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Posted on: December 6, 2016

New 2016 Building Code Effective January 1, 2017

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The State of California adopts a set of new construction codes every three years referred to as the California Building Standards Code. The 2016 California Building Standards Code (2016 CBC) was adopted by the Fremont City Council on November 1, 2016. The 2016 California Building Standards Code will be effective January 1, 2017. 


The adopted code includes:

2016 California Building Code Volumes 1 & 2

2016 California Mechanical Code

2016 California Plumbing Code

2016 California Electrical Code

2016 California Existing Buildings Code

2016 California Fire Code

2016 California Energy Code

2016 California Residential Building Code

2016 California Green Building Standards Code

2016 California Historical Building Code

2015 International Pool and Spa Safety Code

2015 International Property Management Code


Please be advised that projects submitted after January 1, 2017 will be reviewed for compliance with the 2016 California Building Standards Code. Also, please note that the City is implementing a Holiday Closure for many non-public safety City services from December 23, 2016 to January 2, 2017. The Development Services Center will be closed during this time.


For additional information, please contact Jackie Hall, Permit Center Manager, at 510-494-4487 or via email

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