HEALTH AND SAFETY
IDAHO BUILDING CODE ACT
39-4103. Scope — Exemptions. (1) This chapter authorizes the state division of building safety and local governments to adopt and enforce building codes pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
(2) All buildings and other facilities owned by any state government agency or entity, including those owned, constructed or financed by the Idaho state building authority, shall conform to the codes adopted in this chapter, chapter 2, title 41, Idaho Code, chapter 10, title 54, Idaho Code, chapter 26, title 54, Idaho Code, and chapter 50, title 54, Idaho Code, and shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the state division of building safety and the state fire marshal for purposes of all plan reviews, permitting and inspections. In performing such plan reviews, permitting and inspections, the division of building safety and the state fire marshal shall route building plans to affected local government agencies, and shall take into consideration local government comments and ordinances and shall promptly notify the local jurisdictions of actions taken and the reasons therefor, and transmit to the local jurisdictions copies of final building plans.
(3) All buildings and other facilities owned by anyone other than state government agencies or entities which are constructed or renovated specifically for use or occupancy by any state agency or entity shall conform to all state adopted codes and standards. Nothing in this subsection shall limit the authority of local governments to issue permits, review plans and provide a full range of building code enforcement activities for such buildings.
(4) The following are exempt from the provisions of this chapter:
(a) Equipment used primarily for industrial chemical process purposes and for mineral extraction and mineral processing purposes. This exemption shall not include the erection and fabrication of new boilers, pressure vessels and other equipment as required to condition the building for personnel comfort and safety. Equipment in this regard shall mean and shall be limited to facilities or installations for heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigerating equipment, elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, and boilers and pressure vessels associated with building heating systems.
(b) Modular buildings as defined in section 39-4301, Idaho Code, that are constructed in the state of Idaho for installation on building sites outside the state; provided however, that no modular building shall be installed on a building site in the state of Idaho until it has been approved and bears the insignia of approval of the division as being in compliance with the requirements set forth in chapter 43, title 39, Idaho Code.
[39-4103, added 1975, ch. 180, sec. 2, p. 486; am. 1988, ch. 264, sec. 13, p. 530; am. 2002, ch. 345, sec. 5, p. 966; am. 2003, ch. 256, sec. 1, p. 663; am. 2004, ch. 250, sec. 1, p. 716; am. 2004, ch. 272, sec. 1, p. 758; am. 2007, ch. 252, sec. 1, p. 737.]