New Year Brings Building Code Changes

Date Posted: January 14th, 2020 @ 11:11 AM
Last Updated: January 23rd, 2020 @ 3:08 PM
View of downtown Oakland from Frank Ogawa Plaza. Photo courtesy of Aaron Lehmer-Chang.

California's Building Standards Code has changed under the state's three-year update cycle. Changes to the codes affect all new building permit applications submitted on or after January 1st, 2020.

Please click the links below to review summaries outlining the most significant changes to the California Building Standards Code, including residential, electrical, plumbing and mechanical codes. Please consult the published California Building Standards Codes for specific language and applicable City of Oakland amendments.

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