Building Codes

On January 1, 2017, Ordinance 1038 N.S. (PDF) to adopt the 2016 California Building Code went into effect. See also Municipal Code - Chapter 17.

Applicable Codes

The purpose of this ordinance is to adopt by reference the latest editions of the following:

  • The 2016 California Administrative Code
  • The 2016 California Building Code which incorporates and amends the International Building Code, 2015 Edition
  • The 2016 California Electrical Code, which incorporates and amends the National Electrical Code, 2014 Edition
  • The 2016 California Energy Code
  • The 2016 California Existing Building Code, which incorporates and amends the 2015 International Existing Building Code
  • The 2016 California Fire Code, which incorporates and amends the International Fire Code, 2015 Edition
  • The 2016 California Green Building Standards Code
  • The 2016 California Historical Building Code
  • The 2016 California Mechanical Code, which incorporates and amends the Uniform Mechanical Code, 2015 Edition
  • The 2016 California Plumbing Code, which incorporates and amends the Uniform Plumbing Code, 2015 Edition
  • The 2016 California Referenced Standards Code
  • The 2016 California Residential Code, which incorporates and amends the International Residential Code, 2015 Edition
  • The Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, 1997 Edition as published by International Conference of Building Officials
  • The Uniform Housing Code, 1997 Edition as published by International Conference of Building Officials

More Information

For more information on specific codes, visit the California Building Standards Commission.