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  • Building Code – California Building Code 2013, California Residential Code 2013, Energy Code- California Energy Code 2013 and California Green Building Standards Code 2013, Adopted and amended by Ordinance No. 13-010 on December 17, 2013
  • Plumbing Code - CPC 2013 Adopted and amended by Ordinance No. 13-011 on December 17, 2013.
  • Mechanical Code – California Mechanical Code 2013 Adopted and amended by Ordinance No. 13-012 on December 17, 2013.
  • Electrical Code – California Electrical Code 2014 Adopted and amended by Ordinance No. 13-013 on December 17, 2013.
  • Fire Code – California Fire Code 2013 Adopted and amended by Ordinance No. 13-014 on December 17, 2013.

Beginning on January 1, 2014*, the OC Planning, Building and Grading Plan Check section is required by State law to enforce the 2013 Edition of California Building Standards Codes (a.k.a., Title 24 of the California Codes of Regulations). All permit applications submitted on or after January 1, 2014, will be required to meet these new 2013 CA Building Standards Codes.

*Effective date for the 2013 California Energy Code and all energy code related sections contained in the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code is July 1, 2014. Between January 1, 2014, and June 30, 2014, use 2010 California Energy Code and all energy code related sections contained in the 2010 California Green Building Standard Code.

Grading Code

NPDES Water Quality Regulations

Other Codes, Ordinances and Regulations

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