Building Codes

Long Beach Building Standard Code


CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS CODE

CHANGES WILL TAKE EFFECT ON JANUARY 1, 2017

Beginning on January 1, 2017, Long Beach Development Services (LBDS) is required by State law to enforce the 2016 Edition of California Building Standards Codes (a.k.a., Title 24 of the California Codes of Regulations). All projects submitted before or on December 31, 2016 are permitted to comply with the 2013 Edition of the California Building Standards Code.

The California Building Standards Code consists of the following 13 parts:

Part 1 California Administrative Code (CAC)
Part 2 California Building Code (CBC)
Part 2. California Residential Code (CRC)
Part 3 California Electrical Code (CEC)
Part 4 California Mechanical Code (CMC)
Part 5 California Plumbing Code (CPC)
Part 6 California Energy Code (CEEC)
Part 7 (Currently Vacant)
Part 8 California Historical Building Code (CHBC)
Part 9 California Fire Code (CFC)
Part 10 California Existing Building Code (CEBC)
Part 11 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen)
Part 12 California Reference Standards Code

All architects, engineers, designers, developers, owners and contractors MUST be familiar with the codes in effect at the time of plan submittal. LBDS, as required by State law, CANNOT approve projects that do not comply with the codes in effect at the time of plan submittal.

For more information about state-mandated changes, visit www.bsc.ca.gov or plan to attend a community workshop. Future workshops will be posted at www.lbds.info.

For additional training information related to the 2016 Edition of California Building Standards Code, please visit the following organizations:

For information related to the development of the California Building Standards Code, please visit the following State agencies or departments: