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Building Codes References

California has adopted statewide, mandatory codes based on ICC's Uniform codes. Local jurisdictions may only amend the California Building Code to make it more stringent because of unique local climatic, geological or topographical conditions. All local amendments must be filed with the California Building Standards Commission.
The 2010 California Building Standards Code will adopt the 2009 I-codes and become effective on January 1, 2011.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeCalifornia Building Code 2010 (IBC 2009)Building Standards Commission
Structural CodeCalifornia Building Code 2010 (IBC 2009)Building Standards Commission
Plumbing CodeCalifornia Plumbing Code 2010 (UPC 2009)Building Standards Commission
Mechanical CodeCalifornia Mechanical Code 2010 (UMC 2009)Building Standards Commission
Electrical CodeCalifornia Electrical Code 2010 (NEC 2008)Building Standards Commission
Fire/Life Safety CodeCalifornia Fire Code 2010 (IFC 2009)Building Standards Commission
Accessibility CodeCalifornia Building Code 2010 (Title 24, Part 2)Building Standards Commission
Energy CodeCalifornia Energy Code 2010 (Title 24, Part 6)Building Standards Commission
Elevator CodeCalifornia Elevator Safety Construction Code 2010 (California Code of Regulations, Title 8)Building Standards Commission

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralDavid R. Bonneville, SE
Structural Design/Lateral Forces Committee Chair
Phone: (916) 263-0916
Fax: (916) 263-0959
PlumbingThomas P. Weekes
Plumbing Committee Chair
Phone: (916) 263-0916
Fax: (916) 263-0959
MechanicalThomas P. Weekes
Mechanical Committee Chair
Phone: (916) 263-0916
Fax: (916) 263-0959
ElectricalThomas P. Weekes
Electrical Committee Chair
Phone: (916) 263-0916
Fax: (916) 263-0959
AccessibilityJay Whisenant, AIA, CSI, CCS
Accessibility Committee Chair
Phone: (916) 263-0916
Fax: (916) 263-0959
Building InspectorKerwin Lee, AIA
Building, Fire and Other Committee Vice Chair
Phone: (916) 263-0916
Fax: (916) 263-0959
EnergyThomas P. Weekes
Energy Committee Chair
Phone: (916) 263-0916
Fax: (916) 263-0959
Fire MarshalKerwin Lee, AIA
Building, Fire and Other Committee Vice Chair
Phone: (916) 263-0916
Fax: (916) 263-0959

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