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BUILDING CODES

As of January 1, 2017, the City of Sacramento is requiring all new plan review and permit applications to comply with the 2016 California Building Standards Codes which are based on the International Building and Fire Codes, the Uniform Plumbing and Mechanical Codes, and the National Electrical Code. 

All permit applications must comply with the provisions of the above codes as well as Energy Codes, Green Building Code and the applicable City Code amendments.

Staff is working to reduce the number of City of Sacramento code amendments through regular evaluations and updates. During this period City staff will make an effort to work with design professionals to find solutions where existing City Code conflicts with the new California State Codes.

New! The 2019 California Building Codes will take effect on January 1, 2020!

In July, the new 2019 California Building Standards Code was published and will take effect on January 1, 2020.  For information on code change deadlines that may impact your building permit, and some useful tools to help you navigate through this change visit our 2019 Building Standards Code Adoption page. 

For your convenience, the Building Division prepared a summary of significant changes in the 2019 Building Codes.