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The Division of the State Architect’s (DSA) updates or changes to California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 24 may occur on either an 18-month code adoption cycle, or on an emergency basis (emergency rulemaking). Approved updates or changes to CCR Title 24 may be published as the triennial edition of the California Building Standards Code (published every three years), intervening supplements (also published every three years on a mid-triennial cycle), an emergency supplement, or errata.

State agencies may propose emergency changes to building standards or regulations related to the implementation or enforcement of building standards. Building standards law allows for the emergency rulemaking process and requires submission of the proposed emergency building standards to the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) for review and adoption.

To view a full history of code-related proposals that DSA has submitted, please see the California Building Standards Commission website.

Recently adopted regulations or regulations that are currently in the adoption process are shown below. Developmental documents from past code cycles may be found in Rulemaking Archives below. Individuals may sign up for email notifications in DSA-SS Mailing List below.

Notice of 45-day Public Comment Period: September 14 – October 29, 2018

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) submitted proposed actions (code changes) intended for inclusion in the 2019 California Building Standards Code (Title 24). The public is invited to provide input or comments on changes. The 45-Day Public Comment Period is open from September 14 – October 29, 2018. All comments on the proposals must be submitted to the California Building Standards Commission no later than 5 p.m. on October 29, 2018.

The Notice of Proposed Action, Express Terms and the Initial Statement of Reasons are available on the California Building Standards Commission website. The code changes presented by DSA are on the following items:

  • DSA-SS/CC – 2019 California Administrative Code (Part 1, Title 24)
  • DSA-SS/CC – 2019 California Building Code (Part 2, Title 24)
  • DSA-SS/CC – 2019 California Electrical Code (Part 3, Title 24)
  • DSA-SS/CC – 2019 California Mechanical Code (Part 4, Title 24)
  • DSA-SS/CC – 2019 California Plumbing Code (Part 5, Title 24)
  • DSA-SS/CC – 2019 California Existing Building Code (Part 10, Title 24)
  • DSA-SS/CC – 2019 California Green Building Standards Code (Part 11, Title 24)
  • DSA-SS/CC – 2019 California Referenced Standards Code (Part 12, Title 24)

CBSC Code Advisory Committee Meeting

DSA-SS has submitted code change proposals to the CBSC. These items will be reviewed and discussed at the CBSC Code Advisory Committee (CAC). Public comments may be submitted to the CBSC prior to the meeting or may be presented verbally during the meeting. Agenda and meeting documents are available on the CBSC website.


2018 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle - Structural Safety Public Meeting

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) conducted a public meeting from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Monday, April 16, 2018, at the DSA Headquarters office located at 1102 Q Street (5th Floor ─ Conference Room B), Sacramento, CA, 95811.

Links to the Meeting Agenda and draft Initial Express Terms and Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) documents are provided below:



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