Laws & Regulations

Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, also known as the California Building Standards Code, contains the regulations that govern the construction of buildings in California. Title 21 of the California Code of Regulations contains regulations governing the Certified Access Specialist program. DSA participates in the development of regulations through the code adoption cycle, and provides additional clarification of application regulations through its Interpretations of Regulations Manual.

Title 24, California Code of Regulations, California Building Standards Code

For more information about California’s building regulations, see Title 24 Overview.

DSA-Structural Safety (DSA-SS) - DSA-SS adopts and amends Title 24 Building Standards applicable to K–12 public schools, Community Colleges and State Essential Services Buildings.

DSA-Access Compliance (DSA-AC) - DSA-AC develops and maintains the accessibility standards and codes used in public and private buildings throughout California.

DSA also incorporates the offices of the independent State Historical Building Safety Board, caretaker of California’s State Historical Building Code.