On March 5, 2018, new rules on minor work and ordinary maintenance will become effective. Because this is not a change to a subcode, the six-month grace period does not apply. Therefore, as of March 5, new permits should not be issued for work that is listed as ordinary maintenance in the March 5 adoption. Permits that were issued prior to March 5 for work designated as ordinary maintenance under the revised rules should be executed to their completion.
The changes to minor work now require that inspections be made three business days after the completion of the work rather than 30 calendar days. Because this change affects the scheduling of work, inspections for minor work permits issued prior to March 5 may still be inspected within the 30-day window. Any minor work permits issued after March 5 must be inspected within the new three-business-day window.