Current Building Codes

As of January 1, 2017, the City started enforcing the 2016 California Building Code (CBC), based on the 2015 International Building Code; the 2016 California Residential Code (CRC), based on the 2015 International Residential Code; the 2016 California Existing Building Code (CEBC), based on the 2015 International Existing Building Code; the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code (CalGreen); the 2016 California Electrical Code (CEC), based on the 2013 National Electrical Code; the 2016 California Plumbing Code (CPC), based on the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code; the 2016 California Mechanical Code (CMC), based on the 2015 Uniform Mechanical Code; the 2016 California Fire Code (CFC), based on the 2015 International Fire Code; and the 2016 California Energy Code (Commonly referred to as Title 24).

The base codes are reviewed and amended by different state agencies and ultimately adopted by the State Building Standards Commission with the approved amendments. All jurisdictions in California are required to enforce these codes.

All of the State building codes are available for viewing at: http://www.bsc.ca.gov/codes.aspx

Hard copies of the State codes are available for purchase through the International Code Council at: http://shop.iccsafe.org/

The City Municipal Code contains the adoption ordinance and the local amendments to these codes in Title 16-Buildings and Construction: http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=16333&stateId=5&stateName=California