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1800.5200 GENERAL REQUIREMENT AND EXCEPTIONS.

Subpart 1.

Requirement.

Plans and specifications for the erection, enlargement, alteration, or remodeling or renovation of any building, structure, or other work shall be prepared and certified by an architect or engineer licensed and practicing pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 326.02 to 326.15, except as set forth in subparts 2 to 4.

Subp. 2.

Statutory exception.

Building components or classes of buildings enumerated in Minnesota Statutes, sections 326.02, subdivision 5, and 326.03, subdivision 2, clauses (1) to (4).

Subp. 3.

Remodeling or renovation exception.

A.

Any remodeling or renovation to part or all of an existing building, structure, or work which does not:

(1)

change the load on its mechanical or electrical systems or change the live or dead load on its structural systems, in either case, in such a manner that a violation of the MSBC might occur;

(2)

change the building's access or exit pattern in such a manner that a violation of the MSBC might occur; or

(3)

change the MSBC occupancy classification of the building.

B.

Any remodeling or renovation, of any kind, in a building in the MSBC occupancy classes and consistent with the size, dwelling unit, and number of stories and basement thresholds specified in part 1800.5900.

Subp. 4.

Classes of buildings exceptions.

Any new construction of or new addition to a building in the specified MSBC occupancy classes and consistent with the size, dwelling unit, and number of stories and basement thresholds specified in part 1800.5900, provided that an exemption under this subpart shall not apply:

A.

For a second new building to be constructed by the same person on the same parcel or a contiguous parcel to a new building previously exempted hereunder or for a second addition to the same building where a prior addition was exempt hereunder, in either case, within 24 calendar months after the date of building permit issuance. "Same person" means the same owner or same general contractor, or ownership or general contractor entity having one or more participants in common with the owner or general contractor of the first building. The person seeking a building permit shall certify that the same person has not utilized this exemption within the prior 24 month period. "Parcel" means a nonsubdivided tract of land.

B.

For an addition to an existing building where the existing building exceeds the exemption size thresholds under this subpart if the addition results in either of the effects set forth in part 1800.5200, subpart 3, item A, subitem (1) or (2), regardless of the size of the new addition proposed.

C.

For new construction within a larger building (e.g., individual shops within a shopping center) where the larger building exceeds the exemption size thresholds under this subpart if the new construction results in either of the effects set forth in part 1800.5200, subpart 3, item A, subitem (1) or (2), regardless of the size of the new construction proposed.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 197.4552; 326.06

History:

21 SR 1427; 40 SR 431

Published Electronically:

October 22, 2015