(1) Code technical advisories are available for questions concerning any of the state building related codes (building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, boiler and elevator) and may be requested by an affected party (building official, contractor, designer, owner, etc.) , in writing, on forms provided by the department. The department may research and investigate the question and may prepare a preliminary written response, which includes the department's interpretation and justification as soon as possible. The affected party and the Building Codes Advisory Council will be provided with the preliminary written response and will be given five working days to submit comments.
(2) Code technical advisories are not binding on city, county, or town code enforcement programs.
(3) After review of any comments, the department will prepare a final written response and the code technical advisories shall be dated, chronologically numbered, placed in the department's central registry and distributed to the requestor, Building Codes Council, and all certified city, county, and town building code enforcement programs.