2019 Building Standards Code Changes

California's Building Standards Code has changed under the state's three-year update cycle. Changes to the code affect all new building permit applications submitted on or after January 1st, 2020. Please review the summary documents below outlining code updates, including residential, electrical, plumbing and mechanical codes.

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California's Building Standards Code has changed under the state's three-year update cycle. Changes to the code affect all new building permit applications submitted on or after January 1st, 2020. The City of Oakland is providing summaries of significant changes to the code (see above). Please consult the published California Building Standards Code for specific language and applicable City of Oakland amendments.