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Construction Code Resources and Documents
The following information below provides helpful links to pertinent construction code resources and documents for your reference and use.
- City of Long Beach Building Standards Code
Every three years, Long Beach Development Services (LBDS) is required by State law to enforce the most current edition of the California Building Standards Code to establish uniform standards for the construction and maintenance of buildings, electrical systems, plumbing systems, mechanical systems, and fire and life safety systems.
- City of Long Beach Municipal Codes
This site contains municipal ordinances and laws that are enacted and enforced by the Long Beach, CA.
- Development Permit Center Forms
Access various forms and applications for download that may be required for your development project in Long Beach.
- Information Bulletins
Find several Long Beach Development Permit Center Information Bulletins, or resource guides, that provide consistent and uniform interpretation of Long Beach Building Standards Code, clarify code issues as they relate to new construction and new building technologies, and/or explain new building regulations.
- AB 3002 Business License, Building Permit Model Notice
City and county offices can locate the model informational notice provided by Division of the State Architect (DSA) that is required to be distributed to business license and commercial building permit applicants regarding compliance with disability access laws.
- California Building Standards Commission (CBSC)
The CBSC periodically distributes general information bulletins and other resources to help clarify issues and resolve inconsistencies in the application of building standards laws and rules.
- California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)
HCD protects the health and safety of Californians by enforcing standards for manufactured/factory-built homes. Information Bulletins are periodically issued by HCD to announce changes in laws or regulations.
- California Division of the State Architect (DSA)
DSA is given the task of regulating the construction of public schools, essentially serving as the building department for public schools. This link provides many of DSA's publications for download.
- State Fire Marshal's Office Code (SFM) Interpretations Committee
The SFM established the Code Interpretations Committee (CIC) to research requests for code interpretations. The CIC meets once a month to review and discuss each code interpretation request, then provide recommendations to the Division Chiefs for final endorsement and approval.
- California Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI)
HCAI is responsible for the development of administrative regulations and building standards for the construction of hospitals, skilled nuring facilities, licensed clinics and correctional treatment centers in California. These regulations are developed, as necessary, to implement the provisions of the Alfred E. Alquist Hospital Seismic Safety Act of 1983. HCAI's architects, engineers and construction observation staff, the Hospital Building Safety Board, and interested members of the public develop code language for new building standards and amendments to existing standards in the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, California Building Standards Code.
- Title 24 Codes | ICC Website
The following Title 24 Codes can be digitally access from the International Code Council (ICC) website: California Building Code, California Residential Code, California Fire Code, California Green Building Standards Code, California Existing Building Code, California Historical Code, and California Energy Code.
- Title 24 Codes | UpCode Website
The following Title 24 Codes can be digitally access from the UpCode website: California Building Code, California Residential Code, California Fire Code, California Green Building Standards Code, California Existing Building Code, California Historical Code, California Energy Code, California Electrical Code, California Mechanical Code, and California Plumbing Code.
- Title 24 Codes | IAPMO Website
The following Title 24 Codes can be digitally access from the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) website: California Mechanical Code and California Plumbing Code.
- NFPA Codes and Standards | NFPA Website
The following Title 24 Code and related NFPA Standards can be digitally access from the National Fire Protection agency (NFPA) website: California Electrical Code (NFPA 70), NFPA 13, NFPA 13D, NFPA 13R, and other relevant NFPA documents.
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