California Building Standards Codes

2016 California Building Standards Codes
Effective January 1, 2017


Every three years, the State adopts new codes to establish uniform standards for the construction and maintenance of buildings, electrical systems, plumbing systems, mechanical systems, and fire and life safety systems. California Health and Safety Code Sections 17922, 17958, and 18941.5 require that the latest edition of the California Building Standards Code and Uniform Housing Code apply to local construction 180 days after publication.

Beginning on January 1, 2017, the Fremont Building and Safety and Fire Prevention Division are required by State law to enforce the 2016 California Building Standards Codes. All projects submitted after December 31, 2016 are required to comply with the 2016 California Building Standards Code. These codes consist of the following 13 parts and are available here.

  • Part 1 California Administrative Code (CAC)
  • Part 2 California Building Code (CBC)
  • Part 2.5 California Residential Code (CRC)
  • Part 3 California Electrical Code (CEC)
  • Part 4 California Mechanical Code (CMC)
  • Part 5 California Plumbing Code (CPC)
  • Part 6 California Energy Code (CEnC)
  • Part 7 (Currently Vacant)
  • Part 8 California Historical Building Code (CHBC)
  • Part 9 California Fire Code (CFC)
  • Part 10 California Existing Building Code (CEBC)
  • Part 11 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen)
  • Part 12 California Reference Standards Code 
For additional training information related to the 2016 California Building Standards Code, please visit the following organizations: 
For information related to the development of the California Building Standards Code, please visit the following State agencies or departments: