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Update - 2013 California Building Code
New building code goes into effect on January 1, 2014
Posted Date: 11/25/2013

Important notice regarding the 2013 California Building Code:

If you are an architect, engineer, designer or contractor that performs work within the State of California, please be advised that new California Title 24 codes will take effect on January 1, 2014. These codes include: the 2013 California Building Code and the 2013 California Residential Code, based on the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2012 International Residential Code, respectively; the 2013 California Mechanical and Plumbing codes, based on the 2012 Uniform Mechanical and the 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code, respectively; and, the 2013 California Electrical code based on the 2011 National Electrical Code. In addition, the California Energy Code and the California Green Building Standards Code have been updated, and are now the 2013 California Energy Code and the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code.

All plan review applications submitted after December 31, 2013 shall be required to comply with the new codes.

The 2013 California codes are available for purchase directly from the International Code Council at as well as other vendors. The 2013 (as well as some previous) California codes may also available for viewing in a digital format at the California Building Standards website at .

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