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A.01 Emergency Escape Bedroom Windows in Existing Structureshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policya01.pdfA.01 Emergency Escape Bedroom Windows in Existing StructuresBasements in dwelling units and every sleeping room below the fourth story shall have at least one operable emergency escape and rescue window or exterior door for emergency escape and rescue.
A.03​Commercial and Residential Re-roofhttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policya03.pdfA.03​Commercial and Residential Re-roofPermits are required for residential and commercial re-roofs in accordance with the Anchorage Administrative Code. Exception: Permits are not required for non-structural re-roof projects with a total construction valuation under $5,000.00. Permits are required for all structural work regardless of the valuation.
A.06 Foam Plastic Board Insulation R Value Comparisonhttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policya06.pdfA.06 Foam Plastic Board Insulation R Value ComparisonThis policy applies to closed cell, foam plastic board insulation, and covers the most common types installed in Anchorage.
AG. 18 Inspection of Municipal Sponsored Projectshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag18.pdfAG. 18 Inspection of Municipal Sponsored ProjectsThe Building Safety Division Building Inspection Section is responsible for inspecting all Municipal sponsored construction for compliance with Title 21 and 23 of the Anchorage Municipal Codes. This includes construction that is outside the Municipality of Anchorage building service areas, which includes Land Use areas.​
AG.01 Permits and Inspection of Exempt Workhttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag01.pdfAG.01 Permits and Inspection of Exempt WorkAMC 23.10.104.2 exempts the building (structural) permit requirements for specific types of work.
AG.03 Pre-Approval of Planshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag03.pdfAG.03 Pre-Approval of PlansThis policy applies to plans which have already received plan review approval under a separate permit.
AG.04 Structural Drawings - Review and Signature of Designer for Up to 4-Plex Residentialhttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag04.pdfAG.04 Structural Drawings - Review and Signature of Designer for Up to 4-Plex ResidentialArchitects/engineers/designers submitting the lateral and gravity design must also review and direct preparation of the structural drawings.
AG.05 "Mirrored" Planshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag05.pdfAG.05 "Mirrored" PlansEffective October 1, 2003, building plans must accurately represent the orientation of structures on property.​
AG.07 Owner Buildershttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag07.pdfAG.07 Owner BuildersThe intent of this policy is to clarify exemptions from requirements pertaining to the construction and alteration of buildings and structures.
AG.08 Demolition Permitshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag08.pdfAG.08 Demolition PermitsIn order to obtain a demolition permit, the applicant must be the owner or owner's authorized agent.
AG.09 Condominium Permit Application Requirementshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag09.pdfAG.09 Condominium Permit Application RequirementsConsistent with State of Alaska Statute AS 34.08, Building Safety will require an approval letter from the applicable Condominium Association for all permits that include work to the common areas of the building, or those that will result in a structural change to the building.​
AG.10 Mobile Food Unitshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/Policyag10.pdfAG.10 Mobile Food UnitsAdmin Code 23.10 - see section 104.4
AG.11 Canopies and Tentshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag11.pdfAG.11 Canopies and TentsMany times businesses use canopies or tents for sale of materials in their yards, food service to the public, and other uses. These enclosures are required to be permitted as ​seasonal use structures for each occurrence. However, if the same canopy or tent is to be used on a repeated basis, year after year, or several different times​...​
AG.12 Commercial Land Use Applicationshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag12.pdfAG.12 Commercial Land Use ApplicationsBefore a commercial land use permit is issued for a four-plex or larger, the Municipality will insure that the state application has been applied for.​
AG.14 Method of Payment for Performance Bondshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag14.pdfAG.14 Method of Payment for Performance BondsWhen a work situation arises that requires the posting of a bond for required work to be accomplished
AG.15 Bonding Requirements for Municipal projectshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag15.pdfAG.15 Bonding Requirements for Municipal projectsThe Municipality of Anchorage insures itself through the Risk Management Office whose responsibility and authority it is to reduce/eliminate risk liability to the Municipality.​
AG.16 Transfer and Refund Policy for Change of Contractorhttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag16.pdfAG.16 Transfer and Refund Policy for Change of ContractorWhen a new general or sub-contractor is selected to perform work on a permit,
AG.17 Exemption to Contractor's LIcense Requirement for Municipal Projectshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag17.pdfAG.17 Exemption to Contractor's LIcense Requirement for Municipal ProjectsIn accordance with Alaska Statute AS.08.18.161 (3), (11), (12), Title 8, Business and Professions, a contractor's license will not be required for maintenance, repair, alterations or interior remodel of any building owned or occupied by the Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage School District, Anchorage Telephone Utility, Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility.​
AG.19 Metal Shipping Containers (Conex Containers)http://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag19.pdfAG.19 Metal Shipping Containers (Conex Containers)Intermodal shipping containers (commonly referred to as "Conex" containers) used as temporary or permanent structures are required to comply with AMC Title 21 land use regulations and Title 23 building codes
AG.20 Re-Opening of Buildings Posted "Notice to Vacate"http://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag20.pdfAG.20 Re-Opening of Buildings Posted "Notice to Vacate"When a building or portion thereof has been posted “Notice to Vacate” by Building Safety or the Fire Department, a full code-compliance inspection, building permits and associated inspections, and a certificate of occupancy must be obtained before re-opening to the public.
AG.21 Health Department Approval Requirements for Occupancyhttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag21.pdfAG.21 Health Department Approval Requirements for OccupancyWhere an approval is required from the Municipal Health and Human Services Department for a building permit, no Certificate of Occupancy (CO), or Conditional Certificate of Occupancy (CCO) may be issued without verification of Health Department Approval.​
AG.22 On-Site Water and Sewer As-Built Requirements for Certificate of Occupancyhttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag22.pdfAG.22 On-Site Water and Sewer As-Built Requirements for Certificate of OccupancyLots that are served by on-site water and/or sewer systems (meaning systems that are not on the municipal utility system) must have those systems certified as complete and operational before a certificate of occupancy can be issued.​
AG.24 Hazardous Vapor Extraction Systems for Clean-up of Underground Fuel Spillshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag24.pdfAG.24 Hazardous Vapor Extraction Systems for Clean-up of Underground Fuel SpillsThe following codes will apply to hazardous vapor extraction systems: National Electrical Code and International Fire Code Chapter 34
AG.24 Information on Field Inspectionshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/handoutag24.pdfAG.24 Information on Field InspectionsBuilding Safety provides inspections to meet a number of different circumstances.
AG.25 Parking Lots Constructed with Fill Over Peathttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag25.pdfAG.25 Parking Lots Constructed with Fill Over PeatWhen based on a geotechnical engineer’s recommendations and designed by a civil engineer, parking lots may be constructed by placing structural fill over peat.​
AG.26 Interim Drainage Guidelineshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag26.pdfAG.26 Interim Drainage GuidelinesGuidelines
AG.27 Meeting Minutes, Agreements, and Understandingshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag27.pdfAG.27 Meeting Minutes, Agreements, and UnderstandingsThere is a need for documentation of minutes from meetings between staff of Building Safety and other divisions and departments, and owners, architects, contractors, designers, engineers and permit applicants.​
AG.28 Replacement of Gas Fired Appliances and Electric Hot Water Heatershttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag28.pdfAG.28 Replacement of Gas Fired Appliances and Electric Hot Water HeatersAny currently licensed contractor with the Municipality of Anchorage classified u​nder M-1 (plumbing), M-2 (sheetmetal), M-3 (gas piping), license may replace an existing gas-fired appliance or electric water heater​
AG.30Damaged Buildings Rehabilitationhttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag30.pdfAG.30Damaged Buildings RehabilitationThis policy applies to buildings or portions of buildings damaged by natural or manmade events where repair involves work that requires a permit
AG.32 Special Inspector Identification Requirementshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag32.pdfAG.32 Special Inspector Identification RequirementsA list of the approval status of special inspectors and the inspection types for which they are approved shall be posted on the Building Safety website.
AG.33 Express Plan Reviewhttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag33.pdfAG.33 Express Plan ReviewTo provide an expedited plan review option after the initial plan review is completed.
AG.37 Guide to Accessory Dwelling Unitshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag37.pdfAG.37 Guide to Accessory Dwelling UnitsAn accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is defined in Anchorage Municipal Code (AMC)
AG.38 Options to Exempt one and two family homes from Plan Reviewhttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag38.pdfAG.38 Options to Exempt one and two family homes from Plan ReviewThis policy establishes a process to administer the option to exempt one and two family homes from plan review.
AG.39 Reduced Size Plans Requirements and Recommendationshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/Policyag39.pdfAG.39 Reduced Size Plans Requirements and RecommendationsTo facilitate the plan review and inspection processes, at least one set of submitted plans must have text a minimum of 3 / 32 inch in height.
AG.40 Relocatable Classroomhttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag40.pdfAG.40 Relocatable ClassroomThis policy is to clarify the permit requirements given the nebulous language in AMC 23.95 Relocatable Ancillary Buildings.
AG.41 PM&E 2012-45 Internim Construction Emergency Access Roadway Standardshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag41PME2012-45.pdfAG.41 PM&E 2012-45 Internim Construction Emergency Access Roadway StandardsOperating policy and procedures for construction of Interim Emergency Access Roadway (IEAR) Improvements in Public Places
AG.42 Issuance of Permit without DHHS Reviewhttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/Policyag42.pdfAG.42 Issuance of Permit without DHHS ReviewIssuance of permit without Department of Health and Human Services review
AG.43 Private Development Drainage Reviewhttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag43.pdfAG.43 Private Development Drainage ReviewReview the MOA's Storm Water Manual Volume 1 (ASM) requirements presented, in part, in this handout a​nd available on the Municipality's website in the Watershed Management Services section
AG.45 Remote Video Re-inspection Programhttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/Policyag45.pdfAG.45 Remote Video Re-inspection ProgramThe remote video re-inspection program is an alternative top on-site inspections for residential 1 & 2 family dwellings, residential retrofits, and mobile homes with no more than five correction items. Please email your requests to wwdevsvc@muni.org.
AG.46 Temporary Retrofit Inspection Policyhttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/Policyag46.pdfAG.46 Temporary Retrofit Inspection PolicyConsidering the growing spread of the COVID-19 virus, Development Services is implementing modifications to the inspection procedures for certain refit inspections of occupied one-and two-family dwellings.
AG.47 Temporary Emergency COVID-19 Inspectionhttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/Policyag47.pdfAG.47 Temporary Emergency COVID-19 InspectionDuring this ongoing threat, field inspectors will be minimizing contract with individuals by not entering occupied homes and occupied commercial buildings when possible to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19 to both the inspector and our customers.
AG.48 Retrofit Reinspection Option Policyhttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/Policyag48.pdfAG.48 Retrofit Reinspection Option PolicyRecognizing that some contractors may require more than one inspection the Department is prepared to offer a cost savings alternative
AG.50 Reroof Inspection Requirementshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policyag.50.pdfAG.50 Reroof Inspection RequirementsReroof projects require tear-off and final inspections.
E.03 Residential Underground Wiringhttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policye03.pdfE.03 Residential Underground WiringWiring​ to wells and septic systems are installed along with mechanical piping at depths that exceed the maximum two-foot deep requirement of NEC 300.5.​
E.04 Electrical Disconnectshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policye04.pdfE.04 Electrical DisconnectsThe intent of this policy is to assist emergency responders with locating, securing, and disconnecting power to commercial structures during emergency responses and operations.​
E.05 Mobile Home Electrical Serviceshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policye05.pdfE.05 Mobile Home Electrical ServicesDue to an increasing number of electrical accidents involving mobile homes, this policy is being implemented by the Municipality of Anchorage Building Safety Division in cooperation with the electrical utilities - C.E.A. and M.L.&P.
E.06 Electrical Sign Installationhttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policye06.pdfE.06 Electrical Sign InstallationAll electrical signs are required to have an electrical permit before being connected and an electrical inspection before being energized.
E.07 Access to Jetted Pump Motors and Electrical Outlets Supplying Power Theretohttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policye07.pdfE.07 Access to Jetted Pump Motors and Electrical Outlets Supplying Power TheretoWhen a builder or owner installs a bathtub with jetted pumps and electrical outlets supplying power to these pumps, consideration must be given to the specific location and access to the pump motor and/or electrical outlet.
E.08 Thaw Wire Installations within the Municipality of Anchoragehttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policye08.pdfE.08 Thaw Wire Installations within the Municipality of AnchorageAn electrical permit, based upon approved design and drawings, is required for thaw wire systems installation in conjunction with drainage facilities whether they are ditches, storm drains, or other land/surface type installations.​
E.09 Emergency Electrical Service Inspectionshttp://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/development-services/codes-handouts/Policies/policye09.pdfE.09 Emergency Electrical Service InspectionsMunicipality of Anchorage Building Safety Electrical Inspectors are on call for required service inspections that are classified as emergency in nature.​