126.96.36.199.1 Retention of Plans
The building department of every city, county, or city and county shall maintain an official copy, microfilm, electronic or other type of photographic copy of the plans of every building, during the life of the building, for which the department issued a building permit.
- Single or multiple dwellings not more than two stories and basement in height.
- Garages and other structures appurtenant to buildings listed in Exception 1.
- Farm or ranch buildings appurtenant to buildings listed in Exception 1.
- Any one-story building where the span between bearing walls does not exceed 25 feet (7620 mm), except a steel frame or concrete building.
All plans for common interest developments as defined in Section 4100 of the California Civil Code shall be retained. For additional information regarding plan retention and reproduction of plans by an enforcing agency, see Health and Safety Code Sections 19850 through 19852.