NEW 2013 CALIFORNIA CODES TO GO INTO EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2014
Every three years the State of California adopts new and/or updated model codes. The California Building Standards Commission has established January 1, 2014 as the effective date for the implementation of the 2013 California Building Standards Code (aka, the CA Codes or Title 24). Any plans or permit applications submitted on this date or after will be required to comply with the 2013 CA Codes. The 2010 CA Codes will remain in effect for all plan and permit applications submitted on or before December 31, 2013; hence, permits issued under those approved plans may be built under the 2010 CA Codes.
BUILDING AND SAFETY MAY BE REACHED AT THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS: (909) 387-8311 AND (760) 995-8140
Building and Safety's primary responsibility is the enforcement of Building Standards adopted by the State of California and the County of San Bernardino. These standards include the California Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Energy Codes, and Disabled Access Regulations contained in Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations.
The enforcement of these codes is accomplished through the "permit process." The permit process includes:
- The review of construction plans to determine design compliance with applicable codes
- Permit issuance
- Inspection of the construction work as it progresses
- Final inspection approval and the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy
The goal of the permit process is to insure that buildings which are constructed meet minimum code standards necessary to protect the public's health, safety, and property, and to promote energy efficiency and accessibility for disabled persons. Building and Safety also investigates complaints regarding unpermitted construction and accessibility violations.
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