California Building Standards Commission
2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 130
Sacramento, Ca 95833
REQUIREMENTS OF LAW: State laws authorize local governments to enact ordinances making building standards amendments to the California Building Standards Code (Cal. Code of Regs., Title 24). The law includes specific requirements for the basis for a local amendment, how the amendment language and documents must be prepared, and how the amendment must be filed with either the CBSC, the Department of Housing and Community Development or other state agencies as required. There are additional requirements for amendments by fire protection districts, and amendments relating to energy conservation.
Local jurisdictions are urged to consult CBSC's Guide for Local Amendments of Building Standards before pursuing amendments to Title 24 building standards.
View the 2019 Information Bulletin regarding local amendments:
Additionally, CBSC, in collaboration with the International Code Council, California Building Officials (CALBO), and Stuart Tom, Chief Building Official, City of Glendale, developed the following webinar on the code adoption process for local jurisdictions.
Please contact CBSC if you require ordinances related to past California Building Standards Code editions.