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California's State Historical Building Safety Board

The information in the State Historical Building Safety Board (SHBSB) web pages is for guidance and information of the user. Only the cited state code and regulation are applicable under law.


Purpose of the State Historical Building Code

It is the purpose of the State Historical Building Code to provide regulations and standards for the rehabilitation, preservation, restoration (including related reconstruction) or relocation as applicable to all historical buildings, structures and properties deemed of importance to the history, architecture, or culture of an area by an appropriate local or state governmental jurisdiction. Such standards and regulations are intended to facilitate the restoration or change of occupancy so as to preserve their original or restored elements and features, to encourage energy conservation and a cost effective approach to preservation, and to provide for reasonable safety from fire, seismic forces or other hazards for occupants and users of such "buildings, structures and properties" and to provide reasonable availability and usability by the physically disabled.

The State Historical Building Code is defined in Sections 18950 to 18961 of Division 13, Part 2.7 of Health and Safety Code (H&SC) Health and Safety Code, a part of California Law.

Proposed Changes to the 2010 California Historical Building Code

The State Historical Building Safety Board is proposing to amend Chapter 8-7, Structural Regulations and Chapter 8-8, Archaic Materials and Methods of Construction. The Notice of Proposed Changes, 45-Day Express Terms and the Initial Statement of Reasons set forth the proposed rulemaking. As stated in the Notice of Proposed Changes, comments or questions should be directed to the SHBSB Executive Director 916.324.7178 Voice, 916.445.7658 Fax, or email derek.shaw@dgs.ca.gov.


2010 California Historical Building Code

The 2010 California Historical Building Code, Title 24, Part 8, becomes effective on January 1, 2011.
2010 California Historical Building Code, Title 24, Part 8 (PDF - 1.75 MB) || Maintained by California Building Standards Commission (CBSC)

July 1, 2012 Supplement - 2010 California Historical Building Code, Title 24, Part 8 (PDF - 86 KB)


2007 California Historical Building Code

The 2007 California Historical Building Code, Title 24, Part 8, became effective on January 1, 2008.
2007 California Historical Building Code, Title 24, Part 8 (PDF - 635 KB) || Maintained by the California Building Standards Commission

For Errata Items for the 2007 California Historical Building Code (Title 24, Part 8), please check CBSC's "What's New" page for any Errata for the 2007 Edition of Title 24.


Recent & Upcoming Board Activity

State Historical Building Safety Board Meeting April 22, 2014

A public meeting of the State Historical Building Safety Board (SHBSB) will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704. A public meeting notice and agenda are available for download:


State Historical Building Safety Board Meeting May 1, 2013

A public meeting of the State Historical Building Safety Board (SHBSB) will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort, Mazatlan Ballroom A1, 12021 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92840. A public meeting notice and agenda are available for download:


State Historical Building Safety Board Meeting May 3, 2012

A public meeting of the State Historical Building Safety Board (SHBSB) will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Oakland Marriott Civic Center, Skyline Room, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607. A public meeting notice and agenda are available for download:


State Historical Building Safety Board Meeting July 14, 2011

A public meeting of the State Historical Building Safety Board (SHBSB) will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Division of the State Architect headquarters, 1102 Q Street, Suite 5100, Sacramento, California, 95811. A public meeting notice and agenda are available for download:


06/16/11: The State Historical Building Safety Board Meeting scheduled for June 22, 2011 has been cancelled.

CANCELLED as of June 16, 2011 A public meeting of the State Historical Building Safety Board (SHBSB) will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Division of the State Architect headquarters, 1102 Q Street, Suite 5100, Sacramento, CA 95811. A public meeting notice and agenda are available for download:


State Historical Building Safety Board Meeting May 15, 2011

A public meeting of the State Historical Building Safety Board (SHBSB) will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel & Bungalows, Wilshire I Meeting Room, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401. A public meeting notice and agenda are available for download:


State Historical Building Safety Board Meeting May 12, 2010

A public meeting of the State Historical Building Safety Board (SHBSB) was held on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 317 Broad Street, Nevada City, California, 95959. A public meeting notice and agenda are available for download:


State Historical Building Safety Board Meeting April 16, 2009

A public meeting of the State Historical Building Safety Board (SHBSB) was held on Thursday, April 16, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel, Boardroom 400 E., Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California, 92262. A public meeting notice and agenda are available for download:


Contact Information

State Historical Building Safety Board

C/o DSA Headquarters Office
1102 Q Street, Suite 5100
Sacramento, CA 95811

Derek M. Shaw
Executive Director
916.324.7178
916.445.7658 Fax
Derek M. Shaw derek.shaw@dgs.ca.gov