DSA's California Access Compliance Reference Materials

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) promulgates California Building Code (CBC) provisions to address accessibility for persons with disabilities. These provisions are applicable to State and local government buildings and facilities, public accommodations and commercial facilities, and public housing.

The accessibility provisions of the 2013 CBC have been revised and reformatted to conform to the requirements of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design and maintain enhanced California accessibility provisions from the previous building code. The 2013 CBC is effective as of January 1, 2014.

DSA has prepared several documents to help code users understand and apply the accessibility provisions. These documents will aid the code user’s transition to the newly reformatted 2013 CBC Chapter 11B, clarify obligations and code requirements under the CBC, and provide background and context for accessibility issues. These documents also include the 2013 Intervening Code Adoption Cycle Supplement published on January 1, 2015, effective July 1, 2015.

DSA will be posting additional documents as they become available.