Development Services

Information Bulletins

Since Jan. 1, 2017, the Department is required by State law to enforce the 2016 Edition of California Building Standards Codes. Some of the information bulletins below may be impacted by the new Codes. Please be informed that the Department is in the process of updating these bulletins.

The information bulletins listed here overwrite previously published documents, memorandums, and other related public information handouts. Please note that some provisions or interpretations of the code as written in previous documents are no longer applicable due to subsequent code changes. Information from these outdated documents or handouts, if not included in the new information bulletins, will be treated as obsolete information.

If you have questions, comments, or feedback, please speak with a staff member at the information counter.

To change the viewing order of the table below, click the title of any of the first 3 columns (No., Title, or Category) to sort the order.

No.TitleCategoryEffectiveRevised

IB-001

Code Modification and Alternative Method

General

01-01-11

01-11-20

IB-002

Over-the-Counter Plan Check Service

General

01-01-08

11-05-20

IB-003

Expedited Plan Check Service

General

01-23-08

01-11-20

BU-004

Design Limitation on Wood Shear Walls

Building

01-01-08

09-29-11

IB-005

Summary of Accessibility Upgrades for Existing Buildings

Building

03-13-91

01-01-20

IB-006

Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings

Building

01-01-08

01-01-20

IB-007

Preparing Covenant and Agreement

General

04-16-08

11-12-20

BU-008

Backfill of Swimming Pool or Spa

Building

04-16-08

10-03-11

BU-009

CMU Block Wall Requirements

Building

08-18-08

05-24-18

BU-010

Wood Frame Prescriptive Provisions for Residential Construction

Building

01-01-11

07-05-17

BU-011

Seismic Standards for Suspended Ceiling

Building

01-01-08

04-04-17

BU-012

Anti-Entrapment Pool Drain Covers

Plumbing

01-01-07

6-06-11

BU-013

Policy on When an Registered Design Professional is Required

General

02-02-09

04-04-17

BU-014

Asphalt Shingles Roof Coverings & Reroofing

Building

01-23-08

04-04-17

BU-015

Guideline for Electrical Plan
Review Submittal

Electrical

10-15-08

04-04-17

BU-016

Alternate Method for Distribution of Lateral Forces

Building

02-02-09

04-04-17

BU-017

Services Available by Appointment

General

03-20-09

08-19-11

BU-018

Typical Installation of Forced Air Unit

Mechanical

01-01-08

04-04-17

BU-019

Disabled Access Appeals Board

General

04-15-09

07-22-16

BU-020

Grading Permit Surety Bond

Building

04-09-09

09-04-18

BU-021

Wind Design Parameters

Building

01-01-08

04-04-17

BU-022

Swimming Pool and Spa

Building

01-01-08

02-28-19

BU-023

Small Residential Rooftop PV Sys ≤ 10 kW 

Electrical

01-21-09

09-17-20

BU-024

Design Guidelines for Steel Moment-Resisting Frames

Building

09-14-09

09-14-09

BU-025

Maintenance and Reproduction of Building Plans

General

01-01-08

05-18-17

BU-027

Construction Noise Regulations

General

01-01-98

04-04-17

BU-028

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Building

01-01-11

04-04-17

IB-029

Eligibility to Obtain a Construction Permit

General

01-01-11

11-05-20

IB-030

Intermodal Shipping Containers Used as Accessory Storage

Building

02-18-08

09-30-20

IB-031

Intermodal Shipping Containers Repurposed as Buildings

Building

11-27-12

09-30-20

BU-032

Structural Observation

Building

01-01-11

05-11-17

BU-033

Construction & Demolition Management Plan

General

11-05-07

10-01-19

BU-034

Foundation Only Permit

Building

04-23-07

11-15-12

BU-035

Guidelines for Storm Water Infiltration

Building

11-15-12

04-04-17

BU-036

Coordination of Equipment Location

Mechanical

08-06-07

04-04-17

BU-037

Requesting Building Inspection Services

General

11-14-11

05-17-17

BU-038

Construction Activity BMPs

Building

01-07-13

04-04-17

BU-039

Erosion Control BMPs

Building

01-07-13

04-04-17

BU-040

When Building Permit Required for Business License Application

General

05-01-13

04-04-17

BU-041

Residential Fence and Garden Walls

Building

04-01-14

05-25-18

BU-042

Commercial Construction BMPs

Building

04-03-14

04-04-17

IB-043

Predevelopment Meeting Service

General

10-29-14

11-20-20

BU-044

Development Impact Fees Guide

General

06-04-15

04-04-17

BU-045

One-Story Family Dwelling Additions Submittal Requirements

Building

08-27-15

04-04-17

BU-046

Accessible Counter at Food-Drink Serving Facility

Building

01-01-13

04-04-17

BU-047

Obtaining a Demolition Permit

General

02-02-16

03-05-19

BU-048

Project Plan Submittal and Review Service

General

10-01-16

04-04-17

BU-049

Residential Electric Vehicle Charger (REVC) Expedited Procedures

Electrical

01-03-17

01-05-17

BU-050

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging for New Construction

Electrical

01-01-17

01-12-17

BU-051

Cannabis Facilities Permit Requirements Building

01-30-17

04-29-19

BU-052

Identification of Single-User Toilet Facilities as All-Gender Toilet Facilities Building

03-01-17

09-27-17

BU-053

Qualification and Selection of Peer Reviewers Building

07-06-17

07-06-17

IB-054

Construction in the Vicinity of Oil and Gas Wells (coming soon) Plumbing

01-01-20

08-28-20

IB-055

Metnane Gas Mitigation (coming soon) Plumbing

01-01-20

09-14-20

IB-056

Residential Bathroom Remodel Building

01-01-20

08-28-20

IB-057

Plan Submittal Guideline for Plumbing Projects Plumbing

01-01-20

09-14-20

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