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New Year Brings Building Code Changes

California's Building Standards Code has changed. Changes to the codes affect all new building permit applications submitted on or after January 1st, 2020. Read our summaries online to be sure you are up to speed on the latest code updates!

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.

Additional Resources:

Department Contact Information:

Planning Counter (510) 238-3911 | Building Counter (510) 238-3891


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Posted: January 14th, 2020 11:11 AM

Last Updated: January 23rd, 2020 3:08 PM

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