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Welcome to the California Building Standards Commission


Californians are asked to consider building safety and sustainability at home and in the community, and to acknowledge the essential service provided to all of us by local and state building departments in protecting lives and property.
Governor Brown supports Building Safety Month May 2015

 
CBSC is authorized by California Building Standards Law to administer the many processes related to the development, adoption, approval, publication, and implementation of California's building codes.

The California Building Standards Code, Title 24 serves as the basis for the design and construction of buildings in California. Improved safety, sustainability, maintaining consistency, new technology and construction methods, and reliability are paramount to the development of building codes during each Triennial and Intervening Code Adoption Cycle

California’s building codes are published in their entirety every three (3) years.  Intervening Code Adoption Cycles produce Supplement pages half-way (18 months) into each triennial period.  Amendments to California’s building standards are subject to a lengthy and transparent public participation process throughout each code adoption cycle.
  
2015 Emergency Rulemaking
California Building Standards Commission Meeting - Proposed Emergency Standards (per Governor's Executive Order B-29-15) - May 29, 2015 at 1pm:
  • Notice and Agenda (DOC) (PDF)
2015 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle

The 2015 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle will culminate with the publication of the 2016 California Building Standards Code, Title 24, California Code of Regulations.  The 2016 Code will be published on or before July 1, 2016 and will go into effect on January 1, 2017.  For the 2015 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle activities click here.  For the 2015 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle Timeline click here

  • California Building Standards Commission Code Adoption Committee - Code Advisory Committee Appointments - May 29, 2015 at 11:00am 
    • Meeting Notice and Agenda (DOC) (PDF)
  • 2015 Code Advisory Committee Meeting Datesclick here.
  • Code Advisory Committee Call For Application – Seeking a Public Member for the Health Facilities Code Advisory Committee, and a Fire Official for the Building, Fire and Other Code Advisory Committee (Application deadline is May 27, 2015) for the 2015-2017 Term 

For information regarding the code adoption processes click here.

2013 Intervening Code Adoption Cycle

The 2013 Intervening Code Adoption Cycle produced a Supplement to the 2013 California Building Standards Code, Title 24, California Code of Regulations prior to January 1, 2015. The Supplement, with the exception of Administrative provisions in Part 1 and changes without regulatory effect in Parts 1 and 11, Title 24,  will be effective on July 1, 2015.  Please refer to the following Information Bulletin, which was issued on December 2, 2014, for details:

For information concerning the rulemaking process or amendments affected by the Intervening Code Cycle Supplement click here.
  • 2013 Intervening Code Cycle Timeline (PDF)

Building Standards Commission Meetings
  • April 21, 2015 Commission Meeting Notice/Agenda *REVISED* (DOC) (PDF)
    • Webcasts: The following link is active five (5) minutes prior to meeting start times. Please be aware of the approximate thirty (30) second delay in the webcast when commenting on an agenda item via teleconference.