Building Codes

  • 2019 California Administrative Code
  • 2019 California Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings
  • 2019 California Electrical Code - Based on the 2017 National Electric Code (NEC)
    • Electrical work on commercial, industrial, or multi-family (more than two units) structures is required to be performed by a state-licensed electrical contractor
  • 2020 County of Los Angeles Fire Code
  • 2019 California Housing Code
  • 2019 California Mechanical Code - Based on the 2015 Uniform Mechanical Code
  • 2019 California Plumbing Code - Based on the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code
    • Pressure regulators are required on all water systems
    • Use of asbestos-cement in potable water systems is prohibited
  • 2019 California Building Code, Volumes 1 and 2 - Based on the 2015 International Building Code
  • 2019 California Residential Code
    • Grading requirements are modified
    • Installation and construction of fences and walls shall not be exempt from building permit requirements
  • 2019 California Green Building Standards Code

For More Information

For more information on adopted building codes, contact the Building Safety Division at 562-989-7348.

The CA Building Codes can be accessed through the Building Standards Commission website:  

The LA County Fire Code can be accessed through the LA County Code of Ordinances: