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The 2019 California Building Standards Code was published on July 1, 2019 and took effect on January 1, 2020.
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California Building Codes

The building codes of California adopt the the California Administrative Code 2019, International Building Code 2018 (IBC 2018), International Residential Code 2018 (IRC 2018), California Mechanical Code 2019, California Plumbing Code 2019, California Energy Code 2019, California Historical Building Code 2019, California Fire Code 2019, California Existing Building Code 2019, California Green Building Standards Code 2019, California Referenced Standards Code 2019, and the California Electrical Code 2019. These codes include amendments enacted at the state level.

California building codes, including the fire and residential codes

Amendments

States and cities enact critical amendments to the base codes. California has made amendment to the codes. UpCodes provides the only source to view these amendments integrated into the model codes. Learn about amendments

California Agencies

California Building Standards Commission
Webiste: http://www.bsc.ca.gov/default.htm
2525 Natomas Park Drive
Suite 130
Sacramento
CA
95833
Phone: (916) 263-0916
Email: cbsc@dgs.ca.gov