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WHEREAS, it is the desire of Rankin County, Mississippi, to adopt, in all respects, the various International Codes and National Electric Code relating to building, fire prevention, gas, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and;

WHEREAS, the adoption of these codes is done to facilitate proper inspection activities by Rankin County, relating to construction and to maintenance of buildings within said county, and relating to public safety, health and general welfare;

NOW  THEREFORE  BE  IT  ORDAINED  BY  RANKIN  COUNTY,  MISSISSIPPI,  by  and through its Board of Supervisors, the following Codes are hereby adopted by reference as though they were coped herein fully, which codes shall be the minimum standard for all construction within Rankin County, Mississippi:

Section 1.

The International Building Code, 2018 Edition, with amendments:
Exclude Chapter 13 and Section 113

Insert in Section 101.1: Rankin County, MS,
Insert in Section 1612.3: Rankin County, MS, June 9, 2014

The International Residential Code, 2018 Edition, with amendments:
Adopt Appendices A, B, E, G, H, J, K, M, N,O,Q; Exclude Section R l12, and Section R313 and Section 2904

Insert in Section R101.1: Rankin County, MS

Ground snow load   5
Wind speed   115
Seismic   A
Weathering   Moderate
Frost Line   2 inches
Termite   Very Heavy
Winter   25
Ice Shield   No
Flood   Enter: December 15, 1982
  Current: June 9, 2014
Air Index   1500 or less
Annual Temperature   63
Insert in Section 2603.5.1:   12 inches at both locations


The International Fire Code, 2018 Edition, with amendments:
Adopt Appendices A, B, C, D, F; Exclude Sections 109 and 110.4

Insert in Section 503: Nothing contained in this section 503 shall be construed as requiring or mandating that the Rankin County Board of Supervisors take any action or expend any public funds to construct, re-work, improve, amend, upgrade, replace, maintain, or take any other specific action of any kind to address the condition of any fire apparatus access road, present or future. In adopting this section 503, the Rankin County Board of Supervisors hereby retain full authority to determine, in its sole discretion whether to engage in or authorize any course of conduct or action with respect to the condition of any present or future fire apparatus access roads located in Rankin County, Mississippi. By adopting this section 503, The Rankin County Board of Supervisors confers no legal rights of any kind to any person, firn1, for-profit corporation, non-profit corporation or political subdivision of the State of Mississippi concerning the condition of any fire apparatus access roads, present or future that may exist in Rankin County, Mississippi.

Insert in  Section 507.5.4:  There  shall be an unobstructed  clearance  of  a minimum  of 3 linear feet on all sides of a fire sprinkler riser so as to provide adequate working clearances around all valves, gauges, piping, controls and electrical/electronic equipment, controls and devices;

Insert in Sections 5504., 5704., 5706.2.4.4, 6104.2: As determined by the Rankin County Fire Coordinator, Rankin County EMA and Rankin County Building Official, but in no event be closer than the minimum required by applicable NFPA Publication.

Insert in Section 5806.2: Rankin County, MS

The International Fuel Gas Code, 2018 Edition, with amendments:
Exclude Sections 106,6.2, 108.4, and 109

Insert in Section 101.1: Rankin County, MS

The International Mechanical Code, 2018 Edition, with amendments:
Exclude Sections 106.5.2, 106.5.3, 108.4 and 109

Insert in Section 101.1: Rankin County, MS

The International Plumbing Code, 2018 Edition, with amendments:
Adopt Appendices C,E; Exclude Sections 106.6,106.6.3 108.4, 109

Insert in Section 101.1: Rankin County, MS

Insert in Section 305.4.1:        12 inches in both locations
Insert in Section 903.l:            12 inches

The Existing Building Code, 2018 Edition, Exclude 112

Insert in Section 101.1: Rankin County, MS

The National Electric Code, 2018 Edition (NFPA 70)

The International Property Maintenance Code, 2018 Edition, with amendments:
Exclude sections 102.6, 103.5, 106, 107.2 subparagraphs 5 and 6, 107.5, 110.2, 111 and 112.4; and amend as follows:

Insert in Section 101.1:Rankin County, MS

Section 107.2, subparagraph 4 to state:  "Allow a reasonable time not to exceed thirty (30) days to correct violations.  Time limitation may be extended at the discretion of the Building Official."

Add 107.2, subparagraph 5 to state:  "If such repairs, reconstruction, alterations, removal or demolition are not voluntarily completed within the stated time as set forth in the notice, the Building Official shall refer the matter to the Board of Supervisors for a public hearing."

Section 107.3 to state:  Method of Service.  Service of Notice by the Building Official shall be by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the owner of the offending property, delivered to the last known address of said owner as recorded in the Office of the Chancery Clerk for Rankin
County, Mississippi.

Insert in Section 302.4:  if it is determined to constitute a menace to the public health and/or safety by the appropriate county official or health official.

Remove reference to specific dates in Sections 304.14, 602.3 and 602.4.

Section 2. Within said codes, when reference is made to the duties of a certain official named therein, the designated official of Rankin County, Mississippi, who has duties corresponding to those of the named official in said code shall be deemed to be the responsible official to enforce provisions of said code.

Section 3. Any person receiving written notice from the Building Official of deficiencies may within thirty (30) days following the date of said notification request a hearing before the Board of Supervisors and said person may give testimony concerning the condition of the property and any explanation that may be helpful to the Board of Supervisors in determining the deficiencies and the remedy for abating same.

Section 4. Any person, firm, corporation or agent who violates any provision of this Ordinance, or fails to comply with the terms, conditions, and/or requirements hereof, shall be fined in an amount of less than $1,000.00 for each offense or incarcerated for a period of less than one year, or both. Each such violator shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for each day that said violation continues.

Section 5. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force thirty days from and after its passage, the public welfare requiring it.

Section 6. - BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that all Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict with the provisions hereof are hereby repealed.

The above and foregoing Ordinance was first reduced to writing and offered by Supervisor Cross, who moved its adoption, which motion was seconded by Supervisor Gaines. No request was made by any member of the Board of Supervisors that the Ordinance be read by the Chancery Clerk before a vote was taken. The Ordinance was adopted by the Board of Supervisors with the results being as follows:

Supervisor Morrison voted:                AYE
Supervisor Cross voted:                      AYE
Supervisor Morrow voted:                  AYE
Supervisor Gaines voted:                    AYE
Supervisor Bishop voted:                    AYE

Whereupon the President of the Board declared the motion carried and this Ordinance ordained and adopted this the 16th day of August, 2021.




BY: __________________________


ATTEST: _______________________________
Larry Swales, Chancery Clerk