Electronic versions of the 2013 code
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California’s building codes are published by the following three entities. The 2013 Code may be purchased now from:
- International Code Council (ICC) publishes Parts 1, 2 (includes 8 and 10), 2.5, 6, 9, 11 and 12 of Title 24, the Administrative, Building with Historical and Existing Buildings, Residential, Energy, Fire, Green and Referenced Standards Codes. For order information go to www.iccsafe.org, or call (800) 786-4452;
- International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) publishes Parts 4 and 5 of Title 24, the California Mechanical and Plumbing Codes. For order information go to www.iapmo.org, or call (909) 472-4208; and
- BNi Building News publishes Part 3 of Title 24, the California Electrical Code. For order information go to www.bnibooks.com or call (888) 264-2665.
California's building codes (California Code of Regulations, Title 24) are published on a triennial basis. The CBSC is responsible for the administration and implementation of each code cycle, which includes the proposal, review and adoption processes.
Supplements and errata are issued throughout the cycle. Review the current code cycle timeline here. The 2013 code is scheduled to go into effect in January 2014. For more information about the code cycle and the regulatory processes review the information available throughout this website. Click here for helpful tips on how to navigate the CBSC web pages.
The 2010 codes, which remain in effect through 2013 are available online both on this website and on the submitting agencies websites:
California Department of Housing and Community Development, www.hcd.ca.gov
California Department of General Services, Division of the State Architect, www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa/Programs/progCodes.aspx
California Department of General Services, Division of the State Architect, www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa
Hospitals and Clinic Construction:
California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, www.oshpd.ca.gov
Fire and Panic Safety:
Office of the State Fire Marshal, www.osfm.fire.ca.gov
Commission meetings are webcast at www.dca.ca.gov/stream/audiocast.asx. The link is active five (5) minutes prior to meeting start times. Please be aware of the approximate sixty (60) second delay in the webcast when commenting on an agenda item via teleconference.