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2019 BUILDING STANDARDS CODE ADOPTION

Image of the 2016 and 2019 California Building Code with contstruction plans in the background. 

In July, the new 2019 California Building Standards Code was published and will take effect on January 1, 2020.  Below the Building Division has outlined the key deadlines and some useful tools to help you navigate through this change.

CODE CHANGE DEADLINES THAT MAY IMPACT YOUR PERMIT

In order for your project to be reviewed under the current 2016 Building Code, your project will have to be submitted, accepted and all plan review submittal fees have to be paid by the deadlines below.  Beat the rush and submit early!

If you are planning on a January submission, be advised that the 2019 Building Codes will apply to all new permit applications.

December 23, 2019 - Last Day to Submit Plans for Review Under the 2016 Building Code

December 27, 2019 - Last Day to Pay for Plan Review Under the 2016 Building Code Review

January 1, 2020 - 2019 California Building Codes Apply to New Permit Applications

IMPORTANT DEADLINES FOR HOME BUILDERS

As we approach the 2019 Building Code change, please take note and be advised of the end of the year deadlines.  To ensure your permits are processed smoothly, please help us and submit your applications early!  Large batches of productions permits submitted close to or on the December 23rd deadline are not guaranteed to be processed before the deadline.

November 22, 2019 - First Day to Submit Master Plans for 2019 Building Code Updates

December 23, 2019 - Last Day to Submit Plans for Review Under the 2016 Building Code

December 27, 2019 - Last Day to Pay for Plan Review Under the 2016 Building Code Review