist in 2006, 2007, 2014, and 2015.
NOTICE: All single-user restrooms shall be designated as unisex (i.e. "all-gender").
California Health and Safety Code Section 118600 states: "All single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment, place of public accommodation, or state or local government agency shall be identified as all-gender toilet facilities by signage that complies with Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, and designated for use by no more than one occupant at a time or for family or assisted use." Click here for a useful information bulletin from the Division of the State Architect (DSA).
NOTICE: Mudslide / Erosion Information
NOTICE: SB 407 (2009) Requirements for Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures.
Effective January 1, 2014, Senate Bill 407 requires a building permit applicant to replace all noncompliant plumbing fixtures in properties built and available for use on or before January 1, 1994, with water-conserving plumbing fixtures as a condition for approval of a final building permit for building alterations or improvements.
NOTICE: Construction Permit Placard Effective immediately, permits issued through Building & Safety will receive a 12x18 placard that must be placed prominently at the primary entrance to the work site or in a prominent location visible to the public. City inspections will only occur at sites with this sign posted in public view. Please see the attached placard sample. For more information, contact Building & Safety.
NOTICE: AB1953 Requirements for Lead Content in Plumbing Fixtures, Fittings, and Piping Effective January 1, 2010, plumbing fixtures or fittings intended to dispense water that may be used for human consumption, which contains more than 0.25% lead, are not permitted to be sold or installed anywhere within the State of California. Please see the attached handout for additional information.
NOTICE: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which came into effect on January 26, 1992, is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in everyday activities. All businesses, even those that do not serve the public, must comply with these federal ADA Standards regardless of whether the building is/is not being remodeled, renovated, or altered. New buildings and existing buildings that are being remodeled, renovated, or altered must also comply with the state accessibility requirements in addition to the federal ADA Standards. The City of Santa Clarita only enforces the state accessibility requirements. The federal ADA Standards are enforced by the Department of Justice. For more information, please visit the Department of Justice ADA Business Connection page at http://www.ada.gov/business.htm