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, privately owned public accommodations and commercial facilities, and public housing.

DSA has updated its CBC Advisory Manual and the Expanded Table of Contents to include the provisions adopted by the California Building Standards Commission for the 2016 CBC triennial code adoption cycle on January 19th, 2016. The 2016 CBC is published on July 1, 2016, and becomes effective on January 1, 2017. The advisory manual includes the provisions adopted by DSA for access compliance, pertinent advisories developed by DSA and advisories from the US Department of Justice from the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

The 2010 CBC-2013 CBC Cross Reference Matrix is not updated, but will be archived along with the 2013 CBC Expanded Table of Contents for Chapter 11B and the 2013 CBC Advisory Manual and will remain available on the DSA website.

DSA will be posting additional documents as they become available.

Coming Soon: DSA Access Detail Library

The Division of the State Architect is pleased to announce the upcoming release of an online library of California Building Code (CBC) compliant accessibility details. The details will help to ensure the consistency and code compliance of construction-related accessibility features. As a convenience to design professionals, the details will be provided in AutoCAD format so that designers can modify them as necessary for specific uses.

The initial library of details will be compliant with the 2013 CBC. Details will be added as they are developed, and the library will be updated as future codes become effective. Instructions for accessing the library will be announced in the near future.

Access Materials Archive