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Information Bulletins

The BSC periodically distributes general information bulletins to help clarify issues and resolve inconsistencies in the application of building standards laws and rules. These bulletins are not intended to replace or supersede the requirements of the laws and rules.

  • Bulletin 14-08 - December 2, 2014   2013 California Building Standards Code- 2013 Intervening Code Adoption Cycle Supplement (PDF)
  • Bulletin 14-07 - December 1, 2014   Legislative Changes (PDF)
  • Bulletin 14-06 - September 19, 2014  Emergency Adoptions regarding Solar Photovoltaic Systems in the 2013 California Building Code and 2013 California Residential Code (PDF)
  • Bulletin 14-05 - June 13, 2014  Update regarding July 1, 2014 effective date of delayed energy provisions of the 2013 California Building Standards Code, Title 24 (PDF)
  • Bulletin 14-04 - June 13, 2014  2013 California Electrical Code, Article 690, Section 690.10(E) Utility-Interactive Systems (PDF
  • Bulletin 14-03 - May 27, 2014  California Building Standards Commission Title 24 Publications (PDF)
  • Bulletin 14-02 - May 21, 2014  Guide for Local Amendments and Filings of Building Standards (PDF
  • Bulletin 14-01 - March 25, 2014  Filing Permit Surcharge Fee ("Green Fees") (PDF)
  • Bulletin 13-08 - December 9, 2013  Legislative Changes (PDF)
  • Bulletin 13-07 - December 18, 2013  Effective Date Change For Parts of the 2013 California Building
    Standards Code (PDF)
  • Bulletin 13-06 - December 30, 2013  Water Conservation - Required Replacement of Plumbing Fixtures (PDF)
  • Bulletin 13-05 - November 22, 2013  Chapter 19 - Concrete, 2013 California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24 (PDF)
  • Bulletin 13-04 - November 22, 2013  Repeal of OSHPD 3 and 3SE Building Standards (PDF)
  • Bulletin 13-03 - July 1, 2013  2013  California Building Standards Code (PDF)
  • Bulletin 13-02 - July 1, 2013  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Tentative Interim Amendments (PDF
  • Bulletin 13-01 - May 16, 2013  Title 24 Publications (PDF)
  • Bulletin 12-03 - December 17, 2012  Legislative Changes (PDF)
  • Bulletin 12-02 - August 2, 2012  California Solar Permitting Guidebook (PDF) (DOC)
  • Bulletin 12-01 - January 20, 2012  Supplements (PDF) (DOC)
  • Bulletin 11-06 - December 23, 2011  Legislative Changes (PDF)
  • Bulletin 11-05 - November 23, 2011  New BSC Website Format Launches December 5, 2011 (PDF)
  • Bulletin 11-01 - June 8, 2011  Local Government Amendments (CALGreen) (PDF)  *weblink updated June 2013
  • Bulletin 11-03 - January 1, 2011  Emergency Supplement to the 2007 California Building Standards Code (PDF)
  • Bulletin 11-02 - Light Pollution Reduction Revisions, Title 24, Part 11, California Green Building Standards Code (PDF)
  • Bulletin 10-03 - Applicability of California Building Standards and Local Government Amendments thereto (PDF)
  • Bulletin 10-02 - 2010 Legislative Changes (PDF)
  • Bulletin 10-01 - State PEX Exclusion Removed, Title 24, Part 5, California Plumbing Code (PDF)
  • Bulletin 09-03 – State PEX Exclusion Removed from Title 24, Part 5, California Plumbing Code - Effective August 1, 2009 (PDF)
  • Bulletin 09-02 – Applicability of California Building Standards and Local Government Amendments Thereto (PDF)
  • Bulletin 08-02 -  Applicability of California Green Building Standards and Local Government adoption (PDF)
  • Bulletin 09-01 – Effective dates for Annual Supplements and Emergency Rulemaking for the 2007 Building Standards Codes (PDF)  
  • Bulletin 08-01 - Chapter 719, Statutes of 2008 (Senate Bill No. 1473, Calderon) (PDF) Fee Report Form Template (DOC)
  • Bulletin 2007-01 – 2007 Code Update - Chapter 1 Adoption (PDF)
  • Bulletin 2004-01 - Changes to California Accessibility Standards (PDF) (TXT)
  • Bulletin 01-03 - Update to Structural Standards (PDF)
  • Bulletin 01-01 - Fire Protection District Amendments (PDF)
  • Bulletin 99-03 - Resolution of Conflicts in California Plumbing Code (PDF)
  • Bulletin 99-02 - Repeal of 1998 Amendments to Graywater Appendix (PDF)

Information Bulletins from Other Agencies:

  • State Fire Marshal Bulletin 14-011 - Fire Classification for Roof Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Systems and Panels or Modules - 2013 California Building Standards Code Supplement (PDF)
  • State Fire Marshal Bulletin 14-002 - Delayed effective date affecting fire classification for roof mounted solar photovoltaic panels/modules [systems] and application of the 2013 California Building Standards Code (PDF)
  • State Fire Marshal Bulletin 13-007 - Residential Fire Sprinklers and Energy Regulations (PDF)
  • State Fire Marshal Bulletin 13-006 - Update New Requirement for Smoke Alarm Listings (PDF)
  • Department of Housing and Community Development Bulletin - 2013 California Building Standards Code Effective Date Factory-built Housing, Commercial Modular, and Special Purpose Commercial Modular Information (PDF)
  • Department of Housing and Community Development Bulletin - Change in Physical Location (PDF)
  • State Fire Marshal Bulletin - Antifreeze in Residential Sprinkling Systems (PDF)