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Who has the Final say in the Building Occupancy Classification?
March 23, 2020
7:46 pm
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brussell@timbermesafire.org
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I too must admit that I am curious about this answer.  In looking at the 2015 IFC Section 102.3 is says that the fire code official must approve such changes, not the building official.  In the IBC is only states that the building official is to issue the Certificate of Occupancy under Section 111.1 but does not clearly say that this official is the final say when it comes to classification.

Any thoughts or input would be nice. 

March 19, 2020
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I’ve been to a few IFC training classes that indicated that the building code official has the final say of what a buildings occupancy classification is. I’ve also read the same in articles.  I know that it could also depend on the city’s codes but looking at it in just ICC. Is there a code that states who has the final say? No special use or hazards to take in consideration. 

Thanks for any input!