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2016 California Building Codes Go into Effect January 1, 2017
The California Building Standards Commission updates the State building codes (California Code of Regulations, CCR, Title 24) every three years. Currently permits are issued under the 2013 codes. The 2016 codes were published on July 1, 2016 and become applicable to all building permit applications made on or after January 1, 2017.

The updated codes adopted by the City of San José are:
  • 2016 California Building Code - CCR Title 24 Part 2
  • 2016 California Residential Code - CCR Title 24 Part 2.5
  • 2016 California Electrical Code - CCR Title 24 Part 3
  • 2016 California Mechanical Code - CCR Title 24 Part 4
  • 2016 California Plumbing Code - CCR Title 24 Part 5
  • 2016 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards – CCR Title 24 Part 6
  • 2016 California Historical Building Code - CCR Title 24 Part 8
  • 2016 California Existing Building Code - CCR Title 24 Part 10
  • 2016 California Green Building Standards Code - CCR Title 24 Part 11
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code, Appendix Chapters A2 and A5

To follow the changes to the current Municipal Code, view the City of San Jose draft ordinance amending various sections of Title 24.


Adopted Ordinances