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Current Building Codes
As of January 1, 2014, the City will be enforcing the 2013 California Building Codes, comprised of the California Building Code (CBC), based on the 2012 International Building Code; the California Residential Code (CRC), based on the 2012 International Residential Code; the California Green Building Standards Code (CalGreen); the California Electrical Code (CEC), based on the 2010 National Electrical Code; the California Plumbing Code (CPC), based on the 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code; the California Mechanical Code (CMC), based on the 2010 Uniform Mechanical Code; the 2013 California Fire Code (CFC), based on the 2012 International Fire Code; and, the 2013 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



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